Kentucky Players’ Postgame Interviews

#34, Julius Mays, G

On if there were improvements for the team today…
“Yeah, I think we came out and did some things better like defend and kind of pushed through. Obviously we still have a long ways to go.”

On Ryan Harrow’s play today…
“Ryan is going to be Ryan, he’s going to be alright. It’s all about getting his confidence back, coming and playing, and being who he is and not trying to be anyone else. When Ryan is being Ryan we could be a very good team.”

On closing out games in the second half…
“That’s something that we’ve been working on. It’s always that when we come out in the second half there’s always that five to 10 minute span where we are really shaky and we allow them to score and we go in a scoring drought. It’s something we’ve been working on and something that Coach (John) Calipari has been pushing us to work on.”

#12, Ryan Harrow, G

On his recent improvement…
“I’m just starting to listen to him (Coach Calipari) more and accept what he is saying and do whatever is best for the team.”

On how the offense flows when he is in the game…
“I think the flow is a little bit better. Archie (Goodwin) has a scoring mentality. I’m more about finding who is open and if they’re open I need to get them the ball as soon as possible. I think everybody played well today.”

On how Archie Goodwin benefits when he is in the game…
“He’s unstoppable on the fast break. I’ll find him. I’ll find anyone if they are open. As long as I have the ball and am getting it to them, they are going to do their best.”

#3 Nerlens Noel, Forward

On if he thinks that the team is getting better…
“I think we have made progress from last week especially how much we have been working. I feel like it was a step forward giving us more confidence in what we are able to do and how he (Coach Calipari) wants us to play.”

On what his injury was…
“I have tendonitis in my knee. It came up in the warm-ups, it was just like soreness. I get it from time to time when I play a lot like we have been this week. It was tough early on but then it started to loosen up. Play hard, less pain.”

On how Ryan Harrow played…
“Every game he is getting better and better. He is getting more in-depth with the play style and how Coach (Calipari) wants him to play. You can see it in his play, he is really coming together.”

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