23 Total Quotes

Trent Johnson Quotes

They're a good basketball team. They have a very hostile home environment. They are very balanced. They have seven or eight guys who can score for them. They are probably a little bitter since they didn't get an at-large bid to the Tournament.
Trent Johnson
#Basketball

We're going into one of the more hostile environments we've seen all year. I'm impressed with Missouri State's team, with how physical they play.
Trent Johnson
#Environment

We played in one of the more hostile environments, so, yes, we played with toughness. We were in the game.
Trent Johnson
#Environment

Anytime you lose a player of Matt's caliber, it is going to impact what you do, but we're not changing anything. And it's nothing we haven't had experience at.
Trent Johnson
#Caliber

The last few games I thought we've been playing better basketball. I didn't want our players to be down or lose sight of how far we've come just because they lost the other night.
Trent Johnson
#Basketball

Right now our total energy is based on Arizona and trying to play better than how we played against the Bruins on Saturday. I think it's premature to respond to anything relating to the NIT.
Trent Johnson
#Energy

I thought their defensive pressure hurt us. Especially at the start of the second half, they really got us out of rhythm offensively, what we were trying to do. And that was the game right there.
Trent Johnson
#Hurt

The easiest thing to do in coaching is when you have an element of success, to take off (for) the highest paycheck. That's never been the agenda for me. My agenda has always been what's best for the kids.
Trent Johnson
#Elements

Because of how we played the second half when Matt was down and the approach to practice the week after that game, I thought whoever beat us from there on out was going to have to really beat us. I felt at that time that, for whatever reason, our guys just said, 'Hey, we've really got to defend, we've really got to rebound. We've really got to play with a sense of urgency.' And I feel we've done that.
Trent Johnson
#Game #Second Half

They are pretty good. If they continue to play like that they have a chance to go deep into the (NCAA) tournament.
Trent Johnson
#Ncaa #Ncaa Tournament

I'm not going to comment on the NCAA. We're getting ready to play Arizona.
Trent Johnson
#Ncaa

From our standpoint, and how we've been playing of late, I don't think (Adams' absence is) going to make that much of a difference anyway.
Trent Johnson
#Absence #Standpoint

We don't make that decision. The NIT is money generated and if the NIT powers say we want you to play at home, we will. ... But if it was my decision, I would like to take this basketball team on the road. Because we compete well at home, but for the guys that are returning next year we've got to fight through on the road.
Trent Johnson
#Money #Basketball Team

It's safe to say this was one of our better games all year. I've felt all along, all year long, that zones give us the opportunity to get open looks. And when teams get up after us man-to-man and pressure us on the half-court and full-court, it causes problems for us.
Trent Johnson
#Man To Man

The first half we probably shared the ball as well as we have all year. Zones give us a chance to get open looks. When teams get up on us and pressure us man-to-man, it causes problems for us. There were a couple sequences in the first half where we made seven or eight passes, side to side. Zones are usually good for us.
Trent Johnson
#Man To Man

It was nice to see them play well, see them play up to their capabilities.
Trent Johnson
#Capability

Virginia found out on Sunday they had to travel all the way across the country. I think they got a little fatigued late in the first half and then late in the game.
Trent Johnson
#Game

For Virginia, finding out that they had to travel clear across the country on Sunday -- they definitely fatigued a little late in the first half and at the end of the game.
Trent Johnson
#Game

We don't talk about that. The bottom line is I don't dwell on those things.
Trent Johnson
#Bottom Line