Enjoy these pre-game videos of Coach Cal, Willie Cauley-Stein, and Andrew Harrison as they answers questions from the media. Scroll down below the videos for a list of questions that were asked.
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QUESTIONS TO COACH CAL:
Can you talk about working on the last five minutes of games?
Cal when you say more organized, does that mean you’ll be orchestrating… [gets cut off]
Cal, in the Spring Andrew said that he knew when he came down here that if you guys lost some games that a lot of heat was going to fall on him. He just said that now some of that is happening, but he feels like he deserves it. How is he handling all of this?
Is part of it [handling adversity] that they’re not used to it adversity?
Cal about this time last year you said that group didn’t hate to lose the way some of your previous teams have. Can you tell that these guys are bothered by losses?
What’s the situation with Marcus Lee? I know he was sick one game–he went to the table I think a couple times at North Carolina…
Aaron Harrison was sort of hobbling, is he OK?
Is there a sense of urgency?
Do you feel they [the players] are resisting you?
What’s the source of your Churchillian tweet about how you can’t change the beginning of the season, but you can change the way it ends?
Cal, when you talk about using your bench, is Willis a viable option?
Cal, when you talk about that pace stuff, how much is or should that be a point guard… [gets cut off]
QUESTIONS TO WILLIE CAULIE-STEIN:
Is this like one of the world’s worst weeks for you guys–since you’re trying to play basketball and hit the books?
Does it make it worse since you haven’t played in a week and you lost?
What is Cal’s message to you this week?
He put this little thing on Twitter that his message to you guys, maybe he will tell you later, is that it doesn’t matter what happened in the past, what matters is how we approach the end of the season.
Do you think this team is better equipped to recover from a couple bumps in the road than last year’s team?
What do you think the key is, Willie, to those last five minutes [of games]? What’s the piece that has to be put into place?
Are you comfortable being the guy that this group of young guys turns to when things start to hit the fan and in crunch time?
You could argue that you’ve played three ranked teams right down to the end that it’s not a big, big problem that has to be solved. Do you know what I’m trying to say?
QUESTIONS TO ANDREW HARRISON:
Are you putting too much blame on yourself?
After that North Carolina game, Roy Williams said he doesn’t know if his players have figured it out, but everybody accepts their role–they know what they’re supposed to be doing. Does everyone know what they’re supposed to be doing at this point?
There’s being selfish and then there’s… is there a part of you guys that just thinks, you know, “I’ve always made plays–I’m supposed to be the guy that makes the plays”?
Are you guys not having fun?
It hasn’t looked real fun. In terms of body language, you know, Cal has talked about celebrating and that kind of stuff. Are you guys missing that at this point?
Is it tougher at times getting together with a whole new group of guys meshing–tougher than maybe sometimes we give you credit for?
Do you get what Cal says about some of the criticisms about body language? Do you catch yourself doing that?