33 Total Quotes

Norm Roberts Quotes

Give Quincy credit. We tried to guard him but he makes you pay. He's a terrific player and he hit some big-time bombs today.
Norm Roberts
#Credit

It's Big East basketball. Big East basketball is that way. It's a physical game every time you play in the league.
Norm Roberts
#Basketball

Give DePaul credit. They did a good job of making plays down the end. They had been really struggling down the line. They shot 92 percent today, so they did a good job at that.
Norm Roberts
#Credit

We got frustrated. Duke does that to you. We tried to keep our composure, but we're a young team and this is a tough environment.
Norm Roberts
#Composure

The young man was definitely excited about the Garden and St. John's, but it wasn't a slam dunk. Anthony told me early on: 'I'm not telling my kid where to go. We may be friends, but my son is going to choose where he wants to go.'
Norm Roberts
#Man

We wish Cedric the best. He is a young man who put in a tremendous amount of hard work and effort in representing St. John's basketball.
Norm Roberts
#Hard Work

They're a very, very, very good team. They deserve to be No. 1, no doubt about that.
Norm Roberts
#Doubt

They've got so much athletic ability. They can go outside and pressure the ball. Not too many teams can keep my guards in check because my guys are quick. But they did a good job keeping them out of the lane.
Norm Roberts
#Ability

We were patient. We took good shots. We took shots within rhythm. We did things that we normally practice every day and that is why we were successful.
Norm Roberts
#Practice

We're concentrating on St. John's and what we're trying to do to build our program. We're trying to get our guys to play at the top level, and we're moving in that direction.
Norm Roberts
#Trying

They are doing what we ask them to do. I am really happy for them.
Norm Roberts
#Ask

I think this is a statement that we are improving. We are a tough basketball team. It says that coming to Madison Square Garden is not an easy out.
Norm Roberts
#Basketball

We're not in it for moral victories. We've got a good basketball team. We have to continue to get better. They have so many weapons, they can beat you in so many ways.
Norm Roberts
#Basketball

I think this is a statement that we are improving. We are a tough basketball team. We have to take that toughness on the road as well as home.
Norm Roberts
#Basketball

Stupidity. [Calhoun] knows just like I know - and I'm a young coach - that when you're dealing with the media, people write what you say. So he should know something like that is not funny. Just like somebody making comments about computers with his program are not funny. I just think he didn't use good judgment. That's what I think.
Norm Roberts
#Media

We just have to stay focused on what we do and realize this is a great opportunity for us to play against a very good basketball team. Our guys are excited to play the top team in the nation. You don't always get these opportunities in a lifetime or career.
Norm Roberts
#Opportunity

We held them 20 points under what they usually score, and we didn't even play good defense in the second half. But against good players, you make a mistake, Rashad Anderson makes the shot. You make a mistake, Rudy Gay hits a shot.
Norm Roberts
#Defense

It was a hotly contested game. They've got so many different weapons, they can beat you in so many ways.
Norm Roberts
#Weapons

We're not in it for moral victories. We've got a good basketball team. We have to continue to get better. We have to continue to stay focused and pay attention to detail. Our guys will do that.
Norm Roberts
#Basketball

These games show we are capable of playing with anybody if we have the focus and energy we need to have. Now we have games coming against non-ranked teams that are still good basketball teams and we have to play with the same passion. If we do that, we will win our share of games.
Norm Roberts
#Energy

In the second half we played with energy, we played hard. We had to attack the basket and we did.
Norm Roberts
#Energy

I told them we've got to have a defensive mindset. We're not good in high-scoring games. I thought we did some really good things in this game but we just didn't play well in the last four minutes.
Norm Roberts
#Games

Anthony is getting better every game. He can really shoot the basketball, and he's coming into his own as far as putting it on the floor, rebounding and playing with energy throughout the whole game.
Norm Roberts
#Basketball

We aren't desperate. We won't call it that. We know there's an urgency to win. ... It's not desperation - that's panic.
Norm Roberts
#Desperation

Daryll is going to shut it down for the rest of the season. He tried to do everything he could to be out there for us, but this is what he needs to do right now. He will still be a big part of this team, at practices and games. We wish he could be out there but we understand.
Norm Roberts
#Rest

I'm really, really proud of the kids. We kept telling the guys about sticking together. We went through a hard road, playing four nationally ranked teams in a row and three of them on the road. I'm proud that we stuck together and understood we could get it done if we just stayed focused and did the things we knew we could do.
Norm Roberts
#Kids

We have a good basketball team but we are limited in certain ways. At this time of year, everybody knows what everybody can do. We have to take those things away from people. If you allow people to play to their strengths, and we let Syracuse play to their strengths, then you know you are going to struggle.
Norm Roberts
#Basketball

We played with a lot of energy. We played with a lot of passion.
Norm Roberts
#Energy

Give DePaul credit. They did a good job of making plays down the end. They had been really struggling down the line. They shot 92 percent today so they did a good job at that.
Norm Roberts
#Credit

We have to do a better job of taking care of the basketball, but their pressure had a lot to do with it.
Norm Roberts
#Basketball