Mario Chalmers
Sophomore, Guard
On the importance of Wednesday's game:
"I think it is (a statement game). It's our first game in the conference, and you always want to get that first win in the conference out of the way."

On playing Oklahoma State:
"Because Coach (Bill) Self has coached at Oklahoma State, it makes it (a big game). I think this would be a great game to come out and win."
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Bill Self: I�ll eat barbecue anytime. It makes no difference to me who prepares it, I�ll eat it.