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 Bill Self - “They made us sweat. It's a good thing we still had a foul to give.”
 Bill Self - “He's young and just is trying to figure it out. ... I probably played Brandon too many minutes, and that may have contributed to him not being as effective. He said he wasn't tired, but certainly we've got to do a better job of getting guys in there and hopefully put them in a position where they can knock down a shot and give us a boost.”
 Bill Self - “I don't know if we're obligated to do anything. I will (grant release) because eventually he's going to need to be on aid. There's not an emergency need to give him a release (now) since they have no scholarships. It doesn't do him any good.”
 Bill Self - “I think he's just scratching the surface of how good he can be.”
 Bill Self - “Just because guys have been here before, they are not going to have the upper hand,”
 Bill Self - “It's a fun and focused group when they get away from home, for whatever reason. They don't get excited. They don't get rattled. I guess they like hanging out all day together.”
 Bill Self - “All reports we have received indicate Rodrick had no involvement in the altercation other than him being hit over the head while going up the stairs.”
 Bill Self - “Aldridge is their best player, but P.J. Tucker is their heart and soul. That was a national championship-type performance by Texas tonight.”
 Bill Self - “People around here talk about it being one of the better weeks in the history of the program. But the week they signed Chamberlain -- that was pretty good, and the week they signed Manning, that was goodtoo, even if they didn't sign anybody else. We're certainly excited about it, but the new recruits still have to perform.”
 Bill Self - “I wish coach was here. I hope he gets to feeling better. He's done more for this school than anybody could ever imagine.”
 Bill Self - “I hope the policy is revisited because any team in our league that wins a championship is deserving of being recognized, any sport. Whatever championship it is, you should be recognized by your conference. Obviously, we were not.”
 Bill Self - “I don't think that game has affected him negatively. He's a mature kid, and he's handled it well. He's fine. But I do think that, at least initially, it hurt and hurt bad.”
 Bill Self - “Our fans were certainly disappointed and all that stuff. But I'm thinking, we have an extra day's rest and it doesn't hurt.”
 Keith Self - “I don't have the foggiest idea what Rick is referring to. There was one incident with an overzealous supporter that I discussed with Rick.”
 Bill Self - “Mario had the big answers for us tonight. He had a couple of big three-pointers late in the shot clock.”
 Bill Self - “This is a situation that we've never been in before, starting freshmen and sophomores, and we're going to learn from it. We'll get better.”
 Bill Self - “We knew the dad wasn't overly thrilled about everything, but we always thought David was fine. I thought he had a good freshman year.”
 Bill Self - “I kind of thought we would be a four seed before the game even started. We are not complaining at all about the seed. That is one of the negatives about playing a game that butts right up to the selection show.”
 Bill Self - “I thought it was a physical game before the game started. I mean before the opening tip. I don't know that the intentional foul made it more physical. I think it made officials call more stuff after that.”
 Bill Self - “I thought it was two teams playing really hard. I thought Oklahoma State played really tough and it rebounded well and pressured us out of what we wanted to do. We kind of did the same to them for awhile.”
 Bill Self - “I've never thought of that -- 'Is he a quick turnaround guy' But he certainly has become that. I knew he would be very successful wherever he went, but I didn't know he would take UTEP from six to 24 or AM from zero to eight in league wins -- and do it overnight, which is what he has done.”
 Bill Self - “I've never thought of that 'Is he a quick turnaround guy' But he certainly has become that. I knew he would be very successful wherever he went, but I didn't know he would take UTEP from six to 24 or AM from zero to eight in league wins and do it overnight, which is what he has done.”
 Bill Self - “I thought Mario deserved third team, and I thought Russell (Robinson) deserved honorable mention, but there's a lot of other coaches that say the same thing about their players. Brandon certainly played at a certain level and led us from start to finish. He's deserving of that.”
 Bill Self - “We probably played as good a defense the first 15 minutes as we've played all year. I thought our defense was great. We had a comfortable lead, but we should have scored eight or 10 more points.”
 Bill Self - “I thought there were some men playing against guys who were not as old tonight.”

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