Kentucky Wildcats TV have uploaded the post game videos for yesterday’s South Carolina game. Coach Robic fills in for Cal for the coaches’ press conference, and Aaron Harrison and James Young are featured for the player’s press conference. Below each video you’ll find our rough transcript of the questions the media asked the coach and players.
QUESTIONS TO COACH ROBIC:
John, you said you played great with 10 minutes to go, you’re down 55-39. What did you think was going on up to that point?
John, this is the third straight game you guys have struggled from the perimeter shooting the ball. Is that an issue? How big of a handicap is that?
John, do you think the disappointment with the loss the other night carried over to tonight?
How would you describe the emotional state of the team right now?
John, why isn’t Cal here?
How did you find out you were going to be doing this [the press conference]?
John, why do you think after John [Calipari] got ejected that it seemed like the energy level picked up from the team?
You didn’t think you played harder than what you had?
John, you have a freshman oriented team, obviously. Shouldn’t the head coach be there for guidance or for any other reason? Why put yourself in a position [to get ejected]?
John, since Coach Calipari isn’t here to answer the question… What was the frustration? Why was he so frustrated with the refs tonight?
Do you like the shots, John, that they’re taking from the perimeter? Do you think that it’s all getting in their minds a little bit?
For either of you guys–James [Young] or Aaron [Harrison], what was different between the first 30 minutes of this game for you guys and the last 10? What changed?
John, could you talk on the last three when Alex took the shot? Was that the designed play or was he just the guy that was open and that’s what you wanted when it came around?
How well do you think your guys played defense down the stretch? Defending the in-bounds and so on?
Aaron, how frustrating has this week been with the loss Thursday and the performance today? And how tough is it going to be to come back with just one week in the regular season left?
James, how do you guys come back from this one? You know, this is a tough loss–after the Arkansas game a lot of people figured you’d come in and right things. How do you guys come back? And you know, it’s March now…
Do you guys feel that you banded together at the end at all and showed some fight?
Cal was obviously not happy with the officiating, but there were several times it was obvious he was not thrilled with individuals out there… you could see him jumping up and down and stomping and screaming “pass the ball” and throwing up his hands and bringing guys over and getting in your ear… Could you sense the frustration was boiling over with you all as players today?
Is it too late to do that this late into the season?
Aaron, when you say this could still be a great story… What makes you think that?