UK-W&M: Locker Room Report

Respective Players commented on the Cats victory on Wednesday night ...

#44 Chuck Hayes

On a team effort…
"Coach stressed that we share the ball more this week. As a result, we had 27 assists. It is good to see us work together to look for the open shot."

On playing an unranked team…
"William & Mary is a team that has struggled lately. They lack athleticism and we knew this coming into this game. I am pleased with our consistency and how well we played together."

#24 Kelenna Azubuike

On playing well the entire game…
"We just wanted to put two halves together and play well both of them. In past games we have lacked starting quickly, I think we did that tonight."

On a team effort…
"We wanted to focus on passing. Everyone did well with assists, interior post passing and setting screens."

#13 Bobby Perry

On passing the ball more…
"The coaching staff emphasized getting out early and making good passes. When we pass the ball more, we get good shots. We did a good job of that in tonight and in the second half against Louisville."

On changing the lineup…
"In a game like this, we had an opportunity to experiment with the substitution patterns. We have the ability to go with a small lineup and still be just as effective and we showed that tonight."

On the depth of the team…
"This team has a lot of talent and we can use so many combinations. When one person goes down with foul trouble, someone else is able to step up without a letdown. Everybody plays so hard in practice and that's carrying over to the games.

#21 Shagari Alleyne

On playing unselfishly…
"That's just Kentucky basketball. We try to help each other by setting screens to get other people open and that's unselfish basketball."

On his defensive presence…
"That's just a basketball mentality to try to go against the biggest guy on the floor. If they don't' succeed, they want to try again and that gives me the opportunity to block some shots."

On the game…
"We improved from the last game and that's what coach wanted. This is a good win for us. We're obviously not a perfect team but coach was satisfied with the results and we want to keep improving from each game.


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