Mike Woodson, Trayce Jackson-Davis, Miller Kopp and Race Thompson addressed the media in advance of Indiana’s 2023 NCAA tournament round of 32 matchup against Miami (FL) at MVP Arena in Albany, New York.
Watch the full press conference below:
Transcript via ASAPSports:
THE MODERATOR: We are joined by the student-athletes from Indiana. To my far left, Race Thompson with Miller Kopp and Trayce Jackson-Davis. We’ll open it up for questions.
Q. Throughout the whole Big Ten season, you always had two nights, three nights, whatever between games even though it was a grind. This weekend is really just one. I was wondering if you could take me through last night, what time you got to sleep, what sort of treatment work you do on your body today, and treatment leading into a Sunday night game.
TRAYCE JACKSON-DAVIS: I think most of it is resting our bodies. We got out of here at 3:00 a.m., so some of us didn’t get to sleep until 4:00 or 5:00.
We’re going to do a lot of resting today. Do a little shooting to keep our bodies active. And recovery, Timmy G, Dr. Rink do a good job helping us get ready for what we need to do. It’s not the first time. We did back to back before. We did last year in the Big Ten Tournament. We did it this year in the Big Ten Tournament. So we can still. We’ve just got to go out there and compete.
Q. Trayce, I think you may have played Nijel once or twice in high school. As you get ready for Miami, how have you seen him grow? How is he different as a player? How does he fit into a backcourt that has a lot of points between those three guys?
TRAYCE JACKSON-DAVIS: Nijel is a great player. Their backcourt is really, really good. Just watching him just grow throughout high school and blossom into the player that he is now, just being able — the way he shoots the ball and then passing, his ability to attack the rim is huge keys and huge developments that he’s been able to work on.
So I’m excited. It’s not every day you get to play someone that you grew up really close to.
Q. If all three of you wouldn’t mind giving your scouting report on Miami, especially the game last night, what they did at the end of that game. Then for Trayce, Norchad Omier, what you think it will be like, what kind of player you think he is.
MILLER KOPP: Obviously they’re a really good team. Offensively they’re dangerous. Probably one of the best, if not the best, offense in the…
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