Bruce Pearl Quotes

59 Bruce Pearl quotes:

"Lofton was the man. He had that look in him that the whole country saw who were watching on television. Everybody saw it."
Author: Pearl Quotes Category: Country Quotes
"I am concerned with our second-half defense. We must focus on playing better. There is no margin for error with this team."
Author: Pearl Quotes Category: Defense Quotes
"It was a fun, locker room moment."
Author: Pearl Quotes Category: Fun Quotes
"I wasn't calling them out. I just remember some of coach Mears' teams, and the great games with Kentucky."
Author: Pearl Quotes Category: Games Quotes
"A big part of March madness is that there are going to be upsets. If Winthrop looks at the No. 2 seeds, they would be thankful they're playing Tennessee instead of some other two-seed."
Author: Pearl Quotes Category: Madness Quotes
"Absolutely. There's a different set of rules for him than anybody else on the team."
Author: Pearl Quotes Category: Rules Quotes
"It's the greatest sound in college basketball. The crowd makes this noise, like ' oh no ' when a guy who's hot gets the ball and has an open look. Even before he shoots, before he makes it, the crowd reacts. It's so cool, and it's a testament to how smart these fans are. And it's fun for the shooters, too."
Author: Pearl Quotes Category: Basketball Quotes
"I think that we've got to focus on trying to come down the stretch here and start playing better basketball. Every night we've had some really, really intense, physical games the last three or four, and there's no margin for error with this team. When we slip up a little bit, obviously a team like Kentucky is able to expose it."
Author: Pearl Quotes Category: Basketball Quotes
"The good news is that this is a talented class, the bad news is half our team is freshmen. It's like having two first years as a head coach."
Author: Pearl Quotes Category: Class Quotes
"You can't control what's happened but you can control what happens from here."
Author: Pearl Quotes Category: Control Quotes
"At this time, we are dealing with discipline internally."
Author: Pearl Quotes Category: Discipline Quotes
"That's when we can separate and get on a run. Chris Lofton is a great example. I can't believe how open he got. I can't believe he made those shots. Had I called timeout, I couldn't have given him a better look."
Author: Pearl Quotes Category: Example Quotes
"At least this buys us some time where people are not going to say it's just a football conference."
Author: Pearl Quotes Category: Football Quotes
"I've worked my whole life to get to a place like Tennessee."
Author: Pearl Quotes Category: Life Quotes
"We'll be back. I'm very, very proud of these young men. I can't tell you how many people have written or called and said how much they enjoyed this basketball team. This Tennessee basketball team will go down as one of the all-time best, and this was the group that got it started."
Author: Pearl Quotes Category: Men Quotes
"I just think the opportunity to be on the road to the Final Four, to have the opportunity to be there for one shining moment, those are all the things we've got to push. We've got to try to get our identity back and playing a team out of conference that's not played us for the second or third time will be a positive. Ready or not, here it comes."
Author: Pearl Quotes Category: Opportunity Quotes
"We deserved victory. It wasn't like we had to get hit in the mouth to start playing. We were ready to play, and we had to play well."
Author: Pearl Quotes Category: Victory Quotes
"We have to focus on getting better down the stretch and playing better basketball. There's no margin for error with this team. When we slip up a little bit, obviously a team like Kentucky is able to expose that."
Author: Pearl Quotes Category: Basketball Quotes
"We are committed to up-tempo basketball. We will press 94 feet. There's a definite advantage because there is a different preparation (for opponents). I think the players do fit our style."
Author: Pearl Quotes Category: Basketball Quotes
"I think a lot of times, you find your (conference) tournament champion being somebody that underachieved."
Author: Pearl Quotes Category: Champion Quotes

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