Men's Basketball Press Conference Quotes
Jan. 25, 2000
"After reviewing the Vanderbilt tape, there are things we need to improve on. It was good to see Desmond and the team shoot better from the outside. It will be a key to our success as we move into the heart of our Southeastern Conference schedule. The games are getting tougher. The tough thing is trying to stay focused on one game at a time because you can't afford to not be ready each night out."
"We felt very fortunate that we came away with a win. Kevin Stallings has done a good job of getting his guys to adapt to their system. They are a veteran team that just would not go away. Their zone defense gave us some trouble late in the game, but we were able to solve it in overtime to get the win. I thought Jamaal and Desmond were outstanding in the game. We have to get everybody playing on the same page. If we can just put together a whole game, I think we'll be well on our way to getting better. We have had some spurts, but we really haven't had any major runs. We have not been able to score in bunches. I was glad to see us win a close game on the road which should give us some confidence."
On preparing for Georgia:
"In D.A. Layne, they have one of the most prolific scorers in the league. He can really shoot with range and when he gets hot like he has been in the last few games, he can hurt you. Containing him will be a real challenge for Desmond, Saul and Keith. Adrian Jones, a kid who has had a tough time with injuries, is a long-armed guard or small forward that can do a lot of different things. We really have to be conscious of where he is because he can make the outside shot. He is leading them in three-point percentage and as a team they are putting more points on the board than we are. They are rebounding the ball extremely well, especially on the offensive boards."
On the areas UK has improved in since beginning the season 4-4:
On scoring in bunches:
On why Anthony Evans has been so effective inside at 6-foot-7:
On the key to defending Evans:
UK Player Quotes
#40 Jules Camara
"We are going to keep on shooting. We are going to stay focused and shot as much as we can. We are confident in ourselves and know that the shots will fall."
"When March comes, it is like a whole new season. For now, we are trying to work on the SEC games."
On his defensive game·
#11 Saul Smith
"I am going to miss the fact that (G.G. Smith) will not be out on the court. I always had fun playing him. I never bought into the brother vs. brother thing. I left that to (the media). I just went out and did my job and pulled out the victory."
#42 Jamaal Magloire
On what he now thinks of his decision to return for his senior season:
"Georgia is a good team. We're really going to have to execute on defense in order to win. Georgia is going to give us a challenge inside. Evans is a great player, with a wide body. Taking care of him will definitely be a task. I have an advantage because I have experience on him. Banging around with Stone and Estill in practice everyday has given me the edge."