Offensive Balance and Execution:
"We’ve put a big premium on offense – shooting, passing – probably more so than we have in the past."
"If LaQuinton can get 20 points a game, great. But, I’d like to have that great balance."
"Both [Aaron Craft and Shannon Scott] are playing at a very high level right now... The one thing I love about our backcourt, right now: you've got two seniors, one junior, throw in Sam being a junior and Amedeo being a sophomore. We haven't had that a lot here. Hopefully that experience pays off for us."
Sam Thompson’s Development and Jump shooting:
"Sam Thompson wins. He wants to do whatever he can to help the team win."
"When Sam begins shoots the ball at a consistent level, he's got a chance to be one of the best to ever play here."
"A lot of it is repetition and getting Sam to shoot the right shot, every single time. He’ll short-cut his follow through and that’s something we’ve been on him about since the completion of last year."
Reflecting on his 10 years at Ohio State:
"When we came in… I remember saying to kids when we began our recruiting process, 'we’re at rock bottom, we can’t go to postseason play.' We had, like, a 20 percent graduation rate. I didn’t know that until after I got here."
"To see the strides we’ve made – a lot of people tie it to one thing, and that’s winning. But, I’ve liked the way that we’ve won and the guys we’ve won with."
On Thad Matta’s athleticism:
"I hid it, when I played. I just didn’t know where I put it."