This was a strange game. I was as happy as 10 men to only be down only four at halftime.
It sure feel good to be home. I can’t tell you how much that helped some of our players.
I’m sitting here crying about the officiating, that’s not what totally cost us the game.
He kind of thrives on pressure, he kind of thrives on big moments. He took control of the game, under control. And that speaks volumes of a player when he can take control of game and do it under control. I think that means the guy’s really growing up and becoming a special player.
Let’s not anoint us as a finished product yet. But I like the steps we’re taking.
We had some spurts when we hit the 3s. This was an important win for us.
Early in his career, they said there was never a shot he didn’t like. He’s changed. He’s done such a much better job of shot selection. I’m going to have to get him to shoot bad shots again because I really thought he had some great looks and he just couldn’t ? poor kid couldn’t...
That’s what you’re supposed to do with good players that have been around for four years.
That was big to have it be seven when we thought we’d be down four.
That was a difficult game to coach and difficult game to play in.
I said that there could be eight teams vie for the championship. I think scheduling (the Big Ten doesn’t play a round robin, so some teams play others just once) is gonna play a part in everything. I still think our conference could fight to be the strongest in the country. When you look top...
Even the officials looked at me before the game and said this is special. It was a big win.
It will be good to be home, and we have to find a way to get back to what we’ve done. It’s not like we have to reinvent the wheel, but we just have to get back to playing the offensive basketball we’ve been playing instead of the standing around that we’ve been doing [lately].
Sometimes you look like, ‘Who’s coaching that team?’ because you’re not doing anything on the post guy. But when you have four three-point shooters that are shooting 50 percent or better, it’s hard to double down on them. They’re a tough team to beat. They have so many weapons.
We still played good defense and pretty good offense. We shot 50%, 40-something from three.
That was our best basketball game in maybe a couple years. This was close to a perfect game.
It will never even out because you never know which years certain teams are good, and that’s nobody’s fault, not the Big Ten, not the coaches, not anyone. But when coaches are hired and fired on it, and when eventually you’re going to be seeded in the NCAA Tournament, a real huge plus or a...
We did a pretty good job on a lot of guys, just free throws, free throws, free throws.
I think we were too aggressive. Every time we touched a guy, there was a foul.
We had some spurts when we hit the 3s, … This was an important win for us.
When you play that many (ranked teams) in a row, it becomes a mental strain as far as keeping your guys up. I think it helps that it’s the Michigan game. I think our guys will be up for that. If there was going to be a time when they mentally let down a little...
Turnovers really killed us. We struggled not to turn the ball over.