Indiana coach Tom Crean along with Jordan Hulls, Christian Watford and Cody Zeller met with the media on Thursday at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta to preview Friday’s South regional semifinal with Kentucky. The complete transcript of that availability follows:
THE MODERATOR: We’re joined by Indiana coach Tom Crean. We’ll start with an opening statement and then open it up for questions.
COACH CREAN: We’re honored to be here. I don’t think you ever take anything like this lightly, and especially with the fact of everything that we’ve gone through the last few years.
More importantly than that, it’s an opportunity for these players to do something they have seen since their childhood and thought about and worked towards and built their games for, and here they are.
There’s no doubt that there’s some great lessons for our team all year long, but the biggest one is that the more that you stick with it, the harder you work, the more extra you do, the more you persevere, great things can ha...