GENO AURIEMMA

The coach after a sportswriter tweeted about how his Huskies are killing the women’s game:

“Don’t watch. Nobody’s putting a gun to your head to watch. So don’t watch, and don’t write about it. Spend your time on things you think are important. If you don’t think this is important, don’t pay any attention to it. The fact you have to comment on it? Says something about you, doesn’t it?”

JOSH MAGETTE

From teammate Andre Ingram:

“Unlike most point guards today, he’s a willing passer man. He actually looks at guys to get involved, and he’s not a selfish assist guy. Some guys want all the assists, but nah, Josh doesn’t play like that. He just plays the right way. That’s why coach puts the ball in Josh’s hands. We want the ball in Josh’s hands.”

DAVID WEST

“We have a team full of coaches. There is a constant information flow that comes from everyone, and everybody is chugging in the same direction. Nobody is pulling off to the left or right, with personal stuff and egos and things like that.  Every moment, every play means something. That’s what I wanted. Every game, every possession means the world to us. There’s an ideology that exists here. You just trust it.”

MIKE MALONE

After a recent loss to the Hawks:

“Maybe some guys are starting to just kind of mail it in. I’m not sure. But I’m not going to stand for that. I’ll just find a group of guys that will compete and play hard and play the right way, and play them 48 minutes if I have to. Some of our guys did play with energy and effort tonight. Not enough.”