174 Total Quotes

Bruce Weber Quotes

It puts you in an elite group. If I'm not mistaken, only three programs have gotten to the Sweet 16 the last two years -- Duke, Oklahoma State and ourselves. If you can do it a third time, it gets you more on that national level.
Bruce Weber
#Elite

One thing that has been constant is our defense. It has carried us early. I hope it continues to carry us until at least Christmas. Motion coaches tell you that you won't be good until after Christmas. I'm crossing my fingers on that one.
Bruce Weber
#Defense

It's the NCAA tournament. You play at that magic level.
Bruce Weber
#Magic

He's a tremendous legend of our game. Just a tremendous coach, somebody you looked up to when you're coming up in your profession.
Bruce Weber
#Coach

That's what you want to hear on the road - silence. You start seeing the people start walking up the stairs, and now you're starting to feel good.
Bruce Weber
#People

Brian has had some spectacular moments for us. And our last 10 games, Rich has been pretty effective for us. They're important cogs in our performance.
Bruce Weber
#Games

Great floor game for Dee. Dee's transition was tremendous. He made some great decisions, some great passes. He got to the hoop (12 points).
Bruce Weber
#Decisions

I just hope we can get 33. James [Augustine] and Dee [Brown] have only lost one home game in their career at home. That's Purdue [in 2004]. Our goal is to stay undefeated at home. That will give us a chance to compete for the championship.
Bruce Weber
#Home

I hope our guys have motivation. One, you go home if you lose. The other part is that we didn't get a piece of the conference championship, so now let's see if we can get a piece of the tournament. Then you have NCAA Tournament seeding on the line. I would think the Friday-Saturday games are so important for that.
Bruce Weber
#Home

If we don't get the trucks rolling down the highway, we don't eat. Everybody suffers. It's in everybody's benefit to keep these trucks moving again.
Bruce Weber
#Benefit

Matt, he is in a tough situation. He's done an unbelievable job to survive it.
Bruce Weber
#Job

I think we did a good job of scheduling for our team. We took advantage of it and maybe won a couple of games that people didn't expect us to win, including myself.
Bruce Weber
#Advantage

There's no doubt any kid would love to play. But we needed games early, and now we need some practice time.
Bruce Weber
#Doubt

If Iowa wins at least a piece of the title, Brunner's going to get my vote.
Bruce Weber
#Iowa

I don't think there's any doubt. I hope they come in cocky and think they're going to win. I'd love that. But I don't think that's going to happen. I think they'll play at a high level with a little bit of a fear factor. I would expect a grind-it-out game.
Bruce Weber
#Doubt

He's not 100 percent yet but he'll continue with the water therapy and riding the (stationary) bike and they might even let him do a little shooting. As long as he doesn't go crazy, anything that gets the blood flowing there helps the healing process. It was a positive report.
Bruce Weber
#Therapy

Anytime you win and have to fight to get through it, you learn from it. Experience is your biggest learning tool. We went through it, had some slip-ups on defense early and then late. And there were ill-advised shots that allowed them to stay in it, but at the same time, we held our poise and found a way to win it, which is the most important thing.
Bruce Weber
#Experience

I said 'Get it done or I'm getting him out under 11. I don't want to take a risk of an injury or whatever.
Bruce Weber
#Risk

The record is a great achievement. Every game, he's always there. Now his goal has to be 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds.
Bruce Weber
#Achievement

It was great to see Rich make some shots. As a high school kid, that's what he was known for. He's been so consistent at taking care of the ball and guarding. It was good to see a feel-good game for him.
Bruce Weber
#School

One thing we do have is confidence. Winning, I believe, is a habit. It's a belief and I believe it's definitely part of our personality as a team. I think they believe in themselves, they have confidence and they believe they should win every game.
Bruce Weber
#Belief

He will do well. Matt is a very good basketball coach, and he knows the inside and outside of basketball. He also is a good people person and has good energy.
Bruce Weber
#Basketball

You always wonder if you can make plays at the end.
Bruce Weber
#American Photographer

Marco has played unbelievable. He's playing with a lot of passion, he's playing like a senior. He's playing very hungry. I think his leadership and his desire has kind of gone down to the younger kids and they're all playing with a lot of tenacity.
Bruce Weber
#Passion

We've got to keep James in the game. We'll kind of rotate people and see if we can wear Marco down.
Bruce Weber
#People

Mike's done a good job. The kids understand what their strengths are, and they execute for the most part.
Bruce Weber
#Kids

I believe it's a step up when you get into the league. People guard you, they scout you. It's more of a possession game.
Bruce Weber
#People

At the beginning on media day, I said Iowa was the one because they had the experience.
Bruce Weber
#Beginning

One of the problems is we've only played them once the last couple of years. We've lost a little bit of that rivalry. I still think it's a pretty good rivalry. It's a border state. They've been pretty good over the years. I think a lot of people still get excited about Indiana being on the schedule and when that game comes up.
Bruce Weber
#Problems

This is how you win road games. You win them with heart.
Bruce Weber
#Games