Groce: Ray's tough enough to be able to handle both those outcomes. I think he's really grown. I have no problem with him there.
Groce: Rice made right decision vs. Mizzou, would've liked choice back vs. Michigan. Thin line between hero and goat.
Groce: In end-of-game situations, you have to be fearless. Jordan missed more than he made.
Groce: Continue to work on getting Malcolm Hill better on defense. He's listened.
Groce: Starks would like to be more efficient scoring the ball and should as he gets more comfortable. Has had big games for us.
Groce: Two-headed approach at the PG position. Doing good job taking care of ball, defending well.
Groce: Tate had a real good pulse the other day, went with him late. Did same thing with Starks in other games. Kind of a feel thing
Groce: Nnanna would tell you he'd like to play better than the other day.
Groce: Nunn didn't play real well the other day, not up to his standards. But he'll play better. He has played better.
Groce: Try to emphasize to guys that we had great 25-30 minutes in a tough environment. Disappointing loss but not entirely bad game
Groce: We don't have any excuses. We have to find a way to defend better than we did the final eight minutes.
Groce: We got to trust each other more and play our defense.
Groce: I think sometimes when you have a disappointing one, it makes you look forward to getting back on the court.
Groce: It's going to be a great challenge. Going to be different against the zone, but nonconf gave us lots of defensive looks.
Groce: Bates-Diop is coming on.
Groce: Marc Loving has taken the same leap that Malcolm Hill has. Better scorer, more efficient.
Groce: Kam Williams benefited from redshirt, shooting ridiculous percentage. Gives them power punch off the bench.
Groce: D'Angelo Russell is a terrific player. Shannon Scott has grown and developed. Williams has really improved, more physical.
Groce: On positive, 25-30 minutes of last 2 games we played best we've played on both ends all year.
Groce: Looked at other night "for what it was." Disappointed with the way we finished, especially on D. Common theme for us now.