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Quotes from last night

-Opening Statement:

 “Really pleased with how we executed, especially the last seven minutes of the game, where I wasn’t worried about scoring, I was worried about getting better. It wasn’t an eight-point game where we’ve got to worry about finishing off a team. We’re going to be in many of those.

“Let me give credit to LSU. One, their big men can really shoot and they make it difficult in pick-and-rolls. So what we did was, for two reasons — I didn’t want Marquis (Teague) playing (Anthony) Hickey, because I didn’t want it to be a back-and-forth; I need this kid to just keep running my team, so I put Michael (Kidd-Gilchrist) on (Hickey). The side benefit to that is you can switch on pick-and-rolls now, which we did a lot of.

On what it does for UK when Terrence plays that way:

 “It just takes a lot of pressure off all these young kids, and he needs to. He and Darius and Doron, this should be their team. Not the freshmen’s team. Last year, this team was DeAndre, Josh and Darius. This team should be their team. Whether they’re two sophomores and a senior doesn’t matter. The other kids are freshmen. You can’t expect them to carry the load, and at times we’ve been doing that.”

-On Anthony Davis’ composure during the game:

 “That’s the kind of kid he is. He just wants to win. By getting up, he shows that he has the courage to do what he needs to do. Doesn’t do anything foolish. He didn’t do something; they did. Let them pay the price, so don’t come back and do something. That’s hard for a young kid.”

-On Darius being more agressive offensively:

 “He should. And if he doesn’t shoot it, I take him out. How about that? Would you like to play for that guy? If you don’t shoot it, I’m taking you out. So we want him to shoot it. We want him to be aggressive. But I also want him to come up with loose balls. He had five loose-ball attempts and I told him at halftime, he didn’t even stick his nose in there. 

– On UK’s Depth:

 “We have seven guys that have shot over 100 balls, and we’ve still got a bunch of games left. They share the ball. I want them to feel comfortable shooting the ball and scoring, and they all do. So if someone has it going, we’ll go to him. We’re unselfish. We’re a team that can play fast, and historically my teams can grind it out. We can play that way. I don’t enjoy coaching that way, but I want to win.

“This team, we can post it now with Terrence. We can shoot the three. We can drive the ball. It was a good game. Again, the fans here should understand: That’s as good as we can play. We beat anybody playing this way.”

On, On, U of K

Article written by Rashawn Franklin

31 Comments for Quotes from last night

  1. Fat ninja
    11:36 am January 29, 2012 Permalink


  2. anybody
    11:36 am January 29, 2012 Permalink

    F! it’s true!

  3. Fat ninja
    11:37 am January 29, 2012 Permalink


  4. Fat ninja
    11:38 am January 29, 2012 Permalink


  5. Fat ninja
    11:38 am January 29, 2012 Permalink


  6. Fat ninja
    11:38 am January 29, 2012 Permalink


  7. Fat ninja
    11:39 am January 29, 2012 Permalink


  8. Fat ninja
    11:39 am January 29, 2012 Permalink


  9. Fat ninja
    11:39 am January 29, 2012 Permalink


  10. Fat ninja
    11:40 am January 29, 2012 Permalink


  11. wicked
    11:43 am January 29, 2012 Permalink

    If i didn’t have anything better to do, i would just give up on life.

  12. Fat ninja
    11:47 am January 29, 2012 Permalink

    Just proving howvstupid it is commenting on when you commented

  13. Fat ninja
    11:48 am January 29, 2012 Permalink

    Speaking of stupid aka kyle macey I wonder why he didn’t run over and ask Ryan harrow what happened to davis

  14. Brandon Knight
    11:58 am January 29, 2012 Permalink

    I might have something to say about who’s team it was last yr!

  15. TJ
    12:01 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    Please send a letter of complaint paraphrasing and/or quoting your opinion regarding LSU and their dirty play. Send your email to: [email protected]

  16. Aqua Buddha
    12:11 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink


  17. catcrawler
    12:18 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    Cal was the hottest person on the floor when AD got tackled from behind to prevent a break away touchdown. I’m not sending a complain to the commissioner, the kid was ejected and may receive further suspension. LSU was rough, but the one play was really the only dirty one and he was punished accordingly.

  18. LuvDaCats
    12:27 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    The foul on AD with unreal. AD handled it well. Miller is awesome. Teague concentrating on running the offense is doing great. Who cares if he scores any as long as he is setting up a basket. That is leadership. Jones looking good. MKG looking good. Love Lambs shooting ability. This team looks great right now. Only getting better.

  19. JimBobCooter
    12:32 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    Also, credit to Teague for not doing something REALLY STUPID after the AD foul.

    You KNOW that Liggins or Bledsoe and early season Teague might have gotten hot and felt the need to protect or send a message.

    SO GLAD it was handled the way it was and we kept control ON THE ROAD with a fired up crowd.

    Our boys are growing up!!

  20. gcat4496
    12:36 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    #17. What about the hand across the face of Davis on the dunk. The LSU guy just slapped him across the face and almost took Davis to the floor. Another cheap shot by LSU. Now granted, the first tumble Davis took was just an awkward fall, but if teams in SEC are going to play thug ball, I would suggest that Cal at least put helmets and shoulder pads on our players so that they are protected.

  21. STEVE!
    12:38 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    We should be prepared for more of the same Tuesday night. I caught the Cuonzo Martin post-game show after UT beat Auburn, and he said their inside guys are getting more physical and would show it against Davis. I think “be physical’ has become the code words for “grab, push, hold, hack, elbow as much as possible”. For teams like LSU and UT that have minimal basketball skills, it’s their only chance to stay close to UK.

  22. nassau65
    12:46 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    12. you showed us. child.

  23. Dane Brammage
    1:01 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    Turnce Chones!

  24. BlueLagoon
    1:04 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    What did Cal say about adding new plays or something on radio post game??

  25. Really?
    1:38 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink


  26. Really?
    1:41 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    Went to look on the lsu blogs to see what the feelings were on “the foul” after seeing fans chant lsu when AD went down. I thought what the F is that about? Mostly everyone was calling for the head coach to be fired. No one really mentioned “the foul”. It was about as bad as billy g

  27. Fat ninja
    1:52 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    26-what are their blog sites

  28. Mack
    2:02 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    At some level did you not wish that Bledsoe was on the court yesterday? Wonder if any further action will be taken by the League or at least by LSU’s AD or Coach against White. On the positive side Davis is a lot tougher than I would have thought at the first of the year.

  29. gcat4496
    2:25 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    #28. That kid should be suspended for the remainder of the season for that play because he could have seriously injured Davis. He could have grabbed him around the waste to prevent the dunk, but this was a blatant grabbing a player by the shoulders and yanking him to the floor like a football tackle. It was a very dirty play and has no place in BB period. I am amazed that the Y. Gates is even playing at UC after decking the Xavier player, but I guess the NCAA has more of an issue against taunting than players trying to deliberately hurt other players. Pathetic. I think our players handled this with class, but I would not be surprised if Trent Johnson told his players to be physical and make us earn at the line. Unfortunately, players have to know how to foul without intentionally trying to hurt a player. Imagine if we would have fouled Cousins like that. Cousins would not have stayed calm.

  30. Cousins
    3:11 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    I would have knocked that guy into next year.

  31. Holler Baller
    6:40 pm January 29, 2012 Permalink

    Fat Ninja, you are totally out of control, where is your sensei?