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Jay Wright Quotes

We played extremely tough and aggressive. Our defense and rebounding kept us in it. ... Every time Louisville made runs at us (our) guys made big plays. Game number one in the Big East, that's what it's going to be like.
Jay Wright
#Defense

We've got very good shooters, and I don't think it was a matter of them not being on their game. Texas just contested everything.
Jay Wright
#Game

This is as good a college basketball atmosphere as you are going to find in the country. It starts with the students and this is a very difficult place to play. Our guys love to play here and we feel like we have an advantage in here. It's hot, there are people on top of you and they're loud. It's just a great place to play college basketball. I've always thought its one of the best. I don't know if there's anywhere in the country with a wall of human beings like that behind one basket that can create that noise. We love it.
Jay Wright
#Basketball

He just did what was necessary to win the game. And having that weapon is valuable.
Jay Wright
#Game

One of the areas the NBA has affected college basketball is the big guys. If they're very skilled as young guys, they take them early. The guys who are able to benefit from maturing four years in college are the guards.
Jay Wright
#Basketball

When we had that 10-point lead we hit a lull. Then it was a game.
Jay Wright
#Game

He's such a warrior. I'm just so happy to see him on the floor. He's really tough, a great competitor.
Jay Wright
#Competitor

One guy, Speedy Claxton. He reminds me a lot of him. You ask how does a guy 5-10 make it to the NBA? That's the kind of things Speedy did. He's the only other person I've seen do that. That's why he's special. A lot of guys say, 'I'm a point guard. I set people up, that's what I do.' Kyle's a ballplayer. He says: 'I'll do anything I have to do'... The point guard is not supposed to do that. A good team can block out four guys. You're not thinking about blocking out the point guard, but he loves that. That's a basketball player.
Jay Wright
#Ask

We're expecting the doctor to say he can practice. If he is cleared, he'll practice today right after his appointment.
Jay Wright
#Practice

That's the advantage of having seniors, we know that Randy and Allen are going to make those big plays when we need them.
Jay Wright
#Advantage

We played extremely tough and aggressive. Our defense and rebounding kept us in it. ... Every time Louisville made runs at us [our] guys made big plays. Game number one in the Big East, that's what it's going to be like.
Jay Wright
#Defense

We ran into a team that played better basketball today. We're going to suck up this hurt tonight but I want to make sure my guys feel great about themselves. They gave everything they had.
Jay Wright
#Basketball

It's good to get them the minutes. It's encouraging to me. I can sleep at night [thinking about] the future.
Jay Wright
#Future

When we need baskets, they make baskets. When we need stops, they get stops. When we need rebounds, they get rebounds.
Jay Wright
#Baskets

That was a great college basketball game. We were very fortunate to get out of here with the win.
Jay Wright
#Basketball

What happened? I thought this was a home game for us and all of a sudden when they cut it to seven, that shocked me. Where did all those people come from?
Jay Wright
#Home

I thought this was a home game for us. When they cut it to seven, (the crowd noise) shocked me.
Jay Wright
#Home

That's the guy the pros all wanted to talk about at the (World University) Games this summer. He's just an amazing player.
Jay Wright
#Games

[The Owls are] athletic and long, and that's what Louisville is. We'll be playing in a tough environment, so I feel good going into that game because of the way we played against Temple.
Jay Wright
#Environment

I think it changed the game. I think he was way ahead of his time. He caught the country by surprise the year he went to the Final Four. I think even after years he had all that success going to the Final Four, I think that it still took all of us a long time to catch up.
Jay Wright
#Country

That's the beauty of this team. We have a lot of guys who have the ability to score, but give it up because of the other guys. And then when they're needed, they'll do it. Like tonight, we needed Mike and Kyle to score and they did. Randy gets 10 rebounds tonight and he's in foul trouble and he doesn't care because we won. It's a fun team to coach.
Jay Wright
#Ability

If we have seniors like this and I'm yelling and screaming at halftime, we're in a lot of trouble. They've got to take responsibility and they did.
Jay Wright
#Trouble

I don't think we understand how hard people are going to come at us. These guys have never gone through a season like this, ranked early, getting so much attention. Everyone else wants to make their name off you. You can't imagine how hard people come at you.
Jay Wright
#People

[So it was understandable that Wildcats coach Jay Wright expressed much caution in the wake of Fraser's return to practice on Monday. It was his first workout since Oct. 22, when he had his left knee scoped after experiencing swelling following Villanova's second practice.] He looked real strong, ... Now we have to be concerned with how his knee responds after every practice. We're going to take it very, very slow.
Jay Wright
#Caution

Is that with an asterisk? ... It's an honor because obviously the coaches have a high regard for our players. Now we have to go out and earn it.
Jay Wright
#Honor

We want to shoot 3s, ... We have great confidence in Allan and Mike and Randy, especially. Those three are pretty deadly.
Jay Wright
#Confidence

We want to shoot 3s. We have great confidence in Allan and Mike and Randy, especially. Those three are pretty deadly.
Jay Wright
#Confidence

Look at Kyle missing the first semester and coming back and being able to play because of his basketball IQ. Shane has not been on campus the whole first semester, and has been able to come in and pick things up rather quickly.
Jay Wright
#Basketball

That was a good experience for us. I think this game is going to really make us stronger.
Jay Wright
#Experience

They just don't fear failure. They've been through so much. They're going to play you for 40 minutes and whatever happens, happens.
Jay Wright
#Failure