Knight said of Kentucky, "They do everything well, you are dealing with a young team. I was talking to Coach Cal before the game, and they are just going to get better with each game. Usually a team has a weakness, if they can't post up you can focus on the three, or if they don't have guys that can shoot you can double down the post. They don't have a weakness. They have guys that score in the post, shoot 3's or drive. You have to pick your poison and give up at least one thing and then if they get going on that you have to take that away and leave something else open.
"They cause a lot of problems defensively, that's why we mixed in zones and traps, we just threw everything at them because if you let them get in a rhythm they can get 10 or 12 points on you like that. Coach Cal would want me to say they can work on everything; but they are very, very good. This is a special team that could get Coach Cal his first championship. I think they are that talented. And I like their demeanor on the court. They don't talk trash. They don't act like they think they are better than anyone else. They just go out there and play and beat you. I like them. When you watch as much tape as we do it was kind of enjoyable watching them on tape. I hadn't really seen them play on TV; I started watching the game tapes and realized they are the real deal."