*KO said for the first time all season he was disappointed in the defensive effort down the stretch against Memphis.
*At first glance it looked like he gave the team a New Year's gift by allowing them to practice at 12:00 on Tuesday. The truth was that the women's team had an early practice scheduled, forcing the men into the later start time.
*KO discussed how the Pac-10 has improved since he was an assistant the last time. He said back in the late 80's the team expected to win the league every year. He admitted that this year six or more teams have a legitimate shot at winning the league.
*He said that while Nic Wise was used to logging minutes, there is always an adjustment to going from the bench to a starter. He stressed that any time a role changes, there is an adjustment, even if it is a minor role change.
*KO gave Kirk Walters praise for his defensive effort against Memphis, but was not happy about his offensive play. He was critical of the fact that the senior big man had as many shots at the half as did Chase Budinger.