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I don't know what has transpired the last few games - the way he has shot the basketball, he's not shooting as well. I don't know if it's more attention being focused on him with those other guys being out that's wearing on him. I don't know, but we have to rectify it.
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#Basketball

Anytime you're thought of by your peers in the coaches' poll and you guys (media in attendance) thinking of us in a positive way with our program and team right now makes you feel good. We're honored. Hopefully, we're deserving of it. But also we want to keep things in perspective. For us, it's never been about us trying to crack the polls. We're still on our journey to become champions in our conference. So, nothing has changed in that regard.
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#Media

Obviously, for us to win one or two more games wouldn't hurt. But we're the No. 1-ranked conference in America and we've been able to finish .500 along with Michigan State. We're both 8-8 and we split with one another. No one's talking about Michigan State not being in.
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#Games

I would say one possession here or there was going to determine the outcome of this ballgame for either team. I thought both teams laid it on the line, put great effort out there to make things happen.
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#Ball Game

For us to show the signs of life and energy and passion and defense, that's what we needed. I think you go through some stretches where the season can beat you down a little bit. I think it's naive to think this conference can't do that to you.
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#Defense

It's a disappointing ending and loss for us today. You can look at a lot of different stats. But nothing is more telling than 24 turnovers. That was our undoing this afternoon.
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#Ending

I thought our veterans led the way for us with a lot of toughness and heart.
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#Heart

I thought our veterans really led the way with a lot of toughness and a lot of heart. And certainly our crowd this evening really pulled us through tonight.
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#Heart

For us, we know the rivalry, the proximity and that we hadn't won this game in a long time, so we're pleased. The focus for us was to try to stay in the hunt for the conference title.
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#Rivalry

I don't think that we were sluggish. I thought they played an exceptional basketball game early and that put us on our heels.
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#Basketball

We can cry about that if that's the right word to use, but nonetheless we have to keep fighting. I don't know if that's what happened with our team (when the Buckeyes took control with Harris out). But obviously it didn't help us to have him go down.
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#Fighting

I really believe the way we've played on the offensive end has really taken the life out of us defensively. This has been my biggest pet peeve about basketball in today's time. It seems to be when players aren't scoring, their energy and life to play the total game isn't there. I think that has hurt us defensively.
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#Life

It was a spectacular play. It was a big momentum play. You could see their energy increase. It was demoralizing to us.
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#Energy

I do think right now he's giving us a stabilizing feel.
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#Giving

We're going to review those situations when we get the opportunity to do so.
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#Opportunity

I think all of our games will be must-win situations at some point. I don't know if one win is going to make or break what we've done over the course of the season, but certainly it would help if we could have a win over a team like Illinois.
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#Games

Daniel has a way to will shots in and will us to victory. His courage and his will were certainly on display tonight.
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#Courage

We're thrilled. This certainly puts us in position (for an NCAA bid) with a signature win around the country. We recognize how good Illinois has been over the last few years.
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#Country

I thought (Horton) played tremendous defense. We had to. I can't tell you how talented and quick Dee Brown is. ... You have to be disciplined, you have to be tough, you have to be a little lucky.
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#Defense

His courage, the way he put us on his back offensively, was outstanding. You saw him will his shots in. You saw him will us to a victory.
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#Courage

(Horton's) courage, his will and the way he put us on his back offensively was a brilliant, brilliant game for us.
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#Courage

[Horton's] courage, his will and the way he put us on his back offensively was a brilliant, brilliant game for us.
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#Courage

If it ended tonight, I think we'd be in. There's a lot of basketball left to play but it doesn't hurt to have this win on our resume.
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#Basketball

It was really a struggle for us offensively.
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#Struggle

He's a big-time post presence. His double-double and his ability to score around the rim was certainly hurtful for us.
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#Ability

Hopefully this is a week that will allow us the opportunity to work on fundamentals.
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#Opportunity

We have no more information on him. He's out indefinitely.
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#Information

We've been able to grow together. I love that about this group. They've done a lot to be able to put Michigan basketball in the position it deserves, which is a winning, first-class program.
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#Love

It is tough to win with some many turnovers. Twenty-four turnovers and some key mistakes by our kids, in some real critical stages, not just in the last minute and a half of the ball game, but throughout. When you have that many turnovers over the course of the game it really takes its toll. They turn it over 20 times, we turn it over 24. It wasn't a pretty game from that stand point. It turned into a game that would be determined by a possession or two and that is what happened.
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#Kids

Obviously it was a disappointing ending and loss. You can certainly look at a lot of different stats and reasons but none more telling than 24 turnovers. That was our undoing and it was unfortunate for us. I thought our kids gave great effort, especially our seniors, and I'm very disappointed for them to end their career home game with something like this.
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#Ending