11 Total Quotes

Deb Patterson Quotes

She was effective inside and out. She got good post-up position. She really jumped in at that point and got active and assertive.
Deb Patterson
#Effective

I thought about the fans and how incredible it was for us to have competed in that environment. I thought about our players and just how proud I was of how tough-minded they had become as competitors and how happy I was for them. I thought about our staff and how hard they've worked.
Deb Patterson
#Environment

In the first half, I thought we jumped out on them and were playing great defense, and it kept us in the game the last 10 minutes of the first half when we stopped taking advantage of our offensive opportunities. I thought we carried that over to the second half.
Deb Patterson
#Defense

We've played at home; we've had every advantage. But it still came down to the last possession (against Western Kentucky). What I'll remember about this tournament is how challenging the field has been.
Deb Patterson
#Home

It's a great statement of how quality basketball is supported here in the Manhattan community. Our fans were tremendous. I just can't say enough about how rare it is to have a packed house for women's basketball.
Deb Patterson
#Basketball

This is an extremely tough place to play, as you saw by the Iowa State comeback in the second half. Our team refused to let the momentum shift.
Deb Patterson
#Momentum #Second Half

We went through segments of the game, that I thought we struggled a little bit with carelessness. I think some of our turnovers were because we forced players late in the shot clock to try and go make a play.
Deb Patterson
#Game

Consistency is elusive for her. I think it's something she continues to strive for... but when you're surrounded by young players, that can be a difficult element.
Deb Patterson
#Consistency #Elements

When it's over, she will have put numbers on the board that will validate her greatness. I think that's unusual to be able to say about a freshman point guard competing in the level of competition that we do.
Deb Patterson
#Greatness