Teague had a solid line for the game, he scored 13 points on only 8 field goal attempts, he dished out five assists, came away with a pair of steals, and even more importantly only racked up those two turnovers in 31 minutes of play.
After the game John Calipari was asked about the play of his young point guard.
Calipari said, "It was good. I told him I'm going to give him one flub a half. He had one where two guys ran out, he looked away and threw it and it didn't quite go out of bounds and he had one in the second half right in front of our bench where he tried to say, ‘Michael, like, ooh, you left your feet and threw it.' But one a half we can deal with. So he had five assists, two turns. He would have had three other assists but guys weren't prepared to shoot the ball. He thought he played in control; he went when he had to, and now he scores points without trying to score points.
"But look, I've got to do a better job with him. This kid is going to do whatever I ask him to do. He's a great kid. I've got to do a better job. I've got to coach him better. I've got to be more prepared to really break down tape with him and show him and talk to him during the games. He's got to be right near me, at least for the next month, and then he'll be fine."
If Teague is allowed one mistake per half what then happens if he makes two?
"I'll probably be very aggressive with him. Depending on time and score, I may take him out, I may not take him out. I had a young man at UMass named Antoine Brown, and I used to have three of those flubs in my pocket a game. I knew he'd spin and get it stolen, and he was my only point guard. He was a freshman. He was a two-guard in high school. He would spin and get it stolen, and I'd be all right, on the third one, you're all right, and on the fourth one I'd start getting mad. Fifth one I got really mad. But you've got to as a kid is learning you've got to give him a couple a half or a couple a game, not a couple a half, one a half and he tried. He's trying. He's listening," said Calipari.
Terrence Jones gave his reasoning behind Teague's improvement, "Really just listening to coach. He really tried to prove to him this game that he was listening and doing what he asked. He did a good job of running the team."
Anthony Davis gave a similar reason for Teague's improved play, "He just wants to listen to Coach Cal and be a great player. He knows Cal can help him because he has a lot of point guards in the NBA."