Bill Self Quotes

Bill self quotes

I was disappointed in how we played not how we lost because Arizona’s a great team, … I thought we might be nervous and then Arizona’s pressure set the tone early. Then we dug ourselves another hole we couldn’t climb out of.

-Bill Self 

Desire outweighs footwork when it comes to crashing the glass.

-Bill Self 

There’s not many things less important than the score at halftime. It’s kind of like that deal with the race. Seven games in, who really knows?

-Bill Self 

We’re still playing better physically than we are mentally.

-Bill Self 

Most every day — if not every day — for the rest of your life, you will be reminded or think of this night. And I want to thank you in advance right now for the great memories it’s going to be.

-Bill Self 

They’re an immature, fun and focused group. They don’t get excited on the road. Even in the Missouri game, they weren’t rattled.

-Bill Self 

These guys will come in and will play hard. They can shoot the ball. They’ll make us make plays which will be good for us. Hopefully, we’ll be excited to play. I’m sure the Holmes boys will let their teammates know how much it means to them and how much fun they’ll have playing in Allen. We’ll do the same.

-Bill Self 

It’s a wacky race. I really believe this: Expect the unexpected.

-Bill Self 

I think Rondo is the best, most complete guard in the country. He has a unique way about him. He can change the game in one or two possessions because of his length defensively and his hands. That’s something that we have to be prepared for.

-Bill Self 

I love our team. I love working with the guys. They just want to get out there. This group has been like a sponge.

-Bill Self 

We’ve probably had the toughest losses of anybody in America. I think the table will turn.

-Bill Self 

 

 

You’ve got to drive it to score. He chose to pass. That didn’t cost us. What cost us is at the end of regulation we didn’t execute.

-Bill Self 

We’re not quite as top heavy as what we’ve been in years past. The talent level is so close to equal that there’s more chance for upsets. There is less discrepancy one through 12.

-Bill Self 

Winning in someone else’s building is always gratifying. I think this win will give them a lot of confidence.

-Bill Self 

It’s amazing. We got 20 different answers in our locker room.

-Bill Self 

The big thing is, we have to figure out as a team and staff a lot of things: a.) who to play, and b.) how we’re going to play in different situations.

-Bill Self 

We have to be totally on the same page that whatever the situation is, we can get a shot whenever we want to. Right now, we run offense to run offense, as opposed to run offense to score.

-Bill Self 

It should give us great confidence. Last year, we went into the [NCAA] Tournament on kind of a downswing. This one, we’re certainly on an upswing.

-Bill Self 

We were just about dead, but the guys didn’t quit.

-Bill Self 

It’s obviously not as decorated a class as they’ve had come through here, but as far as maximizing their abilities, these guys did it pretty well. One big reason why the freshmen have done better here and done so well in the league is because the seniors have accepted their roles and haven’t fought it. If they had fought it, our chemistry wouldn’t be near as good as it is.

-Bill Self 

There’s not a guy being recruited into the Big 12 that probably wasn’t the No. 1 guy on their high school team, for the most part. I think what you’ll find out is, what I hope I find out, is these guys in a short amount of time after they get here have been humbled. That they know not everything revolves around ‘me.’ I think they’ll relish the fact there’s balance. Because with balance comes more opportunities for the individual.

-Bill Self