UK Head Coach Tubby Smith2/11/2006
Kentucky Head Coach Tubby Smith
"It was a game we felt we could give ourselves a chance to win. Vanderbilt shot the ball very well. They played hard. I thought we gave a good effort, but there were stretches were we didn't play very heady basketball. In the second half, we did a poor job of getting back and stopping the lay-ups and easy baskets."
On Vanderbilt sharing the ball
"They had five guys in double figures. That means they distributed the ball very well. We did a better job today, but it's the same things that have plagued us all season long -- getting to the line; getting assists."
"I thought we had grown out of it.
On his strategy after Rondo missed the intentional foul free throws
"It doesn't give you many options. We tried to go inside and we don't throw the ball to Morris. So the next option is to swing it back around and get a three. The vision and the decision-making was not there."
On DeMarre Carroll
"He's aggressive, he has good mobility. He's tough on the boards. He's a warrior. He's strong, physical and he has great hands. He's always around the basket and that's how you score. We don't have an answer for him."