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 Rick Pitino - “We have to play a pretty flawless game to come away with a victory.”
 Rick Pitino - “He'll have to come out of it tomorrow and see how sore it is. We'll know by walk-through (today).”
 Rick Pitino - “He's just very quick. He's fun to watch.”
 Rick Pitino - “It's not for entertainment. It's going to be a very intense practice. We're not going to hold back because you are there. We're not going to watch our language, so if that bothers you, don't come.”
 Rick Pitino - “I just love the whole atmosphere, ... To see East Tennessee State almost beat Wake Forest, the St. Joes game was great. Its just so much fun to watch all of it.”
 Rick Pitino - “We've accomplished what we've wanted to accomplish, record-wise. But we're nowhere near where we should be or where we ought to be.”
 Rick Pitino - “He's just a prolific scorer. He is great at hitting runners in the lane and he has great range on his jump shot. And because you have to worry about some of their other players, it sets up very nicely for him.”
 Rick Pitino - “We just got destroyed on the backboards. Then we panicked and took some bad shots. It was just one of those nights where everything went wrong in the first five or six minutes.”
 Rick Pitino - “I told the team at the timeout with 1535 to go in the game that this was exactly the situation I was in a few years ago and that we can do it, we can come back. We just have to take smart shots, treat every possession as if the game is on the line and we can win it. I actually did mention that game.”
 Rick Pitino - “He always finds a way to help his team win. At 6-10, its' very difficult even though you may be on him, he makes contested shots. He has unbelievable range and he does it to everybody he did it to us here at Freedom Hall two years ago and beat us single-handedly.”
 Rick Pitino - “I've tried to talk to him about it. He's not playing with Francisco, Larry (O'Bannon) and Ellis. And they know every little move that each other makes. He's playing with all new people. They don't know each other. He's got to let the game come to him and trust his teammates. And the more he goes inside to (center) David (Padgett) the more open shots he's going to get.”
 Rick Pitino - “It could happen to anyone when you get hired by a different president. There's a difference in philosophies. It happens. It's a change in CEOs. They have their own people, their own philosophies, and it's different than what Bob stands for.”
 Rick Pitino - “Cincinnati is going to be great, because they have four seniors. I think people are maybe underrating Cincinnati because they lost a legendary coach. But Andy Kennedy is a terrific coach and they have four seniors and it would not surprise me to see them win this conference.”
 Rick Pitino - “His (pain) threshold and his eagerness to play has been unbelievable.”
 Rick Pitino - “Under the circumstances of what David has had to go through this year, he's had a darn good year. And he's done it under the most trying circumstances you can imagine. His threshold for pain is kind of incredible. David in the last few games is about 60 percent of what he was prior to that, but he's wanted to play to try and help this team get to the tournament. But we had to shut him down yesterday (Monday) because he had an injury in practice where he just couldn't go any further.”
 Rick Pitino - “We definitely need him. We're at the point now where we're a little desperate and we've got to try him to see if he can go. He wants to go. We need him desperately. He's our glue. We need a shot in the arm against a veteran Cincinnati team, but he's got to be ready to play pain-free.”
 Rick Pitino - “The only way to get people to like working hard is to motivate them. Today, people must understand why they're working hard. Every individual in an organization is motivated by something different.”
 Rick Pitino - “Our goal is the same as it was when we left (for this road trip). We had six road games left. We want to win at least two of those and sweep our remaining four games at home. We had a golden opportunity that we gave away (at Rutgers), which was one of our best opportunities on the road.”
 Rick Pitino - “I'm not concerned about getting anybody experience anymore. We've got two games before the Big East starts, and we're going to get down to our normal rotation.”
 Rick Pitino - “David was brilliant the whole night. He was smart. He made big defensive plays. He knew when to foul, when to step up. He just played a great overall game.”
 Rick Pitino - “He certainly had a good night.”
 Rick Pitino - “It's going to be brutal. You've really got to be on your game every night out. There are going to be some good teams at home come March when they might otherwise be in the (NCAA) tournament. The league is that good.”
 Rick Pitino - “That was one of the most bizarre games I've ever seen. I'm not sure what went on out there. I have to watch the film. It was an interesting night. (NBA commissioner) David Stern would fine me for what I'm thinking right now. I'm not going to say it. I'm so out of whack, I don't know who played or did what, I'm confused.”
 Rick Pitino - “If I didn't have a recruiting engagement, I was going to be here. I did everything possible to change the recruiting thing. I'm a very small part of this night, but I did want to be a part of it.”
 Rick Pitino - “I'm extremely proud. We talked this morning and everything he said he wanted this team to do, it's done. It's really amazing to see.”

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