Tom Crean Quotes

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When you’ve got a team like that that’s just trying to get to New York, it’s a great league. The old adage that we beat up our own, that’s what everyone has to take into account.

-Tom Crean

It’s very hard to come back on this team.

-Tom Crean

I like our schedule. There’s 17 teams that went to the post-season, and when we looked at it there’s a potential 21 that we could face with the teams in Alaska and the Blue and Gold Classic. Then we open against Connecticut and Cincinnati. I’m jacked up, there’s no question about it.

-Tom Crean

I think he can poke fun at them and they can poke fun at him. I don’t know if it was always like that but he’s grown into it; he’s learned to trust and respect and they’ve learned to trust and respect him.

-Tom Crean

Dan’s very instinctive, which leads him to making good decisions. He can get into the lane and make some plays, and the other thing about him is his defense. He can move his feet very well — that’s his soccer background — and keep the dribble in front of him. As times goes on, he’ll be able to guard smaller, quicker guys.

-Tom Crean

For our guys to be a part of history like that was important.

-Tom Crean

Our fans have been fantastic. Our home crowd is huge to us and we haven’t seen it in a while.

-Tom Crean

It was just a matter of time for Steve. If Steve would have stopped shooting, he would have come out of the game … He has a very short memory when it comes to his shot, and that’s what a great shooter has to have.

-Tom Crean

They had a good game plan of grabbing and holding and keeping Steve from getting open looks. The credit goes to them. They played a great game.

-Tom Crean

I thought our team learned something over the (Rutgers loss). They have learned to be honest when they don’t play up to their standards.

-Tom Crean

Look what Syracuse did; they couldn’t have played any worse against DePaul a week ago and they just won four great games. Anything can happen this time of year.

-Tom Crean

The biggest key was to defend Quinn and Falls at the three-point line.

-Tom Crean

Our players are building mental toughness. It’s really hard with a young team. It’s very hard to close teams out in a close game. The more that you get experience at it and the more you learn from the experience is when you don’t do it is where it can really help you.

-Tom Crean

He’s missed one free throw in 14 months. We like to have the ball in his hands.

-Tom Crean

We still need to sign guys. We have workable depth, but we need more. The more guys you have that can handle the ball — pass and shoot and create – the better for everyone.

-Tom Crean

You must be unselfish and accept the role that helps the team the most.

-Tom Crean

Playing 40 minutes of defense was the absolute key. We thought last week that we played about 20 minutes of solid defense, and we lost our defensive intensity in the second half.

-Tom Crean

This was an unbelievable conference win. This is a special night in the program’s history. We beat a premier program in our first game in the Big East.

-Tom Crean

To start us out with one of the most storied college basketball programs of the last 15 years, I guess that?s good. My players would see right through me if I told them it was just another game.

-Tom Crean

Joe has worked so hard on his shooting, as has Dan, and we feel like it’s going in when they get the ball. We are very confident with those guys on the floor. It makes a lot of difference for us to be able to play five guards and not have any drop-off when you go to the bench.

-Tom Crean

You can’t be too high when you win, you can’t be too low when you lose. You’ve got to move on to the next thing.

-Tom Crean

It was one of the most intense battles that I have been associated with as a coach. I’m very proud of the way our team played. They won the game, but it isn’t like we lost it.

-Tom Crean

 

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