Terrence Jones had perhaps his most disappointing game of his young career against North Carolina last Saturday. He bounced back from that performance to post a 27 point 17 rebound performance against Notre Dame, nearly reaching that elusive 30-20 game.
John Calipari spoke of his young forward's performance.
Calipari said, "Well, after North Carolina it's obvious that he learned a lesson. That's what we need from him. What he gave us was a post presence. I think any time a team that doesn't have post presence, you're basically a fraud. You have to have someone you can throw the ball to. It can be a point guard, it can be your five-man, it can be your four. Someone has to be able to draw double teams and get some easy baskets. Now, we will never play that way because I can't stand what it looks like. Run down throw it to the post, run down throw low. I can't watch the game; I'd go to the bathroom. I mean, it's not something I want. But, there's got to be times that you have to be able to do that. We're not making shots or something's breaking down or they're really sagging, they're doing something crazy where you can throw it in. He gives that to us. But he's got to get better. Obviously, North Carolina he avoided all contact which meant they blocked every ball. We worked for a couple days on it and now all of a sudden he went body to body with Notre Dame. Now they weren't as long, but they couldn't really get to his shot because he went body to body. Against North Carolina he faded away so they blocked everything, barely got any balls to the rim."
Cal says Terrence Jones "learned a lesson"
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