Nerlens Noel held his own media opportunity this afternoon to discuss his record-breaking game at Ole Miss and how he’s been on a tear over Kentucky’s last six. Though he’s well aware of his opportunity to make history — he’d like to break Davis’ record but isn’t following the numbers — Nerlens made it very clear that his focus is on working hard to become a complete player and to lead the Wildcats far into the tournament.
About those five blocks with four fouls in Oxford, Noel said Coach Cal told him he needed to stay cautious because the team needed him on the court. But Noel knew he wasn’t going to be as effective if he stayed back, so he did what he needed to do. “We wanted to win the game and that’s a game we really needed to win at this point of the season,” he said.
And tomorrow’s game at Texas A&M?
“We definitely owe them something. We’re a different team from last time.”