* First part of Coach Cal’s post-game presser:
* Another segment of Calipari’s interview:
Most important quote of that video: “When [Eric Bledsoe] went up to dunk that ball, you don’t understand how happy I was; then I saw him limp, I took him out. Because he’s been probably 80% on that one leg for the last 3 weeks. He’s just playing through it. He’s just a kid that says, ‘Look, I’m playing.'”
* Patrick Patterson:
I really like that the second question used the phrase “bounce back”.
* Boogie (who didn’t have one Carl moment in the game):
* The great insidethehall.com blog has post-game audio from Coach Crean and Coach Calipari. Coach Cal’s full interview with the press is provided.
Crean was quite contentious with the Indiana media. Crean was irritated when a reporter asked him to talk about John Wall, saying that, “you guys do the scouting reports on how good they are individually.” Then several minutes later, he gives a unprompted comment about Wall. Crean “didn’t pay attention to” the signs & chants, and was quite upset when a reporter insinuated that Crean hasn’t been happy with the atmosphere at Assembly Hall. He never said it, but he definitely got close to crossing the “that’s a stupid question” line.
Which reporter got Coach Crean’s nicest reply? I believe it was Jerry Tipton. Respect the Tip, yo.