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Roy Williams & Player Quotes and Audio: Kentucky

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Roy Williams Audio

Opening Statement

Well there were a lot of young guys out there that fought pretty doggone hard on both teams. I didn't think it was the most artistic game ever, but I thought both teams played really, really hard. I think Marcus Paige was just sensational for us in the second half, James Michael [McAdoo] was big, J.P. [Tokoto] was really big. I hate he got into foul trouble because he was doing things so well. Steve [Kirschner] gave me a good stat. When it was tied at 46 our next five baskets were scored by five different guys.  I love that balance. I always think that's the most difficult thing to do but for we feel extremely good to say the least. We shoot 57% in the second half and being able to overcome some more of the free throw woes.

On the team being aggressive

It's strange because I told the whole team I wanted them to be aggressive, aggressive and patient. That's hard because those are opposites there. I wanted us to be aggressive, trying to get the ball to the basket on the break, those kind of things, but then get good shots when you get there. And I think James Michael did that. I love when yoiu look down there and he's 4-6. I'll take that any day, especially when you get 19 free throws.

Brice Johnson Audio

Marcus Paige Audio

James Michael McAdoo Audio

J.P. Tokoto Audio