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Greg McDermott
If you call us similar, that's a compliment because I think they're a very good basketball team. They're as fundamentally sound as anyone we have played.
Greg McDermott
#Basketball

Greg McDermott
We've still got some work to do to shore up our NCAA bid. This is the type of game that can get us over the hump because it's late in the year, against a very good team.
Greg McDermott
#Work

Greg McDermott
There weren't a whole lot of easy baskets out there. Both teams were running on fumes from yesterday.
Greg McDermott
#Running

Greg McDermott
This is a program with a great history. He's done a great job of bringing the program back to prominence like his dad.
Greg McDermott
#History

Greg McDermott
Probably not, based on the history of the program. It's hard to imagine that this has all happened.
Greg McDermott
#History

Greg McDermott
He just had a great feel and a tremendous passion for the game.
Greg McDermott
#Passion

Greg McDermott
I've always said that high school coaching in Iowa is outstanding. The players are well prepared when they get here.
Greg McDermott
#School

Greg McDermott
I don't know if our players think of Georgetown like I think of Georgetown. When I was growing up, they were a national power under Coach Thompson.
Greg McDermott
#Growing Up

Greg McDermott
We've been able to get healthy and work out some of the kinks, particularly on the offensive side of the floor. The 13-day break has been a blessing for us.
Greg McDermott
#Work

Greg McDermott
I don't think it's necessary to discuss what other opportunities there were. Iowa State is an opportunity to try to build something special in my home state at the highest level.
Greg McDermott
#Opportunity

Greg McDermott
He sees things while the action is going on that other coaches don't see. If there are holes in an offensive or defensive scheme, he's got the creative mind to take advantage of that. And he's a teacher of the game. I just think he's more than ready.
Greg McDermott
#Action

Greg McDermott
We've never been a team that wows people with our size or athleticism, but we execute and our guys aren't intimidated by anyone we play or anywhere we play.
Greg McDermott
#People

Greg McDermott
We shot 67 percent from the field. That just doesn't happen very often. We were successful because our offensive efficiency was as good as it's been all year. Drake also was more efficient offensively than any team has been all season in terms of points per possession. If we expect to win, our defense has got to be much better.
Greg McDermott
#Efficiency

Greg McDermott
Myself, along with our entire team, is happy that Ben is getting this opportunity. I know he's excited about it, but it's not nearly as important to him as the nine regular-season games we have left.
Greg McDermott
#Opportunity

Greg McDermott
We're very evenly matched teams. They've found a lot of ways to win games, and they've done it without Nate Funk.
Greg McDermott
#Games

Greg McDermott
Of the six games we've played without Erik Crawford, this is the game we missed him the most because Stout was in foul trouble.
Greg McDermott
#Games

Greg McDermott
We had the opportunity for a little cushion going into halftime.
Greg McDermott
#Opportunity

Greg McDermott
I think the team that wins Saturday solidifies their NCAA resume. The team that loses, it still has some work left to do.
Greg McDermott
#Work

Greg McDermott
My sense is that people use the RPI numbers however they want to use them. They twist and turn them to benefit the (Bowl Championship Series) conferences.
Greg McDermott
#People

Greg McDermott
They're lifting weights with the team and playing with them in pickup games - when they're around.
Greg McDermott
#Games

Greg McDermott
I don't get shook up when things don't go exactly as planned. We're . . . (trying) to provide this program with some stability. That doesn't happen if you attempt to make quick fixes.
Greg McDermott
#Trying

Greg McDermott
Part of coaching and playing the game is dealing with adversity. It shows its face in a lot of different ways, and you have to be able to rise above that. That's what our intentions are.
Greg McDermott
#Adversity

Greg McDermott
What makes a good defense great is when you make a mistake, teammates cover up for you, and that's where we're better this year than we've ever been. Guys are really on the same page.
Greg McDermott
#Defense

Greg McDermott
The thing I don't like about it is, it takes away Christmas. That break is refreshing for players and coaches to spend a couple days with their families, without basketball. I know the conference is real sensitive to that, as well.
Greg McDermott
#Christmas

Greg McDermott
I wouldn't say this is a must game, but it's really important.
Greg McDermott
#Game

Greg McDermott
Not often does a conference champion lose more than a game on their home floor. We're off to a great start on the road. Now we just need to do the same at home.
Greg McDermott
#Home

Greg McDermott
I was pleased with how we responded. Our defensive toughness, intelligence and intensity was where it had been and where it has to continue to be.
Greg McDermott
#Intelligence

Greg McDermott
You have to be ready for it. It is unique, and that's what makes this preparation tough. It's been good for us to have a couple of days off to prepare for it.
Greg McDermott
#Preparation

Greg McDermott
That's what we really want people to do, to make a difference in people close to you.
Greg McDermott
#People

Greg McDermott
It's brought a new perspective to me. The wins, maybe you don't enjoy them as much because of what you have to deal with at home, and maybe that's the way it's supposed to be. But the losses don't sting as bad, either. Because, at the end of the day, it's just a game.
Greg McDermott
#Perspective