69 Total Quotes

Pat Summitt Quotes

We know it's going to be a pretty hostile environment, but our team has been exposed to that. All the players that have played here understand that we go on the road.
Pat Summitt
#Environment

I think Wendy plays a tougher schedule than I do.
Pat Summitt
#Plays

(The loss to Florida) hopefully will make us refocus on our defense. We have been a poor defensive team all year. That is our biggest concern -- defense and turnovers.
Pat Summitt
#Defense

We were on defense, and I heard 'Defense' so loud, it was like a home game. I can't believe they're yelling 'Defense,' so obviously they feel the way I do about the weakness of our team right now.
Pat Summitt
#Defense

The ladies had great energy today. The communication was key, and I could definitely see an improvement in their physical condition. They had an incredible off-season in the weight room.
Pat Summitt
#Communication

There are some coaches who believe you just let the best players get all the points they can and stop everybody else. Others limit the best player and make other people beat you. For us, we want to guard everybody. But we really want to make sure that we make it hard or at least difficult for that player to continually make the plays.
Pat Summitt
#Believe

Our philosophy has always been you better pack your defense and your board work on the road. Because those ugly nights and those poor shooting nights — you just have to grind games out. Today, we just had to grind it out.
Pat Summitt
#Defense

She made playing basketball fun due to her ability to connect with her players. Personally, I am going to miss her tremendously and I know the game is going to miss her.
Pat Summitt
#Ability

Candace makes everyone on the floor better. She does a great job.
Pat Summitt
#Floor

One more mom. One more.
Pat Summitt
#Mom

You have to believe Duke and North Carolina and Maryland are all going to be teams in the postseason that are going to be very successful. They've proven themselves throughout the season.
Pat Summitt
#Believe

This team should not have lost back-to-back games. Kentucky was better tonight. This team has to understand that they just can't go out there and play. They have to execute a game plan and be mindful of one possession at a time on offense and defense.
Pat Summitt
#Games

Too much Texas for Tennessee.
Pat Summitt
#Tennessee

We're facing a new opponent and trying to learn as much as we can about Army at this time and get ready for March Madness.
Pat Summitt
#Army

She gives our basketball team a lot of energy. She helps us improve our early offense, our transition, with her ability to push tempo. From that standpoint, it was good. I thought she tried to do a little too much (Tuesday) night. I think she?s still trying to get back in the groove.
Pat Summitt
#Basketball

I just want her to play the game under control. And for her, it's much different from any player I've ever coached in that she can be flat-footed and go up and dunk. So it's not like things have to be perfect in her basketball world for her to dunk. If she goes up inside and dunks it, more power to her.
Pat Summitt
#Control

I didn't say a lot. I didn't throw anything. That's not my style. I did think about it though.
Pat Summitt
#Style

I learned so much from Sue about the X's and O's of the game of basketball.
Pat Summitt
#Basketball

Parker has been handling the ball and bringing it up the floor, running some point as well. Ideally we'd like her closer to the basket, but it's not like she has to stay on the perimeter.
Pat Summitt
#Running

Obviously, this was a tough battle for both teams. A great basketball game I'm sure to watch, a challenging one to play in and coach.
Pat Summitt
#Basketball

We're Tennessee. It's not like anyone is going to feel sorry for us. We have yet to buy into defense. We have to bring that every possession.
Pat Summitt
#Defense

Another valuable lesson was handed to us. Our defense and ball-handling killed us.
Pat Summitt
#Defense

Our defense and ball handling killed us. Probably what bothered me most is that we went into overtime and mishandled the ball and didn't execute.
Pat Summitt
#Defense

We've just been a very poor defensive team in a lot of games.
Pat Summitt
#Games

I think we're a better basketball team now than when we played them. I feel good that we can go inside against them.
Pat Summitt
#Basketball

If you can control the boards, you usually have a great deal of influence on how many possessions you get, how many opportunities you get from that. And I thought we got a lot of opportunities.
Pat Summitt
#Control

Obviously Candace wanted the ball in her hands. She's a player that can see over people as well as go around people.
Pat Summitt
#People

It's just a matter of everyone stepping up and taking responsibility and ownership on the offensive end. We executed very well.
Pat Summitt
#Responsibility

Normally we open in a zone. We opened in a man — I wanted us to come out and pressure, have good energy.
Pat Summitt
#Man

I don't know what we did wrong. You have to look at the strength of schedule. We're No. 1 and if I'm not mistaken Ohio State is No. 21. And their conference is No. 7. Those two things don't add up.
Pat Summitt
#Strength