Harrellson discusses aftermath of UConn loss

Josh Harrellson was asked if panic set in against UConn in Maui. Harrellson said, "Oh yeah, definitely. The new guys are not used to being down; especially by 20. When we were down by ten points, you know that's fine, but when it gets to 21, everyone starts panicking not knowing what to do. It was really tough to come back from."

Kentucky senior big man Josh Harrellson was asked if coach John Calipari has driven home the point of needing to be a less selfish team, following the loss to Connecticut in the Maui Invitational finals last week.

"Oh yeah. That's pretty much what we have focused on, is just on offense, trying to get open shots for our teammates and just helping each other out when we can on defense."

Did Harrellson consider the team to be selfish prior to the Maui title game?

"Well before the game we never looked at it like that. That game, when we would break down on offense, everyone would just try to do it themselves rather than as a team. So, yeah you can consider that selfish, but I think people are just trying to do what is the best thing for the team; just in the wrong way."

Harrellson discussed the difficulty the Cats had playing three games in a span of three days.

"It was definitely tough. We don't have the depth like we had last year and we don't have 13 players like last year that can all play, so it was tough especially in that third game. Everyone came out and was really tired, but we played through it."

Did the Wildcats panic during the UConn game?

"Oh yeah, definitely. The new guys are not used to being down; especially by 20. When we were down by ten points, you know that's fine, but when it gets to 21, everyone starts panicking not knowing what to do. It was really tough to come back from."


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