I wasn't calling them out. I just remember some of coach Mears' teams, and the great games with Kentucky.
We wanted to become the dangerous team we know we are. We still have to be that team that nobody wants to play. We're smaller, we pressure, we shoot the three-ball. The last couple of games, it hasn't been that way.
It's difficult to play at the pace we like to play at and win against such high-level teams with just seven guys. After our games with Florida and Kentucky, I don't think we could have come back and played again the next day.
They talk about the last 10 (games, but) in the last 10 we beat Kentucky at Kentucky, Florida at Florida, Vanderbilt at Vanderbilt. That's how much we've struggled.
Georgia is pretty darn athletic. Their guards are terrific. When both teams are fresh, you have to give the advantage to Georgia. ... They were much quicker, much more athletic.
I hope if Kentucky ever becomes irritated with me, it's because my team is good enough to compete with them.
It didn't take me long to mention them. I hope I mentioned them the very first day I had a press conference. I'm not sure what I said. If I was on top of my game, I was talking about them.
I told the team earlier this week that this could be an important game for us as far as the postseason - if we can get ourselves in position to be somewhere near that bubble - because this could be one that could help us but could hurt us.
I told the team earlier this week that this could be an important game for us as far as the postseason if we can get ourselves in position to be somewhere near that bubble because this could be one that could help us but could hurt us.
All season we've talked about getting better. I thought we got better in the first half, but in the second half, we didn't. How much that is a setback, I don't know.
We're better than I thought. We're 16-3 and in first place right now. Who could've anticipated the attendance being what it is and the support we're receiving
I don't know exactly what the rule is, but I thought that the ball went off of the backboard, and then it bounced, and then it scrambled around. I'm thinking, 'What was it, point nine (seconds remaining)' It seemed like a lifetime.
Our problem has been practicing due to our depth. I thought with our turnovers, we weren't sharp. It's hard to practice with seven (scholarship) guys.
Tonight was a game I thought we could get. So we're real disappointed.
I'm not at all unhappy with our fans or upset with the students. I shared their enthusiasm. OK, but we did it this one time. Let's not do it again.
I've enjoyed watching that team as much as any team I've watched in a long time.
We will win more championships during my time here.
I think most guys would have called it quits and had the surgery at the time of the injury. We obviously didn't report it from the standpoint of competing. We didn't want anybody to take advantage of it. It's out there now. Just imagine how he'd do with two hands instead of one.
We're going to be in close games all the time down the stretch. We're not going to run anybody off the floor.
They were extremely prepared and did a really nice job themselves defensively, but when you hold an opponent to 30 percent shooting and force them to turn it over 21 times, I think that says a little something about the effort.
I think a lot of times, you find your (conference) tournament champion being somebody that underachieved.
Rodney Carney is a great player, and we lost him a bunch of times, and that was the key.
She didn't tell me when to wear it, but she just gave it to me today so I wore it on the first day. I wasn't sure it had any many wins left in it after all the wins she's had.
You weren't recruited at that high major level, you don't travel the way (power conferences) travel, you're not on television as much.
The difference was Andre Patterson. He was in foul trouble early the first time we played (South Carolina) and wasn't able to be as aggressive underneath as he was this time.