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  • It's just a matter of time with Steve. If Steve were to stop shooting, you'd see him coming out of the game.
    (Tom Crean)

  • The best teams in this league have depth. The best teams are not putting players out there to hold their own. They're putting players out there who make their teams better. We had a lot of good players in Conference USA, but there wasn't nearly the depth in that league that there is in the Big East.
    (Tom Crean)

  • I think he can poke fun at them and they can poke fun at him. I don't know if it was always like that but he's grown into it he's learned to trust and respect and they've learned to trust and respect him.
    (Tom Crean)

  • For our guys to be a part of history like that is really important. It's important to understand history and realize they have the ability to make it.
    (Tom Crean)

  • As far as the end of the game, we got every look that we wanted. Two weeks ago (Novak) hit a shot with a second to go to win the game. Today he took a shot from a different place, and it just didn't go down.
    (Tom Crean)


  • This was a big deal to him. I think his focus today was Colin Falls, and he did a great job in defending him.
    (Tom Crean)

  • Playing 40 minutes of defense was the absolute key. We thought last week that we played about 20 minutes of solid defense, and we lost our defensive intensity in the second half.
    (Tom Crean)

  • He's comfortable down there he's improving all the time. The big things now are to improve his balance, his footwork, his skills and confidence down low. But he's a hard worker and when you work that hard you have a chance to really gain expertise in certain situations that much faster.
    (Tom Crean)

  • It was just a matter of time for Steve. If Steve would have stopped shooting, he would have come out of the game ... He has a very short memory when it comes to his shot, and that's what a great shooter has to have.
    (Tom Crean)

  • Our fans have been fantastic. Our home crowd is huge to us and we haven't seen it in a while.
    (Tom Crean)

  • Dan's very instinctive, which leads him to making good decisions. He can get into the lane and make some plays, and the other thing about him is his defense. He can move his feet very well -- that's his soccer background -- and keep the dribble in front of him. As times goes on, he'll be able to guard smaller, quicker guys.
    (Tom Crean)

  • This was a great college basketball game with two teams who have a lot of respect for each other.
    (Tom Crean)

  • You have to incorporate these things into practice. It takes a lot of courage to make free throws, and thats often what separates really good teams from average teams. You have to make it a point of emphasis.
    (Tom Crean)

  • Maybe 10, but I'm biased. When you go against Seton Hall, you see Cincinnati. When you see these teams on a day-in, day-out basis, you see how good they are.
    (Tom Crean)

  • I'm giving him the ball and telling him to give it back when he's finished.
    (Tom Crean)


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