"I think it is just a mindset change understanding what the responsibilities are and understanding that we've got a bunch of sophomores out here and we've got some freshmen that are playing. We have two seniors and they need to undersand that they just need to do a little more."
The Kentucky coach warned - just as he did before the Cats played Gardner-Webb - that "no game is easy" and he expects Liberty (2-3) to play well coming off a 55-53 win at East Carolina, a Conference-USA school.
"Just because you lost your last game does not assure you of success this time," Gillispie said. "Liberty spreads the floor and they back cut you. They have good post play and a point guard who controls the game. They have three or four good shooters who make it tough to guard (dribble) penetration. They change defenses. It will be a difficult situation for us.
"Just because you get mad about losing, you have to perform on a daily basis and you have to get better to understand how good your opponents are. We'll have proper respect for them and hopefully we'll play well."
Gillispie thinks Bradley played better in UK's first two games than some understand. He averaged 17 points per game and shot 42 percent overall, but he had six turnovers and only three assists
"I think it's misleading to blame Ramel for all of the turnovers that he has had. It's one thing for a guy to have everyone at the right spot going at the correct speed and a guy to turn it over at that time," Gillispie said. "Turnovers are usually charged to one guard who makes the mistake or turns the ball over, but it's usually a whole team thing.
"You have to make better cuts and you have to have your hands ready. I haven't been worried about Ramel's turnovers. His decision-making has improved drastically. He's got a long way to go. I think all of us do and we have to help each other more. I think turnovers are more team oriented than they are individual."
Gillispie thinks Bradley is adjusting fine to running his offense even though he still has more to learn.
"His effort is great, his attitude is great and I am really proud of those two things. I think that's the only thing you can ask at this point " to start the offense and start the defense for a lot of young players and not turn it over," Gillispie said. "We're asking him to do a lot of things and he wants to do those kinds of things. He probably wants to do those things a little too much right now, but he'll get better as we go."
Kentucky will be without injured guard Jodie Meeks tonight. He's expected to miss another four weeks with a stress fracture.
"Everybody has to do a little bit more," Gillispie, who would not name a starting lineup, said. "We don't have to have a home run hitter. I think you have to have everyone on the team do a little bit more and hopefully that will be the case with us."