31 Total Quotes

James Augustine Quotes

Against Michigan State, we just played lackadaisical. Here, it's a different setting. You hit one shot, and the crowd gets into it.
James Augustine
#Crowd

Last year, there was a little more pressure. We're more of an underdog. We want to be special and get back to the Final Four.
James Augustine
#Pressure

They have four, five, six pro prospects on their team. They'll have a lottery pick coming off their bench. They're obviously more talented.
James Augustine
#Bench

Our fans are spoiled. We're 20-4 and people are acting like it's the worst year in history. We have two home games in a row now and we have to be ready for them. We can turn this thing right back around.
James Augustine
#Acting And Actors

That's why I'm not so emotional about it. It's more of a basketball game than Senior Night. If we don't come out ready to play, they're going to beat us.
James Augustine
#Basketball

It's not a very good feeling. If it happens one more time, we're going home for the rest of the year.
James Augustine
#Home

It doesn't feel good. It was a fun ride, but right now it doesn't feel that good.
James Augustine
#Fun

We just have to find out where we stand on Sunday and get back to practice. If we lose one more game, we go home for good, and Dee's and my career is over.
James Augustine
#Practice

I'm not going to be a total post player. I'm not big enough. I have to work on my outside game.
James Augustine
#Work

This shows we're making progress. This is one of the first times we put a team away. Maybe Oregon. But we really made a statement that we want to get better. And we are.
James Augustine
#Progress

If you look down our bench, they're doing what we expected. Sometimes they have limited minutes, but they do a good job of coming through when we need it. They've done a good job of knowing their roles.
James Augustine
#Bench

It's a whole different atmosphere now. It takes a whole lot of heat off me. They make my job so much easier.
James Augustine
#Atmosphere

Dee was hitting everything. We had confidence in him and he took care of the business.
James Augustine
#Business

That was probably one of the best offensive exhibitions I've ever seen. Like he said, we had confidence in him and he took care of business.
James Augustine
#Confidence

I thought we were going to come back and win it. You've always got to have confidence.
James Augustine
#Confidence

We were a little lackadaisical on defense at first, but winning by 24 points is pretty good.
James Augustine
#Defense

Some of the players on our team have never lost at home. Dee (Brown) and I have only lost once, and that was a pretty bad feeling. It gives us motivation to win.
James Augustine
#Home

We looked at the scoreboard and knew we had to pick it up. We took (their run) and then kind of bounced back.
James Augustine
#Kind

We have to win it to stay in the running. We've been making steps. Hopefully, we can go to Wisconsin and pull it off and play the same way we do here.
James Augustine
#Running

They're a great team, they played Michigan State tough, they've been playing well at home. They're one of those teams that people overlook and at the end of the year they always knock off a Wisconsin or an Illinois and mess up the Big Ten running.
James Augustine
#Home

We know the feeling of having lost at home. That's the type of pride Dee and I try to take into every game. The other guys have done a great job feeding off of us and kind of understanding it. It's a bad feeling to lose at home, and we hope they never have to.
James Augustine
#Home

Coach (Weber) always talks about how good of a team we can be. Like, he gave the example of how we beat Georgetown at home, and Georgetown beats Duke. I know it's a home win for us. But I think we're up there with some of the best teams. If we keep winning on the road and showing some character and keeping playing solid basketball, I think we can make a run at it.
James Augustine
#Example

It's more of what our season this year had. I think last year is in the past. You don't really think about it too much. I think we're more focused on (The fact) we lost to Penn State at home. We're more focused on coming off a loss and coming off a bye week and just staying in the race for the Big Ten championship.
James Augustine
#Past

It's more about what our season is this year. Last year is in the past. You don't think about it too much. We're focused more on having lost to Penn State at home and staying in the race for the Big Ten championship.
James Augustine
#Past

A lot of it has to do with using a lot of energy, and teams kind of figure out what we're doing. Today we did a good job. A lot of it has to do with letting our offense dictate our defense. We didn't let that happen too much. We missed shots and still got back on defense.
James Augustine
#Energy

I never get nervous for games. I don't know why, but I couldn't calm down. I was even sitting on the bench with two fouls being nervous.
James Augustine
#Games

I don't usually get nervous for games, but I was nervous. I was sitting on the bench with two fouls and couldn't get calmed down.
James Augustine
#Games

The bench did a great job. The other starters did an unbelievable job just to make our night special. I think they consciously wanted to go out there and play hard for us, and to win another game in the conference.
James Augustine
#Night

He's expanding his game. He's been working hard in practice. He tries stuff he's not been able to do in a couple years.
James Augustine
#Practice

Once he starts hitting, you just set screens for him and he does the rest. When he hits a big shot, he gets that swagger and you just know it's gonna happen.
James Augustine
#Rest