“I think everyone thought it was going to be a walk in the park.”
That’s what Julius Mays said about the team’s mentality entering the Robert Morris game, the final game of Kentucky’s season and his college basketball career. Mays, who shined in big games versus Missouri and Florida, said on this morning’s KSR radio show that some of the guys underestimated Kentucky’s first round NIT Tournament opponent. He said he knew the Colonials would come out fighting, and that’s exactly what happened, as we all saw.
Mays also reiterated his comments following that game, saying he doesn’t regret a thing about transferring to Lexington. Even if he had known how disappointing the season would end, Mays still would’ve worn the blue and white under John Calipari for one year.
A couple other tidbits from Mays’ KSR interview:
— He doesn’t mind the “Uncle Julius” nickname.
— He enjoyed Keeneland, but didn’t gamble.
— He’s glad to see Poythress and Willie Cauley-Stein return. He believes they have more to learn from a mentality standpoint, not just talent. This team didn’t respond the way the 2011-12 Wildcats did when challenged.
— He is considering sticking around the Lexington area after college.
— He, too, likes Train’s “Soul Sister”