I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. A win by Kentucky tomorrow will definitely top off Christmas for me–how about you guys?
Early this afternoon, the media caught up with Coach Cal, Dominique Hawkins, and Alex Poythress to preview tomorrow’s BIG game against Louisville. The awesome YouTubers at Kentucky Wildcats TV were there, as always, to bring BBN the pre-game videos. You can watch both of them below.
Here are the questions that the media asked the players prior to the Louisville game:
QUESTIONS TO DOMINIQUE HAWKINS:
Tell me what you think the keys to winning this game tomorrow [are].
Could it come down to three-point shooting?
How big of a challenge–maybe an opportunity for you guys to make a statement? Their’s are obviously getting a lot of credit…
Growing up around here, what did the rivalry mean to you before you thought you would play here?
What game was that [where you cried after Kentucky lost to Louisville]?
What does it mean to you to finally be playing in this game you grew up watching?
Do you tell other guys that aren’t from this state what this game means to you?
Dominique, I got in on this a little late… What does it mean to you?
Why? Why do you grow up wanting to beat Louisville?
What is it about Louisville do you think that gets under the skin of Kentucky fans?
QUESTIONS TO ALEX POYTHRESS:
How has practice been since you’ve got back?
Louisville’s great a creating turnovers and scoring points off of turnovers.
Do you think these freshman understand what this rivalry means?
What’s your understanding of it [the rivalry]?
Were you surprised by how big of a game this turned out to be when you kind of realized, “Oh, this really is super big.”
Alex, how much is it also a chance just to show that you can get a win against one of these high-level teams after the way you played against the first three?
Do you feel like you need one of these?
Watch the videos to hear all the answers. Enjoy the big game tomorrow.