Here is a recap of Rick Pitino’s press conference this afternoon. Coach Pitino talked a lot about the Memphis match-up and spoke about how the team is currently battling some injuries.
“Memphis is as physically talented as any team we’ve faced all season.”
“This is one of the tougher games on our schedule and we’re excited about it.”
“They have four starters back and 10-11 very talented players.”
Coach Pitino says Memphis is playing a lot better defensively right now than they were in the Bahamas.
“We’re very impressed with what we’ve seen from them in the last three games.”
Pitino says he thinks it will be a “wide open” game. Says he thinks both teams will get after each other up and down the floor.
Status is unclear on Gorgui. The broken bone has healed and he’ll try to practice on Monday.
Coach Pitino didn’t elaborate much on injuries other than Gorgui, but he says the team has to fight through some bumps and bruises right now.
Pitino says he previously spoke with Jay Wrig