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Malik Monk on rare off game vs. Texas A&M: “It’s bad news for every team coming up”


Malik Monk is coming off easily his worst game at Kentucky, a 6-point outing at Texas A&M. Somehow, the Cats were able to survive an off night from their leading scorer, but today, Monk told reporters that Kentucky’s future opponents should be very afraid of facing him after his worst game.

It’s bad news for every team coming up because I think our team is focused. We’re all focused and we’re coming in focused from the jump. I think it’s going to be a new team the whole tournament.”

Interestingly, Monk said that Kentucky didn’t have a shootaround before the A&M game because it was so early, which he think affected his preparation.

“We didn’t have one at Texas (A&M) and we didn’t have one (vs.) UCLA. Those are the only two games we didn’t have shootarounds, but UCLA I think I played pretty good. Then the Texas game was horrible. I think we need shootarounds, for sure. I think we need shootarounds.”

Even if it means getting up at 6 a.m. to prepare for the noon local time start, Monk said he needs that kind of structure before games to stay focused.

“More focus. More focus on the game plans and stuff like that. People aren’t sleepy or anything like that. I think shootarounds are best.”

So, shootarounds. Let’s do them this weekend, okay?

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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7 Comments for Malik Monk on rare off game vs. Texas A&M: “It’s bad news for every team coming up”

  1. Skeeter Valentine
    4:33 pm March 7, 2017 Permalink

    It was a leading question.

  2. bosshogg24
    5:29 pm March 7, 2017 Permalink

    Not very smart on the coaches part to not have a shoot around and the warm up is no time to goof off. Monk needs to shoot 3’s for 20 minutes. Cal might need to have a 10 minute scrimmage to jump start this team!

  3. runningunnin.454
    6:41 pm March 7, 2017 Permalink

    I like his style.

  4. maximumscott
    6:49 pm March 7, 2017 Permalink

    Sounds like confidence in where this teams attitude is. Having confidence is very key!

  5. Luether
    7:08 pm March 7, 2017 Permalink

    Shoot around or not – Monk’s got to come ready to play every game…