27 Total Quotes

Dan Monson Quotes

We've got to go win basketball games right now to try to create who we want to be. And I think we're close.
Dan Monson
#Basketball

That was the first time any of us saw Vince back. His timing and his energy and his confidence were back. We went into this year knowing we were going to have to ride him, but he was kind of a broken horse.
Dan Monson
#Confidence

They came in and got into an offensive rhythm. Games like these aren't won or lost at the end against great teams. You can't let a team go on a run and expect to win.
Dan Monson
#Games

Saturday was disheartening because I felt like our guys didn't believe at the end of the game [against Michigan]. One good thing is, we're not worried about who we're playing. It's tough going to Illinois. But I think we showed at Iowa that if we can get ourselves together, we can play.
Dan Monson
#Believe

We had enough offense to win this basketball game. We just didn't have enough defense.
Dan Monson
#Basketball

I thought we played with a lot of passion and very hard. It was very important for our seniors to play that way, but it wasn't enough, especially on defense.
Dan Monson
#Hard

Players come and go, but kids learn how to win and they pass that down to the bench. Until somebody defeats Wisconsin, Illinois or Michigan State I don't think you can say that team is better because they've never proven it.
Dan Monson
#Bench

I think we've got a little bit of an identity right now that we didn't have in the beginning of the season. Back then, we didn't know how to win. I think we have guys right now that understand what they need to do. Now we have some semblance of a team. It took a while for our guys to figure it out. That put us in a whole, but we're better now.
Dan Monson
#Beginning

Winning streaks are impressive because it's a model of consistency. Streaks mean you haven't let your guard down and you've taken care of business when everyone knows what a difficult task that is.
Dan Monson
#Consistency

We did some corny things, like stand in a room and close our eyes and pretend it was Oct. 15 all over again.
Dan Monson
#Eyes

This is a situation for our team to have to grow, unfortunately. Hopefully we can be a better basketball team for him when he gets back.
Dan Monson
#Basketball

I don't anticipate having him in the near future. But as I told him, we're [nearly] two months away from playing games, and a lot can happen in two months.
Dan Monson
#Future

I think they kind of left it to him. From my understanding was he was able to do that last week, but he wanted to wear it another week just to make sure.
Dan Monson
#Understanding

They've almost created a different identity with a different group of guys in a very quick turnaround. They've made it look very simple. You've got to give them a lot of credit, not just their coaching staff but their players, for buying into that and doing the things that they've done to be so successful.
Dan Monson
#Identity

They lost so much and they've almost changed their identity. They've gone almost full circle and now we're showing our team some of the things they're doing defensively.
Dan Monson
#Identity

We never felt we belonged at the bottom. That's what our guys are trying to prove.
Dan Monson
#Trying

For a team that's 4-8, 3-8 going in, they showed some character.
Dan Monson
#Character

Every coach's goal or dream is to try and be playing your best basketball towards the end of the season. We're starting to do that...but this is a league that's hard to get momentum and build on because of the fact that everybody is so good and you just can't get two, three, four wins in a row, per se.
Dan Monson
#Basketball

It's a big opportunity, because to get to the NCAA tournament you have to beat some teams that are going. We don't have any margin for error left. We've used it all up. But I think we've gotten ourselves in this position, because we haven't worried about that.
Dan Monson
#Opportunity

We have to get some shots to go in. We haven't shot 40 percent yet in five league games. That's pretty difficult to weather.
Dan Monson
#Games

We're a team that still doesn't have an identity. They have an identity. They've got roles and their role guys really did a good job tonight.
Dan Monson
#Identity

This is an environment where you have to come in and be focused.
Dan Monson
#Environment

That was a top-10 team against a team struggling and lacking confidence. This is a tough place to come in and have confidence.
Dan Monson
#Confidence

I see a different team. They have really made their identity, and that's something our team is searching for.
Dan Monson
#Identity

We're a team that still doesn't have an identity.
Dan Monson
#Identity

We're probably the happiest 1-6 team around. We showed a little life and got back to doing some of the things we need to do to be successful. We're not happy, but hopefully, we have something we can build off of.
Dan Monson
#Life

We just couldn't play Horton the same way we did the first two times. We challenged Vince early in the week, and just giving a potent point guard a different look was important to us.
Dan Monson
#Point Guard