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Frank Haith Quotes

I'm very proud of our kids, especially for our ability to come in here and have some toughness to finish the game off.
Frank Haith
#Ability

We just gotta take baby steps. Hopefully we'll be playing in the NCAA next year.
Frank Haith
#Babies

My thing with Duke is they are a high percentage team, so I'm real pleased with the fact that we held them to 41 percent shooting. But J.J. is a great player and when the game is on the line your players have to make plays. He knew he was going to try to make a play and he did.
Frank Haith
#Duke

We did a good job with their post guys until the last 5 minutes of the game. We had some breakdowns, and in a high-level game like this, you can't have [mistakes] and expect to win.
Frank Haith
#Game

They're an extremely experienced club. This is a team that was 20-0 at one point last year in the Big East. They know how to win. They don't get rattled. They have a great low post presence in [6-7 senior] Craig Smith, and to me their best player is [6-7 junior] Jared Dudley. I think they'll make a big run in the NCAA tournament.
Frank Haith
#Club

I'm really proud of how our kids competed under those circumstances. We just didn't finish.
Frank Haith
#Circumstances

They came out on fire. We played real good defense in the second part of the first half.
Frank Haith
#Defense

I know it's not what people want to hear, because we're not in the NCAA Tournament. But for this program to be in post-season for two years in a row, it's a positive. It bodes well for our program as we're building.
Frank Haith
#People

That's Guillermo's guy. He's got confidence in him. Denis has been a streaky shooter this year, but one thing about him is that he's got a lot of toughness. He believes he can make plays, which can be good and bad. In that particular play, I knew he was going to shoot it. That's just the way Denis plays, he was going to take the shot.
Frank Haith
#Confidence

Lawrence (Gilbert) is a multi-talented player who can do a lot of things on the basketball court. He can score, rebound, pass and defend. He has excellent court vision for a player his size and makes everyone around him better. He will be a tremendous addition to our program.
Frank Haith
#Basketball

I'm happy at Miami. I've agreed to a deal and I'm not interested in other jobs.
Frank Haith
#Jobs

He's the same before every game. I don't notice anything different in him before these kinds of games.
Frank Haith
#Games

We've got to find a way. It's been this way for four to five games now.
Frank Haith
#Games

We are going to have a good basketball team. We are going to be fine.
Frank Haith
#Basketball

He drove the ball in the past but he avoided the contact. Now, he's jumping through the contact. He's confident. He's a senior that wants to win, that knows this is his last go-around and he's going at it with a lot of passion.
Frank Haith
#Past

We're not good enough to win many games when those guys shoot poorly.
Frank Haith
#Games

He's playing at an unbelievable level. He's taken a lot of stuff about not playing big in big games, but he's our most consistent player this season. He's in a tremendous flow right now.
Frank Haith
#Games

We can build on those games.
Frank Haith
#Games

Our kids have just had some poise and played with some savvy. If you've got good guards, you've got a chance, and our guard play has been really good and of late it's been excellent. ... The biggest thing is we're just starting to play with a lot of savvy.
Frank Haith
#Kids

We just dug ourselves too big a hole. We made some bad decisions and got out of character a little bit.
Frank Haith
#Character

They're a great shooting team. A lot of those shots were contested. They're going to find the open man, and then everybody they throw it to can make the shot.
Frank Haith
#Man

Those threes hurt. They hit them back to back to back.
Frank Haith
#Hurt

We didn't want Carolina to get into a rhythm. We played a lot of zone, but we played some man. We switched defenses as much as we could.
Frank Haith
#Rhythm

We lost our focus a little and they got some shooters loose, and they made shots to their credit. Then when we have some opportunities to score we didn't shoot the ball well. We don't have enough in the tank when Guillermo doesn't score and Anthony doesn't have some kind of night. It's going to be tough for us.
Frank Haith
#Shooter

I thought our kids competed and we played very hard. J.J. is a phenomenal player. He wasn't just great tonight, he has been great all year. I think he is the best player in college basketball and he showed it tonight.
Frank Haith
#College Basketball

In the first half we played well defensively and that was the key. I thought, in the second half, we lost focus a little defensively. In the second half, they got some uncontested shots. They're good players and they're going to make uncontested shots if you give them to them.
Frank Haith
#Second Half

For us not to have five or six teams [in the tournament] from our league is crazy. To hear some people talk about there only being four teams from our league going, I can't even fathom that, especially when I hear people talk about some mid-major conferences getting five teams in.
Frank Haith
#Conferences

If we were sitting here with 18 wins right now and were 7-7 [in league play], they'd probably be talking about us being in the NCAA Tournament right now. But everybody has to understand we beat ourselves up in this league.
Frank Haith
#Ncaa #Ncaa Tournament

We were still right there, in position to win the game. You just have to make plays. They made their free throws.
Frank Haith
#Game