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Phillip Fulmer responds to Auriemma's comments on Lady Vols

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Published: Nov. 14, 2019 at 7:40 PM EST
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Phillip Fulmer has addressed the

on the Lady Vols program following the denial of former Lady Vol Evina Westbrook's appeal to play with them this season.

Fulmer told WVLT Sports reporter Zack Rickens that, "I'm very proud of our program and what we've done here" and added that he would rather talk about the

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Westbrook said, "Steps need to be taken with our staff. Just overall, off the court." At the time, she said she did not know about former Lady Vol head coach Holly Warlick's future with the program.

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Auriemma said UConn saw Westbrook's predicament as a special situation, which is why the university went as far as it did in appealing.

“She’s got a lot of work to do to get healthy,” Auriemma said. “She’s got a lot of work to do to get involved in our program a little bit more, and she’s just going to have to use this year to just get bigger and better and stronger and all those things. But she’s a tough kid, she’s a tough kid.”

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