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VAUGHT: Stewart says he's no quitter

A.J. Stewart tried to avoid the question for good reason. He knew it would be hard to explain why the same player who was caught sleeping in a pregame film session last year and also had some issues with class and tutor attendance could already be in coach Billy Gillispie's doghouse in mid-October.

"I have matured some since last season. I like to joke around , but I have calmed down from that. I have a better understanding of what my role on the team is and what Coach expects. That helped me a lot," Stewart said. "I remember last year was a tough year for me. I was immature. I not going to say I am not immature now. But I am a little more...