35 Total Quotes

Ricardo Patton Quotes

He's just a trouper. Every team has to have a guy who is as tough a competitor as he is. What he lacks in talent or skill, he makes up for in hard work.
Ricardo Patton
#Competitor

This was a great team effort. We beat a very good basketball team.
Ricardo Patton
#Basketball

The toughest factor is the caliber of players they've had for many, many years. It's been a very difficult place, not only for Colorado but for a lot of people, to play.
Ricardo Patton
#Caliber

The thing you learn from winning is how to win, and they are a very disciplined basketball team. I think if you look at the guys that make big plays for them, they are the guys who have been pretty consistent all season long.
Ricardo Patton
#Basketball

I think it's very rewarding for the players that are participating at each place. I know every coach and every department has worked long and hard to get to this point where each program is having some success.
Ricardo Patton
#Coach

Sometimes what happens is the media may throw that information out there and start believing that's the case. But I think anyone who has watched the Big 12 closely realizes it's as good a conference as there is.
Ricardo Patton
#Information

They're a different team (now), no question. It looks as if they've got their game timing down now. . . . And the other thing we have to remember is, they're probably the freshest team in the league right now.
Ricardo Patton
#Game

It's a new season. There's always a possibility that seniors will start thinking about life after basketball.
Ricardo Patton
#Basketball

I believe the ACC and Big 12 are definitely two of the best conferences in the country anywhere, night in and night out.
Ricardo Patton
#Country

We signed these kids early so this is not an evaluation. We're just here for support.
Ricardo Patton
#Kids

It's encouraging to hear him say those things. I know he is working hard to build community support for the department.
Ricardo Patton
#Community

He's put together some nice games. . . . He's coming into his own. More importantly, he had seven rebounds and six steals (against Oklahoma State). . . . That speaks to his defense as much as anything. He's adding some other dimensions to his game.
Ricardo Patton
#Games

He had to learn how hard he has to work to keep his spot. He's put together a good month of practice and has become what we thought when we brought him in here.
Ricardo Patton
#Work

I don't think you can give any good team a steady diet of one defense. I think you have to change defenses and maybe slow the game down a little bit, or get teams off-balance a little bit. I think that's why you're seeing it.
Ricardo Patton
#Defense

Mentally, he's in a good place. He's in no hurry. He's on NBA teams' radar, but right now he's on track to be here three years.
Ricardo Patton
#Nba

There are times when he thinks he is Magic (Johnson) and times we think he is tragic. Tonight, he came around.
Ricardo Patton
#Magic

I think we are past trying to get into the tournament. We'd like to get in the tournament and go deep in the tournament.
Ricardo Patton
#Past

Every team has to have that one guy. But as I told Richard tonight, part of the character of good and great players is consistency. He has to make his presence felt on the floor every night.
Ricardo Patton
#Character

We've got to keep plugging away and see how we can correct some of the mistakes we made.
Ricardo Patton
#Mistakes

This is what we face on the road every game, so it's nice to have our own home crowd motivation. Our guys really feed off that. It's a great energy to have.
Ricardo Patton
#Home

If you're averaging five or six (thousand) and wind up with eight (thousand), that's certainly moving in the right direction. At this point we don't have any complaints about the crowds we've had in the last few games. Can it be better? Certainly. But it's been awfully good based on where we started.
Ricardo Patton
#Direction

There is no question in my mind. We can play the tape right now. Anybody can see that he was in the air and that he had left the ground and the ball had left his hand.
Ricardo Patton
#Mind

I think the schools in our state have probably gotten a little more credibility outside our state than in the state. 'Our school is winning, but' - there's always a little asterisk by it. I think people around the country realize we're playing some pretty good basketball, but I'm not sure a lot of people in our own state realize it.
Ricardo Patton
#Credibility

It's a matter of staying focused and not trying to make home-run plays.
Ricardo Patton
#Home

He is a future NBA guy. He reminds me of (former Cyclone Jamaal) Tinsley. He's that type of player with great size and strength about him. We've got clips of him just forearming guys and being physical. Nothing dirty. He's as tough as any player in the league.
Ricardo Patton
#Future

It was a great win against a good basketball team and it really bodes well for our program. I thought we had tremendous focus and great effort on the part of each and every one of the guys.
Ricardo Patton
#Basketball

My personal belief is that his communication with agents affects how he plays. I won't elaborate any further on it, but he and I have talked about that. But I certainly think it affects how he plays in certain games.
Ricardo Patton
#Belief

Roby had a difficult time all night. I thought they did an excellent job in guarding Roby -- being physical with him and creating issues with him getting open and getting good looks. Most of his shots that he took were under duress, and we ended up with Marcus Hall having to over-dribble more because guys couldn't get freed up.
Ricardo Patton
#Night

I think five, for sure, and the reason is, this is a major conference. . . . I've got to stick up for the Big 12.
Ricardo Patton
#Reason

If we come back and take care of our home court, that gives us 19 wins, maybe tied for fourth place in the league, and we'll have had a really good season.
Ricardo Patton
#Home