A Cinderella Season: The Lady Vols Fight Back
Downtown Community Television (DCTV) • 1h 17m
Directed by Jon Alpert, Maryann De Leo • Documentary • 1998 • 77 minutes
In March 1996, the University of Tennessee women's basketball team completed a 32-4 dream season to win its fourth NCAA championship in nine years, creating high expectations for the next season. Combining on-court action and revealing behind-the-scenes footage, A CINDERELLA SEASON: THE LADY VOLS FIGHT BACK shows how the squad struggles through a disappointing regular season before regaining its championship form with a late-season string of heroics to take a second straight NCAA crown in March 1997 -- a feat no previous UT team had accomplished.
Jon Alpert and Maryann DeLeo were allowed unprecedented access to the team's players, coaches, families and friends, compiling eight months' worth of footage on court, on campus, and on the road during the arduous 39-game, 4-1/2 month-long season.
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