UGA MBB VIDEO: Tyree Crump and Rayshaun Hammonds Georgia vs. Arkansas Postgame Interview – February 29, 2020

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UGA MBB VIDEO: Tyree Crump and Rayshaun Hammonds Georgia vs. Arkansas Postgame Interview – February 29, 2020

UGA men's basketball Tyree Crump (left) and Rayshaun Hammonds (right) during the Georgia-Arkansas postgame interview on Saturday, February 29, 2020
UGA men’s basketball Tyree Crump (left) and Rayshaun Hammonds (right) during the Georgia-Arkansas postgame interview on Saturday, February 29, 2020

UGA men’s basketball senior Tyree Crump and junior Rayshaun Hammonds share their thoughts on the Bulldogs’ 99-89 win over SEC foe Arkansas on Saturday night at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, GA.

Tyreee Crump on getting in a groove in the second half:

“I knew once I hit the second three-pointer that I was feeling it. I told my teammates that when they got in the paint, look for me. That is what they did. Once I hit the third three-pointer, I knew it was a wrap. I was in a groove then, and I just kept going.”

UGA men's basketball Tyree Crump (4) | Georgia vs. Arkansas | Saturday, February 29, 2020
UGA men’s basketball Tyree Crump (4) | Georgia vs. Arkansas | Saturday, February 29, 2020

Crump on Rayshaun Hammonds’ recent strong play:

“I always tell Rayshaun that he is a big part and key to this team. We know what Anthony Edwards is going to bring to the table, but Rayshaun has to bring it every game for us to have a shot. So, when he gets off to a strong start, it gives us a better chance of winning the game. He gets mad at me sometimes, but I always push him because that is what brothers do. I am always in his ear, but if I have to do that to push him, that is what I am going to do. He is my brother, and I love him so much. We have been through a lot together these past three years. Anything I can do to help him, I am going to do. He is always helping me.”

Crump on closing out the game:

“Coach Crean always preaches that you have got to have two 20-minute halves. Take it four-minute stretches at a time. You have to win those four-minute stretches. Then, in the last two minutes of the game, you got to close out the game. Coach Crean always says momentum is up for grabs. Basketball is all about runs. If you can stop their runs and go on a run, then you have the momentum, and that is what we did tonight.”

Rayshaun Hammonds on what has been his inspiration:

“My teammates, being comfortable and confident, and just talking to [my teammates]. Definitely Tyree (Crump) and Jordan (Harris) [because] they have known me the longest and know who I am. They both have seen me play in high school, so they know what I am capable of doing. My coaches just believing in me and stuff like that [is inspiring], and my teammates and my family talking to me everyday.”

UGA men's basketball Rayshaun Hammonds (20) | Georgia vs. Arkansas | Saturday, February 29, 2020
UGA men’s basketball Rayshaun Hammonds (20) | Georgia vs. Arkansas | Saturday, February 29, 2020

Crump on what is the common denominator in the team:

“We have just been confident. You know, playing for each other and being there for each other. When the other team makes its run, we just stay with each other. Earlier in the year, we kind of got frustrated with each other, and now we have grown up the team has seen more. They know more [and] they understand more. They are going to make runs, and we are going to make runs. The main thing is to stay focused.”

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