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Gang from New York helps lift Lady Vols

Updated: April 3, 2007, 12:54 AM ET
By Elizabeth Merrill | ESPN.com

CLEVELAND -- Arguably the toughest person on Tennessee's roster wears bookworm glasses, stands 5 feet, 2 inches, and hopes to become a nurse someday. But when Shannon Bobbitt opens her mouth, that fuzzy exterior gives way to attitude and grit.

She's from New York.

In one room Monday afternoon, Bobbitt was telling a story of how she learned to play basketball by schooling the boys in the projects of Harlem. A few doors down, teammate Nicky Anosike shared similar scars from ...

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