TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — Crimson Tide basketball coach Anthony Grant never has been one who doesn’t get to the point. But his thoughts on the way his team has practiced since upsetting Kentucky on Tuesday had a little more direct punch to them than usual.
“Honestly, based on yesterday’s practice, we didn’t handle it very well,” Grant said today during a news conference. “We’ve got to be able to lock in and understand what we’re walking into and who we are as a basketball team. We’re dealing with a basketball team that’s eager and hungry.”
Redshirt senior guard Andrew Steele added, “We can’t get satisfied by winning those games. We have to realize there’s a big goal ahead of us. There’s a process and we have to stay committed to it.”
Staying committed to said process is more difficult now that wins are coming along, and Grant recognizes that.
“I think it’s human nature, and sometimes we have to fight that,” Grant said. “As a coach, do I like it? No. Do I understand it? Yeah. We’ve got to fight that and we’ve got to understand what we’re walking into (at Tennessee).”
Contributed by Brett Hudson