After the Bulldogs dropped their ninth SEC game of the 2020 season, 75-59 to South Carolina, UGA men’s basketball head coach Tom Crean talks about the loss and gives an update on the team from Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, GA on Wednesday, February 20th. Just click on the video to play.
Tom Crean’s opening remarks:
“Every night in this league is a fight, and it doesn’t matter who it is. It doesn’t matter what night. It doesn’t matter what venue. Every night is a fight. And when you are not ready for that fight, and when you are not ready to get involved in that fight, this is the outcome. We were not ready to be in this fight tonight with South Carolina. It wasn’t an indication of our practices. They were good. It got physical at the very beginning. They stood us up and we stopped cutting as much. We got our heads down because we weren’t scoring…”
Tom Crean on the game:
“It’s part of the process. It’s part of getting it where it needs to be. It’s not about singling out anyone individually. We didn’t have a guy who was going to set the tone tonight. It has to be collective, just like leadership has to be…It’s the same thing with the toughness level. It’s got to be collective, and it just wasn’t.”
Coach Crean on the next step:
“We’ll just study the film. There’s a lot of season left…After we study, it just becomes the level of competitiveness that you’re willing to put out in a game. This was not a sign of bad practices. This was not a sign of anything lethargic. We’ve been solid. We’ve been good.”