Teague: "It felt good just to come out and play good one game. Not turn the ball over as much and of course we got the win. Everybody has been just telling me to come out and play more aggressive in my game. A lot of other games I was just thinking too much, trying to do too much. I just wanted to come out and make things easy."
Question: Have you been trying too hard in some games?
Teague: ""Yeah that's the case. I was just trying to make the hardest play instead of the easiest play. Trying to make fancy play nd make a highlight or something instead of the fundamental play."
Question: What was going through your mind when you were thinking too much?
Teague: "Coach Cal was telling me things that he was wanting me to do, and I was trying to go out there and make sure I did it to perfection. I didn't want to mess up, and that was causing me to mess up. It was real frustrating and was getting real upset with myself. Everybody just talked to me and told me to calm down."
Question: Don't you always play with a lot of emotion?
Teague: "I play with a lot of emotion, that's how I've played since I was little. I always did that. It's just how I am. I am trying to work on it."
Question: Is there any easier play than throwing a lob to Anthony Davis?
Teague: "That is as easy as it is going to get throwing a lob to him or Terrence (Jones)."
Question: How hard has it been to learn to play point guard the way Calipari wants?
Teague: "It has been challenging. It has been the hardest time ever for me in my life. Coach Cal expects a lot from his point guard about running his team and still be able to get yourself going, so it is pretty tough."
Question: Does knowing the long-term benefits of learning what he wants make it easier to deal with the frustrations?
Teague: "I know everything he is going is only going to make me better. It worked for all those other point guards and is correct. Everything he is telling me is correct, so I just want to listen."
Question: How many "flubs" per half as Calipari told you that you get from here on?
Teague: "He told me the same thing. One turnover per half he won't say nothing about it. I still don't want to make that turnover. When I?make it, he's not going to yell at me about it. We are still on different pages about things, but he is explaining to me what he wants me to do. The last game that happened and I thought he wanted me to run a different play."
Question: How hard is it to figure out when to go fast and when to slow down and be more patient?
Teague: "It's hard to learn. You just have to be patient and keep working and listening. You will figure it out over time. Most his point guards do. When you first come in, it is kind of overwhelming. It is kind of tough to figure out."
Question: Is this the first time playing point guard has not been easy for you?
Teague: "Most of the time I can break my man down and just do whatever I want. Actually, you have to run your team now. I am playing with some of the greatest players in college basketball, so you have to get the ball to them. It has been pretty tough, but I am figuring it out."
Question: How would you describe how you have played to this point of the season?
Teague: "Just playing too fast. Turning the ball over too much, more than I would like to. Just not being a leader on the floor."
Question: Does it help knowing that John Wall and Brandon Knight struggled early and everything worked out fine for them with Calipari?
Teague: "Yeah, because it works obviously. You can't compete with that. It works. So what he says, you have to listen to it."