The UK vs. UNC pre-game videos are rolling in from the awesome Kentucky Wildcats TV people on YouTube. First up are player interviews with Julius Randle and James Young. Coach Cal’s pre-game press conference will be added shortly. The questions asked by the media to the players can be found by scrolling below the video.
Questions to Julius Randle:
Is Willie taking any ribbing from you guys or do you guys just laught about all the talk about his hair?
How about you going blonde?
North Carolina is a big team, I know you played in the All-Star games with Kennedy Meeks, are you looking at that as a challenge, do you know him?
What do you think about a team like them that beats Louisville and Michigan State, but loses to what many consider a lesser quality opponent?
What do you think about going into the Dean Dome? That’s going to be your guys’ first real first road test.
What do you know about the history of this series?
They have one guy that’s had 51 threes, everyone else 26 as a team… what are you guys going to do defensely?
Can you talk about the development of the team and where you think you guys are with what Cal wants you to do, how much closer you are, and how much you’ve got to go?
Cal says he wants you and Alex on the court together–likes that combo in the last game. What do you guys bring when you’re out there together?
Questions to James Young:
Paige has 51 threes for them, everyone else as a team has 26. They don’t shoot a lot other than one guy, so what does that mean for your guys’ defense?
When you look at this team, I know you haven’t seen them up close yet, but how do they compare to some of the others you’ve played?
Do they remind you of anybody you’ve played so far?
James, do you know anything about the history of the series at all between these two great programs?
You guys have played on nuetral sites. This is going to be your first true road test and at a major venue–the Dean Dome. What do you think about that?
Have you heard the nickname Goldie Blocks, and do you like it or think it’s kind of stupid?
Are you surprised about all the attention he’s gotten from his hair?
Coach has talked about you guys reverting back. You all have a good game against a good opponent, and then Baylor, and then you come back… how do you stop that going into a place like the Dean Dome?