Top 62 Quotes About College Basketball

#1. I criticize the NFL in many ways, but I think it's made great strides. I think college basketball, great strides. College football means so much to alumni, doesn't it? It sort of represents the school. It's when you go back; it's at the beginning of the school year.

Frank Deford

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#2. For a college basketball player or coach, to reach the Final Four is la-la land. You've achieved, you've got your stamp of approval. My first team to do that was in 1986. Then we did it in '88, '89 and '90.

Mike Krzyzewski

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#3. I dream of one day winning a college basketball scholarship

Aselin Debison

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#4. The 'mecca of college basketball is in Storrs, Connecticut.

Jim Nantz

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#5. I played college basketball in West Virginia for two years, and then I graduated from NYU with a sports management degree because I realized the NBA's not going to happen.

Ramon Rodriguez

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#6. When you're 18, when you're at college, sports can be your life. You can watch every baseball game, every college basketball game, every football game. Once you have a family and kids, you can't do that anymore.

Drew Magary

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#7. When I was playing college basketball, I had to work out every day; it benefited me physically.

Romeo Miller

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#8. I probably follow all sports a little bit. I like hockey quite a bit. I like football. I like college basketball when it gets down to March Madness. I like baseball. I enjoy them all. I watch them all.

Vince Vaughn

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#9. I went to an ACC school, Wake Forest, I'm a big college basketball fan, and it was just a natural interest for me.

Lee Norris

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#10. My overall point is that 'one and dones' are not healthy for college basketball. I should not have made it personal to Kentucky and its players and I apologize.

Bobby Knight

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#11. To see a player dunk in women's college basketball is just amazing. It's great to see that the game has reached that level now.

Holly Johnson

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#12. He knew I enjoyed the relationships of college basketball. All along, he was the wise one.

Rick Pitino

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#13. I have an incredible amount of basketball knowledge, and I think a lot of that is derived from having a Hall of Fame college basketball coach who was very knowledgeable of the game and I had a great high school coach who was also very knowledgeable.

Alonzo Mourning

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#14. I like college football, but I'm a huge college basketball fan. I could sit and watch every game of March Madness and be happy. That could be a vacation.

Lewis Black

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#15. One-and-done is the most damaging thing in college basketball. It brings money into the college game, because it kickstarts the bidding war. When you know a kid can't turn pro and is going to go to school for one year and then go pro, that's when you see everyone going to games and courting players.

Sonny Vaccaro

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#16. The greatest words you hear in college basketball are Ohio State advances. (The Iowa upset) is amazing. But again, it's all the proof you need that there's no guarantee.

Thad Matta

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#17. I don't think you can explain why all these other sports and college basketball have a fair representation of African American coaches, but college football doesn't. You can dig and scramble and scratch, but at the end of the day I think it's just pure, old-fashioned racism.

Frank Deford

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#18. The fact is that everybody around a college basketball game - the coaches, the announcers, even the referees at a lower level - calculates when the game is really over. They calculate it with intuition and guesswork.

Bill James

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#19. One of the reasons why I enjoy college basketball a little more is because of its team orientation as opposed to individual orientation.

Len Elmore

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#20. A lot of people talk about the Fab Five, and they were wonderful, one of the best teams you'll ever see in college basketball. But the '89 team is the best one to ever play at Michigan in my opinion because they won the national championship. Winning a championship is winning a championship.

Trey Burke

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#21. Walking has been ridiculous in college basketball the past 15 years.

Bobby Knight

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#22. The NBA is all about winning, but at this level (college basketball) winning doesn't make you happy. You can win, and play lousy, and in my program, feel lousy. To me it's about: How good can we be.

Geno Auriemma

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#23. Basketball was always my sport. It just took me until my second year of college for me to realize that I was a better baseball player than a basketball player. But basketball was always my number one love. Finally found out I was better at baseball and chose to pursue that route.

Curtis Granderson

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#24. Winning teams at the NBA level, the college level, and the high school level all play team basketball. Championship teams have five players on the same page at all times.

Hubie Brown

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#25. I am very excited to be the head women's basketball coach at Beloit College, ... This is a great opportunity for me. I am looking forward to putting my stamp on the program. I am confident that I can and will be successful here.

Don Adams

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#26. Sometimes I do wonder what college would have been like. But I made my decision.

Kobe Bryant

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#27. I remember one time being told I could not play in a basketball game at the College of William and Mary because I was black, even though I was playing with a United States Army team.

Walter Dean Myers

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#28. In college you learn about college

Jermaine O'Neal

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#29. The accomplishments in college and even in the pros are more in my mind because you constantly see Duke on TV during basketball season. You constantly see the NBA.

Grant Hill

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#30. I can't say there was one thing in particular that helped prepare me for life beyond basketball except for the exposure to college and that laboratory, that allows us to learn who and what we are, and to be able to utilize that knowledge in real life.

Len Elmore

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#31. I think one of the most immoral things is college football and basketball, where everybody is making money except the players.

Frank Deford

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#32. I love football. My weekends are booked. Saturday college games and Sunday NFL and 'Monday Night Football.' Booked! Football is first, then basketball and then everything else.

Jordin Sparks

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#33. I went to the University of San Francisco on an athletic scholarship. I didn't study in high school. I was just there to get by and to play basketball. But a funny thing happened to me when I got to college. I got challenged by the work and the professors.

Michael Franti

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#34. All this stuff is kind of surreal to me - Ididn't think I'd be in the league or none of that. It was making it to college. That's about it.

Kevin Durant

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#35. I was a much better writer than I was an athlete. My college coach told me flat out, he said, "Deford, you write basketball better than you play it."

Frank Deford

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#36. Tiger had the advantage of high school, college, and a father who knew golf. I was self-taught. Blacks really won't play golf in great numbers until some of these basketball and football stars buy some golf courses where blacks can play.

Charlie Sifford

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#37. Charles and I go back since college. None of us thought this would happen, we just wanted to play basketball. This is the highest honor that can ever be paid, and it's mind-blowing.

Dominique Wilkins

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#38. The caliber of play suffered and attendance declined year by year. Interest in college football was exploding, and there was this new game called basketball.

John Thorn

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#39. In my case, I played sports my whole life. I got out of college, and I didn't bother to get health care coverage because I just figured I didn't need it. But you know that if you blow out your knee on a basketball court or you get in a car accident, and you're uninsured, it can bankrupt you.

Denis McDonough

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#40. Until my senior year, baseball and basketball were my best sports; and even when I was a senior, I still wanted to play baseball professionally. But the family wanted me to go to college, and I guess I agreed with them, or else I would have accepted some of the offers I got.

Joe Namath

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#41. I was very pleased with the entire selection process. The manner in which it was conducted included all parts of United States' basketball, from the professional level to the colleges and high schools. Everyone was considered.

Mike Krzyzewski

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#42. Basketball was always my first love, but once I had a good year as a senior, I figured the next step was to play college football.

Ben Roethlisberger

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#43. Selecting the right college to attend is an investment into a young man or woman's future, it's not just about basketball.

Billy Kennedy

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#44. I played team sport as a kid and loved it. I played basketball and football throughout high school into college in the intramurals and I loved it. There was nothing like a team.

Tom Watson

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#45. We did have three go to the YMCA.

Abe Lemons

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#46. The only reason I went to college was to play basketball. I injured my knee and couldn't play.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan

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#47. I played against him (Wilkins) in college. Getting nominated with him, that's pretty cool.

Charles Barkley

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#48. I've won at every level, except college and pro.

Shaquille O'Neal

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#49. It wasn't until late high school and early college that I gained enough size and skill to make me welcome on intramural basketball teams.

Paul D. Boyer

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#50. In college I never realized the opportunities available to a pro athlete. I've been given the chance to meet all kinds of people, to travel and expand my financial capabilities, to get ideas and learn about life, to create a world apart from basketball.

Michael Jordan

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#51. Practice habits were crucial to my development in basketball. I didn't play against the toughest competition in high school, but one reason I was able to do well in college was that I mastered the fundamentals. You've got to have them down before you can even think about playing.

Larry Bird

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#52. I was born in Chicago, then I spent most of my youth in Joliet, Illinois which is about thirty minutes south, and I went to a military academy for high school in Wisconsin. Then I went to college, on a basketball scholarship to a small school in Iowa, so I'm like Mr. Midwest.

Adam Rapp

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#53. College coaches want to power the ball inside, they want (their post players) to power the ball up, but no one can shoot from that 15-foot area anymore.

Oscar Robertson

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#54. I led the state in defensive interceptions my senior year, with seven in nine games. Then I went to Montana to play basketball and found out quickly that my college career wasn't going to work out how I'd envisioned it.

Jeff Ament

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#55. I told them not to worry about it, since we were going to play indoors.

Jerry Tarkanian

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#56. Whether it's college or WNBA, its basketball and the more you play the less you need to adjust.

Diana Taurasi

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#57. Baseball is like cricket, and I grew up in a country where they had cricket. So I understand cricket, soccer and basketball. I played basketball at the club level and a little bit in college, so that's why I'm a basketball fanatic.

Patrick Soon-Shiong

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#58. I just can't recruit where there's grass around. You gotta have a concrete lawn before I feel comfortable enough to go in and talk to you parents.

Al McGuire

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#59. We ran an up-tempo, transition-style of game at Boston College - very similar to what we ran when I played for Arnold.

Bob Cousy

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#60. The Dodgers. My favorite hockey team is the Kings. I like the Clippers in basketball. And I like USC college. Football, the Giants.

Alyssa Milano

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#61. And my father didn't have money for me to go to college. And at that particular time they didn't have black quarterbacks, and I don't think I could have made it in basketball, because I was only 5' 11. So I just picked baseball.

Willie Mays

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#62. I loved basketball so much. I loved playing it. I just never thought I could make it To college, NBA, Or stand up here today in front of you guys And be an NBA MVP. It's just, It's just a surreal feeling. And, I had so much help. So many people believed in me when I didn't believe in myself.

Kevin Durant

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