Summitt expects better effort from team vs Kansas

BETH RUCKER AP Sports Writer Published:

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Lady Vols have been doing a little daydreaming during practice and Pat Summitt says they better snap out of it.

The Lady Vols have been quiet and distracted preparing for Saturday's regional semifinals meeting with Kansas.

Forward Glory Johnson says it's easy to dream of vacation when she and her Tennessee teammates are spending their spring break inside the practice gym. Then she thinks about the Final Four.

Of course that would be a better trip for the Lady Vols right now than any beach.

Summitt expects her squad to be more focused the closer it gets to game time.

Assistant coach Mickie DeMoss says the Lady Vols (26-8) have had good effort in spurts but need to have a strong 40-minute game against the Jayhawks (20-12).