36 Total Quotes

Ben Braun Quotes

We've put in a lot of hard work and this is our reward now to see where we stand as a team. This trip gives us more time to solidify our team and work towards a positive direction.
Ben Braun
#Hard Work

When you're entrenched in principles, you're not thinking about streaks or standings. Staying in the present does take discipline and focus.
Ben Braun
#Discipline

Getting Leon back is a big plus for us. His absence put us in a hole last year.
Ben Braun
#Absence

They're not going to give you easy baskets. They make it tough to get to the interior.
Ben Braun
#Baskets

He hit some unbelievable shots. That's one of the best halves of basketball anybody's played against us this year.
Ben Braun
#Basketball

Leon fought through the frustration.
Ben Braun
#Frustration

They are tough defensively. They always have been. [WSU coach] Dick Bennett is at the genius level defensively.
Ben Braun
#Genius

I didn't know that. But if anybody can do it, Leon is certainly capable. He takes pride in rebounding.
Ben Braun
#Pride

Their pressure is better than it was early in the season. It's not a spotty defense. They don't take nights off. I'm very impressed with Ben's team.
Ben Braun
#Defense

Leon and I have talked a lot about his future and his options. He just had the best season of his basketball career, which is a credit to his work ethic and perseverance. I trust that Leon will ultimately make a great decision.
Ben Braun
#Future

It's a great accomplishment. That shows how tough this conference is. For any team in a tough conference, when you can go and nail down a win on the road in your opener, that's a statement. I don't care where you are or who you're playing.
Ben Braun
#Accomplishment

To be where we're at is great. But we still have a lot of basketball to go. We sure would like to be where we're at. That's a good spot to be in. But our next challenge is Oregon State.
Ben Braun
#Basketball

We turned up the heat in practice.
Ben Braun
#Practice

They're both good basketball players. I like having those options with those guys.
Ben Braun
#Basketball

Those guys now know the value of being vocal. We've had team-building exercises set up some of those things.
Ben Braun
#Value

Young people do what they see. It has to be a priority from the coaches down to the players. Team chemistry comes from having the same goal and same agenda.
Ben Braun
#People

They're trying to get the ball in Hairston's hands more.
Ben Braun
#Trying

Rodgers, he did a hell of a job defensively. Boy, he's tough.
Ben Braun
#Hell

They are tough defensively. They always have been. (WSU coach) Dick Bennett is at the genius level defensively.
Ben Braun
#Genius

Dick's been revolutionary in regard to defense.
Ben Braun
#Defense

We're going to be a little fatigued, but I wouldn't trade that at all. I'd rather be fatigued and in that game than be well-rested and not be playing anywhere.
Ben Braun
#Trade

He can take a lot of pride knowing he is playing for a championship now as he leaves Cal. He has worked so hard over the years.
Ben Braun
#Pride

His teams have focused more on ball control than on transition. They're going to work hard on the defensive end. They're very similar to his teams at Pitt, and there's certainly nothing wrong with that.
Ben Braun
#Transition

We can't operate now with our heads down. We're disappointed. We've got basketball ahead of us and we have a huge game Saturday. It's important for our team to bounce back. The natural reaction might be to be down, but we can't afford that. We have to step up.
Ben Braun
#Basketball #Game

Leon deserves a lot of the credit for the impact he's made. He makes a lot of things easier for a lot of guys. He's also been a really good defender for us this year. he's really improved his understanding of the game.
Ben Braun
#Game

I don't think we should get penalized for losing an overtime game to (the conference champions). I think that game puts in perspective how far this team has come this season.
Ben Braun
#Perspective

I feel good about our chances. We're playing well. It's important to go into the tournament at full strength and with some momentum.
Ben Braun
#Momentum

We finished the game strong. We showed what we can do at full strength.
Ben Braun
#Game

We had to make adjustments at halftime. Our defense in the second half was the big difference.
Ben Braun
#Second Half