65 Total Quotes

Jim Larranaga Quotes

Jim Larranaga
We're the largest state university in Virginia. We've had two Nobel Prize winners. Our law school is ranked in the top 40 nationally.
Jim Larranaga
#Law

Jim Larranaga
This is yesterday's New York Post. Here's the New York Daily News from yesterday, and USA Today. That's today's. And here's the Washington Post, front section and sports section.
Jim Larranaga
#News

Jim Larranaga
When the argument came as to whether or not we belonged, quite frankly I loved it. I think everybody loves the David and Goliath story. But most of the time, no one cheers for Goliath. No matter who we faced, it was going to be something that we were expected to lose. It was something that it motivated our guys.
Jim Larranaga
#Argument

Jim Larranaga
I think a lot of the experts expected them to dominate us. We have enough faith and confidence in ourselves that we're not listening to the experts and the so-called prognosticators.
Jim Larranaga
#Confidence

Jim Larranaga
This team is having a hell of a lot of fun. This team is loose and excited about playing basketball.
Jim Larranaga
#Basketball

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We're representing a lot more than just one basketball team. We're having so much fun, it's not like we're in a situation where we're nervous or have any kind of fear. Just as long as we can continue to do that, anything is possible.
Jim Larranaga
#Basketball

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One of the key elements to [that] was that our players had faced those guys during the summer.
Jim Larranaga
#Elements

Jim Larranaga
I can't tell you the number of times people thought we were George Washington or James Madison. A lot of people (say) James Mason or George Madison. It cracks me up. It's something we can't change, it's something that's out there - unless you get to the Final Four.
Jim Larranaga
#People

Jim Larranaga
If any of them lived in Northern Virginia, we would have recruited them just as hard. I don't know why, but there are a lot of good players in Maryland who have shown interest in us. There were a lot of very good players in Northern Virginia we wanted, but for some reason they didn't have an interest in us.
Jim Larranaga
#Hard

Jim Larranaga
David has not won the national champion-ship yet.
Jim Larranaga
#Champion

Jim Larranaga
What I wanted to do with the newspapers is to show them there are people in New York that are writing about them. They're not going to write if no one has interest. There are TV cameras here; they're not going to come if no one has interest.
Jim Larranaga
#Newspapers

Jim Larranaga
The league itself has so many good players on every team that the quality of basketball that?s being played on a consistent basis, I believe, is at an all-time best. It?s certainly the best in my nine years in the league.
Jim Larranaga
#Basketball

Jim Larranaga
Their ability to contest shots made it difficult to get the kind of 3-pointers we'd been getting.
Jim Larranaga
#Ability

Jim Larranaga
We're having so much fun, it's not like we're in a situation where we're nervous or have any kind of fear. These guys have played basketball their whole lives. They enjoy being with each other and enjoy executing the plan on the court. And as long as we can just continue to do that, anything is possible.
Jim Larranaga
#Fun

Jim Larranaga
Having the kind of support we received tonight, and what we've been getting since we started this tournament, we're all just loving it. It helped us get off to a great start.
Jim Larranaga
#Support

Jim Larranaga
One of the things about being in an environment like this, even though there's so much going on around us, we're really not distracted by it. We're having so much fun, it's not like we're in a situation where we're nervous or have any kind of fear.
Jim Larranaga
#Environment

Jim Larranaga
We're having a hell of a good time. Having that kind of support is tremendous. The whole D.C. metro area has adopted us. We're all just loving it.
Jim Larranaga
#Hell

Jim Larranaga
We're having a lot of fun.
Jim Larranaga
#Fun

Jim Larranaga
These guys are loose, they're having a ball, they're having a lot of fun. They like playing for George Mason University and they like representing our institution.
Jim Larranaga
#Fun

Jim Larranaga
The upset formula is basically this. Everybody knows on any given night, the saying goes, that anybody can beat anybody. That's not actually true, because if there's a huge discrepancy in talent, if the game is played on the stronger team's home court with a lot of other factors in their favor, then the odds of [the underdog] winning are minimal. ... In this game, obviously, Connecticut has so much talent at so many different positions on the floor, we're going to have to really analyze what we do so that our players know, this is our focus, this is our strength.
Jim Larranaga
#Night

Jim Larranaga
Is anybody else having fun?
Jim Larranaga
#Fun

Jim Larranaga
There's no place on Earth I'd rather be. You didn't play defense for five seconds. Now you have to beat them in a five-minute overtime.
Jim Larranaga
#Defense

Jim Larranaga
I am so honored to be taking my own team (to the Final Four) after 20 years of trying even to get an at-large team. I can't tell you how much fun I'm having.
Jim Larranaga
#Trying

Jim Larranaga
I feel so honored to now take my team after 20 years of trying.
Jim Larranaga
#Trying

Jim Larranaga
I don't think (the players) really understand that we touch so many more people than just the people who are around us or even the people who are at the games. I've gotten e-mails from people who are sick. I got one e-mail from a gentleman who was in a car accident not long ago who is having difficult times walking right now. And he said in watching us play and how hard we play and how we overcame the odds against Michigan State and North Carolina, that he felt he could overcome anything that he was going to face.
Jim Larranaga
#People

Jim Larranaga
Familiarity is always important. One of the key elements to our great game in the NCAA first round in 2001 when we faced a very strong Maryland team was that our players had faced those guys during the summer - and so there was not a fear factor. We are hoping that will hold true this time.
Jim Larranaga
#Familiarity

Jim Larranaga
I'm having so much fun that I told the guys I just want to keep it rolling.
Jim Larranaga
#Fun

Jim Larranaga
Quite frankly, there is a lot of parity in the country now.
Jim Larranaga
#Country

Jim Larranaga
I said 'when opportunity knocks, answer the door.
Jim Larranaga
#Opportunity

Jim Larranaga
Can you imagine a guy his size running down the field with the ball in lacrosse?
Jim Larranaga
#Running