Jordan Adams talks at the presser:
Q: maybe that's his calling…
JA: yeah, it is.
Q: rapping. What kind of stuff? Does he write his own stuff?
JA: yeah, he does.
Q: he writes his own stuff?
Q: and does he like show you guys?
JA: He let us listen to it.
Q: does he… he records it?
Q: where can I get some of this?
JA: I don't know. You should ask him.
Q: you want to give a little rendition? Or are you not into it?
JA: I'm not his biggest fan but he can rap good.
Q: alright, thank you.
Q: can you find it on iTunes?
JA: he's trying to put his stuff on iTunes.
Q: is he?
Q: what's this week been like for you guys? Been just kind of a mental break? Or did you guys really need to get over your USC loss?
JA: it's been one of the most physical weeks I've had here on the court, going hard since we stepped on the court. Nonstop intensity.
Q: so it's kind of hard to call it a break?
Q: do you think it's nice not having a game for awhile though after a loss like that against ‘SC or would've had been better to get another game right after to get it out of your mind?
JA: no. We needed this week to focus on the little things and attention to details. And all the stuff that are making us lose. Go back and correct those.
Q: with guys kind of sagging off Larry [Drew II] and Kyle [Anderson] a little bit more on offense, how hard is it when you're coming off a curl and you've got like kind of a guy right there immediately?
JA: yeah, it's kind of tough for me and Shabazz [Muhammad]. They're just sagging off them two and just playing 3 on 5. Coach [Howland] is making them shoot more and they're both confident in their jump shots and hopefully it'll change.
Q: what were your emotions like after losing to ‘SC?
JA: I was shocked. It was my first time in the rivalry. Now I understand the true rivalry of it.
Q: did you see them celebrate?
Q: were you watching them celebrate?
JA: yeah, I watched it.
Q: what did you think of it?
JA: I was like, uh… they were really happy.
Q: did it take a loss maybe for you guys to really understand what this rivalry was like?
JA: yeah, definitely for the first one because this was my first time in that rivalry game. We really saw how serious that UCLA-USC rivalry was.
Q: do you think it would've helped maybe if you guys had played in that game before? Or do you think it would've ended…
JA: yeah, it would've definitely helped.
Q: did it feel like it undid a lot of progress you had over the past 3-4 weeks? Just having that bad loss to USC at home.
JA: yeah, it's a minor step back but we have to keep moving forward from here.
Q: when you guys walked off the court after that loss, you were 3 games back of Oregon. With what happened over the weekend, you're only one game back. Do you feel kind of a new life here going into the second half of the season?
JA: oh yeah, our coaches brought it to our attention the first day of practice… I think it was yesterday [Monday]. Brought it to our attention yesterday. That we have to keep going out there playing hard and not get complacent when we get a good win or a quality win.
Q: were you guys watching the Oregon games?
Q: so you guys didn't even know that they lost until yesterday?
JA: no, we like knew but we didn't watch them as a team…
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