Bill Self

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Bill Self said ( about Marcus Garrett ) : “Marcus is a great player and I would have loved for him to return for another season, but the reality is this is the best decision for him and we fully support that,” External link

cjonline Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:25:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “Joseph is an explosive, dynamic scoring guard that will allow us to play an up-tempo, aggressive style on both ends of the floor,” External link

cjonline Thursday, April 15, 2021 7:22:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “Cam is going to bring a lot of versatility to our frontcourt, allowing us to play with space and size,” “Jeff Boschee runs a solid program at Missouri Southern and knows exactly what it takes to play at this level. We’re very excited that Cam is coming to Kansas and look forward to the positive impact he will have on this team” External link

cjonline Thursday, April 15, 2021 7:22:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said ( about John A Logan ) : “Sydney is going to bring size, strength and athleticism to our frontcourt, giving us another rim protector,” “He’s a big man that can play above the rim and has shown the ability to have a big presence inside. Sydney has been developed very well while at Logan and is making a big impact as they continue to play in the upcoming JUCO national tournament” External link

cjonline Thursday, April 15, 2021 7:22:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I want to thank Jerrance for all of his hard work and dedication to Kansas men’s basketball over the past eight years,” “I was fortunate to coach him at Illinois and loved the opportunity we had to coach together here at KU. He has been a member of our great staff and instrumental in the development of many players over his eight seasons” External link

cjonline Wednesday, April 7, 2021 2:40:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "He will be a tremendous partner to all of our head coaches and sports programs and will ensure that our student-athletes have a world-class experience during their time at KU," External link

cjonline Tuesday, April 6, 2021 7:19:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “Every day, I am reminded just how fortunate I am to lead this storied program and there truly is no place else I would rather be,” External link

ibtimes Friday, April 2, 2021 9:05:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I want to extend my sincere appreciation to Chancellor Girod, Kurt Watson, and the rest of the leadership at KU for their belief and faith in me to provide this lifetime contract,” External link

al Friday, April 2, 2021 8:17:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "I want to extend my sincere appreciation to Kansas chancellor Doug Girod, [interim athletic director] Kurt Watson, and the rest of the leadership at KU for their belief and faith in me to provide this lifetime contract," External link

upi Friday, April 2, 2021 7:49:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "Every day, I am reminded just how fortunate I am to lead this storied program and there truly is no place else I would rather be. As we continue to work through the challenges facing our program, we look forward to moving ahead and focusing on our bright future" External link

upi Friday, April 2, 2021 7:49:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "I would also like to express my gratitude to our alumni and donors, as well as the best fans and students in the nation, that have supported my family and me for the past 18 seasons," "I'm excited to remain your basketball coach and compete for many championships in the future" External link

upi Friday, April 2, 2021 7:49:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “There is no place I would rather be,” External link

click2houston Friday, April 2, 2021 7:46:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “Every day I am reminded just how fortunate I am to lead this storied program and there truly is no place else I would rather be,” External link

click2houston Friday, April 2, 2021 7:46:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I have enjoyed competing against him at his different stops, but primarily at the University of Oklahoma where his teams were always classy and difficult to prepare for,” “I know personally the respect he commands in our industry and I’m sure his former players, assistant coaches and everyone affiliated in his programs over time would attest to the way he went about his business” External link

ChinaPost Friday, March 26, 2021 5:02:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “You’ve got to make some shots,” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, March 24, 2021 11:06:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “They were obviously more prepared. They played better, coached better — we shot it miserably and it's going to be hard to score for us over that length. And they shot it unbelievably,” “We played from a hole the entire time” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, March 23, 2021 4:20:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “They were obviously more prepared. They played better, coached better — we shot it miserably and it's going to be hard to score for us over that length. And they shot it unbelievably,” “We played from a hole the entire time” External link

missoulian Tuesday, March 23, 2021 3:54:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “They were obviously more prepared. They played better, coached better we shot it miserably and it's going to be hard to score for us over that length. And they shot it unbelievably,” “We played from a hole the entire time” External link

seattlepi Tuesday, March 23, 2021 2:43:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “They were obviously more prepared. They played better, coached better — we shot it miserably and it’s going to be hard to score for us over that length. And they shot it unbelievably,” “We played from a hole the entire time” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, March 23, 2021 8:28:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “They were obviously more prepared. They played better, coached better — we shot it miserably and it's going to be hard to score for us over that length. And they shot it unbelievably,” “We played from a hole the entire time” External link

click2houston Tuesday, March 23, 2021 7:31:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "high anxiety for everything”. “It doesn’t matter if it’s 2 o’clock in the morning, (as) soon as we get a text message from the (testing) company we’ll get group texts going," External link

newswest9 Tuesday, March 23, 2021 7:19:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “He’s suiting up (Monday night). He’ll suit up. If he’s here, he’s suiting up. And I anticipate him getting in the game,” “I don’t know how much he’ll play. He’s going to be rusty, he’s going to be fatigued, he’s going to be far less than 100%. But he can rebound the ball and do some things. He may play three minutes, he may play 10 minutes, he may play 15, I don’t know” External link

cjonline Monday, March 22, 2021 2:05:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said ( about David McCormack ) : “We were fortunate with David: Even though he got a little tired, he didn’t look like he’d been off 10 days. It looked like he’d been off three or four,” External link

cjonline Monday, March 22, 2021 2:05:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “It doesn’t matter if it’s 2 o’clock in the morning, (as) soon as we get a text message from the (testing) company we’ll get group texts going,” “I’m getting messages from the trainer at 2 o’clock, and I’m awake, getting ready to get the text” External link

fox59 Sunday, March 21, 2021 9:03:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “He kind of got his legs under him and he was really, really good in the second half,” External link

buffalonews Sunday, March 21, 2021 7:37:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “He kind of got his legs under him and he was really, really good in the second half,” External link

seattlepi Sunday, March 21, 2021 7:36:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “He kind of got his legs under him and he was really, really good in the second half,” External link

missoulian Sunday, March 21, 2021 6:56:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "He kind of got his legs under him and he was really, really good in the second half," External link

foxnews Sunday, March 21, 2021 6:40:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “He kind of got his legs under him and he was really, really good in the second half,” External link

wkbn Sunday, March 21, 2021 5:29:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “He kind of got his legs under him and he was really, really good in the second half,” External link

news4jax Sunday, March 21, 2021 3:35:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “He kind of got his legs under him and he was really, really good in the second half,” External link

wftv Sunday, March 21, 2021 3:06:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “He kind of got his legs under him and he was really, really good in the second half,” External link

newschannel6now Sunday, March 21, 2021 10:48:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “He kind of got his legs under him and he was really, really good in the second half,” External link

japantoday Sunday, March 21, 2021 10:19:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “He kind of got his legs under him and he was really, really good in the second half,” External link

click2houston Sunday, March 21, 2021 9:51:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “He kind of got his legs under him and he was really, really good in the second half,” External link

seattlepi Sunday, March 21, 2021 9:50:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I hate to say this — I don’t think pauses are good, but they may be blessings in disguise that the pauses occur to better ensure you have a healthy N.C.A.A. tournament,” External link

nytimes Sunday, March 21, 2021 8:39:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "high anxiety for everything”. “It doesn’t matter if it’s 2 o’clock in the morning, (as) soon as we get a text message from the (testing) company we’ll get group texts going," External link

seattlepi Sunday, March 21, 2021 7:39:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "high anxiety for everything”. “It doesn't matter if it's 2 o'clock in the morning, (as) soon as we get a text message from the (testing) company we'll get group texts going," External link

newsday-USA Sunday, March 21, 2021 7:30:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "high anxiety for everything”. “It doesn’t matter if it’s 2 o’clock in the morning, (as) soon as we get a text message from the (testing) company we’ll get group texts going," External link

wftv Sunday, March 21, 2021 5:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "high anxiety for everything”. “It doesn’t matter if it’s 2 o’clock in the morning, (as) soon as we get a text message from the (testing) company we’ll get group texts going," External link

news4jax Sunday, March 21, 2021 5:32:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "It doesn't matter if it's 2 o'clock in the morning, (as) soon as we get a text message from the (testing) company we'll get group texts going," "I'm getting messages from the trainer at 2 o'clock, and I'm awake, getting ready to get the text" External link

startribune Sunday, March 21, 2021 5:08:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “It doesn’t matter if it’s 2 o’clock in the morning, (as) soon as we get a text message from the (testing) company we’ll get group texts going,” “I’m getting messages from the trainer at 2 o’clock, and I’m awake, getting ready to get the text” External link

dailyjournal Sunday, March 21, 2021 4:59:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "high anxiety for everything”. “It doesn’t matter if it’s 2 o’clock in the morning, (as) soon as we get a text message from the (testing) company we’ll get group texts going," External link

seattlepi Sunday, March 21, 2021 4:58:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I hate to say this — I don’t think pauses are good, but they may be blessings in disguise that the pauses occur to better ensure you have a healthy N.C.A.A. tournament,” External link

nytimes Sunday, March 21, 2021 4:17:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I think this is the closest that we have ever been to losing a team, this year,” External link

cjonline Saturday, March 20, 2021 8:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “This is probably a little bit more exciting for me this year because in past years we’ve had teams be four seeds, and this team isn’t a four-seed and we talked about this team laboring more than any team that we’ve had here in recent memory and stuff,” External link

cjonline Saturday, March 20, 2021 8:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “It really timed out pretty good for us in that when we started playing better and the schedule kind of tipped in our favor a little bit, the attitudes, the energy, the emotion, all these things created a situation (where) now you can build on positives and now you can give your ‘A’ game and the guys can buy into it,” “When you give your ‘A’ game and you still go lose by 10, there’s not as much to hang on to ‘Yeah, he said that would work. That crap doesn’t work.’ And so they can actually see some positive results” External link

cjonline Saturday, March 20, 2021 8:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I think that we have gotten tougher. I think our leadership has gotten better. I think we’ve become more coachable, and I’m not saying from a defiant standpoint, just from a buying-in standpoint, ‘This is what wins for us.’ ... I’ve seen a lot of things that would equate to improvement,” External link

cjonline Saturday, March 20, 2021 8:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “That team that was playing in January, and I’ve got to take responsibility for it, but that was a team that needed a pause. That was a tired team. That was a team that had nothing to look forward to, at least the way they saw it,” External link

cjonline Saturday, March 20, 2021 8:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “We have a motto: ‘Faces change; expectations do not.’ And I think it’s one of those deals,” External link

cjonline Saturday, March 20, 2021 8:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “We have lost in the first round before, twice. That’s a bad feeling and everything,” External link

cjonline Saturday, March 20, 2021 8:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “It won’t affect us much offensively, but it will certainly affect us defensively because we will be tiny. I don’t know if we’ve ever run a team out there this small,” “So we’re going to have to be very scrappy and aggressive” External link

cjonline Saturday, March 20, 2021 8:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I think it’ll be an adjustment, but not as much as what a lot of people think,” “We may not play well, but it won’t be because, I don’t believe, we’ve been thrown a curveball that we can’t hit. I think it’ll be because somebody else just played better than us. At least, I think our guys are confident that if we play well we can still have success” External link

cjonline Saturday, March 20, 2021 8:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “We may not play well, but it won't be because ... we've been thrown a curveball that we can't hit,” “Our guys are confident that if we play well we can still have success” External link

eagletribune Thursday, March 18, 2021 2:11:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “We think we’re — you know, knock on wood — in as good a shape as we can be in,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, March 16, 2021 8:23:00 PM EAT

Bill Self added : “We have followed daily testing and additional protocols that have been set up for us,” “Unfortunately we caught a bad break at the wrong time. I look forward to preparing my team in probably a unique way for the NCAA Tournament” External link

wftv Friday, March 12, 2021 11:48:00 PM EAT

Bill Self added : “We have followed daily testing and additional protocols that have been set up for us,” “Unfortunately we caught a bad break at the wrong time. I look forward to preparing my team in probably a unique way for the NCAA Tournament” External link

click2houston Friday, March 12, 2021 11:43:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "The first half we were great. We got everything we wanted," "The second half we didn't play nearly as well, but they were as good as we were the first half in the second half. They made shots and we made some bonehead plays" External link

foxnews Friday, March 12, 2021 1:25:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “It’s nice to see him separate himself in a way to be the most dominate big man in the world,” “We thought all along he had it in him, but we’re seeing it now” External link

virginislandsdailynews Thursday, March 11, 2021 11:04:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “It’s nice to see him separate himself in a way to be the most dominate big man in the world,” “We thought all along he had it in him, but we’re seeing it now” External link

click2houston Wednesday, March 10, 2021 11:51:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “We all go through crap together,” External link

cjonline Wednesday, March 3, 2021 5:23:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “Certainly Marc in his own way is so underappreciated in large part because he doesn’t bring attention on himself. He deflects,” “He’s just a guy’s guy, and I’ve always respected that about him” External link

cjonline Wednesday, March 3, 2021 5:23:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said ( about Marcus Garrett ) : “I was so happy for Marcus,” External link

cjonline Wednesday, March 3, 2021 5:23:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “We saw how that affected us when we came back from Christmas,” External link

cjonline Wednesday, March 3, 2021 5:23:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “When we played them the first time we were not connected. When we played them tonight, that was a very connected team out there on both ends, but primarily defensively,” External link

cjonline Sunday, February 28, 2021 11:31:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “This year’s version is definitely one of the best teams we’ve faced in my time here at Kansas, regardless of where we play them,” “They have a terrific team a terrific team, terrific personnel, they’re well-coached, they’ve got a lot of terrific pieces” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, February 28, 2021 9:13:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “We don’t need to be depressed about this. We need to be pissed that we didn’t close, but we don’t need to be depressed,” “I mean all we’ve got to do is come back, keep working and grinding and put ourselves in a position to beat Baylor on Saturday” External link

cjonline Wednesday, February 24, 2021 10:25:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “This game didn’t mean anything from a winning-the-league standpoint. And who gives a crap about the Big 12 (Tournament) seedings, because the Big 12 seedings aren’t real. I mean, they’re not going to be real,” “Would I love to finish second in our league? Yeah, yeah, I would. And if we win that game we put ourselves in a position to finish second in our league, but we didn’t. But the bottom line is, when some teams are playing 14 (games) and some teams are playing 18 and other teams are playing 16 and not everybody is playing (each other) twice, we knew going into the year we were playing for seed for the NCAA Tournament, not the Big 12 Tournament” External link

cjonline Wednesday, February 24, 2021 10:25:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “This is not anything that should alarm us or rattle us at all,” “We’re in the NCAA Tournament. I’m confident about that. We were playing for seed. This could’ve been a seed line or two for us if we got this one today. But other than that I don’t know that it’s anything we need to hang our head on” External link

cjonline Wednesday, February 24, 2021 10:25:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “The emphasis I want to put on it is that we got better today,” “Even though we didn’t finish we got better and we should get confidence from that” External link

cjonline Wednesday, February 24, 2021 10:25:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “If young kids can’t recover in 24 hours to get ready to play the No. 2 team in the country then there’s something seriously wrong with our society or our team or whatever,” “I mean, this is easy. We’re not going to be thinking about Texas after tomorrow. Come Thursday it’s focused on Baylor” External link

cjonline Wednesday, February 24, 2021 10:25:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “It’ll be an exciting game for our guys,” “Certainly I think they’ll see a different Kansas team than the one they saw in January” External link

cjonline Monday, February 22, 2021 4:56:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “It’s the best we’ve played,” External link

cjonline Sunday, February 21, 2021 2:49:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “Sometimes our guys shoot it better when they know they have to shoot it, and sometimes they’re hesitant when they don’t have to shoot it,” “And so three, two, one (on the shot clock) probably put (Braun) in a position, after starting 1 for 9, that probably gave him more confidence that he shot aggressively because there was no other option. It was a big-time shot, a big-time play” External link

cjonline Sunday, February 21, 2021 2:49:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “We’re not close to being where we want to be, but we have two opportunities next week to gain on that,” External link

cjonline Sunday, February 21, 2021 2:49:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “There were times that they were certainly more effective than what a couple of starters were in the minutes that they were in there,” External link

cjonline Friday, February 19, 2021 6:58:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said ( about Marcus Garrett ) : “Bryce and Dajuan were the key players in that game. They did some great things,” “Second half I thought that those two guys sparked us in a way that we desperately needed. I was happy. That was good stuff with Marcus on the bench” External link

cjonline Friday, February 19, 2021 6:58:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “Bryce, if he hadn’t gotten hurt, worst-case scenario for him, he probably would’ve settled in as our sixth man, worst-case scenario, if he didn’t start some games or whatnot,” “I think he’s played really well. I thought he was really good (Wednesday). His hand is not 100%, so he’s probably a little hesitant shooting the ball from beyond the arc, but it’s getting there every day. You can see it every day; it looks better. I anticipate him being full-speed, maybe from this point forward” External link

cjonline Friday, February 19, 2021 6:58:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “Juan was great. Best Juan has been, most aggressive. He just looked different to me,” External link

cjonline Friday, February 19, 2021 6:58:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “He took three charges; they only gave him two. He defended well. He threw a jump-hook in. ... I thought Mitch did some good things,” “If Mitch would defensive rebound the basketball he would’ve played great” External link

cjonline Friday, February 19, 2021 6:58:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said ( about Chris Beard ) : “I like Beard and all but hopefully it’s a very rusty group that comes in here on Saturday. ... They’ll be amped up, yeah, no question, but we will be too,” External link

cjonline Friday, February 19, 2021 6:58:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I don’t know what the best thing is, but I do know this: I’d almost rather be rusty than risk (it),” “So we’ll just have to wait and see. It’s not a perfect scenario. ... It’s a great question, though. The answer is I don’t know, even though we’re prepared to do something” External link

cjonline Friday, February 19, 2021 6:58:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “That’s something that we’ve been trying to get them to do for a long time,” External link

cjonline Thursday, February 18, 2021 9:21:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “We know that if the score is in the 80s it probably doesn’t benefit us when you’re playing really good competition because it would be harder for us to get 80 against really good competition, especially teams that guard,” “So I think our guys are bought into this” External link

cjonline Thursday, February 18, 2021 9:21:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I think what our team is understanding is we need to guard like all games will be these types of games because we can labor to score so much,” External link

cjonline Thursday, February 18, 2021 9:21:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I actually do (like where we’re at). I think we’re getting better,” “I think our best ball is still ahead of us. ... Nobody is going to catch Baylor, but I feel better about our team probably than I have than midway through December. I think we’re getting better. We’re just not making shots” External link

cjonline Thursday, February 18, 2021 9:21:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said ( about Barry Brown ) : “It's hard to play with three freshmen. ... They’re going to be good players,” “They’re probably a lot like some of the other good ones that have been in their program, whether it’s (Kamau) Stokes or (Barry) Brown or (Dean) Wade or (players) like that. I’m sure they’re hopeful they can become those types of players. They’re off to a good start” External link

cjonline Tuesday, February 16, 2021 1:29:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “We’ve had some good ones and we’ve had the court stormed on us multiple times. Obviously Frank (Martin) and Bruce have both had good teams over there,” “I actually believe the most memorable ones to me that stand out are the ones in which we didn’t win, and so that’s a memory I’d just as soon forget. But there’s been some fun games over there, there’s no question” External link

cjonline Tuesday, February 16, 2021 1:29:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I’m excited about him. I think he’s playing the right way,” “He’s rebounding the ball. He’s worried about things that have nothing to do with scoring and therefore he scores more points because he’s not worried about it, shooting the ball better. So yeah, we’re pleased with Jalen. We need him to keep contributing at this same type of rate to give us the best chance moving forward” External link

cjonline Tuesday, February 16, 2021 1:29:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “That was not a very artistic game by any stretch, but we would’ve taken winning by 14 or five or seven or one before the game started up here,” “Certainly happy we got the win. Certainly not very good offense, but we did guard for 40 minutes, so I was happy with that” External link

cjonline Sunday, February 14, 2021 3:55:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “We’ve got three ranked teams and our in-state rival left,” External link

cjonline Sunday, February 14, 2021 3:55:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I wouldn’t mind settling in with that seven,” “I’m not saying that’s what we’re positively going to do and we need everybody to be ready and play well, but I wanted to give that seven a chance to play together the most tonight” External link

cjonline Friday, February 12, 2021 7:41:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “He cares. He wants to learn. He’s been that way also since he’s been out,” External link

cjonline Friday, February 12, 2021 7:41:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “It’s probably the two biggest games on our schedule thus far,” External link

cjonline Wednesday, February 10, 2021 6:29:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “This is as big as it gets this year, to determine if we have a chance to finish second in our league,” “That’s a realistic goal, but certainly we’ve got to play well against everybody moving forward, and certainly we can’t stub our toe at home. "It’s big. It’s big for us. We’ve certainly got to take care of business and be focused and ready to play. I think (Monday) did wonders for us from a confidence (standpoint) in kind of getting the monkey off our back, so to speak” External link

cjonline Wednesday, February 10, 2021 6:29:00 PM EAT

Bill Self added : “So we’ve still got a lot to play for,” External link

cjonline Wednesday, February 10, 2021 6:29:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “They can beat us. They can beat other teams in our league,” “But also if we play and if we’re connected and do what we think we’re capable of doing then there’s no reason why we can’t have great games against them too” External link

cjonline Wednesday, February 10, 2021 6:29:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I’m happy. I’m leaving out of here happy,” External link

cjonline Wednesday, February 10, 2021 6:29:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “We just got to tighten up the turnovers and everything, but I think a lot of that comes from kids pressing and (playing) tight and trying too hard,” “Hopefully this (win) will let them relax a little bit and play more free moving forward” External link

cjonline Wednesday, February 10, 2021 6:29:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “As poor as he was to start the game, he was that good to start the second half,” External link

cjonline Tuesday, February 9, 2021 11:04:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “For a team that was really pressing and playing tight, and as much as you (tell them to) play loose and everything, it’s easier said than done,” “So sometimes you’ve just got to embrace it and say, ‘OK, we’re going to be tight. Let’s just guard the heck out of people and don’t worry about offense.’ We had some goals that we wanted to do defensively and we matched those goals and so the offense wasn’t quite as big a factor or it didn’t stand out as much on us being inefficient because we did guard and we did rebound on the other end” External link

cjonline Tuesday, February 9, 2021 11:04:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I love our student body and I think we have a ridiculously bright student body, average ACT score may be 31, I don’t know, but that’s one area that I don’t think that they probably scored well because that kid is not overrated, that kid is good,” “It’s just kids being kids. But yeah, he’s really good. He makes others better and he makes the game easier for everybody else” External link

cjonline Tuesday, February 9, 2021 11:04:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “During the good and the bad runs, the guys were always able to minimize the negative and maximize the positive,” “And so that’s what’s kind of frustrating with this. We haven’t been able to do that with this group consistently at all” External link

cjonline Sunday, February 7, 2021 4:50:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “That very easily could’ve been a game today that we put ourselves in a position to win it and just (not) get it done, and certainly we didn’t even put ourselves in a position,” “There won’t be much taken out of this from a, ‘Guys, it’s a good loss’-type thing. I don’t feel that at all” External link

cjonline Sunday, February 7, 2021 4:50:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “Usually it’s a Michael Beasley or an Arthur Johnson, who had like (37) on us one time, and they’re just throwing it inside and they’re whipping our ass that way,” “We usually don’t have guards just go and whip us, and that’s what happened tonight with those two” External link

cjonline Sunday, February 7, 2021 4:50:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “We knew (McBride and Sherman) were keys,” “Could we have gone triangle-and-two? Yeah, we maybe could’ve. But it was a tie game also with 16 minutes left in the second half. We had the game right where we wanted, and then those guys kind of took over down the stretch” External link

cjonline Sunday, February 7, 2021 4:50:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I thought I saw some things offensively where some guys did some good things, but we’re looking at it wrong, I hate to say that,” “If guys put up big numbers offensively and you give up 91 on the road, you’re going to get your butt beat every time. We’ve got to have guys put up numbers offensively, but the biggest thing is you’ve got to guard the other team. We didn’t guard” External link

cjonline Sunday, February 7, 2021 4:50:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said ( about David McCormack ) : “I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a team in one half have two uncontested layups with nobody around them and come away empty,” “David had some opportunities early, some big-time opportunities, and we just didn’t cash in on those. The start puts you in a position where you’re playing catch-up, and it takes a lot of energy to play from behind” External link

cjonline Sunday, February 7, 2021 4:50:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “Thing about it is, Oklahoma State’s already beat us once. They’re plenty good enough to beat us twice if we don’t play. We’re going to have to play well in order to beat them,” External link

cjonline Sunday, February 7, 2021 4:50:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I think it’s been a pretty big loss not having Bryce, personally, and I certainly hope he’s healthy enough that he can finish the season strong,” External link

cjonline Friday, February 5, 2021 1:19:00 PM EAT

Bill Self explained : “I don’t think there’s any problems with the fear of reinjuring it or anything like that,” “I think the problem is he still doesn’t have full range of motion” External link

cjonline Friday, February 5, 2021 1:19:00 PM EAT

Bill Self responded : “Well first of all he’s going to be a really good player. If he hadn’t gotten hurt you guys would see just how much he’d be playing and how much trust we’d have,” “Probably should’ve played him more than what we actually did up until Christmas” External link

cjonline Friday, February 5, 2021 1:19:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I just think he’s a good player,” External link

cjonline Friday, February 5, 2021 1:19:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “That’s an awful lot for our teams to shoot, but they were there in large part because of their zone, and they’re not going to play as much zone. And if they do play zone I guarantee you they’re going to get to shooters,” “I don’t see that (happening again). It’s always important to make shots no matter who you’re playing or where or styles, but I don’t see us getting that same number of opportunities from behind the arc this game” External link

cjonline Friday, February 5, 2021 1:19:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said ( about Bob Huggins ) : “We’ve got to go there and it’s got to be a fist-fight,” “We’ve got to rebound the ball and we’ve got to take care of the ball. Those would be the two things that I’d say jump out at me more than anything else. Those have always been the keys to beating Bob (Huggins)’ teams, at least since he’s been in the league at West Virginia” External link

cjonline Friday, February 5, 2021 1:19:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I thought defensively we tried hard for the most part. I thought we rebounded the ball OK. Bench played pretty solid. Yeah, it (a) was much better (performance),” “And we still didn’t make shots, but it was certainly much better” External link

cjonline Wednesday, February 3, 2021 8:08:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “It’s hard to get excited about guys when they score,” External link

cjonline Monday, February 1, 2021 2:25:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I think that everybody needs to play just a little bit better,” External link

cjonline Monday, February 1, 2021 2:25:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I thought (Wilson) did some things tonight that were pretty positive offensively. Now defensively, not very good. Nobody was. Guys caught it and shot it on us,” External link

cjonline Monday, February 1, 2021 2:25:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “The bottom line is when the game was still in play I’m not sure we did the things that a team does in order to put guys in a position to have success,” External link

cjonline Monday, February 1, 2021 2:25:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “He got fouled on a couple of drives that were really bad plays that turned out OK because they bailed us out by fouling us,” “I think that’s what happens: When we get kind of locked up people try to go make plays to help us, and I think he’s trying real hard at that. But sometimes helping us is not consistent with doing it as a group (which) would make it easier. Sometimes we’re just out there alone on an island, and I felt like that’s what we were tonight. I’d say that about everybody” External link

cjonline Monday, February 1, 2021 2:25:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “is always a hard, hard game,” External link

cjonline Monday, February 1, 2021 2:25:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “We’re not the same team that we’ve been in the past I think that’s pretty evident but that doesn’t mean this team isn’t capable of playing at a high level. We did it early in the year,” “Of course we were a better team in December than we are in January, but January is now officially over from a basketball standpoint, so let’s have a great February” External link

cjonline Monday, February 1, 2021 2:25:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “The quick turnaround didn’t help us, and it’s not the reason why we got beat,” External link

seattlepi Sunday, January 31, 2021 7:22:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “We were bad, and Tennessee was great,” External link

cjonline Sunday, January 31, 2021 7:16:00 AM EAT

Bill Self added : “I may not even watch this (tape),” “I think it’s a situation where I don’t think our effort and energy was poor. I think our mindset going into the game was good. ... I just don’t feel like when things don’t go well that we handle the adversity quite as well as what we need to or don’t adjust to what we need to do during the course of the game, especially early on. That put us behind the eight ball right off the bat” External link

cjonline Sunday, January 31, 2021 7:16:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said ( about Rick Barnes ) : “They saw a big basket all night. That’s on us, but give them credit: They played a really good basketball game. Even Rick (Barnes) said that after the game,” “And we didn’t. We obviously didn’t play very well. We didn’t rebound. We didn’t do the things that good teams have to do, especially on the road. Getting off to a good start would be one, but (also) make the other team play poorly. That was the biggest takeaway I’ll have” External link

cjonline Sunday, January 31, 2021 7:16:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “If you look across America, it could be any blueblood — any school at all — they have gone through this, some grind, dog-type days,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, January 30, 2021 12:20:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “If you look across America, it could be any blueblood — any school at all — they have gone through this, some grind, dog-type days,” External link

usaToday Friday, January 29, 2021 11:56:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I told our guys after the (game): The storybook season is done. The storybook season as far as winning all the games and being a one- or two-seed, that’s probably done,” External link

cjonline Friday, January 29, 2021 4:09:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said ( about David McCormack ) : “David’s a good shooter. David and Mitch (Lightfoot) can both make that. Neither one has had a chance to shoot ’em. But that was big by David,” “He had to take it, and he stepped up and made it” External link

cjonline Friday, January 29, 2021 9:40:00 AM EAT

Bill Self remarked : “We’ll take it. We’ll take it” External link

cjonline Friday, January 29, 2021 9:40:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I’m not in any way shape or form going to leave out of here thinking, ‘It was an ugly-ass win.’ I’m not going to do it,” “We didn’t play great offensively the first half. We guarded for the most part for 40 minutes. Really proud of our guys, how they competed. I know they’re feeling some pressure. They need to be able to enjoy this, and I’m going to too” External link

cjonline Friday, January 29, 2021 9:40:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said ( about Kansas State ) : “We haven’t given ourselves a chance, nor will we, to prepare in any way other than mentally to go play this game,” “Physically we’re not going to be able to prepare for this game just because of the energy it took to play tonight and the travel (Friday) and certainly playing on Saturday and then you’ve got to turn around and play on Tuesday (versus Kansas State in Lawrence). ... We want to win this game desperately, but winning tonight and winning on Tuesday is far more important” External link

cjonline Friday, January 29, 2021 9:40:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “What was Kansas in January in 1988 ... where everybody here was making plans on hosting an NIT game? What was Kansas’ record then? Well, it certainly wasn’t 10-5. It wasn’t that good,” External link

cjonline Wednesday, January 27, 2021 4:10:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “They kind of flipped the switch,” “Now granted, they had Danny (Manning) and Larry (Brown), but they kind of flipped a switch. And that team that went from not any good at all, picks up two football players, (two) guys are gone over Christmas, and they win a national championship” External link

cjonline Wednesday, January 27, 2021 4:10:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “Certain guys really stepped up and certain guys maybe didn’t. We certainly saw a difference in an energy level,” “I definitely mixed the teams up and so I’m going to give everybody a chance to play with everybody and then we’ll kind of see where we need to go, but it was actually fun to watch one team play (Monday) and it wasn’t very much fun to watch the other team” External link

cjonline Wednesday, January 27, 2021 4:10:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “The thing about it that’s disappointing, that’s what we’ve been talking about: When things are going bad, how do we minimize the downward momentum and how do we extend the upward momentum? Well, one team did that (Monday) very well and the other team didn’t do anything to minimize it,” External link

cjonline Wednesday, January 27, 2021 4:10:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “Whatever we need to do we’re going to do it,” External link

cjonline Wednesday, January 27, 2021 4:10:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I think it’s time to get back to the practice floor,” External link

cjonline Saturday, January 23, 2021 11:57:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “We didn’t not play hard (Saturday). I don’t think that’s the issue,” “I don’t think we played with the same energy that I would like and I don’t think we played near as tough at game-point as what I think we can do” External link

cjonline Saturday, January 23, 2021 11:57:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I think our confidence has probably been hit a little bit. I think we’ll get that back,” “I’m very optimistic that this team can still have a very, very, very successful and potentially storybook ending. I still believe that. I think that we’ve got to do some soul-searching and look in the mirror I’m talking about coaches, everybody and find out, hey, just what do we really need to do and commit to for us to be the best we can be? Because I think we say we want to commit to it but I don’t think we’re all totally bought into that” External link

cjonline Saturday, January 23, 2021 11:57:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I think that’s a great question, but it’s a little bit of a misleading question,” External link

cjonline Friday, January 22, 2021 9:32:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “He’s made a couple of poor decisions or whatnot late, which we’ve got to correct,” “We’re not making excuses for him, nor would he want us to make excuses for him. But I do think (fatigue) has something to do with it” External link

cjonline Friday, January 22, 2021 9:32:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said ( about Marcus Garrett ) : “We switch so much, do we start not switching? But this is who we are, this is how we’ve practiced, and obviously we have some struggles with perimeter quickness as far as sliding,” “So it’s a little bit misleading to think that (Garrett)’s not doing as much. He’s probably doing more. But I think he’s become a little bit more careless because of fatigue. And so I think the best thing we can do for him is to not play him as much, but that’s also hard to do, too” External link

cjonline Friday, January 22, 2021 9:32:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “He’s always been kind of Robin and somebody else was Batman, and this year he’s Batman and doesn’t really have a Robin when you talk about ball handling out there at the same time that he’s out there,” “So you’re asking a guy to handle the ball and have the ball in his hands more than he should” External link

cjonline Friday, January 22, 2021 9:32:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I love the kid. I love the kid. He’s a great human being, a sweet spirit, all those things” External link

cjonline Friday, January 22, 2021 9:32:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I’ve gotta get him out there. I’ve gotta get him out there. I want to get him out there. He deserves to be out there,” “But to be very candid with you, I think that we’re playing the guys that give us the best chance the way things are going, but we hope that changes because he would give us a great chance or enhance our chances if we all felt like we were in tune with what we needed to do. It’s not anything defiant, nothing like that. He’s terrific. He just hasn’t had the opportunities. It’s hard to give opportunities when you haven’t seen some consistency” External link

cjonline Friday, January 22, 2021 9:32:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “It’s a hard league, but this is one of those years that I’m not going to get hung up on ‘what-ifs,’ not going to get hung up on being thrown a curveball, none of that stuff. I’m just going to roll with it and hopefully the players can do the same thing,” “That to me is the best way to get through this year and attack this year” External link

cjonline Thursday, January 21, 2021 10:15:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I’m not leaving out of here mad. I’m leaving out here disappointed, without question,” “Certainly they were better than us tonight” External link

dailyjournal Wednesday, January 20, 2021 2:33:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “Well, I would be shocked if there’s a third (team) that fits into that category,” “The games were actually pretty similar. … We came back and tied Gonzaga, didn’t quite get close enough to do that today. I think they’re both terrific” External link

dailyjournal Wednesday, January 20, 2021 2:33:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “We would have been buried if it wasn’t for CB making two or three 3s, but after that we settled in and did some good things,” External link

dailyjournal Wednesday, January 20, 2021 2:33:00 PM EAT

Bill Self acknowledged ( about error ) : “Let’s not get this too twisted: Baylor’s better than us right now,” “That doesn’t mean we can’t beat anybody any night, but our margin for error isn’t what their margin for error is right now. They’ve got a really good basketball team, and we’ve got a nice basketball team, a pretty good basketball team” External link

cjonline Tuesday, January 19, 2021 11:46:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I’ll be honest guys: We played damn well the second half,” External link

cjonline Tuesday, January 19, 2021 11:46:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “You eliminate our live-ball turnovers that led to points, I mean, that’s about as well as we’ve played in a stretch, to be honest with you,” External link

cjonline Tuesday, January 19, 2021 11:46:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “We put some game pressure on them I thought there for a stretch, but not enough,” “Certainly they were better than us tonight, I’m not (denying) that by any stretch. I do think that we can obviously play better than we did tonight, especially if a couple guys just do a couple more things” External link

cjonline Tuesday, January 19, 2021 11:46:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “We probably need to pass it better and not turn it over and rebound it better and hope like heck they don’t shoot it the same, but that’ll be interesting to see, how we can kind of set our guys up to be in better positions to win,” “But right now I think it’s way to early to talk about that” External link

cjonline Tuesday, January 19, 2021 11:46:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "I'm not leaving out of here mad. I'm leaving out here disappointed, without question," "Certainly they were better than us tonight" External link

arkansasonline Tuesday, January 19, 2021 11:42:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “Well, I would be shocked if there’s a third (team) that fits into that category,” “The games were actually pretty similar. ... We came back and tied Gonzaga, didn’t quite get close enough to do that today. I think they’re both terrific” External link

seattlepi Tuesday, January 19, 2021 8:46:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “We would have been buried if it wasn’t for CB making two or three 3s, but after that we settled in and did some good things,” External link

seattlepi Tuesday, January 19, 2021 8:46:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I’m not leaving out of here mad. I’m leaving out here disappointed, without question,” “Certainly they were better than us tonight” External link

dailyjournal Tuesday, January 19, 2021 8:16:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “My dad used to always tell me this: If you have to make shots to play well, then you’re not really a player, you’re a shooter,” External link

cjonline Sunday, January 17, 2021 8:22:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “That doesn’t mean you have to be a jet-quick athlete, but that means you have to be turned up and thinking quick and reacting and being instinctive and things like that,” External link

cjonline Sunday, January 17, 2021 8:22:00 PM EAT

Bill Self recalled : “My father, that’s one of the first things he ever told me. He said, ‘Oh, so you play good if you make shots (and) you play bad if you don’t? Wow, that takes a lot of courage,’ ” “How are you going to help a team win when things aren’t going that way? I do think that Jalen and CB can both do more in that regard, but I’m not worried about their shot, not at all” External link

cjonline Sunday, January 17, 2021 8:22:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said ( about Bill Self ) : “I talked to a coach (Thursday) and she told me, she said, ‘Bill, I watched you guys play early in the season. You weren’t very good offensively but you guarded. Now you’re not guarding,’ ” “Coming from another coach, that’s actually kind of tough to hear” External link

cjonline Friday, January 15, 2021 6:34:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I said (at the second TV timeout), ‘Guys, they’re on pace for 125 (points).’ There wasn’t that pride of saying, all right, enough is enough. We’ve got to get better at that,” “We early in that game scored at will ourselves. I mean, we got anything we wanted. But then after they got the lead, started making shots, they got more energy, we got deflated, and next thing you know it’s a 15-point game” External link

cjonline Friday, January 15, 2021 6:34:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “When we had guys in opportunities to guard the guy that may be the No. 1 pick in the (NBA) draft, we didn’t take it as a personal challenge a lot of times,” External link

cjonline Friday, January 15, 2021 6:34:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “just to not get run out of the gym,” External link

cjonline Friday, January 15, 2021 6:34:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “We didn’t guard. We were slow,” “We’ve got to play with a little bit more ‘oomph’ without question, and toughness” External link

cjonline Friday, January 15, 2021 6:34:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “Our ability and this coaches’ fault, this if my fault our ability to be able to read when the other team secures the ball and then get our ass back, you would think that would be something that would be very instinctual, but I guess we haven’t emphasized that enough,” “They ran by us like we were standing still. That’s embarrassing” External link

cjonline Friday, January 15, 2021 6:34:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said ( about error ) : “We have the margin for error not to be great on the offensive end, but on the defensive end I don’t know that we can not be turned up and allow other teams to get easy baskets,” External link

cjonline Friday, January 15, 2021 6:34:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “It’s a big week for us,” “Gotta hold serve at home, and we haven’t done that yet. We’ve already lost one at home. Can’t let one become two. Certainly then we could take our act on the road against arguably one of the best two teams in the country that is absolutely terrific. We need to have a good next 96 hours” External link

cjonline Friday, January 15, 2021 6:34:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “We don’t know if it’s going to be a month. We don’t know if it’ll be seven weeks. We don’t know right now,” “But we do know positively that (surgery) went well and everything they had to do went exactly as expected. (He’ll) make a complete recovery. We just want it to happen sooner rather than later” External link

cjonline Friday, January 15, 2021 6:34:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I was very disappointed and hurt for him because he wants to be out there so bad,” External link

cjonline Friday, January 15, 2021 6:34:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I’m disappointed. I’m disappointed,” External link

cjonline Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:21:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I’m not leaving out of here disappointed or mad or anything because we lost to an Oklahoma State team. I’m leaving out of here disappointed because of the reasons we lost to an Oklahoma State team,” “That’s on me more than the players. I’ve got to get the guys where we think a little tougher, because certainly pride and toughness are a big part of stopping people, and we’ve got to get better at that. I’ve got to demand more” External link

cjonline Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:21:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “If Likekele doesn’t make that shot, we win the game. I would say there’s a 95% chance of that happening,” “But he did make the shot. It was a great shot by him” External link

cjonline Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:21:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “It’s not a great percentage play to think that you would make that shot,” External link

cjonline Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:21:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “It’s nobody’s fault that Likekele made the shot. Tie game? Big deal. Two possessions to one possession. Percentages are still with us,” “And then we didn’t execute very well” External link

cjonline Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:21:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “We’ve just got to tighten up. We’ve got to play tougher. That’s my honest opinion,” “We don’t make other people play poorly, we hope they play poorly, and that’s not the way to live in this (sport)” External link

cjonline Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:21:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “If Likekele doesn’t make that shot, we win the game,” External link

usaToday Wednesday, January 13, 2021 8:31:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said ( about error ) : “Certainly, it’s getting to the point where there’s less than zero margin for error moving forward,” External link

usaToday Wednesday, January 13, 2021 8:31:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “We don’t score in transition at all,” External link

cjonline Monday, January 11, 2021 10:33:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “We don’t get deflections or steals to lead to easy baskets,” “OU took our ball four times in the first half and came away with seven points just by taking our ball, so that’s seven points they didn’t have to earn. And we have to earn everything. I really don’t know the answer on how to create that right now” External link

cjonline Monday, January 11, 2021 10:33:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “When an opponent has an offensive miscue against us, it seems like we’re not converting on that or we’re not even stealing the ball,” “There was twice in the game against OU where they gave us the ball and we weren’t prepared to take it because we were slow reacting. That’s the kind of stuff that our activity level has got to improve” External link

cjonline Monday, January 11, 2021 10:33:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “What I like about him the most is he’s a player. He’s just a basketball player,” “He can play one-through-four, maybe five. He rebounds his position. He’s got size. He’s got unbelievable vision. He can score at all three levels. He’s got great pace. The game’s in slow motion to him, which is very, very difficult for most young kids to feel like. I think if you ask most freshmen the game is in fast-forward. He’s got it in slow motion. That’s a tribute to his IQ and his feel and also his talent” External link

cjonline Monday, January 11, 2021 10:33:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I know he’s trying to get back as soon as possible,” “The doc said he’d start improving at a pretty rapid rate in about two weeks and it’s been right at two weeks, so we think he’s day-to-day” External link

cjonline Monday, January 11, 2021 10:33:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “made two of the biggest plays of the game without question,” External link

cjonline Sunday, January 10, 2021 5:10:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “The thing I’ll take out of this more than anything is when we were down one with 3:22 left or whatever it was, we actually executed and played pretty well down the stretch, which is obviously the most important time to play well,” “And Jalen (Wilson, nine points and 11 rebounds) kind of responded after a rough day in a big way” External link

cjonline Sunday, January 10, 2021 5:10:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “When coaches say they didn't play well,” External link

eagletribune Sunday, January 10, 2021 4:27:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “There’s a time with everybody when things haven’t gone well that you finally kind of just have to say, I don’t know the correct terminology to use, but, ‘Screw it,’ and just go play,” External link

cjonline Friday, January 8, 2021 7:22:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "Not to be full strength and kind of have guys rally around that after the way we played Saturday," "We did a lot of things that should give us confidence going forward" External link

foxnews Wednesday, January 6, 2021 5:30:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I’m not going to be nitpicking on anything right now,” External link

cjonline Wednesday, January 6, 2021 9:38:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “Our half-court offense was as good as we’ve looked all year long,” “I thought we scored off of our actions. Guys ran offense to score as opposed to just running offense. So it was good” External link

cjonline Wednesday, January 6, 2021 9:38:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “Not to be full strength and have the guys kind of rally around that after what happened Saturday, I thought it was terrific,” External link

cjonline Wednesday, January 6, 2021 9:38:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “When we tasted our own blood, we didn’t react very well,” “When we got punched in the mouth against Gonzaga, we reacted right. We didn’t play well, but still, it’s a one-possession game with nine minutes left and your most effective player was on the bench with four fouls. I mean, we put ourselves in a position because we grinded and we fought, and we didn’t do that (Saturday). "I’m not saying because we didn’t try. I’m saying we weren’t turned up enough to understand, ‘Guys, OK, hey, (a) 12 (point deficit) is plenty. We can’t give them any more.’ Against Gonzaga we didn’t give them more, then it gave some momentum. Against Texas we did give them more and then it kind of deflates you” External link

cjonline Tuesday, January 5, 2021 12:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “Obviously Saturday was a bad, bad morning for us and we deserved exactly what we got, all of us,” “I mean me, players, none of us performed very well. But the biggest takeaway that I saw from that game was the fact that I didn’t feel like we tried or competed as hard when the game kind of got away from us” External link

cjonline Tuesday, January 5, 2021 12:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I really didn’t see that energy level of, ‘OK guys, we screwed this up. How are we going to get out of it?’ I really didn’t feel that (Saturday),” “It was a weird vibe. It really was. It was a weird vibe to me in the game, in the building. I think Texas had most to do with it, though” External link

cjonline Tuesday, January 5, 2021 12:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “We can get better through this,” “It’s one game out of ... 26, and we’ve got to look at it that way. We can’t put too much emphasis on something. I’d much rather win two close games and lose one big one than the reverse role. It’s one game. It’s a big deal, but it’s not anything that is Earth shattering or we can’t recover from if we take care of business” External link

cjonline Tuesday, January 5, 2021 12:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “If we can’t recover from this we’re the softest group of all time,” “I mean, this is what happens in sports, to everybody. So I can’t believe that our guys won’t respond” External link

cjonline Tuesday, January 5, 2021 12:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I don’t know that 10 games into his career that he’s equipped to say, ‘OK, go win on the road by yourself with no backup.’ I don’t know how many guys are like that,” “But he’s ready. He’s ready to have a huge impact and play” External link

cjonline Tuesday, January 5, 2021 12:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “There was a blank stare in the huddles after they started that second-half barrage with about 15 (minutes) left,” “It goes from being, ‘OK, now we’ve got this, now we’re coming, now we’re going to play,’ and something bad happens and there were a lot of blank stares after that. We’ve got to become much tougher mentally and we’ve got to be able to grind through bad things, and today we didn’t do that. But give them credit: They weren’t going to allow us to do that” External link

cjonline Sunday, January 3, 2021 1:25:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “That’s one thing about Christian that I don’t think you’re going to have to worry about: He may lose some confidence shooting the ball a little bit or whatever, but his mindset, he’s a pretty confident kid,” “If there was going to be somebody I would probably worry the least about because maybe he’s missed shots or something like that it would probably be him because I don’t think his memory is very long. I don’t think he’ll remember tomorrow what happened today when it comes to shooting the basketball” External link

cjonline Thursday, December 31, 2020 5:34:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said ( about Marcus Garrett ) : “Everybody was aggressive but nobody was thirsty, if that makes sense. It was like, whoever the open guy is (got the shot),” “If Jalen had space he was shooting it, if CB (Braun) had space he was shooting it, and so was Ochai. And then Marcus was obviously the most efficient one of all” External link

cjonline Wednesday, December 23, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Bill Self noted : “definitely changes the outlook of how teams will have to guard us,” External link

cjonline Wednesday, December 23, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I’m happy for our guys. It’s a great way to go into Christmas,” “Of course it doesn’t mean anything now, but certainly it puts us in a position to feel good about ourselves and have some momentum. (We’ll) hopefully have a safe Christmas and holiday and come back and continue on the same uptick that we’re on right now” External link

cjonline Wednesday, December 23, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I just think he’s more confident,” External link

cjonline Friday, December 18, 2020 10:43:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “Those are the type of plays, and (Braun)’s play saving the possession on the rebound, those are the type of plays that make seasons,” “And I’m not saying this makes our season by any stretch, but it certainly gives us a chance to win a game or two that maybe the odds weren’t in our favor” External link

cjonline Friday, December 18, 2020 10:43:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “We’ve got a lot of numbers like that ... 18 in a row on the road, that’s something that I don’t know if anybody in America can say they have a stat like that,” External link

eagletribune Friday, December 18, 2020 8:01:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “Him keeping that ball alive was one of the very best plays,” External link

eagletribune Friday, December 18, 2020 8:01:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “To me it’s a typical Tech team that we’ve seen the last few years,” External link

cjonline Wednesday, December 16, 2020 4:46:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “It’s just a crapshoot, and we hope we get lucky and remain as negative as we possibly can,” “I know all coaches are hoping for the same thing” External link

cjonline Wednesday, December 16, 2020 4:46:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I’ll be honest with you: Baylor to me has been the best team so far, the most impressive, but I’m not sure with the other teams there that you couldn’t just flip-flop ’em and anybody be ranked anywhere,” External link

cjonline Wednesday, December 16, 2020 4:46:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "We should kind of measure Mitch in my opinion kind of like we did with Jamari (Traylor), just from an energy standpoint, intangible, makes some plays that others can’t make," "If he scores, great. If he doesn’t score, big deal, because he can still help us win games with his activity level" External link

cjonline Saturday, December 12, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "We can’t take a breath now," External link

cjonline Thursday, December 10, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "First of all in transition, you’ve got to make an extra pass. I mean all you’ve got to do is throw the ball to the right guy in transition and it’s two points. Instead we come away with nothing (on Tuesday) twice," "I mean this sounds ridiculous: We need to practice two-on-ones. We need to practice three-on-ones. Those should be automatic. For us to not convert those, that’s the difference in shooting 40% and shooting 50%, just converting three in tight. We’ve got to do a better job there" External link

cjonline Thursday, December 10, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "That’s the kind of stuff that we don’t need to do. Just catch and go," "We allow help to get there too often and then we’re not tall enough many times to play over the help" External link

cjonline Thursday, December 10, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "It’s things that we’ve just got to work on," "I think we’ll get better at it" External link

cjonline Thursday, December 10, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "If our fans can’t come to the games, don’t sell them on the secondary market. Give them to a Jayhawk fan. Sell them to a Jayhawk fan. Call the ticket office and let us pay you back for ’em. Hell, I’ll pay you back. I will personally pay you back for the tickets if you cannot come so we can give ’em to a Kansas fan," "That was the only thing about (Tuesday) that was remotely, remotely negative, even though it was still great that we had people in the building" External link

cjonline Thursday, December 10, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "There were some things we can do I think to play stronger I think with the ball, but for the most part our guys competed their butts off the whole game," "It was a fun game. They’re good. They’re really good" External link

cjonline Wednesday, December 9, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "He’s a good player, man. He’s a really good basketball player," External link

cjonline Wednesday, December 9, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "I think having 2,500 people in the stands will make a difference," "But yeah, it’s going to be harder to win at home and certainly easier to win away from home for everybody just because of the crowd situation" External link

cjonline Monday, December 7, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "We’ve played a ton of games since I’ve been here just like (Saturday)," "For some reason when it gets kind of dull or your energy level is low or whatever, the crowd will do something to make a quick 5-0 run a 10-0 run or a 10-2 run just because you’re kind of playing off the energy and adrenaline. Of course we don’t have that right now" External link

cjonline Monday, December 7, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said ( about Marcus Garrett ) : "I thought Marcus (Garrett) played very tired, and of course I play him 36 minutes, so that’s not a smart thing to do. But I thought Marcus played tired," "I don’t know that Och (Agbaji) is tired but certainly the fact that he played so many minutes, I think maybe his shot wasn’t quite there because of that" External link

cjonline Monday, December 7, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "Jalen to me never plays tired. Jalen doesn’t. So those would be the primary ones. We’ve got to get CB (Christian Braun) going again," "But I think that we were not near as quick to the ball and things like that, which is usually either not being ready to play or fatigue and I would probably blame it on fatigue as much as anything (Saturday)" External link

cjonline Monday, December 7, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "There were some good things about the win today that we’ll look back (on)," External link

cjonline Sunday, December 6, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "It was good for us to go against a team that played that well," "I bet you they scored 15 to 20 points in the last seven seconds of the shot clock and probably 12 to 15 with less than two to three seconds left on the shot clock. So our defense was pretty good; we just didn’t close out some possessions and they made some hard shots" External link

cjonline Sunday, December 6, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “Tyon was great, great, great down the stretch,” External link

eagletribune Sunday, December 6, 2020 3:06:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I thought he was playing better defense,” External link

eagletribune Sunday, December 6, 2020 3:06:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "Jalen’s a good player and he’s a tough matchup for folks," "When he and Christian and Och are shooting the ball like they shot it tonight, that just adds a whole new dimension to us" External link

cjonline Friday, December 4, 2020 9:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said ( about David McCormack ) : "He was better. I still think he can do a lot better job with his balance and stuff, but he was pretty good tonight," "And their big kid (Jonny Clausing), he’s strong. I mean, he’s strong and he played behind and pushed him out. So they were real baskets that (McCormack) made tonight" External link

cjonline Friday, December 4, 2020 9:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "I thought (Thursday’s atmosphere) was not great by any stretch, but the atmosphere here was 10-times better than what it was in Indy (Indianapolis)," "In Indy there was none, at all. At least we had some cutouts and had a couple of people in here, so that was positive. Yeah, it’s not the same, it’s certainly different, but it was good to play and good to play in the Fieldhouse and shoot on some rims that we’re a little bit more comfortable with" External link

cjonline Friday, December 4, 2020 9:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "We don’t come close to winning the game," External link

cjonline Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:40:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "That was ugly, but the key to having great seasons isn’t winning when you play good. If you’ve got good players and you play well you’re probably going to win most of those games," External link

cjonline Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:40:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said ( about Marcus Garrett ) : "The way CB (Braun) rebounded the ball on an off night, the way Och competed on an off shooting night as well, and the way Marcus competed considering how sick he is, I thought it was great," "And then of course you have Dajuan Harris who, next to Jalen, he’s the best player in the game. I thought it was a great win" External link

cjonline Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:40:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "It’s going to different, but it’s going to be different all year long," "Might as well just roll with it" External link

cjonline Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:40:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "The ball never stuck with him," External link

cjonline Monday, November 30, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "I’ll be honest with you: We haven’t seen Dajuan consistently play like he did today (Friday). And he hasn’t really played as much. He’s been kind of nicked up a bit, hasn’t been 100% and has looked slow because of that," "But I thought today he was quick, he was into it, he played good position defense and he’s got such good hands ... and he’s a terrific passer" External link

cjonline Monday, November 30, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "If you’re going to pick the igniter or the best player as far as (how) our team looked, Dajuan Harris, he sparked us more than anybody," External link

cjonline Monday, November 30, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "I’ve said this all along and I still believe this to be the case," External link

cjonline Saturday, November 28, 2020 7:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self acknowledged : "Once again we went small and we were better. We were better small," External link

cjonline Saturday, November 28, 2020 7:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "with any idea that we would play five guards and basically have our best chance to win," External link

cjonline Saturday, November 28, 2020 7:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "I thought we definitely did pretty well (in the five-out lineup). Considering how much we’ve practiced it, I thought the ball moved," "What we’ve got to do is we’ve got to come up with some sets that we can run playing small which right now we really don’t have because Jalen’s got to know all the five spot or Christian’s got to know the plays from the four spot and we really haven’t practiced that much. So hopefully we can do some things in the next couple of days to allow us to maybe have some crutches to go to when we play small again" External link

cjonline Saturday, November 28, 2020 7:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I thought we had a bad 25-28 minute start,” “We gave up a lot of layups, we turned the ball over. Yet we could’ve had a two- or four-point lead” External link

eagletribune Friday, November 27, 2020 2:37:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "He struggled today. He struggled on both ends," External link

cjonline Friday, November 27, 2020 2:16:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "Timme totally dominated the game by running in transition, putting pressure on people, challenging shots, going straight up, not fouling. He does a lot of good things," "And of course he scored at will with no resistance for the most part" External link

cjonline Friday, November 27, 2020 2:16:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said ( about David McCormack ) : "We can’t guard the ball very well, at least we couldn’t today," "We missed the inside presence like we had with Doke. David was kind of off-balance and kind of sped up today a little bit. I think we can improve on that. We’re not going to play guards faster than that or (who are) better with the ball, but defensively we certainly have a long ways to go to become good defensively. I think we can get there, but we’ve certainly got as long a ways to go as I think I’ve had (with) pretty much any team to start the season" External link

cjonline Friday, November 27, 2020 2:16:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "This isn’t all negative. We’re used to this. We’ve dealt with this 50% of the years we’ve been here, losing a hard game," "But one thing about the way we lost it? Some weaknesses were magnified, which should give us actually no reason why we can’t get our guys’ attention to try to get them to improve in those particular areas" External link

cjonline Friday, November 27, 2020 2:16:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "I know that we all feel like there’s unfinished business left even though our team’s not the same, but how it ended last year obviously put a taste in everyone’s mouth that we want to validate what we did last year and we didn’t get a chance to with the tournament obviously," "So we’re excited about everything" External link

cjonline Thursday, November 26, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "We think we’ve got a good team," "I know our guys are really enjoying each other and playing together. I think we’ve got a good group" External link

cjonline Thursday, November 26, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "I think that he’s going to get the opportunity to put up numbers, and I think he will get numbers," External link

cjonline Thursday, November 26, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "Bryce has been absolutely terrific. Incredibly bright, great feel," "He’s not by any stretch where he needs to be, but as far as being prepared to be a freshman here, he’s probably as prepared as anybody we’ve had. So I’m very excited about him" External link

cjonline Thursday, November 26, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "Yeah, I’m disappointed we didn’t get a chance to validate what the guys had accomplished during the regular season, but it’s not something I’ve dwelled on at all," "I think there’s more important things out there than that right now, as important as that is to all of us, but if I’m asking our guys to be mature about it, I think the coaching staff should be, as well" External link

cjonline Thursday, November 26, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "If a team gets quarantined and you can’t play for two weeks and you’re going to come back and haven’t practiced, you’re going to come back and not be worth a flip for the next week or so after you come back," "I think that you can have the image or perspective of not being near as good as you are, and vise versa, if you’re fortunate enough to stay healthy you may win some games where you’re not playing against full-strength teams" External link

cjonline Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:40:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "I love their personnel, and obviously I’m not the only one; others do too because of where they’ve got them ranked," "This is a loaded team. They’re big and strong on the wing, they’ve got length on the perimeter and I think their skill is off the charts. So we’re going to have to do some things to make them play poorly. It’s awfully early in the season to be able to do that, but that’s going to be our best chance to be successful" External link

cjonline Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:40:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "This Thanksgiving and of course with the Christmas holiday coming up, don't let your guard down. Mask up. Keep social distancing. Wash your hands," "With a vaccine that's relatively imminent on it's way, this is a time that we really need to bow our neck and be disciplined and not take a step backwards. You have spoiled us rotten in the past over my time here and of course dating back generations of what a special place this is and how hard it is to win in this place. We need to bring those days back and it won't happen unless we all do our job" External link

cjonline Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:40:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "Well, they’re loaded. Obviously returning the players they do ... I really believe they deserve to be ranked where they are," External link

cjonline Monday, November 23, 2020 7:57:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "If I was a coach in our league that could vote for anybody I would vote for Baylor," External link

cjonline Monday, November 23, 2020 7:57:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "Of course as we all know preseason stuff really doesn’t mean much, but I guess I was happy that the coaches thought enough of our team to pick us second," "It’s going to be a great league race. It’ll be wide-open. There will be ebbs and flows there always are. But I actually agree with that prediction" External link

cjonline Monday, November 23, 2020 7:57:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "It’s not bottom-heavy at all," External link

cjonline Monday, November 23, 2020 7:57:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "We haven’t had anybody here like Zach that is truly a four that can maybe be the best shooter in the game," External link

cjonline Monday, November 16, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "I anticipate him coming in and being able to play multiple positions on the perimeter and if we decide to go really small he would be a nightmare-type matchup for five men," "He’s got a chance to be an impact player that we will be counting on for sure" External link

cjonline Monday, November 16, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "We’ve got two versatile players in Zach and KJ," "Both will be very good players for us. They will be impact players for us immediately. We look forward to winning a lot of games with both of them" External link

cjonline Monday, November 16, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "We haven’t had anybody here like Zach that is truly a four that can maybe be the best shooter in the game," External link

cjonline Saturday, November 14, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "I anticipate him coming in and being able to play multiple positions on the perimeter and if we decide to go really small he would be a nightmare-type matchup for five men," "He’s got a chance to be an impact player that we will be counting on for sure" External link

cjonline Saturday, November 14, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "We’ve got two versatile players in Zach and KJ," "Both will be very good players for us. They will be impact players for us immediately. We look forward to winning a lot of games with both of them" External link

cjonline Saturday, November 14, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I don't think we're an unbelievably athletic team,” “I thought initially we could get out and pressure, but I think we can play to our length from a depth standpoint. Could we press some? Zone some? Yeah, I think we could do that, but I have not really thought about how to take advantage of our depth, other than to play hard and force others to defend” External link

eagletribune Friday, November 13, 2020 1:06:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “Earlier this fall, Silvio told me that he had been contacted by local authorities regarding his alleged involvement in an incident on New Year’s Eve,” “He was not aware of the details from that incident until a couple weeks ago, which he then shared with me. These allegations were surprising to Silvio, as they were to us. Once we discussed the details, he decided it was in his best interest to opt out and focus on this matter. We mutually agreed that was the best course of action” External link

usaToday Thursday, October 29, 2020 4:03:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “Earlier this fall, Silvio told me that he had been contacted by local authorities regarding his alleged involvement in an incident on New Year ’s Eve,” External link

washtimes Thursday, October 29, 2020 2:30:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "Earlier this fall, Silvio told me that he had been contacted by local authorities regarding his alleged involvement in an incident on New Year’s Eve," "He was not aware of the details from that incident until a couple weeks ago, which he then shared with me. These allegations were surprising to Silvio, as they were to us. Once we discussed the details, he decided it was in his best interest to opt out and focus on this matter. We mutually agreed that was the best course of action" External link

cjonline Thursday, October 29, 2020 2:15:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "Today, Silvio informed me he was going to opt out of the 2020-21 season and focus on matters in his personal life," External link

wsau Saturday, October 17, 2020 6:35:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "Knowing Silvio, it was clear he had been distracted and not fully focused during workouts as of late," External link

cjonline Saturday, October 17, 2020 1:48:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "Silvio has worked very hard during his time here and we have stood by him throughout," External link

cjonline Saturday, October 17, 2020 1:48:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "I’ve been amazed at how they’ve handled things and how they’ve also handled being a college student in today’s time since they’ve been back (Aug. 1)," External link

cjonline Friday, October 16, 2020 8:55:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "Our guys have taken it serious because they would rather play than enjoy the benefits of what (being) a college student is, and that’s have the freedom to come and go as you please," "So I think we’re pretty fortunate on that front" External link

cjonline Friday, October 16, 2020 8:55:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "really in a good place right now," External link

cjonline Friday, October 16, 2020 8:55:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "I think every coach is concerned about, you know, you want your kids also to have fun. You want your kids to wake up and go to class and be social and see others and enjoy each other in practice and this and that," "But the way it’s kind of set up now, hey, they do their school online for the most part and they play ball, and that’s it. So we hope that that’s fun, but I do worry about college students obviously getting a little anxious to enjoy what college is all about, and certainly we’re not getting any chance to experience that, nor is anybody else on any campus" External link

cjonline Friday, October 16, 2020 8:55:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "I’ve been amazed at how they’ve handled things and how they’ve also handled being a college student in today’s time since they’ve been back (Aug. 1)," External link

cjonline Friday, October 16, 2020 5:40:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "Our guys have taken it seriously because they would rather play than enjoy the benefits of what (being) a college student is, and that’s have the freedom to come and go as you please," "So I think we’re pretty fortunate on that front" External link

cjonline Friday, October 16, 2020 5:40:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "really in a good place right now," External link

cjonline Friday, October 16, 2020 5:40:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "I think every coach is concerned about, you know, you want your kids also to have fun. You want your kids to wake up and go to class and be social and see others and enjoy each other in practice and this and that," "But the way it’s kind of set up now, hey, they do their school online for the most part and they play ball, and that’s it. So we hope that that’s fun, but I do worry about college students obviously getting a little anxious to enjoy what college is all about, and certainly we’re not getting any chance to experience that, nor is anybody else on any campus" External link

cjonline Friday, October 16, 2020 5:40:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "It is incomprehensible that this level of racism still occurs in this day and age, and it’s unacceptable," External link

cjonline Monday, June 8, 2020 10:27:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "In most of our lives, things are only put into perspective because of an event that directly affects us or someone close to us," "However, the recent tragedies over the past week are something that should personally affect each individual across this country that requires our full commitment to create change" External link

cjonline Monday, June 8, 2020 10:27:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "It is incomprehensible that this level of racism still occurs in this day and age, and it’s unacceptable," External link

cjonline Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:39:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "In most of our lives, things are only put into perspective because of an event that directly affects us or someone close to us," "However, the recent tragedies over the past week are something that should personally affect each individual across this country that requires our full commitment to create change" External link

cjonline Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:39:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "Now there's going to be 2,500 to 3,000 kids transferring every year just in our sport, and where do you draw the line? What's the drop-dead date you can transfer? Can you transfer the first day before classes? Can you just leave universities and programs high and dry because somebody else on another team transferred and a scholarship became open?" "What about APR? If a kid is eligible but does not have a 2.6 [grade-point average] if he transfers ... they've got to adjust that. Now there could be schools not competing in the NCAA Tournament because of this rule" External link

arkansasonline Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Bill Self stated : "It's not going to be positive. There are cases it could be positive, but as a whole regarding our sport, I don't think it's good," External link

arkansasonline Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “Now there’s going to be 2,500 to 3,000 kids transferring every year just in our sport and where do you draw the line? What’s the drop-dead date you can transfer? Can you transfer the first day before classes? Can you just leave universities and programs high and dry because somebody else on another team transferred and a scholarship became open? (Coaches may say), ‘We’re just going to get this guy so he can transfer and fill that void,’ ” External link

bangordailynews Saturday, May 23, 2020 4:08:00 AM EAT

Bill Self noted : “What about APR? If a kid is eligible but does not have a 2.6 (grade point average) if he transfers … they’ve got to adjust that. Now there could be schools not competing in the NCAA Tournament because of this rule,” External link

bangordailynews Saturday, May 23, 2020 4:08:00 AM EAT

Bill Self stated : “It’s not going to be positive. There are cases it could be positive, but as a whole regarding our sport, I don’t think it’s good,” External link

bangordailynews Saturday, May 23, 2020 4:08:00 AM EAT

Bill Self says : “it is unfortunate to see how this pandemic has hit so many, so hard, but hopefully the addition of tiers and lower ticket prices will allow our fans to enjoy Kansas basketball together again soon” External link

therepublic Wednesday, May 6, 2020 6:26:00 AM EAT

Bill Self says : “it is unfortunate to see how this pandemic has hit so many, so hard, but hopefully the addition of tiers and lower ticket prices will allow our fans to enjoy Kansas basketball together again soon” External link

seattlepi Wednesday, May 6, 2020 6:20:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “KU has been home to us for 17 years, and been very good to our family," he said in the statement. "During our tenure we’ve had our ups and downs, but these turbulent times are unprecedented and the immediate future is unknown,” External link

usaToday Tuesday, April 28, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "It's a little embarrassing, to be candid, that I would be doing this when [Sutton] hasn't done it yet," External link

arkansasonline Friday, April 3, 2020 2:49:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "Hopefully, he'll be elected into the Hall this year, which he richly deserves," External link

arkansasonline Friday, April 3, 2020 2:49:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "It's a little embarrassing, to be candid, that I would be doing this when [Sutton] hasn't done it yet," External link

arkansasonline Friday, April 3, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "Hopefully, he'll be elected into the Hall this year, which he richly deserves," External link

arkansasonline Friday, April 3, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “Well. They have momentum. I made mistake,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, March 28, 2020 1:31:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "I just thought, 'you know, we can do this, we can do this, and we just need to catch a break,'" External link

click2houston Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:02:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said ( about Kansas State ) : “The biggest shot in Kansas history,” External link

usaToday Thursday, March 19, 2020 9:22:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “That’s what I remember when I think of games: I think of the shot in the biggest games,” External link

nytimes Thursday, March 19, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “They were going up against a team that was head and shoulders better than everybody,” “If a seven-game series was ever played with that team, everyone would have lost. But that’s what makes the N.C.A.A. tournament so good: You just have to be better one night” External link

nytimes Thursday, March 19, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "Nobody in America had better season than we did," "How do you give credit to that effort and have it be recognized? And I don't know exactly how we do it. Do we do it within our own fan base? Do we do it within podcasts or whatnot? Whatever we've come up with so far pales in comparison to the accolades they deserve" External link

arkansasonline Thursday, March 19, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "That's not the way this is all intended to be," "Coaches prepare their teams to peak at certain times. I'm proud of how our team prepared all season but especially at the end of the season, we were terrific. We operated under some pressure and dealt with some stuff. From our standpoint, sure, that would be great, but even if that were to occur, there would be a huge asterisk next to it, and I would agree with that" External link

arkansasonline Thursday, March 19, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “Nobody in America had better season than we did,” “How do you give credit to that effort and have it be recognized? And I don’t know exactly how we do it. Do we do it within our own fan base? Do we do it within podcasts or whatnot? Whatever we’ve come up with so far pales in comparison to the accolades they deserve” External link

southernminn Thursday, March 19, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “That’s not the way this is all intended to be,” “Coaches prepare their teams to peak at certain times. I’m proud of how our team prepared all season but especially at the end of the season, we were terrific. We operated under some pressure and dealt with some stuff. From our standpoint, sure, that would be great, but even if that were to occur, there would be a huge asterisk next to it, and I would agree with that” External link

southernminn Thursday, March 19, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “Nobody in America had better season than we did,” “How do you give credit to that effort and have it be recognized? And I don't know exactly how we do it. Do we do it within our own fan base? Do we do it within podcasts or whatnot? Whatever we've come up with so far pales in comparison to the accolades they deserve” External link

click2houston Wednesday, March 18, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “That's not the way this is all intended to be,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, March 18, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I would think, from our standpoint, that would be great,” External link

mlive Tuesday, March 17, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "I do think it hit everybody hard," External link

cjonline Tuesday, March 17, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "I think this team was built on the things that you have to have to win in March, and that is toughness, handling pressure and dealing with distractions because there are so many that creep up. I think our players really believed that this was special," "Now that doesn’t guarantee success, but I think we were as prepared as we possibly could’ve been going into the tournament playing our best and then those other three categories I just described" External link

cjonline Tuesday, March 17, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "For this team to bring so much positive attention in a year where we desperately needed positive attention, and to operate under pressure and to operate with expectations and operate in a way where there were distractions, I mean, this team deserves as much credit as any team that I’ve ever coached. And to think that it could kind of get lost is very disappointing," "We’ve got to find a way to make sure that doesn’t happen" External link

cjonline Tuesday, March 17, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "That’s got to be something key for us to do," External link

cjonline Tuesday, March 17, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "Well, this would be the one particular year I’m all for it, without question," "But you know, I don’t even put any wishful thinking into that because that’s not the way this is all intended to be. Coaches prepare their teams a certain way, to peak at the right time and this and that" External link

cjonline Tuesday, March 17, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "It’s just one of those unfortunate things in time that we have to be a part of. It certainly affects everybody that follows college basketball and affects the players more than anybody else," "But the health of our country and society and the responsibilities of a citizen, which I’ve watched a lot of on a lot of news outlets and things like that, definitely takes precedence over an NCAA Tournament, which to me in my world and to many others is so important, but it still doesn’t trump that" External link

cjonline Tuesday, March 17, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "One life lesson is no matter what we’ve got going on or no matter who we think we are, there’s always something more important than us actually taking place and what we’re doing," "To me one life lesson is everything is relative. Sometimes we get caught up in our own world so much that we think that what we’re doing is actually more important and affects more people than what it actually does. Maybe that’s something that can be taught" External link

cjonline Tuesday, March 17, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I do think it hit everybody hard,” External link

cjonline Tuesday, March 17, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I think this team was built on the things that you have to have to win in March, and that is toughness, handling pressure and dealing with distractions because there are so many that creep up. I think our players really believed that this was special,” “Now that doesn’t guarantee success, but I think we were as prepared as we possibly could’ve been going into the tournament playing our best and then those other three categories I just described” External link

cjonline Tuesday, March 17, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “For this team to bring so much positive attention in a year where we desperately needed positive attention, and to operate under pressure and to operate with expectations and operate in a way where there were distractions, I mean, this team deserves as much credit as any team that I’ve ever coached. And to think that it could kind of get lost is very disappointing,” “We’ve got to find a way to make sure that doesn’t happen” External link

cjonline Tuesday, March 17, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “That’s got to be something key for us to do,” External link

cjonline Tuesday, March 17, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “Well, this would be the one particular year I’m all for it, without question,” “But you know, I don’t even put any wishful thinking into that because that’s not the way this is all intended to be. Coaches prepare their teams a certain way, to peak at the right time and this and that” External link

cjonline Tuesday, March 17, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “It’s just one of those unfortunate things in time that we have to be a part of. It certainly affects everybody that follows college basketball and affects the players more than anybody else,” “But the health of our country and society and the responsibilities of a citizen, which I’ve watched a lot of on a lot of news outlets and things like that, definitely takes precedence over an NCAA Tournament, which to me in my world and to many others is so important, but it still doesn’t trump that” External link

cjonline Tuesday, March 17, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “One life lesson is no matter what we’ve got going on or no matter who we think we are, there’s always something more important than us actually taking place and what we’re doing,” “To me one life lesson is everything is relative. Sometimes we get caught up in our own world so much that we think that what we’re doing is actually more important and affects more people than what it actually does. Maybe that’s something that can be taught” External link

cjonline Tuesday, March 17, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "We said to the players, 'OK, we're going to leave at 1 o'clock. There's no reason to rush out of here,' " External link

arkansasonline Monday, March 16, 2020 10:50:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "We were riding the bus home. There was a misreport on TV saying we'd pulled out of the [NCAA] Tournament," "Our guys were all going nuts saying, 'We're out?' I tried to find out what's going on, let them know that was not an accurate report at all [that] we're still hanging in there in the same boat as everybody else" External link

arkansasonline Monday, March 16, 2020 10:50:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "We get home and we talked to the players about, 'OK guys do you want to practice today? Do you want to have an intrasquad scrimmage or wait until tomorrow Friday)?' They said, 'Coach we'll take the rest of the day off. We'll practice tomorrow.' That's the way it was left with us," External link

arkansasonline Monday, March 16, 2020 10:50:00 AM EAT

Bill Self added : "At that time, the word I got from my inside sources," External link

arkansasonline Monday, March 16, 2020 10:50:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "We had a meeting to go over all the things ... there's a lot to go over. Campus is changing. Everything is moving [to] online classes. Can you go home? Can you travel? Can you get back if you go home? Are you quarantined? What will you eat? There was a lot to discuss. We discussed it all," External link

arkansasonline Monday, March 16, 2020 10:50:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "I'm sure being hurt, crushed, sad are understatements compared to the time, energy and effort athletes put forth to put themselves in position to play for the highest stakes, whatever that was relative to where they were," External link

arkansasonline Monday, March 16, 2020 10:50:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "Everybody has to be concerned, but smart too," "This is one time where we all think the rules are good for everybody else but not so good for me. Everybody needs to agree the rules are right. Whatever we're told to do we should do" External link

arkansasonline Monday, March 16, 2020 10:50:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "While we are disappointed for the players, it was the right and necessary thing to do," External link

polandsun Friday, March 13, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "While we are disappointed for the players, it was the right and necessary thing to do," External link

irishsun Friday, March 13, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “It will have a different feel but it will still be highly competitive, and the kids will still play like there’s no tomorrow,” External link

timesofisrael Thursday, March 12, 2020 9:58:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “It will have a different feel but it will still be highly competitive, and the kids will still play like there’s no tomorrow,” External link

live5news Thursday, March 12, 2020 8:41:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "You dream of this situation where you're playing for the highest stakes on the biggest stage, and it's hard to imagine that if nobody is around to see it," External link

readingeagle Thursday, March 12, 2020 3:17:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “You dream of this situation where you’re playing for the highest stakes on the biggest stage, and it’s hard to imagine that if nobody is around to see it,” External link

seattlepi Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:59:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “The thing I told them: You know, it sucks, but it doesn’t just stink for us,” External link

cjonline Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:48:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I told our guys: Why did we all start loving this game, and why did we all start playing it?” “Do we do it because we want people to watch us, or do we do it because you actually love it? We need to get back to our roots, our childhood roots in which you got turned up to play if you’re playing shirts and skins in the park” External link

cjonline Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:48:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “It’ll be different, it will have a different feel, but the kids will still play like there’s no tomorrow, which there isn’t in a one-and-done situation,” “It’ll be different but they’ll make the most of it, we’ll all make the most of it, and still enjoy the process and actually participate” External link

cjonline Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:48:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “You dream of this situation where you’re playing for the highest stakes on the biggest stage, and it’s hard to imagine that if nobody is around to see it,” External link

seattlepi Thursday, March 12, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I think he’s improved every year since he’s been here,” “His first three seasons were cut short by injuries. But this year you can see his activity level, his energy level and the way he’s gone after balls out of his area. He’s blocking shots at a greater clip. He’s had 11 double-doubles since the first Baylor game and is playing his best basketball” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, March 11, 2020 9:22:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “We shouldn’t look at it like that,” “There were four teams that tied for third, so the three seed isn’t better than the six seed or the four seed isn’t better than the five seed” External link

cjonline Wednesday, March 11, 2020 9:21:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said ( about Austin Texas ) : “Texas, the way they played down the stretch, they had a chance to seal it by beating Okie State, and Okie State blows them out, beats them by 20-something, from start to finish,” External link

cjonline Wednesday, March 11, 2020 9:21:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said ( about Austin Texas ) : “People have said some things about Texas Tech. Tech’s in. I mean, there’s no way they can’t be in,” “Their metrics are way too good” External link

cjonline Wednesday, March 11, 2020 9:21:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I still think they have a shot. If they were to make a run and get to the finals I think you could make a case for them,” “But I think our league is on fairly solid footing for six unless something unexpected happens” External link

cjonline Wednesday, March 11, 2020 9:21:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “We want our guys to be healthy, but the bottom line is it’s not fair to those kids to say we’re going to rest (them) if they play. They’ve been playing all year long,” “So we’ll have enough time where … unless something happens the next couple days, we should be as good as we’ve been for a while (entering Thursday)” External link

cjonline Wednesday, March 11, 2020 9:21:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I think he’s improved every year since he’s been here,” “His first three seasons were cut short by injuries. But this year you can see his activity level, his energy level and the way he’s gone after balls out of his area. He’s blocking shots at a greater clip. He’s had 11 double-doubles since the first Baylor game and is playing his best basketball” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, March 11, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “He’s like a strong safety or a middle linebacker for our defense,” “He helps everybody. He’s the brightest defender we have and is kind of like a coordinator. He’s the best player we have dealing with on-ball screens, switching on players, and as an on-ball defender. He’s our second-best player (behind Azubuike) guarding the post and is just a complete basketball player” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, March 11, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I did not realize that. How about that? Four years and it’s the first time he’s been able to play in the tournament,” “I don’t know, I would think he’d be extra motivated in large part because of what happened (Sunday). That was really cool what happened (Sunday)” External link

cjonline Tuesday, March 10, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “You know, if you lace ’em up you might as well win. If you’re going to play you might as well win. At least that’s the way everybody looks at it, not just us. Everybody looks at it that way,” External link

cjonline Tuesday, March 10, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I’d like for sure to be able to play them both, Tristan for sure and to be able to play Silvio. Yeah, for sure. I do hope that’s the case,” “I’m not going to make any bold predictions but I think that would be best for our team. So I think you could probably anticipate us at least attempting to do that” External link

cjonline Tuesday, March 10, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "Baylor deserves a lot of credit," External link

cjonline Monday, March 9, 2020 8:16:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "We went to the Final Four a couple years ago and I felt good about that team, really good. ... The (two) years prior I thought we had the best team in America both years and we lost both in the Elite Eight. So yeah, it’s happened before," External link

cjonline Monday, March 9, 2020 8:16:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said ( about David McCormack ) : "I’m sure Silvio’s disappointed, but we’ve played pretty well the last 12 games," "Certainly if we can utilize him we will, but I’m not going to take minutes away from David just to make sure Silvio gets in the game" External link

cjonline Monday, March 9, 2020 8:16:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “Baylor deserves a lot of credit,” External link

cjonline Sunday, March 8, 2020 11:36:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “We went to the Final Four a couple years ago and I felt good about that team, really good. ... The (two) years prior I thought we had the best team in America both years and we lost both in the Elite Eight. So yeah, it’s happened before,” External link

cjonline Sunday, March 8, 2020 11:36:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said ( about David McCormack ) : “I’m sure Silvio’s disappointed, but we’ve played pretty well the last 12 games,” “Certainly if we can utilize him we will but I’m not going to take minutes away from David just to make sure Silvio gets in the game” External link

cjonline Sunday, March 8, 2020 11:36:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “Our guys didn’t know the (Baylor) game was over,” “I got mad at ’em at the under-seven timeout when (Texas Tech) tied it up. I said, ‘You guys, all we’re doing is playing for pride. West Virginia beat Baylor by 12.’ They just kind of looked at me. I said, ‘We’re just playing for pride. Just go have fun.’ And they did compete down the stretch” External link

usaToday Sunday, March 8, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “Even bigger than this weekend, we put ourselves in a favorable position,” “Hopefully we can get some rest. ... It’s been a grind. We need to get our minds fresh also” External link

usaToday Sunday, March 8, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “To be candid with you, I haven’t had much to do with it,” External link

washtimes Friday, March 6, 2020 6:23:00 AM EAT

Bill Self acknowledged ( about error ) : “We’ve dealt with some stuff that’s been pretty well-known publicly with basically very little fault to the guys,” “I mean, Silvio made a bad, bad error in judgment the one time, but other than that, the guys have handled the distractions as if they’re not distractions, and you know, that can be taxing on a team mentally. I think they’ve been great and I think they’ve acted maturely” External link

washtimes Friday, March 6, 2020 6:23:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “To be candid with you, I haven't had much to do with it,” External link

usaToday Friday, March 6, 2020 5:43:00 AM EAT

Bill Self acknowledged ( about error ) : “We've dealt with some stuff that's been pretty well-known publicly with basically very little fault to the guys,” “I mean, Silvio made a bad, bad error in judgment the one time, but other than that, the guys have handled the distractions as if they're not distractions, and you know, that can be taxing on a team mentally. I think they've been great and I think they've acted maturely” External link

usaToday Friday, March 6, 2020 5:43:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I haven’t let that bog me down as a distraction and it certainly won’t moving forward,” “I just look at that as that was something that needed to happen from a mandatory standpoint, but it’s no more than what we knew it was three or four months ago. It’s just the next play” External link

cjonline Friday, March 6, 2020 5:19:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "Certainly at his age and coming here at such a young age (16), he was probably even younger than what his age was when he got here in large part because America was new to him and he didn’t have basically structure or support locally from a family standpoint," External link

cjonline Wednesday, March 4, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "He gave us a chance to win big," External link

cjonline Wednesday, March 4, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "You stop and think about it: With Jalen (Wilson) getting hurt, if we didn’t have Isaiah right now we’d be relying on Christian (Braun) to be the guy with basically nobody else on the wing," "So he’s been very important and certainly he’s given us a chance to be where we’re at right now" External link

cjonline Wednesday, March 4, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “That was big that he came back. He showed some toughness coming back,” “But I imagine he’ll be fine. Big guys like that, a turned ankle probably affects (them) more than a guard” External link

cjonline Monday, March 2, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “Even though (Azubuike) wasn’t effective, we probably don’t win the game unless he’s able to give us some minutes,” External link

cjonline Monday, March 2, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I imagine he’ll be fine,” External link

WashingtonPost Sunday, March 1, 2020 3:46:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “You know, he came back and played, although he wasn't effective. He came back and played,” External link

usaToday Sunday, March 1, 2020 12:59:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I didn't think either team played particularly well offensively,” “I thought both teams guarded. We did rebound the ball. Our first-shot defense was pretty good. That gave us a chance” External link

usaToday Sunday, March 1, 2020 12:59:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “He’s been practicing and he’s actually doing great,” External link

usaToday Saturday, February 29, 2020 3:51:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "He’s been practicing and he’s actually doing great," External link

cjonline Saturday, February 29, 2020 12:37:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I think he’s a long ways away, which is good,” External link

cjonline Friday, February 28, 2020 2:32:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “Considering where he was this time last year and where he was projected to be, he’s way ahead of schedule,” External link

cjonline Friday, February 28, 2020 2:32:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “We should be in here talking about Christian Braun,” External link

cjonline Friday, February 28, 2020 2:32:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “You don’t see guys doing that often in a game of that magnitude when you’re not playing a ton,” “Now he’s averaging about 20 minutes for the year, but in that particular game he hadn’t been in there much and everything. That was huge, that he was able to have the confidence to do that. But I think he’s going to be good” External link

cjonline Friday, February 28, 2020 2:32:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "I think he’s gotten to the point where people have recognized him for what he brings to the table athletically, and if he plays to his athletic ability, that’s how he’ll get paid," External link

cjonline Tuesday, February 25, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "We’ve been trying to tell Doke all along he can dominate a game without having to get a lot of touches. That’s the case," "He’s quickly becoming as good a defensive center, the best defensive center we’ve had since I’ve been here, and we’ve had some pretty good ones. You look at (Jeff) Withey, you look at Cole (Aldrich). But he’s the best" External link

cjonline Tuesday, February 25, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "After the game started, you know, we weren't good early and we were ahead 12-10 because we made four 3s," “After that we guarded them really well, holding them to 25 at half, and they made two 3s off silly mistakes. So I thought we did a good job defensively in the first half. The second half was pretty good” External link

kiro7 Tuesday, February 25, 2020 8:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "After the game started, you know, we weren't good early and we were ahead 12-10 because we made four 3s," “After that we guarded them really well, holding them to 25 at half, and they made two 3s off silly mistakes. So I thought we did a good job defensively in the first half. The second half was pretty good” External link

usaToday Tuesday, February 25, 2020 8:23:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "Yeah, he did (make his case)," External link

cjonline Monday, February 24, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "To me he’s had a great year. He’s played turned up just about all year," External link

cjonline Monday, February 24, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “The game is never over, and we made a couple of mistakes that you can’t make late,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, February 23, 2020 3:39:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “He was great. They did such a great job winning the first time because we had nothing from a scheme standpoint to help him, and today we we were able to fill the ball over the top quite a bit,” “That’s as about as well overall I've seen him play. He was terrific” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, February 23, 2020 2:43:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “We obviously didn’t execute late. ... But God dang, we competed,” “Guys hung in there. We rebounded, even though (Mark) Vital was a monster on the glass. Couldn’t be happier with our guys. They’re so excited, and they deserve to be excited. That was a heck of a win” External link

usaToday Sunday, February 23, 2020 2:27:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “All games should be fun, but when there’s always pressure to win, sometimes it takes the joy out of it where it’s more of a relief than it is joyful,” External link

usaToday Sunday, February 23, 2020 2:27:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “He was great. They did such a great job winning the first time because we had nothing from a scheme standpoint to help him, and today we we were able to fill the ball over the top quite a bit,” “That's as about as well overall I've seen him play. He was terrific” External link

eagletribune Sunday, February 23, 2020 1:05:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "I don't have to tell them," "They know how many games are left in the league, and I'm not approaching it like a league race. I'm approaching it like an opportunity to play a terrific team on a big stage away from home. The league race is not something I'm going to emphasize, because they're probably already talking about it" External link

arkansasonline Saturday, February 22, 2020 11:16:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "I don’t have to do that. They know. They know how many games are left in the league. I’m not approaching like the league race," External link

cjonline Saturday, February 22, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "No, no. You can’t say that because it’s not true," External link

cjonline Saturday, February 22, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "We’re not going to make excuses or whatever. We’ll play," "But I think going into (Thursday), I think that we’re pretty fortunate this year that we’ve had injuries but we haven’t had injuries that have created a lot of missed games" External link

cjonline Saturday, February 22, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "I would like to run good offense. I would like to attack them better. I would like to not have live-ball turnovers that lead to 20-plus points or whatnot," External link

cjonline Saturday, February 22, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “They’re as good a team as we’ve had in our league since I’ve been here, at least the ones we’ve competed against,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, February 22, 2020 4:33:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “They were better than us, more athletic and quicker,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, February 22, 2020 4:33:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I’m not approaching it like it’s the league race, I’m approaching it as an opportunity to play a terrific team on a big stage away from home,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, February 22, 2020 4:33:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I don't have to tell them,” “They know how many games are left in the league, and I'm not approaching it like a league race. I'm approaching it like an opportunity to play a terrific team on a big stage away from home. The league race is not something I'm going to emphasize, because they're probably already talking about it” External link

eagletribune Saturday, February 22, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I don't have to tell them,” “They know how many games are left in the league, and I'm not approaching it like a league race. I'm approaching it like an opportunity to play a terrific team on a big stage away from home. The league race is not something I'm going to emphasize, because they're probably already talking about it” External link

click2houston Saturday, February 22, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I don't have to tell them,” “They know how many games are left in the league, and I'm not approaching it like a league race. I'm approaching it like an opportunity to play a terrific team on a big stage away from home. The league race is not something I'm going to emphasize, because they're probably already talking about it” External link

kiro7 Saturday, February 22, 2020 2:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I don’t have to do that. They know. They know how many games are left in the league. I’m not approaching like the league race,” External link

cjonline Saturday, February 22, 2020 12:38:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “No, no. You can’t say that because it’s not true,” External link

cjonline Saturday, February 22, 2020 12:38:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “We’re not going to make excuses or whatever. We’ll play,” “But I think going into (Thursday), I think that we’re pretty fortunate this year that we’ve had injuries but we haven’t had injuries that have created a lot of missed games” External link

cjonline Saturday, February 22, 2020 12:38:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I would like to run good offense. I would like to attack them better. I would like to not have live-ball turnovers that lead to 20-plus points or whatnot,” External link

cjonline Saturday, February 22, 2020 12:38:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I think Baylor is the best team that we have played on a Feb. 19 that’s been in our league that we’ve competed against since I’ve been at Kansas,” External link

usaToday Friday, February 21, 2020 7:01:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “They flipped the tables on us on that one because the game is an even game except for those four or five minutes,” “Of course you can’t look at it that way, and that was a time where we just turned it over, which led to baskets” External link

usaToday Friday, February 21, 2020 7:01:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “They really scouted us well and we didn’t adjust as well as what we probably should’ve and probably didn’t help (the players) enough as far as in-game adjustments,” “But they played behind and in front of Doke (Azubuike) and they did a good job fronting. Doke thinks he’s open when he’s getting fronted because he can’t feel what’s behind him. He wasn’t really open. So we’ve got to do a better job of figuring out some different angles to get him some touches and that kind of stuff” External link

usaToday Friday, February 21, 2020 7:01:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I think we’re better (since the first matchup), but you could probably say the same thing about them, you know,” “I think we’re a better team, but being better doesn’t guarantee you to play well because in this particular season and in watching us you can see when we’re on we’re pretty good but when we’re not on we can look really average” External link

usaToday Friday, February 21, 2020 7:01:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “Let’s go guard ’em and have some fun. It should be an exciting game,” “You go to schools to play in games like this. I expect it to be high-intensity and certainly you hope you play with poise, but it’ll be a ton of fun I’m sure for everybody there” External link

usaToday Friday, February 21, 2020 7:01:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "I think Baylor is the best team that we have played on a Feb. 19 that’s been in our league that we’ve competed against since I’ve been at Kansas," External link

cjonline Friday, February 21, 2020 9:34:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "They flipped the tables on us on that one because the game is an even game except for those four or five minutes," "Of course you can’t look at it that way, and that was a time where we just turned it over, which led to baskets" External link

cjonline Friday, February 21, 2020 9:34:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "They really scouted us well and we didn’t adjust as well as what we probably should’ve and probably didn’t help (the players) enough as far as in-game adjustments," "But they played behind and in front of Doke (Azubuike) and they did a good job fronting. Doke thinks he’s open when he’s getting fronted because he can’t feel what’s behind him. He wasn’t really open. So we’ve got to do a better job of figuring out some different angles to get him some touches and that kind of stuff, which I think we’re capable of doing. I think they’re tweaks instead of real changes. But they did a really good job guarding us" External link

cjonline Friday, February 21, 2020 9:34:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "I think we’re better (since the first matchup), but you could probably say the same thing about them, you know," "I think we’re a better team, but being better doesn’t guarantee you to play well because in this particular season and in watching us you can see when we’re on, we’re pretty good, but when we’re not on, we can look really average" External link

cjonline Friday, February 21, 2020 9:34:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "Let’s go guard ’em and have some fun. It should be an exciting game," "You go to schools to play in games like this. I expect it to be high-intensity and certainly you hope you play with poise, but it’ll be a ton of fun I’m sure for everybody there" External link

cjonline Friday, February 21, 2020 9:34:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I think Baylor is the best team that we have played on a Feb. 19 that’s been in our league that we’ve competed against since I’ve been at Kansas,” External link

cjonline Friday, February 21, 2020 1:41:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “They flipped the tables on us on that one because the game is an even game except for those four or five minutes,” “Of course you can’t look at it that way, and that was a time where we just turned it over, which led to baskets” External link

cjonline Friday, February 21, 2020 1:41:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “They really scouted us well and we didn’t adjust as well as what we probably should’ve and probably didn’t help (the players) enough as far as in-game adjustments,” “But they played behind and in front of Doke (Azubuike) and they did a good job fronting. Doke thinks he’s open when he’s getting fronted because he can’t feel what’s behind him. He wasn’t really open. So we’ve got to do a better job of figuring out some different angles to get him some touches and that kind of stuff, which I think we’re capable of doing. I think they’re tweaks instead of real changes. But they did a really good job guarding us” External link

cjonline Friday, February 21, 2020 1:41:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I think we’re better (since the first matchup), but you could probably say the same thing about them, you know,” “I think we’re a better team, but being better doesn’t guarantee you to play well because in this particular season and in watching us you can see when we’re on we’re pretty good but when we’re not on we can look really average” External link

cjonline Friday, February 21, 2020 1:41:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “Let’s go guard ’em and have some fun. It should be an exciting game,” “You go to schools to play in games like this. I expect it to be high-intensity and certainly you hope you play with poise, but it’ll be a ton of fun I’m sure for everybody there” External link

cjonline Friday, February 21, 2020 1:41:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I think sometimes that’s fool’s gold though. I don’t think that’s how this team will win consistently,” External link

cjonline Tuesday, February 18, 2020 10:27:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “Thought it was pretty good. Thought it was pretty good,” External link

cjonline Tuesday, February 18, 2020 10:27:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said ( about Marcus Garrett ) : “Making shots, all that stuff is important, but there’s usually one thing that’ll key something positive for us, and that’s usually Marcus Garrett defensively,” “It seems like to me his plays defensively just automatically lead to momentum changes” External link

cjonline Tuesday, February 18, 2020 10:27:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "It’s pretty remarkable to see how those guys have matured as players," "And even though they’re both vocal and express themselves emotionally on the court from time to time, I think it’s been really fun to watch them grow" External link

cjonline Monday, February 17, 2020 1:18:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I thought he was really excited,” External link

cjonline Saturday, February 15, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “It’s ridiculously poor how we’ve shot the ball beyond the arc,” External link

cjonline Saturday, February 15, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “He can become a better post feeder,” “If guys are going to guard him he should be able to get the ball to Doke (Azubuike), and that’s something that we have done a poor job at all year long and we’ve got to somehow get better the last quarter of the season” External link

cjonline Saturday, February 15, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I think he needs to be a good shooter for us, and I think he is,” External link

cjonline Saturday, February 15, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “If he’s not getting as many looks, well, maybe it’s because they’re pressing out on you,” “Well, if they’re pressing out on him, that opens up more lanes to drive. So he can be effective and still yet not shoot the ball (from 3) for us” External link

cjonline Saturday, February 15, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I don’t know if we really forced mistakes,” External link

cjonline Friday, February 14, 2020 1:30:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said ( about Marcus Garrett ) : “Marcus Garrett, God, he can guard anybody,” External link

cjonline Friday, February 14, 2020 1:30:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “It’s not like it was (bad passes). He just goes and takes the guy he’s guarding’s ball,” External link

cjonline Friday, February 14, 2020 1:30:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “It’s nice to know that guys are hanging their hat on that,” “My teams that I’ve had that have been my best teams, obviously they can play both ends, but I think when you make shots the tendency is to relax because you always know you can come back. But when you don’t make shots the tendency is, ‘We’ve got to grind harder than ever because we can’t allow them to create more separation,’ and that’s kind of what this team is doing” External link

cjonline Friday, February 14, 2020 1:30:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I don’t know who guards better than him, anywhere,” External link

cjonline Friday, February 14, 2020 1:30:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "We just had to lock in,” Moss said. It took some time, but Moss and Kansas finally did. Moss made four free throws and a 3-pointer in the span of 1:10 to put Kansas ahead 54-49 with 4:42 remaining. Dotson hit four free throws in the final 2 minutes to complete the scoring. “We won the game, but I don’t know if we would have won unless Isaiah was in the game," External link

eagletribune Thursday, February 13, 2020 7:59:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “Not to get anything out of Doke the first half, and then get physically whipped, but to only be down six?” External link

cjonline Thursday, February 13, 2020 6:32:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I thought the second half we played well,” “I thought we shot good shots, I thought we got the ball in transition. We just didn’t make any of ’em. But then Isaiah got on a roll and made a couple of huge ones, and Dot made a big one from out top. Of course, we didn’t make free throws great (14 for 21), but we made enough down the stretch” External link

cjonline Thursday, February 13, 2020 6:32:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I’m leaving out of here, there’s no negatives,” “We can talk about what we didn’t do. We should talk about what we did do tonight, and that was guard” External link

cjonline Thursday, February 13, 2020 6:32:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I don’t think we’re head and shoulders above everybody else. I think our records give the appearance of that. I don’t think there’s that much difference in the teams,” External link

cjonline Wednesday, February 12, 2020 2:52:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I think this is the best team at this juncture, but I also know it’s a long season and there’s ebbs and flows,” External link

cjonline Wednesday, February 12, 2020 2:52:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “Regardless of who they have out there, (the WVU guards) do a great job hawking the ball,” “I think they’re pressuring and pressing more than what they did the first time we played them. They keep bodies fresh. They hawk the ball. They’re certainly talented (enough) that they can go get their own late in the clock or something like that, but they’re quick and athletic” External link

cjonline Wednesday, February 12, 2020 2:52:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I think their team resembles West Virginia of three years ago or two years ago a lot more today than it did even when we played them the first time,” External link

cjonline Wednesday, February 12, 2020 2:52:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “So our fan base if they can’t get it will obviously not be happy this Wednesday,” “Hopefully they can figure out a way to get it because nobody likes it as far as not having the people who support you not be able to watch. Nobody likes that. But this is a conference decision” External link

cjonline Wednesday, February 12, 2020 2:52:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I’ve said this before too: I think we can all kind of jump to conclusions on how this is, but still, it needs to play out to see what it’s going to be like over time,” “I think when you go through major changes there’s usually some kinks to work out on a lot of different things. I’m not making excuses for anybody because I’ve been pretty outspoken on it, but hopefully our fan base and West Virginia’s fan base can see it because it should obviously be a very competitive game” External link

cjonline Wednesday, February 12, 2020 2:52:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “It’s still early in the process and I don’t think anybody out there has the perfect answer to it,” External link

cjonline Tuesday, February 11, 2020 11:45:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “The way they defended us, it was a perfect day for Dok to have a big game,” External link

eagletribune Sunday, February 9, 2020 1:02:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “When they cut it to 44-40 with the ball, we locked in and guarded then,” External link

eagletribune Sunday, February 9, 2020 1:02:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I thought today would’ve been the easiest game to get up for with the week that we had,” External link

wate Monday, January 27, 2020 3:13:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “Very subtly that may have been the biggest play of the game,” “Because it gave him confidence after making those two to go knock a couple more down” External link

wate Monday, January 27, 2020 3:13:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I thought today would’ve been the easiest game to get up for with the week that we had,” External link

wate Sunday, January 26, 2020 7:08:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “Very subtly that may have been the biggest play of the game,” “Because it gave him confidence after making those two to go knock a couple more down” External link

wate Sunday, January 26, 2020 7:08:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "I thought today would've been the easiest game to get up for with the week that we had," External link

usaToday Sunday, January 26, 2020 6:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "Very subtly that may have been the biggest play of the game," "Because it gave him confidence after making those two to go knock a couple more down" External link

usaToday Sunday, January 26, 2020 6:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “Well, I think the image of the program has taken a hit in recent memory, without question,” External link

forbes Saturday, January 25, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “Well, I think the image of the program has taken a hit in recent memory, without question,” External link

forbes Saturday, January 25, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "Like I said last night, I am disappointed and embarrassed by what transpired because there is no place for that type of behavior in any competition," External link

mlive Thursday, January 23, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “Like I said last night, I am disappointed and embarrassed by what transpired because there is no place for that type of behavior in any competition,” External link

thegrio Thursday, January 23, 2020 5:17:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "I am disappointed and embarrassed by what transpired because there is no place for that type of behaviour in any competition. "After meeting with my team and discussing the incident in detail, it is evident that everyone fully understands the magnitude of their actions and all are remorseful for what occurred" External link

bbc Thursday, January 23, 2020 3:15:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said ( about de Sousa ) : "I have suspended Silvio De Sousa indefinitely pending the final outcome of the review by KU and the Big 12 Conference," External link

arkansasonline Thursday, January 23, 2020 11:46:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "As I said last night, we are disappointed in his actions and there is no place in the game for that behavior," External link

nbcnews Thursday, January 23, 2020 9:16:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “Chancellor Girod, Jeff Long and I fully support the decision by the Big 12 Conference and appreciate their commitment to working through this situation with us,” “Like I said last night, I am disappointed and embarrassed by what transpired because there is no place for that type of behavior in any competition. After meeting with my team and discussing the incident in detail, it is evident that everyone fully understands the magnitude of their actions and all are remorseful for what occurred. We represent the University of Kansas and will all learn from this experience moving forward” External link

forbes Thursday, January 23, 2020 5:21:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “Chancellor Girod, Jeff Long and I fully support the decision by the Big 12 Conference and appreciate their commitment to working through this situation with us,” “Like I said last night, I am disappointed and embarrassed by what transpired because there is no place for that type of behavior in any competition. After meeting with my team and discussing the incident in detail, it is evident that everyone fully understands the magnitude of their actions and all are remorseful for what occurred. We represent the University of Kansas and will all learn from this experience moving forward” External link

forbes Thursday, January 23, 2020 5:21:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said ( about de Sousa ) : “I have suspended Silvio De Sousa indefinitely pending the final outcome of the review by KU and the Big 12 Conference,” External link

wkbn Wednesday, January 22, 2020 11:43:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “As I said last night, we are disappointed in his actions and there is no place in the game for that behavior.” External link

wlwt Wednesday, January 22, 2020 11:02:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “There will be consequences- … there will be consequences, there will be penalties,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Wednesday, January 22, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "As I said (Tuesday) night, we are disappointed in his actions and there is no place in the game for that behavior," External link

cjonline Wednesday, January 22, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “As I said last night, we are disappointed in his actions and there is no place in the game for that behavior.” External link

wxii12 Wednesday, January 22, 2020 10:56:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “As I said last night, we are disappointed in his actions and there is no place in the game for that behavior.” External link

wmur Wednesday, January 22, 2020 10:53:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “As I said last night, we are disappointed in his actions and there is no place in the game for that behavior.” External link

wesh Wednesday, January 22, 2020 10:46:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “As I said last night, we are disappointed in his actions and there is no place in the game for that behavior.” External link

wcvb Wednesday, January 22, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “As I said last night, we are disappointed in his actions and there is no place in the game for that behavior.” External link

wyff4 Wednesday, January 22, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “As I said last night, we are disappointed in his actions and there is no place in the game for that behavior.” External link

kcci Wednesday, January 22, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “As I said last night, we are disappointed in his actions and there is no place in the game for that behavior.” External link

Koat Wednesday, January 22, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “There will be consequences- ... there will be consequences, there will be penalties,” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, January 22, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "There will be consequences- ... there will be consequences, there will be penalties," External link

CBSnews Wednesday, January 22, 2020 10:22:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “There will be consequences- ... there will be consequences, there will be penalties,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, January 22, 2020 10:19:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “There will be consequences- … there will be consequences, there will be penalties,” External link

wate Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said ( about de Sousa ) : “I have suspended Silvio De Sousa indefinitely pending the final outcome of the review by KU and the Big 12 Conference,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:33:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “It obviously escalated, and went into the ADA section,” “I actually did speak with one of the persons that was there at the time and was backed into or whatever. I’m sure we’ll correspond with her today to see how she’s feeling” External link

usaToday Wednesday, January 22, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "Silvio knew he was being defended," "He took his ball, and certainly the way Silvio reacted to getting his ball taken, going and blocking his shot, that's fair game. What transpired after that is what set everything off" External link

wacotrib Wednesday, January 22, 2020 6:23:00 PM EAT

Bill Self replied : "There was no discussion on what happened from their vantage point. We talked to them and relayed to them how selfish it was. We relayed how disappointed we are. We should be in here talking about Christian Braun and selfishness created a situation where that's not going to be the story line whatsoever. There was no communication back and forth. It was one way" External link

wacotrib Wednesday, January 22, 2020 6:23:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “That was an embarrassment on our part for the role that we played in it,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, January 22, 2020 5:43:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "Silvio knew he was being defended," "He took his ball, and certainly the way Silvio reacted to getting his ball taken, going and blocking his shot, that's fair game. What transpired after that is what set everything off" External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, January 22, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “This doesn’t have anything to do with competition,” “Those were selfish motives on why that took place at the end” External link

usaToday Wednesday, January 22, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Bill Self cited : “multiple issues with K-State on this front” External link

usaToday Wednesday, January 22, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said ( about de Sousa ) : “I’m not sure that it’s the right thing to do, but I’m not going to place any blame on Gordon going and taking (De Sousa’s) ball,” “I mean, Silvio knew he was being defended and he took his ball, and certainly the way Silvio reacted to him taking his ball, going down and blocking the shot, that’s all fair game. Horn hadn’t gone off yet. But what transpired after that is obviously what set everything off” External link

usaToday Wednesday, January 22, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “We’ve seen things like this happen at other places and certainly it gets some attention and you know it’s the exception and not the rule, but still, it’s inexcusable,” External link

usaToday Wednesday, January 22, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I was there when that happened, yeah,” “Which is, regardless of what happened, it’s a terrible image and there will certainly be consequences for that” External link

usaToday Wednesday, January 22, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “Silvio knew he was being defended,” “He took his ball, and certainly the way Silvio reacted to getting his ball taken, going and blocking his shot, that’s fair game. What transpired after that is what set everything off” External link

wishtv Wednesday, January 22, 2020 2:13:00 PM EAT

Bill Self replied : “There was no discussion on what happened from their vantage point. We talked to them and relayed to them how selfish it was. We relayed how disappointed we are. We should be in here talking about Christian Braun and selfishness created a situation where that’s not going to be the story line whatsoever. There was no communication back and forth. It was one way” External link

wishtv Wednesday, January 22, 2020 2:13:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "Silvio knew he was being defended," "He took his ball, and certainly the way Silvio reacted to getting his ball taken, going and blocking his shot, that's fair game. What transpired after that is what set everything off" External link

cnbc Wednesday, January 22, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

Bill Self replied : "There was no discussion on what happened from their vantage point. We talked to them and relayed to them how selfish it was. We relayed how disappointed we are. We should be in here talking about Christian Braun and selfishness created a situation where that's not going to be the story line whatsoever. There was no communication back and forth. It was one way" External link

cnbc Wednesday, January 22, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “Silvio knew he was being defended,” “He took his ball, and certainly the way Silvio reacted to getting his ball taken, going and blocking his shot, that’s fair game. What transpired after that is what set everything off” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, January 22, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Bill Self replied : “There was no discussion on what happened from their vantage point. We talked to them and relayed to them how selfish it was. We relayed how disappointed we are. We should be in here talking about Christian Braun and selfishness created a situation where that’s not going to be the story line whatsoever. There was no communication back and forth. It was one way” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, January 22, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "But I know that we were in the wrong. I'm not saying that both parties weren't in the wrong, but I know that we were in the wrong," External link

nbcnews Wednesday, January 22, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Bill Self replied : “There was no discussion on what happened from their vantage point. We talked to them and relayed to them how selfish it was. We relayed how disappointed we are. We should be in here talking about Christian Braun and selfishness created a situation where that's not going to be the story line whatsoever. There was no communication back and forth. It was one way” External link

missoulian Wednesday, January 22, 2020 7:06:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “Silvio knew he was being defended,” “He took his ball, and certainly the way Silvio reacted to getting his ball taken, going and blocking his shot, that's fair game. What transpired after that is what set everything off” External link

usaToday Wednesday, January 22, 2020 7:04:00 AM EAT

Bill Self replied : “There was no discussion on what happened from their vantage point. We talked to them and relayed to them how selfish it was. We relayed how disappointed we are. We should be in here talking about Christian Braun and selfishness created a situation where that's not going to be the story line whatsoever. There was no communication back and forth. It was one way” External link

usaToday Wednesday, January 22, 2020 7:04:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I thought we did a great job defending OU’s scorers on the perimeter,” “That was probably the biggest thing for us” External link

usaToday Wednesday, January 15, 2020 9:13:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "I watched that game and I told the person I was watching it with, I can’t remember which assistant it was: Tech’s fans never sat down. I mean, you’ve got 17,000 people, they never sat down," External link

cjonline Saturday, January 11, 2020 1:34:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I think we are getting better, but still, up until about January, rankings don’t really mean that much,” External link

highlandstoday Tuesday, December 17, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “We are going to give Villanova three intense days of practice even though they will be an hour-and-a-half long, probably each one of them, not long, because of finals,” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, December 17, 2019 12:02:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “We are going to give Villanova three intense days of practice even though they will be an hour-and-a-half long, probably each one of them, not long, because of finals,” External link

click2houston Tuesday, December 17, 2019 11:35:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “We are going to give Villanova three intense days of practice even though they will be an hour-and-a-half long, probably each one of them, not long, because of finals,” External link

usaToday Tuesday, December 17, 2019 11:31:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I think we are getting better, but still, up until about January, rankings don’t really mean that much,” External link

wishtv Tuesday, December 17, 2019 1:37:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I think we are getting better, but still, up until about January, rankings don’t really mean that much,” External link

seattlepi Monday, December 16, 2019 9:23:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I think we are getting better, but still, up until about January, rankings don’t really mean that much,” External link

click2houston Monday, December 16, 2019 9:21:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I think we are getting better, but still, up until about January, rankings don’t really mean that much,” External link

denverpost Monday, December 16, 2019 9:09:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I didn't think we were veyr good the first 10 minutes at all. At all,” “But I thought after about the 8-minute mark of the first half, offensively we got prettty much what we wanted. Defense wasn't poor by any stretch. The second half we got off to such a good start offensively. Seemed like we made just about everything” External link

usaToday Sunday, December 15, 2019 4:14:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “If we got a shot we were fairly efficient but obviously we’ve got to be better caretakers of the ball to play really good offensively,” External link

usaToday Sunday, December 8, 2019 9:21:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “If we got a shot we were fairly efficient but obviously we’ve got to be better caretakers of the ball to play really good offensively,” External link

seattletimes Sunday, December 8, 2019 6:31:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "I do think we got some competitive pieces that, if we improve a little bit, this could be a pretty dangerous team down the stretch," External link

fox13memphis Thursday, November 28, 2019 4:11:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "That was a great basketball game," "Two good teams competing against each other and in a terrific atmosphere" External link

fox13memphis Thursday, November 28, 2019 4:11:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “The bottom line is they outscored us by 36 points from 3-point land,” External link

usaToday Thursday, November 28, 2019 6:19:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “We said all along that we have the best big in the country, and today he played like it,” External link

usaToday Thursday, November 28, 2019 6:19:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “Three guys got 78 out of 90 (points) Think about that,” External link

usaToday Thursday, November 28, 2019 6:19:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “There’s no ‘probably’ he’s a lottery pick,” External link

usaToday Thursday, November 28, 2019 6:19:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I’m tired. I need to shower after the guys doused me with Gatorade. I don’t know,” “I do think the guys should enjoy the last 24 hours here, I do. And hopefully they will, just as long as they stick together” External link

usaToday Thursday, November 28, 2019 6:19:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I do think we got some competitive pieces that, if we improve a little bit, this could be a pretty dangerous team down the stretch,” External link

usaToday Thursday, November 28, 2019 5:13:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “That was a great basketball game,” “Two good teams competing against each other and in a terrific atmosphere” External link

usaToday Thursday, November 28, 2019 5:13:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "I do think we got some competitive pieces that, if we improve a little bit, this could be a pretty dangerous team down the stretch," External link

actionnewsjax Thursday, November 28, 2019 5:01:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "That was a great basketball game," "Two good teams competing against each other and in a terrific atmosphere" External link

actionnewsjax Thursday, November 28, 2019 5:01:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "I do think we got some competitive pieces that, if we improve a little bit, this could be a pretty dangerous team down the stretch," External link

wftv Thursday, November 28, 2019 4:53:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "That was a great basketball game," "Two good teams competing against each other and in a terrific atmosphere" External link

wftv Thursday, November 28, 2019 4:53:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I do think we got some competitive pieces that, if we improve a little bit, this could be a pretty dangerous team down the stretch,” External link

news4jax Thursday, November 28, 2019 4:34:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “That was a great basketball game,” “Two good teams competing against each other and in a terrific atmosphere” External link

news4jax Thursday, November 28, 2019 4:34:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “We didn’t get off to a great start, have been a little bit better since then, but I like our guys,” “We have a good blend of veteran experience and youthful experience, so to speak” External link

usaToday Monday, November 25, 2019 7:11:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “We didn’t get off to a great start, have been a little bit better since then, but I like our guys,” “We have a good blend of veteran experience and youthful experience, so to speak” External link

eagletribune Monday, November 25, 2019 2:18:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “We didn’t get off to a great start, have been a little bit better since then, but I like our guys,” “We have a good blend of veteran experience and youthful experience, so to speak” External link

seattletimes Monday, November 25, 2019 1:17:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I hate to say this: I couldn’t get it,” “I don’t have Big 12 NOW. I’ve got to figure out a way to get it” External link

bostonherald Sunday, November 24, 2019 12:33:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I thought we played a really good team,” “I really like their team. They're going to be really good. They're veterans, they can stretch it and they made some hard shots late to get back in the game, but I thought we closed it really well” External link

usaToday Wednesday, November 20, 2019 4:56:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I’m actually glad it happened,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, November 16, 2019 7:09:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “The first half we were pretty good. I thought we were turned up. I thought we defended well,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, November 16, 2019 7:09:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "I thought it was more important this year than most because of the unknown that awaits out there. I don't know if unknown means bad - it could be a positive. You just don't know when this will be concluded," External link

kiro7 Friday, November 15, 2019 1:15:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "It was important we get some guys early," External link

kiro7 Friday, November 15, 2019 1:15:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "They've been reassured that we're being honest with him. They have not been reassured what the outcome will be, not at all," External link

kiro7 Friday, November 15, 2019 1:15:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "I do think considering everything that's happened, it's a terrific class," "All three were our main targets. I don't think we could have recruited better at the respective positions we were recruiting given our situation" External link

kiro7 Friday, November 15, 2019 1:15:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "I thought it was more important this year than most because of the unknown that awaits out there. I don't know if unknown means bad - it could be a positive. You just don't know when this will be concluded," External link

fox13memphis Friday, November 15, 2019 1:03:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "It was important we get some guys early," External link

fox13memphis Friday, November 15, 2019 1:03:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "They've been reassured that we're being honest with him. They have not been reassured what the outcome will be, not at all," External link

fox13memphis Friday, November 15, 2019 1:03:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "I do think considering everything that's happened, it's a terrific class," "All three were our main targets. I don't think we could have recruited better at the respective positions we were recruiting given our situation" External link

fox13memphis Friday, November 15, 2019 1:03:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I thought it was more important this year than most because of the unknown that awaits out there. I don’t know if unknown means bad — it could be a positive. You just don’t know when this will be concluded,” External link

usaToday Friday, November 15, 2019 1:01:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “It was important we get some guys early,” External link

usaToday Friday, November 15, 2019 1:01:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “They’ve been reassured that we’re being honest with him. They have not been reassured what the outcome will be, not at all,” External link

usaToday Friday, November 15, 2019 1:01:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I do think considering everything that’s happened, it’s a terrific class,” “All three were our main targets. I don’t think we could have recruited better at the respective positions we were recruiting given our situation” External link

usaToday Friday, November 15, 2019 1:01:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I thought it was more important this year than most because of the unknown that awaits out there. I don’t know if unknown means bad — it could be a positive. You just don’t know when this will be concluded,” External link

news4jax Friday, November 15, 2019 1:01:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “It was important we get some guys early,” External link

news4jax Friday, November 15, 2019 1:01:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “They’ve been reassured that we’re being honest with him. They have not been reassured what the outcome will be, not at all,” External link

news4jax Friday, November 15, 2019 1:01:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I do think considering everything that’s happened, it’s a terrific class,” “All three were our main targets. I don’t think we could have recruited better at the respective positions we were recruiting given our situation” External link

news4jax Friday, November 15, 2019 1:01:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I thought it was more important this year than most because of the unknown that awaits out there. I don’t know if unknown means bad it could be a positive. You just don’t know when this will be concluded,” External link

seattlepi Friday, November 15, 2019 12:59:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “It was important we get some guys early,” External link

seattlepi Friday, November 15, 2019 12:59:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "I thought it was more important this year than most because of the unknown that awaits out there. I don't know if unknown means bad - it could be a positive. You just don't know when this will be concluded," External link

actionnewsjax Friday, November 15, 2019 12:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "It was important we get some guys early," External link

actionnewsjax Friday, November 15, 2019 12:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "They've been reassured that we're being honest with him. They have not been reassured what the outcome will be, not at all," External link

actionnewsjax Friday, November 15, 2019 12:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "I do think considering everything that's happened, it's a terrific class," "All three were our main targets. I don't think we could have recruited better at the respective positions we were recruiting given our situation" External link

actionnewsjax Friday, November 15, 2019 12:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "He broke it and requires surgery early next week," "Time table on return will probably be close to three months. I'm not going to tell you he will sit the rest of the year, but the likelihood of that is pretty strong" External link

wsoctv Saturday, November 9, 2019 6:47:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “He broke it and requires surgery early next week,” “Time table on return will probably be close to three months. I’m not going to tell you he will sit the rest of the year, but the likelihood of that is pretty strong” External link

ChinaPost Saturday, November 9, 2019 9:22:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "Duke's defense is better than the exhibition game. I think we played uncharacteristic," "I think we made easy plays difficult many times. A lot of that was the nerves, the environment. Guys wanted to do well so bad" External link

fox13memphis Wednesday, November 6, 2019 5:48:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "Duke's defense is better than the exhibition game. I think we played uncharacteristic," "I think we made easy plays difficult many times. A lot of that was the nerves, the environment. Guys wanted to do well so bad" External link

foxnews Wednesday, November 6, 2019 2:19:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "Duke's defense is better than the exhibition game. I think we played uncharacteristic," "I think we made easy plays difficult many times. A lot of that was the nerves, the environment. Guys wanted to do well so bad" External link

arkansasonline Wednesday, November 6, 2019 12:08:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “We’re going to fight it,” External link

dcourier Wednesday, November 6, 2019 10:35:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “There is still a story that hasn’t been told, and that would be our story,” “That will be told in a way that is consistent with the NCAA process, and when it’s the right timing to do that and the public will be aware of that, I very much look forward to that day” External link

dcourier Wednesday, November 6, 2019 10:35:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "Duke's defense is better than the exhibition game. I think we played uncharacteristic," "I think we made easy plays difficult many times. A lot of that was the nerves, the environment. Guys wanted to do well so bad" External link

eagletribune Wednesday, November 6, 2019 7:20:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "Duke's defense is better than the exhibition game. I think we played uncharacteristic," "I think we made easy plays difficult many times. A lot of that was the nerves, the environment. Guys wanted to do well so bad" External link

kiro7 Wednesday, November 6, 2019 6:36:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “We’re going to fight it,” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, November 5, 2019 2:57:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “There is still a story that hasn’t been told, and that would be our story,” “That will be told in a way that is consistent with the NCAA process, and when it’s the right timing to do that and the public will be aware of that, I very much look forward to that day” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, November 5, 2019 2:57:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "We're going to fight it," External link

eagletribune Tuesday, November 5, 2019 12:02:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "There is still a story that hasn't been told, and that would be our story," "That will be told in a way that is consistent with the NCAA process, and when it's the right timing to do that and the public will be aware of that, I very much look forward to that day" External link

eagletribune Tuesday, November 5, 2019 12:02:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “We’re going to fight it,” External link

dailyjournal Tuesday, November 5, 2019 11:21:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “There is still a story that hasn’t been told, and that would be our story,” “That will be told in a way that is consistent with the NCAA process, and when it’s the right timing to do that and the public will be aware of that, I very much look forward to that day” External link

dailyjournal Tuesday, November 5, 2019 11:21:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “We’re going to fight it,” External link

therepublic Tuesday, November 5, 2019 11:07:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “There is still a story that hasn’t been told, and that would be our story,” “That will be told in a way that is consistent with the NCAA process, and when it’s the right timing to do that and the public will be aware of that, I very much look forward to that day” External link

therepublic Tuesday, November 5, 2019 11:07:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “We’re going to fight it,” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, November 5, 2019 10:59:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “There is still a story that hasn’t been told, and that would be our story,” “That will be told in a way that is consistent with the NCAA process, and when it’s the right timing to do that and the public will be aware of that, I very much look forward to that day” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, November 5, 2019 10:59:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “We’re going to fight it,” External link

680news Tuesday, November 5, 2019 10:44:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “There is still a story that hasn’t been told, and that would be our story,” “That will be told in a way that is consistent with the NCAA process, and when it’s the right timing to do that and the public will be aware of that, I very much look forward to that day” External link

680news Tuesday, November 5, 2019 10:44:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "I'm not saying this would happen, but I love having him around so much that I think he deserved an opportunity to start," External link

cjonline Sunday, November 3, 2019 5:10:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "My concern with this team is preparing them to have the best season we can possibly have and play as deep into March as we possibly can," External link

fox13memphis Friday, October 25, 2019 10:08:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "There is nobody on our team that is directly impacted by these allegations," External link

fox13memphis Friday, October 25, 2019 10:08:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “My concern with this team is preparing them to have the best season we can possibly have and play as deep into March as we possibly can,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, October 25, 2019 7:29:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “There is nobody on our team that is directly impacted by these allegations,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, October 25, 2019 7:29:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "My concern with this team is preparing them to have the best season we can possibly have and play as deep into March as we possibly can," External link

kiro7 Friday, October 25, 2019 7:04:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "There is nobody on our team that is directly impacted by these allegations," External link

kiro7 Friday, October 25, 2019 7:04:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “My concern with this team is preparing them to have the best season we can possibly have and play as deep into March as we possibly can,” External link

seattletimes Friday, October 25, 2019 6:16:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “There is nobody on our team that is directly impacted by these allegations,” External link

seattletimes Friday, October 25, 2019 6:16:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "To be honest, we deal with hostile environments everywhere we go," "I will tell you this: Our guys have always enjoyed playing in the toughest atmospheres. Usually that bonds us together, unites us. Hopefully we will put a better performance out because of that" External link

eagletribune Thursday, October 24, 2019 1:22:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “We’re going to do what’s best for us,” External link

annistonstar Tuesday, October 22, 2019 6:22:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “We’re going to do what’s best for us,” External link

southernminn Tuesday, October 22, 2019 5:41:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "That has been a narrative some people have used since this, and anybody who knows me knows I'm not smart enough to figure out some of those things that have transpired would relate to anything other than that moment," "I do stuff for Late Night every year. This year was no different" External link

arkansasonline Thursday, October 10, 2019 11:06:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "I've already addressed and spoke to what happened the other night," External link

arkansasonline Thursday, October 10, 2019 11:06:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "I don't want to make it sound like I haven't been motivated in the past. I'd like to think I'm pretty turned up each and every year," External link

arkansasonline Thursday, October 10, 2019 11:06:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “That has been a narrative some people have used since this, and anybody who knows me knows I’m not smart enough to figure out some of those things that have transpired would relate to anything other than that moment,” “I do stuff for Late Night every year. This year was no different” External link

washtimes Thursday, October 10, 2019 3:21:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I’ve already addressed and spoke to what happened the other night,” External link

washtimes Thursday, October 10, 2019 3:21:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I don’t want to make it sound like I haven’t been motivated in the past. I’d like to think I’m pretty turned up each and every year,” External link

washtimes Thursday, October 10, 2019 3:21:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "Anybody that knows me knows that I’m not smart enough to figure out some of those things that have transpired that would relate to anything other than just that moment," External link

cjonline Thursday, October 10, 2019 2:54:00 AM EAT

Bill Self told : “I don’t guess you have visuals on radio. I learned that tonight,” External link

guardian Sunday, October 6, 2019 3:58:00 PM EAT

Bill Self told : “I don’t guess you have visuals on radio. I learned that tonight,” External link

wishtv Sunday, October 6, 2019 2:20:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "I don't guess you have visuals on radio. I learned that tonight," "That's not the direction anybody at our school would want that to go at all, regardless of any entertainment that it provided many, it was still not the right way to provide the entertainment" External link

arkansasonline Sunday, October 6, 2019 11:32:00 AM EAT

Bill Self told : “I don’t guess you have visuals on radio. I learned that tonight,” External link

wwlp Sunday, October 6, 2019 4:54:00 AM EAT

Bill Self told : “I don’t guess you have visuals on radio. I learned that tonight,” External link

therepublic Sunday, October 6, 2019 1:11:00 AM EAT

Bill Self told : “I don’t guess you have visuals on radio. I learned that tonight,” External link

tribtown Sunday, October 6, 2019 12:54:00 AM EAT

Bill Self told : “I don’t guess you have visuals on radio. I learned that tonight,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, October 6, 2019 12:20:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "That's not the direction that anybody at our school would want that to go at all," External link

wmur Sunday, October 6, 2019 12:00:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "That's not the direction that anybody at our school would want that to go at all," "Regardless of the entertainment that it provided many, it was still not the right way to provide the entertainment" External link

wmur Sunday, October 6, 2019 12:00:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "That's not the direction that anybody at our school would want that to go at all," External link

wesh Saturday, October 5, 2019 11:35:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "That's not the direction that anybody at our school would want that to go at all," "Regardless of the entertainment that it provided many, it was still not the right way to provide the entertainment" External link

wesh Saturday, October 5, 2019 11:35:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "That's not the direction that anybody at our school would want that to go at all," External link

wcvb Saturday, October 5, 2019 11:31:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "That's not the direction that anybody at our school would want that to go at all," "Regardless of the entertainment that it provided many, it was still not the right way to provide the entertainment" External link

wcvb Saturday, October 5, 2019 11:31:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "That's not the direction that anybody at our school would want that to go at all," External link

wyff4 Saturday, October 5, 2019 11:31:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "That's not the direction that anybody at our school would want that to go at all," "Regardless of the entertainment that it provided many, it was still not the right way to provide the entertainment" External link

wyff4 Saturday, October 5, 2019 11:31:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "That's not the direction that anybody at our school would want that to go at all," External link

wlwt Saturday, October 5, 2019 11:31:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "That's not the direction that anybody at our school would want that to go at all," "Regardless of the entertainment that it provided many, it was still not the right way to provide the entertainment" External link

wlwt Saturday, October 5, 2019 11:31:00 PM EAT

Bill Self told : "I don't guess you have visuals on radio. I learned that tonight," External link

brownsvilleherald Saturday, October 5, 2019 9:44:00 PM EAT

Bill Self told : ”I don’t guess you have visuals on radio. I learned that tonight,” External link

suntimes Saturday, October 5, 2019 9:02:00 PM EAT

Bill Self told : "I don't guess you have visuals on radio. I learned that tonight," External link

actionnewsjax Saturday, October 5, 2019 8:35:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "That's not the direction that anybody at our school would want that to go at all," "Regardless of the entertainment that it provided many, it was still not the right way to provide the entertainment" External link

wrcbtv Saturday, October 5, 2019 8:08:00 PM EAT

Bill Self told : "I don't guess you have visuals on radio. I learned that tonight," External link

wftv Saturday, October 5, 2019 7:29:00 PM EAT

Bill Self disse : “Nos mais de trinta anos que tenho de treinamento no basquetebol universitário, nunca testemunhei um castigo tão voraz e vingativo contra um jovem que não fez nada de errado” External link

portaldeangola Monday, February 4, 2019 5:51:00 PM EAT

Bill Self disse : “Em meus mais de trinta anos de treinamento no basquetebol universitário, nunca testemunhei um castigo tão voraz e vingativo contra um jovem que não fez nada de errado” External link

portaldeangola Sunday, February 3, 2019 11:05:00 AM EAT



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David McCormack said ( about Bill Self ) : “Coach (Self) talked to us: We had a great all-around game yet we still didn’t hit the shots we know we can hit. We got a lot of great looks,” “Once those start falling the point difference is going to be even bigger and be a much easier game” External link

cjonline Sunday, February 21, 2021 2:49:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said ( about Bill Self ) : “Coach (Bill) Self always does an amazing job adjusting his scheme to fit his personnel,” “I know they lost a tough one at Oklahoma State, but again it’s a talented team. He puts them in the right positions to be successful. They’re getting better. You’ve got to be a good team to be top 10 in the nation” External link

wacotrib Monday, January 18, 2021 12:39:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said ( about Bill Self ) : “Coach (Bill) Self always does an amazing job adjusting his scheme to fit his personnel,” “I know they lost a tough one at Oklahoma State, but again it’s a talented team. He puts them in the right positions to be successful. They’re getting better. You’ve got to be a good team to be top 10 in the nation” External link

wacotrib Monday, January 18, 2021 6:06:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said ( about Bill Self ) : “I talked to a coach (Thursday) and she told me, she said, ‘Bill, I watched you guys play early in the season. You weren’t very good offensively but you guarded. Now you’re not guarding,’ ” “Coming from another coach, that’s actually kind of tough to hear” External link

cjonline Friday, January 15, 2021 6:34:00 PM EAT

Gary Woodland said ( about Bill Self ) : “It’s been interesting. They were so good last year and then you lose two studs but they got a lot of young guys coming back, and they’ve had a lot of guys step up and they’re young,” “it’s going to be a roller-coaster ride this year but I think any time you’ve got Bill Self at the reigns, and they have a senior point guard which is huge and they’ve got some veteran guys kind of mixed in there. Any time you get to the tournament anything can happen” External link

cjonline Saturday, January 2, 2021 1:26:00 AM EAT

Grant Foster said ( about Bill Self ) : "Really I just saw the gap there and I was like, Coach (Self) is always (saying), ‘Be aggressive,’ in the back of my head, so I was like, why not," "I mean, in practice I’m always aggressive too. I just saw an opening in there and I took it" External link

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Bill Self said ( about Marcus Garrett ) : “Marcus is a great player and I would have loved for him to return for another season, but the reality is this is the best decision for him and we fully support that,” External link

cjonline Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:25:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “Joseph is an explosive, dynamic scoring guard that will allow us to play an up-tempo, aggressive style on both ends of the floor,” External link

cjonline Thursday, April 15, 2021 7:22:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “Cam is going to bring a lot of versatility to our frontcourt, allowing us to play with space and size,” “Jeff Boschee runs a solid program at Missouri Southern and knows exactly what it takes to play at this level. We’re very excited that Cam is coming to Kansas and look forward to the positive impact he will have on this team” External link

cjonline Thursday, April 15, 2021 7:22:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said ( about John A Logan ) : “Sydney is going to bring size, strength and athleticism to our frontcourt, giving us another rim protector,” “He’s a big man that can play above the rim and has shown the ability to have a big presence inside. Sydney has been developed very well while at Logan and is making a big impact as they continue to play in the upcoming JUCO national tournament” External link

cjonline Thursday, April 15, 2021 7:22:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I want to thank Jerrance for all of his hard work and dedication to Kansas men’s basketball over the past eight years,” “I was fortunate to coach him at Illinois and loved the opportunity we had to coach together here at KU. He has been a member of our great staff and instrumental in the development of many players over his eight seasons” External link

cjonline Wednesday, April 7, 2021 2:40:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "He will be a tremendous partner to all of our head coaches and sports programs and will ensure that our student-athletes have a world-class experience during their time at KU," External link

cjonline Tuesday, April 6, 2021 7:19:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “Every day, I am reminded just how fortunate I am to lead this storied program and there truly is no place else I would rather be,” External link

ibtimes Friday, April 2, 2021 9:05:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I want to extend my sincere appreciation to Chancellor Girod, Kurt Watson, and the rest of the leadership at KU for their belief and faith in me to provide this lifetime contract,” External link

al Friday, April 2, 2021 8:17:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "I want to extend my sincere appreciation to Kansas chancellor Doug Girod, [interim athletic director] Kurt Watson, and the rest of the leadership at KU for their belief and faith in me to provide this lifetime contract," External link

upi Friday, April 2, 2021 7:49:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "Every day, I am reminded just how fortunate I am to lead this storied program and there truly is no place else I would rather be. As we continue to work through the challenges facing our program, we look forward to moving ahead and focusing on our bright future" External link

upi Friday, April 2, 2021 7:49:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "I would also like to express my gratitude to our alumni and donors, as well as the best fans and students in the nation, that have supported my family and me for the past 18 seasons," "I'm excited to remain your basketball coach and compete for many championships in the future" External link

upi Friday, April 2, 2021 7:49:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “There is no place I would rather be,” External link

click2houston Friday, April 2, 2021 7:46:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “Every day I am reminded just how fortunate I am to lead this storied program and there truly is no place else I would rather be,” External link

click2houston Friday, April 2, 2021 7:46:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I have enjoyed competing against him at his different stops, but primarily at the University of Oklahoma where his teams were always classy and difficult to prepare for,” “I know personally the respect he commands in our industry and I’m sure his former players, assistant coaches and everyone affiliated in his programs over time would attest to the way he went about his business” External link

ChinaPost Friday, March 26, 2021 5:02:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “You’ve got to make some shots,” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, March 24, 2021 11:06:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “They were obviously more prepared. They played better, coached better — we shot it miserably and it's going to be hard to score for us over that length. And they shot it unbelievably,” “We played from a hole the entire time” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, March 23, 2021 4:20:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “They were obviously more prepared. They played better, coached better — we shot it miserably and it's going to be hard to score for us over that length. And they shot it unbelievably,” “We played from a hole the entire time” External link

missoulian Tuesday, March 23, 2021 3:54:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “They were obviously more prepared. They played better, coached better we shot it miserably and it's going to be hard to score for us over that length. And they shot it unbelievably,” “We played from a hole the entire time” External link

seattlepi Tuesday, March 23, 2021 2:43:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “They were obviously more prepared. They played better, coached better — we shot it miserably and it’s going to be hard to score for us over that length. And they shot it unbelievably,” “We played from a hole the entire time” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, March 23, 2021 8:28:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “They were obviously more prepared. They played better, coached better — we shot it miserably and it's going to be hard to score for us over that length. And they shot it unbelievably,” “We played from a hole the entire time” External link

click2houston Tuesday, March 23, 2021 7:31:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "high anxiety for everything”. “It doesn’t matter if it’s 2 o’clock in the morning, (as) soon as we get a text message from the (testing) company we’ll get group texts going," External link

newswest9 Tuesday, March 23, 2021 7:19:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “He’s suiting up (Monday night). He’ll suit up. If he’s here, he’s suiting up. And I anticipate him getting in the game,” “I don’t know how much he’ll play. He’s going to be rusty, he’s going to be fatigued, he’s going to be far less than 100%. But he can rebound the ball and do some things. He may play three minutes, he may play 10 minutes, he may play 15, I don’t know” External link

cjonline Monday, March 22, 2021 2:05:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said ( about David McCormack ) : “We were fortunate with David: Even though he got a little tired, he didn’t look like he’d been off 10 days. It looked like he’d been off three or four,” External link

cjonline Monday, March 22, 2021 2:05:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “It doesn’t matter if it’s 2 o’clock in the morning, (as) soon as we get a text message from the (testing) company we’ll get group texts going,” “I’m getting messages from the trainer at 2 o’clock, and I’m awake, getting ready to get the text” External link

fox59 Sunday, March 21, 2021 9:03:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “He kind of got his legs under him and he was really, really good in the second half,” External link

buffalonews Sunday, March 21, 2021 7:37:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “He kind of got his legs under him and he was really, really good in the second half,” External link

seattlepi Sunday, March 21, 2021 7:36:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “He kind of got his legs under him and he was really, really good in the second half,” External link

missoulian Sunday, March 21, 2021 6:56:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "He kind of got his legs under him and he was really, really good in the second half," External link

foxnews Sunday, March 21, 2021 6:40:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “He kind of got his legs under him and he was really, really good in the second half,” External link

wkbn Sunday, March 21, 2021 5:29:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “He kind of got his legs under him and he was really, really good in the second half,” External link

news4jax Sunday, March 21, 2021 3:35:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “He kind of got his legs under him and he was really, really good in the second half,” External link

wftv Sunday, March 21, 2021 3:06:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “He kind of got his legs under him and he was really, really good in the second half,” External link

newschannel6now Sunday, March 21, 2021 10:48:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “He kind of got his legs under him and he was really, really good in the second half,” External link

japantoday Sunday, March 21, 2021 10:19:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “He kind of got his legs under him and he was really, really good in the second half,” External link

click2houston Sunday, March 21, 2021 9:51:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “He kind of got his legs under him and he was really, really good in the second half,” External link

seattlepi Sunday, March 21, 2021 9:50:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I hate to say this — I don’t think pauses are good, but they may be blessings in disguise that the pauses occur to better ensure you have a healthy N.C.A.A. tournament,” External link

nytimes Sunday, March 21, 2021 8:39:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "high anxiety for everything”. “It doesn’t matter if it’s 2 o’clock in the morning, (as) soon as we get a text message from the (testing) company we’ll get group texts going," External link

seattlepi Sunday, March 21, 2021 7:39:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "high anxiety for everything”. “It doesn't matter if it's 2 o'clock in the morning, (as) soon as we get a text message from the (testing) company we'll get group texts going," External link

newsday-USA Sunday, March 21, 2021 7:30:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "high anxiety for everything”. “It doesn’t matter if it’s 2 o’clock in the morning, (as) soon as we get a text message from the (testing) company we’ll get group texts going," External link

wftv Sunday, March 21, 2021 5:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "high anxiety for everything”. “It doesn’t matter if it’s 2 o’clock in the morning, (as) soon as we get a text message from the (testing) company we’ll get group texts going," External link

news4jax Sunday, March 21, 2021 5:32:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "It doesn't matter if it's 2 o'clock in the morning, (as) soon as we get a text message from the (testing) company we'll get group texts going," "I'm getting messages from the trainer at 2 o'clock, and I'm awake, getting ready to get the text" External link

startribune Sunday, March 21, 2021 5:08:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “It doesn’t matter if it’s 2 o’clock in the morning, (as) soon as we get a text message from the (testing) company we’ll get group texts going,” “I’m getting messages from the trainer at 2 o’clock, and I’m awake, getting ready to get the text” External link

dailyjournal Sunday, March 21, 2021 4:59:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "high anxiety for everything”. “It doesn’t matter if it’s 2 o’clock in the morning, (as) soon as we get a text message from the (testing) company we’ll get group texts going," External link

seattlepi Sunday, March 21, 2021 4:58:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I hate to say this — I don’t think pauses are good, but they may be blessings in disguise that the pauses occur to better ensure you have a healthy N.C.A.A. tournament,” External link

nytimes Sunday, March 21, 2021 4:17:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I think this is the closest that we have ever been to losing a team, this year,” External link

cjonline Saturday, March 20, 2021 8:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “This is probably a little bit more exciting for me this year because in past years we’ve had teams be four seeds, and this team isn’t a four-seed and we talked about this team laboring more than any team that we’ve had here in recent memory and stuff,” External link

cjonline Saturday, March 20, 2021 8:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “It really timed out pretty good for us in that when we started playing better and the schedule kind of tipped in our favor a little bit, the attitudes, the energy, the emotion, all these things created a situation (where) now you can build on positives and now you can give your ‘A’ game and the guys can buy into it,” “When you give your ‘A’ game and you still go lose by 10, there’s not as much to hang on to ‘Yeah, he said that would work. That crap doesn’t work.’ And so they can actually see some positive results” External link

cjonline Saturday, March 20, 2021 8:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I think that we have gotten tougher. I think our leadership has gotten better. I think we’ve become more coachable, and I’m not saying from a defiant standpoint, just from a buying-in standpoint, ‘This is what wins for us.’ ... I’ve seen a lot of things that would equate to improvement,” External link

cjonline Saturday, March 20, 2021 8:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “That team that was playing in January, and I’ve got to take responsibility for it, but that was a team that needed a pause. That was a tired team. That was a team that had nothing to look forward to, at least the way they saw it,” External link

cjonline Saturday, March 20, 2021 8:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “We have a motto: ‘Faces change; expectations do not.’ And I think it’s one of those deals,” External link

cjonline Saturday, March 20, 2021 8:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “We have lost in the first round before, twice. That’s a bad feeling and everything,” External link

cjonline Saturday, March 20, 2021 8:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “It won’t affect us much offensively, but it will certainly affect us defensively because we will be tiny. I don’t know if we’ve ever run a team out there this small,” “So we’re going to have to be very scrappy and aggressive” External link

cjonline Saturday, March 20, 2021 8:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I think it’ll be an adjustment, but not as much as what a lot of people think,” “We may not play well, but it won’t be because, I don’t believe, we’ve been thrown a curveball that we can’t hit. I think it’ll be because somebody else just played better than us. At least, I think our guys are confident that if we play well we can still have success” External link

cjonline Saturday, March 20, 2021 8:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “We may not play well, but it won't be because ... we've been thrown a curveball that we can't hit,” “Our guys are confident that if we play well we can still have success” External link

eagletribune Thursday, March 18, 2021 2:11:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “We think we’re — you know, knock on wood — in as good a shape as we can be in,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, March 16, 2021 8:23:00 PM EAT

Bill Self added : “We have followed daily testing and additional protocols that have been set up for us,” “Unfortunately we caught a bad break at the wrong time. I look forward to preparing my team in probably a unique way for the NCAA Tournament” External link

wftv Friday, March 12, 2021 11:48:00 PM EAT

Bill Self added : “We have followed daily testing and additional protocols that have been set up for us,” “Unfortunately we caught a bad break at the wrong time. I look forward to preparing my team in probably a unique way for the NCAA Tournament” External link

click2houston Friday, March 12, 2021 11:43:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "The first half we were great. We got everything we wanted," "The second half we didn't play nearly as well, but they were as good as we were the first half in the second half. They made shots and we made some bonehead plays" External link

foxnews Friday, March 12, 2021 1:25:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “It’s nice to see him separate himself in a way to be the most dominate big man in the world,” “We thought all along he had it in him, but we’re seeing it now” External link

virginislandsdailynews Thursday, March 11, 2021 11:04:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “It’s nice to see him separate himself in a way to be the most dominate big man in the world,” “We thought all along he had it in him, but we’re seeing it now” External link

click2houston Wednesday, March 10, 2021 11:51:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “We all go through crap together,” External link

cjonline Wednesday, March 3, 2021 5:23:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “Certainly Marc in his own way is so underappreciated in large part because he doesn’t bring attention on himself. He deflects,” “He’s just a guy’s guy, and I’ve always respected that about him” External link

cjonline Wednesday, March 3, 2021 5:23:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said ( about Marcus Garrett ) : “I was so happy for Marcus,” External link

cjonline Wednesday, March 3, 2021 5:23:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “We saw how that affected us when we came back from Christmas,” External link

cjonline Wednesday, March 3, 2021 5:23:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “When we played them the first time we were not connected. When we played them tonight, that was a very connected team out there on both ends, but primarily defensively,” External link

cjonline Sunday, February 28, 2021 11:31:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “This year’s version is definitely one of the best teams we’ve faced in my time here at Kansas, regardless of where we play them,” “They have a terrific team a terrific team, terrific personnel, they’re well-coached, they’ve got a lot of terrific pieces” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, February 28, 2021 9:13:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “We don’t need to be depressed about this. We need to be pissed that we didn’t close, but we don’t need to be depressed,” “I mean all we’ve got to do is come back, keep working and grinding and put ourselves in a position to beat Baylor on Saturday” External link

cjonline Wednesday, February 24, 2021 10:25:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “This game didn’t mean anything from a winning-the-league standpoint. And who gives a crap about the Big 12 (Tournament) seedings, because the Big 12 seedings aren’t real. I mean, they’re not going to be real,” “Would I love to finish second in our league? Yeah, yeah, I would. And if we win that game we put ourselves in a position to finish second in our league, but we didn’t. But the bottom line is, when some teams are playing 14 (games) and some teams are playing 18 and other teams are playing 16 and not everybody is playing (each other) twice, we knew going into the year we were playing for seed for the NCAA Tournament, not the Big 12 Tournament” External link

cjonline Wednesday, February 24, 2021 10:25:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “This is not anything that should alarm us or rattle us at all,” “We’re in the NCAA Tournament. I’m confident about that. We were playing for seed. This could’ve been a seed line or two for us if we got this one today. But other than that I don’t know that it’s anything we need to hang our head on” External link

cjonline Wednesday, February 24, 2021 10:25:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “The emphasis I want to put on it is that we got better today,” “Even though we didn’t finish we got better and we should get confidence from that” External link

cjonline Wednesday, February 24, 2021 10:25:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “If young kids can’t recover in 24 hours to get ready to play the No. 2 team in the country then there’s something seriously wrong with our society or our team or whatever,” “I mean, this is easy. We’re not going to be thinking about Texas after tomorrow. Come Thursday it’s focused on Baylor” External link

cjonline Wednesday, February 24, 2021 10:25:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “It’ll be an exciting game for our guys,” “Certainly I think they’ll see a different Kansas team than the one they saw in January” External link

cjonline Monday, February 22, 2021 4:56:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “It’s the best we’ve played,” External link

cjonline Sunday, February 21, 2021 2:49:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “Sometimes our guys shoot it better when they know they have to shoot it, and sometimes they’re hesitant when they don’t have to shoot it,” “And so three, two, one (on the shot clock) probably put (Braun) in a position, after starting 1 for 9, that probably gave him more confidence that he shot aggressively because there was no other option. It was a big-time shot, a big-time play” External link

cjonline Sunday, February 21, 2021 2:49:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “We’re not close to being where we want to be, but we have two opportunities next week to gain on that,” External link

cjonline Sunday, February 21, 2021 2:49:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “There were times that they were certainly more effective than what a couple of starters were in the minutes that they were in there,” External link

cjonline Friday, February 19, 2021 6:58:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said ( about Marcus Garrett ) : “Bryce and Dajuan were the key players in that game. They did some great things,” “Second half I thought that those two guys sparked us in a way that we desperately needed. I was happy. That was good stuff with Marcus on the bench” External link

cjonline Friday, February 19, 2021 6:58:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “Bryce, if he hadn’t gotten hurt, worst-case scenario for him, he probably would’ve settled in as our sixth man, worst-case scenario, if he didn’t start some games or whatnot,” “I think he’s played really well. I thought he was really good (Wednesday). His hand is not 100%, so he’s probably a little hesitant shooting the ball from beyond the arc, but it’s getting there every day. You can see it every day; it looks better. I anticipate him being full-speed, maybe from this point forward” External link

cjonline Friday, February 19, 2021 6:58:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “Juan was great. Best Juan has been, most aggressive. He just looked different to me,” External link

cjonline Friday, February 19, 2021 6:58:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “He took three charges; they only gave him two. He defended well. He threw a jump-hook in. ... I thought Mitch did some good things,” “If Mitch would defensive rebound the basketball he would’ve played great” External link

cjonline Friday, February 19, 2021 6:58:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said ( about Chris Beard ) : “I like Beard and all but hopefully it’s a very rusty group that comes in here on Saturday. ... They’ll be amped up, yeah, no question, but we will be too,” External link

cjonline Friday, February 19, 2021 6:58:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I don’t know what the best thing is, but I do know this: I’d almost rather be rusty than risk (it),” “So we’ll just have to wait and see. It’s not a perfect scenario. ... It’s a great question, though. The answer is I don’t know, even though we’re prepared to do something” External link

cjonline Friday, February 19, 2021 6:58:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “That’s something that we’ve been trying to get them to do for a long time,” External link

cjonline Thursday, February 18, 2021 9:21:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “We know that if the score is in the 80s it probably doesn’t benefit us when you’re playing really good competition because it would be harder for us to get 80 against really good competition, especially teams that guard,” “So I think our guys are bought into this” External link

cjonline Thursday, February 18, 2021 9:21:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I think what our team is understanding is we need to guard like all games will be these types of games because we can labor to score so much,” External link

cjonline Thursday, February 18, 2021 9:21:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I actually do (like where we’re at). I think we’re getting better,” “I think our best ball is still ahead of us. ... Nobody is going to catch Baylor, but I feel better about our team probably than I have than midway through December. I think we’re getting better. We’re just not making shots” External link

cjonline Thursday, February 18, 2021 9:21:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said ( about Barry Brown ) : “It's hard to play with three freshmen. ... They’re going to be good players,” “They’re probably a lot like some of the other good ones that have been in their program, whether it’s (Kamau) Stokes or (Barry) Brown or (Dean) Wade or (players) like that. I’m sure they’re hopeful they can become those types of players. They’re off to a good start” External link

cjonline Tuesday, February 16, 2021 1:29:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “We’ve had some good ones and we’ve had the court stormed on us multiple times. Obviously Frank (Martin) and Bruce have both had good teams over there,” “I actually believe the most memorable ones to me that stand out are the ones in which we didn’t win, and so that’s a memory I’d just as soon forget. But there’s been some fun games over there, there’s no question” External link

cjonline Tuesday, February 16, 2021 1:29:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I’m excited about him. I think he’s playing the right way,” “He’s rebounding the ball. He’s worried about things that have nothing to do with scoring and therefore he scores more points because he’s not worried about it, shooting the ball better. So yeah, we’re pleased with Jalen. We need him to keep contributing at this same type of rate to give us the best chance moving forward” External link

cjonline Tuesday, February 16, 2021 1:29:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “That was not a very artistic game by any stretch, but we would’ve taken winning by 14 or five or seven or one before the game started up here,” “Certainly happy we got the win. Certainly not very good offense, but we did guard for 40 minutes, so I was happy with that” External link

cjonline Sunday, February 14, 2021 3:55:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “We’ve got three ranked teams and our in-state rival left,” External link

cjonline Sunday, February 14, 2021 3:55:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I wouldn’t mind settling in with that seven,” “I’m not saying that’s what we’re positively going to do and we need everybody to be ready and play well, but I wanted to give that seven a chance to play together the most tonight” External link

cjonline Friday, February 12, 2021 7:41:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “He cares. He wants to learn. He’s been that way also since he’s been out,” External link

cjonline Friday, February 12, 2021 7:41:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “It’s probably the two biggest games on our schedule thus far,” External link

cjonline Wednesday, February 10, 2021 6:29:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “This is as big as it gets this year, to determine if we have a chance to finish second in our league,” “That’s a realistic goal, but certainly we’ve got to play well against everybody moving forward, and certainly we can’t stub our toe at home. "It’s big. It’s big for us. We’ve certainly got to take care of business and be focused and ready to play. I think (Monday) did wonders for us from a confidence (standpoint) in kind of getting the monkey off our back, so to speak” External link

cjonline Wednesday, February 10, 2021 6:29:00 PM EAT

Bill Self added : “So we’ve still got a lot to play for,” External link

cjonline Wednesday, February 10, 2021 6:29:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “They can beat us. They can beat other teams in our league,” “But also if we play and if we’re connected and do what we think we’re capable of doing then there’s no reason why we can’t have great games against them too” External link

cjonline Wednesday, February 10, 2021 6:29:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I’m happy. I’m leaving out of here happy,” External link

cjonline Wednesday, February 10, 2021 6:29:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “We just got to tighten up the turnovers and everything, but I think a lot of that comes from kids pressing and (playing) tight and trying too hard,” “Hopefully this (win) will let them relax a little bit and play more free moving forward” External link

cjonline Wednesday, February 10, 2021 6:29:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “As poor as he was to start the game, he was that good to start the second half,” External link

cjonline Tuesday, February 9, 2021 11:04:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “For a team that was really pressing and playing tight, and as much as you (tell them to) play loose and everything, it’s easier said than done,” “So sometimes you’ve just got to embrace it and say, ‘OK, we’re going to be tight. Let’s just guard the heck out of people and don’t worry about offense.’ We had some goals that we wanted to do defensively and we matched those goals and so the offense wasn’t quite as big a factor or it didn’t stand out as much on us being inefficient because we did guard and we did rebound on the other end” External link

cjonline Tuesday, February 9, 2021 11:04:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I love our student body and I think we have a ridiculously bright student body, average ACT score may be 31, I don’t know, but that’s one area that I don’t think that they probably scored well because that kid is not overrated, that kid is good,” “It’s just kids being kids. But yeah, he’s really good. He makes others better and he makes the game easier for everybody else” External link

cjonline Tuesday, February 9, 2021 11:04:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “During the good and the bad runs, the guys were always able to minimize the negative and maximize the positive,” “And so that’s what’s kind of frustrating with this. We haven’t been able to do that with this group consistently at all” External link

cjonline Sunday, February 7, 2021 4:50:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “That very easily could’ve been a game today that we put ourselves in a position to win it and just (not) get it done, and certainly we didn’t even put ourselves in a position,” “There won’t be much taken out of this from a, ‘Guys, it’s a good loss’-type thing. I don’t feel that at all” External link

cjonline Sunday, February 7, 2021 4:50:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “Usually it’s a Michael Beasley or an Arthur Johnson, who had like (37) on us one time, and they’re just throwing it inside and they’re whipping our ass that way,” “We usually don’t have guards just go and whip us, and that’s what happened tonight with those two” External link

cjonline Sunday, February 7, 2021 4:50:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “We knew (McBride and Sherman) were keys,” “Could we have gone triangle-and-two? Yeah, we maybe could’ve. But it was a tie game also with 16 minutes left in the second half. We had the game right where we wanted, and then those guys kind of took over down the stretch” External link

cjonline Sunday, February 7, 2021 4:50:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I thought I saw some things offensively where some guys did some good things, but we’re looking at it wrong, I hate to say that,” “If guys put up big numbers offensively and you give up 91 on the road, you’re going to get your butt beat every time. We’ve got to have guys put up numbers offensively, but the biggest thing is you’ve got to guard the other team. We didn’t guard” External link

cjonline Sunday, February 7, 2021 4:50:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said ( about David McCormack ) : “I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a team in one half have two uncontested layups with nobody around them and come away empty,” “David had some opportunities early, some big-time opportunities, and we just didn’t cash in on those. The start puts you in a position where you’re playing catch-up, and it takes a lot of energy to play from behind” External link

cjonline Sunday, February 7, 2021 4:50:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “Thing about it is, Oklahoma State’s already beat us once. They’re plenty good enough to beat us twice if we don’t play. We’re going to have to play well in order to beat them,” External link

cjonline Sunday, February 7, 2021 4:50:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I think it’s been a pretty big loss not having Bryce, personally, and I certainly hope he’s healthy enough that he can finish the season strong,” External link

cjonline Friday, February 5, 2021 1:19:00 PM EAT

Bill Self explained : “I don’t think there’s any problems with the fear of reinjuring it or anything like that,” “I think the problem is he still doesn’t have full range of motion” External link

cjonline Friday, February 5, 2021 1:19:00 PM EAT

Bill Self responded : “Well first of all he’s going to be a really good player. If he hadn’t gotten hurt you guys would see just how much he’d be playing and how much trust we’d have,” “Probably should’ve played him more than what we actually did up until Christmas” External link

cjonline Friday, February 5, 2021 1:19:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I just think he’s a good player,” External link

cjonline Friday, February 5, 2021 1:19:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “That’s an awful lot for our teams to shoot, but they were there in large part because of their zone, and they’re not going to play as much zone. And if they do play zone I guarantee you they’re going to get to shooters,” “I don’t see that (happening again). It’s always important to make shots no matter who you’re playing or where or styles, but I don’t see us getting that same number of opportunities from behind the arc this game” External link

cjonline Friday, February 5, 2021 1:19:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said ( about Bob Huggins ) : “We’ve got to go there and it’s got to be a fist-fight,” “We’ve got to rebound the ball and we’ve got to take care of the ball. Those would be the two things that I’d say jump out at me more than anything else. Those have always been the keys to beating Bob (Huggins)’ teams, at least since he’s been in the league at West Virginia” External link

cjonline Friday, February 5, 2021 1:19:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I thought defensively we tried hard for the most part. I thought we rebounded the ball OK. Bench played pretty solid. Yeah, it (a) was much better (performance),” “And we still didn’t make shots, but it was certainly much better” External link

cjonline Wednesday, February 3, 2021 8:08:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “It’s hard to get excited about guys when they score,” External link

cjonline Monday, February 1, 2021 2:25:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I think that everybody needs to play just a little bit better,” External link

cjonline Monday, February 1, 2021 2:25:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I thought (Wilson) did some things tonight that were pretty positive offensively. Now defensively, not very good. Nobody was. Guys caught it and shot it on us,” External link

cjonline Monday, February 1, 2021 2:25:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “The bottom line is when the game was still in play I’m not sure we did the things that a team does in order to put guys in a position to have success,” External link

cjonline Monday, February 1, 2021 2:25:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “He got fouled on a couple of drives that were really bad plays that turned out OK because they bailed us out by fouling us,” “I think that’s what happens: When we get kind of locked up people try to go make plays to help us, and I think he’s trying real hard at that. But sometimes helping us is not consistent with doing it as a group (which) would make it easier. Sometimes we’re just out there alone on an island, and I felt like that’s what we were tonight. I’d say that about everybody” External link

cjonline Monday, February 1, 2021 2:25:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “is always a hard, hard game,” External link

cjonline Monday, February 1, 2021 2:25:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “We’re not the same team that we’ve been in the past I think that’s pretty evident but that doesn’t mean this team isn’t capable of playing at a high level. We did it early in the year,” “Of course we were a better team in December than we are in January, but January is now officially over from a basketball standpoint, so let’s have a great February” External link

cjonline Monday, February 1, 2021 2:25:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “The quick turnaround didn’t help us, and it’s not the reason why we got beat,” External link

seattlepi Sunday, January 31, 2021 7:22:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “We were bad, and Tennessee was great,” External link

cjonline Sunday, January 31, 2021 7:16:00 AM EAT

Bill Self added : “I may not even watch this (tape),” “I think it’s a situation where I don’t think our effort and energy was poor. I think our mindset going into the game was good. ... I just don’t feel like when things don’t go well that we handle the adversity quite as well as what we need to or don’t adjust to what we need to do during the course of the game, especially early on. That put us behind the eight ball right off the bat” External link

cjonline Sunday, January 31, 2021 7:16:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said ( about Rick Barnes ) : “They saw a big basket all night. That’s on us, but give them credit: They played a really good basketball game. Even Rick (Barnes) said that after the game,” “And we didn’t. We obviously didn’t play very well. We didn’t rebound. We didn’t do the things that good teams have to do, especially on the road. Getting off to a good start would be one, but (also) make the other team play poorly. That was the biggest takeaway I’ll have” External link

cjonline Sunday, January 31, 2021 7:16:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “If you look across America, it could be any blueblood — any school at all — they have gone through this, some grind, dog-type days,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, January 30, 2021 12:20:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “If you look across America, it could be any blueblood — any school at all — they have gone through this, some grind, dog-type days,” External link

usaToday Friday, January 29, 2021 11:56:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I told our guys after the (game): The storybook season is done. The storybook season as far as winning all the games and being a one- or two-seed, that’s probably done,” External link

cjonline Friday, January 29, 2021 4:09:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said ( about David McCormack ) : “David’s a good shooter. David and Mitch (Lightfoot) can both make that. Neither one has had a chance to shoot ’em. But that was big by David,” “He had to take it, and he stepped up and made it” External link

cjonline Friday, January 29, 2021 9:40:00 AM EAT

Bill Self remarked : “We’ll take it. We’ll take it” External link

cjonline Friday, January 29, 2021 9:40:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I’m not in any way shape or form going to leave out of here thinking, ‘It was an ugly-ass win.’ I’m not going to do it,” “We didn’t play great offensively the first half. We guarded for the most part for 40 minutes. Really proud of our guys, how they competed. I know they’re feeling some pressure. They need to be able to enjoy this, and I’m going to too” External link

cjonline Friday, January 29, 2021 9:40:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said ( about Kansas State ) : “We haven’t given ourselves a chance, nor will we, to prepare in any way other than mentally to go play this game,” “Physically we’re not going to be able to prepare for this game just because of the energy it took to play tonight and the travel (Friday) and certainly playing on Saturday and then you’ve got to turn around and play on Tuesday (versus Kansas State in Lawrence). ... We want to win this game desperately, but winning tonight and winning on Tuesday is far more important” External link

cjonline Friday, January 29, 2021 9:40:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “What was Kansas in January in 1988 ... where everybody here was making plans on hosting an NIT game? What was Kansas’ record then? Well, it certainly wasn’t 10-5. It wasn’t that good,” External link

cjonline Wednesday, January 27, 2021 4:10:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “They kind of flipped the switch,” “Now granted, they had Danny (Manning) and Larry (Brown), but they kind of flipped a switch. And that team that went from not any good at all, picks up two football players, (two) guys are gone over Christmas, and they win a national championship” External link

cjonline Wednesday, January 27, 2021 4:10:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “Certain guys really stepped up and certain guys maybe didn’t. We certainly saw a difference in an energy level,” “I definitely mixed the teams up and so I’m going to give everybody a chance to play with everybody and then we’ll kind of see where we need to go, but it was actually fun to watch one team play (Monday) and it wasn’t very much fun to watch the other team” External link

cjonline Wednesday, January 27, 2021 4:10:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “The thing about it that’s disappointing, that’s what we’ve been talking about: When things are going bad, how do we minimize the downward momentum and how do we extend the upward momentum? Well, one team did that (Monday) very well and the other team didn’t do anything to minimize it,” External link

cjonline Wednesday, January 27, 2021 4:10:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “Whatever we need to do we’re going to do it,” External link

cjonline Wednesday, January 27, 2021 4:10:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I think it’s time to get back to the practice floor,” External link

cjonline Saturday, January 23, 2021 11:57:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “We didn’t not play hard (Saturday). I don’t think that’s the issue,” “I don’t think we played with the same energy that I would like and I don’t think we played near as tough at game-point as what I think we can do” External link

cjonline Saturday, January 23, 2021 11:57:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I think our confidence has probably been hit a little bit. I think we’ll get that back,” “I’m very optimistic that this team can still have a very, very, very successful and potentially storybook ending. I still believe that. I think that we’ve got to do some soul-searching and look in the mirror I’m talking about coaches, everybody and find out, hey, just what do we really need to do and commit to for us to be the best we can be? Because I think we say we want to commit to it but I don’t think we’re all totally bought into that” External link

cjonline Saturday, January 23, 2021 11:57:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I think that’s a great question, but it’s a little bit of a misleading question,” External link

cjonline Friday, January 22, 2021 9:32:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “He’s made a couple of poor decisions or whatnot late, which we’ve got to correct,” “We’re not making excuses for him, nor would he want us to make excuses for him. But I do think (fatigue) has something to do with it” External link

cjonline Friday, January 22, 2021 9:32:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said ( about Marcus Garrett ) : “We switch so much, do we start not switching? But this is who we are, this is how we’ve practiced, and obviously we have some struggles with perimeter quickness as far as sliding,” “So it’s a little bit misleading to think that (Garrett)’s not doing as much. He’s probably doing more. But I think he’s become a little bit more careless because of fatigue. And so I think the best thing we can do for him is to not play him as much, but that’s also hard to do, too” External link

cjonline Friday, January 22, 2021 9:32:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “He’s always been kind of Robin and somebody else was Batman, and this year he’s Batman and doesn’t really have a Robin when you talk about ball handling out there at the same time that he’s out there,” “So you’re asking a guy to handle the ball and have the ball in his hands more than he should” External link

cjonline Friday, January 22, 2021 9:32:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I love the kid. I love the kid. He’s a great human being, a sweet spirit, all those things” External link

cjonline Friday, January 22, 2021 9:32:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I’ve gotta get him out there. I’ve gotta get him out there. I want to get him out there. He deserves to be out there,” “But to be very candid with you, I think that we’re playing the guys that give us the best chance the way things are going, but we hope that changes because he would give us a great chance or enhance our chances if we all felt like we were in tune with what we needed to do. It’s not anything defiant, nothing like that. He’s terrific. He just hasn’t had the opportunities. It’s hard to give opportunities when you haven’t seen some consistency” External link

cjonline Friday, January 22, 2021 9:32:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “It’s a hard league, but this is one of those years that I’m not going to get hung up on ‘what-ifs,’ not going to get hung up on being thrown a curveball, none of that stuff. I’m just going to roll with it and hopefully the players can do the same thing,” “That to me is the best way to get through this year and attack this year” External link

cjonline Thursday, January 21, 2021 10:15:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I’m not leaving out of here mad. I’m leaving out here disappointed, without question,” “Certainly they were better than us tonight” External link

dailyjournal Wednesday, January 20, 2021 2:33:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “Well, I would be shocked if there’s a third (team) that fits into that category,” “The games were actually pretty similar. … We came back and tied Gonzaga, didn’t quite get close enough to do that today. I think they’re both terrific” External link

dailyjournal Wednesday, January 20, 2021 2:33:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “We would have been buried if it wasn’t for CB making two or three 3s, but after that we settled in and did some good things,” External link

dailyjournal Wednesday, January 20, 2021 2:33:00 PM EAT

Bill Self acknowledged ( about error ) : “Let’s not get this too twisted: Baylor’s better than us right now,” “That doesn’t mean we can’t beat anybody any night, but our margin for error isn’t what their margin for error is right now. They’ve got a really good basketball team, and we’ve got a nice basketball team, a pretty good basketball team” External link

cjonline Tuesday, January 19, 2021 11:46:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I’ll be honest guys: We played damn well the second half,” External link

cjonline Tuesday, January 19, 2021 11:46:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “You eliminate our live-ball turnovers that led to points, I mean, that’s about as well as we’ve played in a stretch, to be honest with you,” External link

cjonline Tuesday, January 19, 2021 11:46:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “We put some game pressure on them I thought there for a stretch, but not enough,” “Certainly they were better than us tonight, I’m not (denying) that by any stretch. I do think that we can obviously play better than we did tonight, especially if a couple guys just do a couple more things” External link

cjonline Tuesday, January 19, 2021 11:46:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “We probably need to pass it better and not turn it over and rebound it better and hope like heck they don’t shoot it the same, but that’ll be interesting to see, how we can kind of set our guys up to be in better positions to win,” “But right now I think it’s way to early to talk about that” External link

cjonline Tuesday, January 19, 2021 11:46:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "I'm not leaving out of here mad. I'm leaving out here disappointed, without question," "Certainly they were better than us tonight" External link

arkansasonline Tuesday, January 19, 2021 11:42:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “Well, I would be shocked if there’s a third (team) that fits into that category,” “The games were actually pretty similar. ... We came back and tied Gonzaga, didn’t quite get close enough to do that today. I think they’re both terrific” External link

seattlepi Tuesday, January 19, 2021 8:46:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “We would have been buried if it wasn’t for CB making two or three 3s, but after that we settled in and did some good things,” External link

seattlepi Tuesday, January 19, 2021 8:46:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I’m not leaving out of here mad. I’m leaving out here disappointed, without question,” “Certainly they were better than us tonight” External link

dailyjournal Tuesday, January 19, 2021 8:16:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “My dad used to always tell me this: If you have to make shots to play well, then you’re not really a player, you’re a shooter,” External link

cjonline Sunday, January 17, 2021 8:22:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “That doesn’t mean you have to be a jet-quick athlete, but that means you have to be turned up and thinking quick and reacting and being instinctive and things like that,” External link

cjonline Sunday, January 17, 2021 8:22:00 PM EAT

Bill Self recalled : “My father, that’s one of the first things he ever told me. He said, ‘Oh, so you play good if you make shots (and) you play bad if you don’t? Wow, that takes a lot of courage,’ ” “How are you going to help a team win when things aren’t going that way? I do think that Jalen and CB can both do more in that regard, but I’m not worried about their shot, not at all” External link

cjonline Sunday, January 17, 2021 8:22:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said ( about Bill Self ) : “I talked to a coach (Thursday) and she told me, she said, ‘Bill, I watched you guys play early in the season. You weren’t very good offensively but you guarded. Now you’re not guarding,’ ” “Coming from another coach, that’s actually kind of tough to hear” External link

cjonline Friday, January 15, 2021 6:34:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I said (at the second TV timeout), ‘Guys, they’re on pace for 125 (points).’ There wasn’t that pride of saying, all right, enough is enough. We’ve got to get better at that,” “We early in that game scored at will ourselves. I mean, we got anything we wanted. But then after they got the lead, started making shots, they got more energy, we got deflated, and next thing you know it’s a 15-point game” External link

cjonline Friday, January 15, 2021 6:34:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “When we had guys in opportunities to guard the guy that may be the No. 1 pick in the (NBA) draft, we didn’t take it as a personal challenge a lot of times,” External link

cjonline Friday, January 15, 2021 6:34:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “just to not get run out of the gym,” External link

cjonline Friday, January 15, 2021 6:34:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “We didn’t guard. We were slow,” “We’ve got to play with a little bit more ‘oomph’ without question, and toughness” External link

cjonline Friday, January 15, 2021 6:34:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “Our ability and this coaches’ fault, this if my fault our ability to be able to read when the other team secures the ball and then get our ass back, you would think that would be something that would be very instinctual, but I guess we haven’t emphasized that enough,” “They ran by us like we were standing still. That’s embarrassing” External link

cjonline Friday, January 15, 2021 6:34:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said ( about error ) : “We have the margin for error not to be great on the offensive end, but on the defensive end I don’t know that we can not be turned up and allow other teams to get easy baskets,” External link

cjonline Friday, January 15, 2021 6:34:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “It’s a big week for us,” “Gotta hold serve at home, and we haven’t done that yet. We’ve already lost one at home. Can’t let one become two. Certainly then we could take our act on the road against arguably one of the best two teams in the country that is absolutely terrific. We need to have a good next 96 hours” External link

cjonline Friday, January 15, 2021 6:34:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “We don’t know if it’s going to be a month. We don’t know if it’ll be seven weeks. We don’t know right now,” “But we do know positively that (surgery) went well and everything they had to do went exactly as expected. (He’ll) make a complete recovery. We just want it to happen sooner rather than later” External link

cjonline Friday, January 15, 2021 6:34:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I was very disappointed and hurt for him because he wants to be out there so bad,” External link

cjonline Friday, January 15, 2021 6:34:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I’m disappointed. I’m disappointed,” External link

cjonline Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:21:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I’m not leaving out of here disappointed or mad or anything because we lost to an Oklahoma State team. I’m leaving out of here disappointed because of the reasons we lost to an Oklahoma State team,” “That’s on me more than the players. I’ve got to get the guys where we think a little tougher, because certainly pride and toughness are a big part of stopping people, and we’ve got to get better at that. I’ve got to demand more” External link

cjonline Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:21:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “If Likekele doesn’t make that shot, we win the game. I would say there’s a 95% chance of that happening,” “But he did make the shot. It was a great shot by him” External link

cjonline Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:21:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “It’s not a great percentage play to think that you would make that shot,” External link

cjonline Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:21:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “It’s nobody’s fault that Likekele made the shot. Tie game? Big deal. Two possessions to one possession. Percentages are still with us,” “And then we didn’t execute very well” External link

cjonline Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:21:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “We’ve just got to tighten up. We’ve got to play tougher. That’s my honest opinion,” “We don’t make other people play poorly, we hope they play poorly, and that’s not the way to live in this (sport)” External link

cjonline Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:21:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “If Likekele doesn’t make that shot, we win the game,” External link

usaToday Wednesday, January 13, 2021 8:31:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said ( about error ) : “Certainly, it’s getting to the point where there’s less than zero margin for error moving forward,” External link

usaToday Wednesday, January 13, 2021 8:31:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “We don’t score in transition at all,” External link

cjonline Monday, January 11, 2021 10:33:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “We don’t get deflections or steals to lead to easy baskets,” “OU took our ball four times in the first half and came away with seven points just by taking our ball, so that’s seven points they didn’t have to earn. And we have to earn everything. I really don’t know the answer on how to create that right now” External link

cjonline Monday, January 11, 2021 10:33:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “When an opponent has an offensive miscue against us, it seems like we’re not converting on that or we’re not even stealing the ball,” “There was twice in the game against OU where they gave us the ball and we weren’t prepared to take it because we were slow reacting. That’s the kind of stuff that our activity level has got to improve” External link

cjonline Monday, January 11, 2021 10:33:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “What I like about him the most is he’s a player. He’s just a basketball player,” “He can play one-through-four, maybe five. He rebounds his position. He’s got size. He’s got unbelievable vision. He can score at all three levels. He’s got great pace. The game’s in slow motion to him, which is very, very difficult for most young kids to feel like. I think if you ask most freshmen the game is in fast-forward. He’s got it in slow motion. That’s a tribute to his IQ and his feel and also his talent” External link

cjonline Monday, January 11, 2021 10:33:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I know he’s trying to get back as soon as possible,” “The doc said he’d start improving at a pretty rapid rate in about two weeks and it’s been right at two weeks, so we think he’s day-to-day” External link

cjonline Monday, January 11, 2021 10:33:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “made two of the biggest plays of the game without question,” External link

cjonline Sunday, January 10, 2021 5:10:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “The thing I’ll take out of this more than anything is when we were down one with 3:22 left or whatever it was, we actually executed and played pretty well down the stretch, which is obviously the most important time to play well,” “And Jalen (Wilson, nine points and 11 rebounds) kind of responded after a rough day in a big way” External link

cjonline Sunday, January 10, 2021 5:10:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “When coaches say they didn't play well,” External link

eagletribune Sunday, January 10, 2021 4:27:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “There’s a time with everybody when things haven’t gone well that you finally kind of just have to say, I don’t know the correct terminology to use, but, ‘Screw it,’ and just go play,” External link

cjonline Friday, January 8, 2021 7:22:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "Not to be full strength and kind of have guys rally around that after the way we played Saturday," "We did a lot of things that should give us confidence going forward" External link

foxnews Wednesday, January 6, 2021 5:30:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I’m not going to be nitpicking on anything right now,” External link

cjonline Wednesday, January 6, 2021 9:38:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “Our half-court offense was as good as we’ve looked all year long,” “I thought we scored off of our actions. Guys ran offense to score as opposed to just running offense. So it was good” External link

cjonline Wednesday, January 6, 2021 9:38:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “Not to be full strength and have the guys kind of rally around that after what happened Saturday, I thought it was terrific,” External link

cjonline Wednesday, January 6, 2021 9:38:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “When we tasted our own blood, we didn’t react very well,” “When we got punched in the mouth against Gonzaga, we reacted right. We didn’t play well, but still, it’s a one-possession game with nine minutes left and your most effective player was on the bench with four fouls. I mean, we put ourselves in a position because we grinded and we fought, and we didn’t do that (Saturday). "I’m not saying because we didn’t try. I’m saying we weren’t turned up enough to understand, ‘Guys, OK, hey, (a) 12 (point deficit) is plenty. We can’t give them any more.’ Against Gonzaga we didn’t give them more, then it gave some momentum. Against Texas we did give them more and then it kind of deflates you” External link

cjonline Tuesday, January 5, 2021 12:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “Obviously Saturday was a bad, bad morning for us and we deserved exactly what we got, all of us,” “I mean me, players, none of us performed very well. But the biggest takeaway that I saw from that game was the fact that I didn’t feel like we tried or competed as hard when the game kind of got away from us” External link

cjonline Tuesday, January 5, 2021 12:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I really didn’t see that energy level of, ‘OK guys, we screwed this up. How are we going to get out of it?’ I really didn’t feel that (Saturday),” “It was a weird vibe. It really was. It was a weird vibe to me in the game, in the building. I think Texas had most to do with it, though” External link

cjonline Tuesday, January 5, 2021 12:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “We can get better through this,” “It’s one game out of ... 26, and we’ve got to look at it that way. We can’t put too much emphasis on something. I’d much rather win two close games and lose one big one than the reverse role. It’s one game. It’s a big deal, but it’s not anything that is Earth shattering or we can’t recover from if we take care of business” External link

cjonline Tuesday, January 5, 2021 12:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “If we can’t recover from this we’re the softest group of all time,” “I mean, this is what happens in sports, to everybody. So I can’t believe that our guys won’t respond” External link

cjonline Tuesday, January 5, 2021 12:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I don’t know that 10 games into his career that he’s equipped to say, ‘OK, go win on the road by yourself with no backup.’ I don’t know how many guys are like that,” “But he’s ready. He’s ready to have a huge impact and play” External link

cjonline Tuesday, January 5, 2021 12:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “There was a blank stare in the huddles after they started that second-half barrage with about 15 (minutes) left,” “It goes from being, ‘OK, now we’ve got this, now we’re coming, now we’re going to play,’ and something bad happens and there were a lot of blank stares after that. We’ve got to become much tougher mentally and we’ve got to be able to grind through bad things, and today we didn’t do that. But give them credit: They weren’t going to allow us to do that” External link

cjonline Sunday, January 3, 2021 1:25:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “That’s one thing about Christian that I don’t think you’re going to have to worry about: He may lose some confidence shooting the ball a little bit or whatever, but his mindset, he’s a pretty confident kid,” “If there was going to be somebody I would probably worry the least about because maybe he’s missed shots or something like that it would probably be him because I don’t think his memory is very long. I don’t think he’ll remember tomorrow what happened today when it comes to shooting the basketball” External link

cjonline Thursday, December 31, 2020 5:34:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said ( about Marcus Garrett ) : “Everybody was aggressive but nobody was thirsty, if that makes sense. It was like, whoever the open guy is (got the shot),” “If Jalen had space he was shooting it, if CB (Braun) had space he was shooting it, and so was Ochai. And then Marcus was obviously the most efficient one of all” External link

cjonline Wednesday, December 23, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Bill Self noted : “definitely changes the outlook of how teams will have to guard us,” External link

cjonline Wednesday, December 23, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I’m happy for our guys. It’s a great way to go into Christmas,” “Of course it doesn’t mean anything now, but certainly it puts us in a position to feel good about ourselves and have some momentum. (We’ll) hopefully have a safe Christmas and holiday and come back and continue on the same uptick that we’re on right now” External link

cjonline Wednesday, December 23, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I just think he’s more confident,” External link

cjonline Friday, December 18, 2020 10:43:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “Those are the type of plays, and (Braun)’s play saving the possession on the rebound, those are the type of plays that make seasons,” “And I’m not saying this makes our season by any stretch, but it certainly gives us a chance to win a game or two that maybe the odds weren’t in our favor” External link

cjonline Friday, December 18, 2020 10:43:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “We’ve got a lot of numbers like that ... 18 in a row on the road, that’s something that I don’t know if anybody in America can say they have a stat like that,” External link

eagletribune Friday, December 18, 2020 8:01:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “Him keeping that ball alive was one of the very best plays,” External link

eagletribune Friday, December 18, 2020 8:01:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “To me it’s a typical Tech team that we’ve seen the last few years,” External link

cjonline Wednesday, December 16, 2020 4:46:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “It’s just a crapshoot, and we hope we get lucky and remain as negative as we possibly can,” “I know all coaches are hoping for the same thing” External link

cjonline Wednesday, December 16, 2020 4:46:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I’ll be honest with you: Baylor to me has been the best team so far, the most impressive, but I’m not sure with the other teams there that you couldn’t just flip-flop ’em and anybody be ranked anywhere,” External link

cjonline Wednesday, December 16, 2020 4:46:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "We should kind of measure Mitch in my opinion kind of like we did with Jamari (Traylor), just from an energy standpoint, intangible, makes some plays that others can’t make," "If he scores, great. If he doesn’t score, big deal, because he can still help us win games with his activity level" External link

cjonline Saturday, December 12, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "We can’t take a breath now," External link

cjonline Thursday, December 10, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "First of all in transition, you’ve got to make an extra pass. I mean all you’ve got to do is throw the ball to the right guy in transition and it’s two points. Instead we come away with nothing (on Tuesday) twice," "I mean this sounds ridiculous: We need to practice two-on-ones. We need to practice three-on-ones. Those should be automatic. For us to not convert those, that’s the difference in shooting 40% and shooting 50%, just converting three in tight. We’ve got to do a better job there" External link

cjonline Thursday, December 10, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "That’s the kind of stuff that we don’t need to do. Just catch and go," "We allow help to get there too often and then we’re not tall enough many times to play over the help" External link

cjonline Thursday, December 10, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "It’s things that we’ve just got to work on," "I think we’ll get better at it" External link

cjonline Thursday, December 10, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "If our fans can’t come to the games, don’t sell them on the secondary market. Give them to a Jayhawk fan. Sell them to a Jayhawk fan. Call the ticket office and let us pay you back for ’em. Hell, I’ll pay you back. I will personally pay you back for the tickets if you cannot come so we can give ’em to a Kansas fan," "That was the only thing about (Tuesday) that was remotely, remotely negative, even though it was still great that we had people in the building" External link

cjonline Thursday, December 10, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "There were some things we can do I think to play stronger I think with the ball, but for the most part our guys competed their butts off the whole game," "It was a fun game. They’re good. They’re really good" External link

cjonline Wednesday, December 9, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "He’s a good player, man. He’s a really good basketball player," External link

cjonline Wednesday, December 9, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "I think having 2,500 people in the stands will make a difference," "But yeah, it’s going to be harder to win at home and certainly easier to win away from home for everybody just because of the crowd situation" External link

cjonline Monday, December 7, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "We’ve played a ton of games since I’ve been here just like (Saturday)," "For some reason when it gets kind of dull or your energy level is low or whatever, the crowd will do something to make a quick 5-0 run a 10-0 run or a 10-2 run just because you’re kind of playing off the energy and adrenaline. Of course we don’t have that right now" External link

cjonline Monday, December 7, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said ( about Marcus Garrett ) : "I thought Marcus (Garrett) played very tired, and of course I play him 36 minutes, so that’s not a smart thing to do. But I thought Marcus played tired," "I don’t know that Och (Agbaji) is tired but certainly the fact that he played so many minutes, I think maybe his shot wasn’t quite there because of that" External link

cjonline Monday, December 7, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "Jalen to me never plays tired. Jalen doesn’t. So those would be the primary ones. We’ve got to get CB (Christian Braun) going again," "But I think that we were not near as quick to the ball and things like that, which is usually either not being ready to play or fatigue and I would probably blame it on fatigue as much as anything (Saturday)" External link

cjonline Monday, December 7, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "There were some good things about the win today that we’ll look back (on)," External link

cjonline Sunday, December 6, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "It was good for us to go against a team that played that well," "I bet you they scored 15 to 20 points in the last seven seconds of the shot clock and probably 12 to 15 with less than two to three seconds left on the shot clock. So our defense was pretty good; we just didn’t close out some possessions and they made some hard shots" External link

cjonline Sunday, December 6, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “Tyon was great, great, great down the stretch,” External link

eagletribune Sunday, December 6, 2020 3:06:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I thought he was playing better defense,” External link

eagletribune Sunday, December 6, 2020 3:06:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "Jalen’s a good player and he’s a tough matchup for folks," "When he and Christian and Och are shooting the ball like they shot it tonight, that just adds a whole new dimension to us" External link

cjonline Friday, December 4, 2020 9:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said ( about David McCormack ) : "He was better. I still think he can do a lot better job with his balance and stuff, but he was pretty good tonight," "And their big kid (Jonny Clausing), he’s strong. I mean, he’s strong and he played behind and pushed him out. So they were real baskets that (McCormack) made tonight" External link

cjonline Friday, December 4, 2020 9:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "I thought (Thursday’s atmosphere) was not great by any stretch, but the atmosphere here was 10-times better than what it was in Indy (Indianapolis)," "In Indy there was none, at all. At least we had some cutouts and had a couple of people in here, so that was positive. Yeah, it’s not the same, it’s certainly different, but it was good to play and good to play in the Fieldhouse and shoot on some rims that we’re a little bit more comfortable with" External link

cjonline Friday, December 4, 2020 9:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "We don’t come close to winning the game," External link

cjonline Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:40:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "That was ugly, but the key to having great seasons isn’t winning when you play good. If you’ve got good players and you play well you’re probably going to win most of those games," External link

cjonline Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:40:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said ( about Marcus Garrett ) : "The way CB (Braun) rebounded the ball on an off night, the way Och competed on an off shooting night as well, and the way Marcus competed considering how sick he is, I thought it was great," "And then of course you have Dajuan Harris who, next to Jalen, he’s the best player in the game. I thought it was a great win" External link

cjonline Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:40:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "It’s going to different, but it’s going to be different all year long," "Might as well just roll with it" External link

cjonline Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:40:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "The ball never stuck with him," External link

cjonline Monday, November 30, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "I’ll be honest with you: We haven’t seen Dajuan consistently play like he did today (Friday). And he hasn’t really played as much. He’s been kind of nicked up a bit, hasn’t been 100% and has looked slow because of that," "But I thought today he was quick, he was into it, he played good position defense and he’s got such good hands ... and he’s a terrific passer" External link

cjonline Monday, November 30, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "If you’re going to pick the igniter or the best player as far as (how) our team looked, Dajuan Harris, he sparked us more than anybody," External link

cjonline Monday, November 30, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "I’ve said this all along and I still believe this to be the case," External link

cjonline Saturday, November 28, 2020 7:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self acknowledged : "Once again we went small and we were better. We were better small," External link

cjonline Saturday, November 28, 2020 7:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "with any idea that we would play five guards and basically have our best chance to win," External link

cjonline Saturday, November 28, 2020 7:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "I thought we definitely did pretty well (in the five-out lineup). Considering how much we’ve practiced it, I thought the ball moved," "What we’ve got to do is we’ve got to come up with some sets that we can run playing small which right now we really don’t have because Jalen’s got to know all the five spot or Christian’s got to know the plays from the four spot and we really haven’t practiced that much. So hopefully we can do some things in the next couple of days to allow us to maybe have some crutches to go to when we play small again" External link

cjonline Saturday, November 28, 2020 7:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I thought we had a bad 25-28 minute start,” “We gave up a lot of layups, we turned the ball over. Yet we could’ve had a two- or four-point lead” External link

eagletribune Friday, November 27, 2020 2:37:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "He struggled today. He struggled on both ends," External link

cjonline Friday, November 27, 2020 2:16:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "Timme totally dominated the game by running in transition, putting pressure on people, challenging shots, going straight up, not fouling. He does a lot of good things," "And of course he scored at will with no resistance for the most part" External link

cjonline Friday, November 27, 2020 2:16:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said ( about David McCormack ) : "We can’t guard the ball very well, at least we couldn’t today," "We missed the inside presence like we had with Doke. David was kind of off-balance and kind of sped up today a little bit. I think we can improve on that. We’re not going to play guards faster than that or (who are) better with the ball, but defensively we certainly have a long ways to go to become good defensively. I think we can get there, but we’ve certainly got as long a ways to go as I think I’ve had (with) pretty much any team to start the season" External link

cjonline Friday, November 27, 2020 2:16:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "This isn’t all negative. We’re used to this. We’ve dealt with this 50% of the years we’ve been here, losing a hard game," "But one thing about the way we lost it? Some weaknesses were magnified, which should give us actually no reason why we can’t get our guys’ attention to try to get them to improve in those particular areas" External link

cjonline Friday, November 27, 2020 2:16:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "I know that we all feel like there’s unfinished business left even though our team’s not the same, but how it ended last year obviously put a taste in everyone’s mouth that we want to validate what we did last year and we didn’t get a chance to with the tournament obviously," "So we’re excited about everything" External link

cjonline Thursday, November 26, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "We think we’ve got a good team," "I know our guys are really enjoying each other and playing together. I think we’ve got a good group" External link

cjonline Thursday, November 26, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "I think that he’s going to get the opportunity to put up numbers, and I think he will get numbers," External link

cjonline Thursday, November 26, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "Bryce has been absolutely terrific. Incredibly bright, great feel," "He’s not by any stretch where he needs to be, but as far as being prepared to be a freshman here, he’s probably as prepared as anybody we’ve had. So I’m very excited about him" External link

cjonline Thursday, November 26, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "Yeah, I’m disappointed we didn’t get a chance to validate what the guys had accomplished during the regular season, but it’s not something I’ve dwelled on at all," "I think there’s more important things out there than that right now, as important as that is to all of us, but if I’m asking our guys to be mature about it, I think the coaching staff should be, as well" External link

cjonline Thursday, November 26, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "If a team gets quarantined and you can’t play for two weeks and you’re going to come back and haven’t practiced, you’re going to come back and not be worth a flip for the next week or so after you come back," "I think that you can have the image or perspective of not being near as good as you are, and vise versa, if you’re fortunate enough to stay healthy you may win some games where you’re not playing against full-strength teams" External link

cjonline Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:40:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "I love their personnel, and obviously I’m not the only one; others do too because of where they’ve got them ranked," "This is a loaded team. They’re big and strong on the wing, they’ve got length on the perimeter and I think their skill is off the charts. So we’re going to have to do some things to make them play poorly. It’s awfully early in the season to be able to do that, but that’s going to be our best chance to be successful" External link

cjonline Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:40:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "This Thanksgiving and of course with the Christmas holiday coming up, don't let your guard down. Mask up. Keep social distancing. Wash your hands," "With a vaccine that's relatively imminent on it's way, this is a time that we really need to bow our neck and be disciplined and not take a step backwards. You have spoiled us rotten in the past over my time here and of course dating back generations of what a special place this is and how hard it is to win in this place. We need to bring those days back and it won't happen unless we all do our job" External link

cjonline Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:40:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "Well, they’re loaded. Obviously returning the players they do ... I really believe they deserve to be ranked where they are," External link

cjonline Monday, November 23, 2020 7:57:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "If I was a coach in our league that could vote for anybody I would vote for Baylor," External link

cjonline Monday, November 23, 2020 7:57:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "Of course as we all know preseason stuff really doesn’t mean much, but I guess I was happy that the coaches thought enough of our team to pick us second," "It’s going to be a great league race. It’ll be wide-open. There will be ebbs and flows there always are. But I actually agree with that prediction" External link

cjonline Monday, November 23, 2020 7:57:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "It’s not bottom-heavy at all," External link

cjonline Monday, November 23, 2020 7:57:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "We haven’t had anybody here like Zach that is truly a four that can maybe be the best shooter in the game," External link

cjonline Monday, November 16, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "I anticipate him coming in and being able to play multiple positions on the perimeter and if we decide to go really small he would be a nightmare-type matchup for five men," "He’s got a chance to be an impact player that we will be counting on for sure" External link

cjonline Monday, November 16, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "We’ve got two versatile players in Zach and KJ," "Both will be very good players for us. They will be impact players for us immediately. We look forward to winning a lot of games with both of them" External link

cjonline Monday, November 16, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "We haven’t had anybody here like Zach that is truly a four that can maybe be the best shooter in the game," External link

cjonline Saturday, November 14, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "I anticipate him coming in and being able to play multiple positions on the perimeter and if we decide to go really small he would be a nightmare-type matchup for five men," "He’s got a chance to be an impact player that we will be counting on for sure" External link

cjonline Saturday, November 14, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "We’ve got two versatile players in Zach and KJ," "Both will be very good players for us. They will be impact players for us immediately. We look forward to winning a lot of games with both of them" External link

cjonline Saturday, November 14, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I don't think we're an unbelievably athletic team,” “I thought initially we could get out and pressure, but I think we can play to our length from a depth standpoint. Could we press some? Zone some? Yeah, I think we could do that, but I have not really thought about how to take advantage of our depth, other than to play hard and force others to defend” External link

eagletribune Friday, November 13, 2020 1:06:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “Earlier this fall, Silvio told me that he had been contacted by local authorities regarding his alleged involvement in an incident on New Year’s Eve,” “He was not aware of the details from that incident until a couple weeks ago, which he then shared with me. These allegations were surprising to Silvio, as they were to us. Once we discussed the details, he decided it was in his best interest to opt out and focus on this matter. We mutually agreed that was the best course of action” External link

usaToday Thursday, October 29, 2020 4:03:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “Earlier this fall, Silvio told me that he had been contacted by local authorities regarding his alleged involvement in an incident on New Year ’s Eve,” External link

washtimes Thursday, October 29, 2020 2:30:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "Earlier this fall, Silvio told me that he had been contacted by local authorities regarding his alleged involvement in an incident on New Year’s Eve," "He was not aware of the details from that incident until a couple weeks ago, which he then shared with me. These allegations were surprising to Silvio, as they were to us. Once we discussed the details, he decided it was in his best interest to opt out and focus on this matter. We mutually agreed that was the best course of action" External link

cjonline Thursday, October 29, 2020 2:15:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "Today, Silvio informed me he was going to opt out of the 2020-21 season and focus on matters in his personal life," External link

wsau Saturday, October 17, 2020 6:35:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "Knowing Silvio, it was clear he had been distracted and not fully focused during workouts as of late," External link

cjonline Saturday, October 17, 2020 1:48:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "Silvio has worked very hard during his time here and we have stood by him throughout," External link

cjonline Saturday, October 17, 2020 1:48:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "I’ve been amazed at how they’ve handled things and how they’ve also handled being a college student in today’s time since they’ve been back (Aug. 1)," External link

cjonline Friday, October 16, 2020 8:55:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "Our guys have taken it serious because they would rather play than enjoy the benefits of what (being) a college student is, and that’s have the freedom to come and go as you please," "So I think we’re pretty fortunate on that front" External link

cjonline Friday, October 16, 2020 8:55:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "really in a good place right now," External link

cjonline Friday, October 16, 2020 8:55:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "I think every coach is concerned about, you know, you want your kids also to have fun. You want your kids to wake up and go to class and be social and see others and enjoy each other in practice and this and that," "But the way it’s kind of set up now, hey, they do their school online for the most part and they play ball, and that’s it. So we hope that that’s fun, but I do worry about college students obviously getting a little anxious to enjoy what college is all about, and certainly we’re not getting any chance to experience that, nor is anybody else on any campus" External link

cjonline Friday, October 16, 2020 8:55:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "I’ve been amazed at how they’ve handled things and how they’ve also handled being a college student in today’s time since they’ve been back (Aug. 1)," External link

cjonline Friday, October 16, 2020 5:40:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "Our guys have taken it seriously because they would rather play than enjoy the benefits of what (being) a college student is, and that’s have the freedom to come and go as you please," "So I think we’re pretty fortunate on that front" External link

cjonline Friday, October 16, 2020 5:40:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "really in a good place right now," External link

cjonline Friday, October 16, 2020 5:40:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "I think every coach is concerned about, you know, you want your kids also to have fun. You want your kids to wake up and go to class and be social and see others and enjoy each other in practice and this and that," "But the way it’s kind of set up now, hey, they do their school online for the most part and they play ball, and that’s it. So we hope that that’s fun, but I do worry about college students obviously getting a little anxious to enjoy what college is all about, and certainly we’re not getting any chance to experience that, nor is anybody else on any campus" External link

cjonline Friday, October 16, 2020 5:40:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "It is incomprehensible that this level of racism still occurs in this day and age, and it’s unacceptable," External link

cjonline Monday, June 8, 2020 10:27:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "In most of our lives, things are only put into perspective because of an event that directly affects us or someone close to us," "However, the recent tragedies over the past week are something that should personally affect each individual across this country that requires our full commitment to create change" External link

cjonline Monday, June 8, 2020 10:27:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "It is incomprehensible that this level of racism still occurs in this day and age, and it’s unacceptable," External link

cjonline Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:39:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "In most of our lives, things are only put into perspective because of an event that directly affects us or someone close to us," "However, the recent tragedies over the past week are something that should personally affect each individual across this country that requires our full commitment to create change" External link

cjonline Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:39:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "Now there's going to be 2,500 to 3,000 kids transferring every year just in our sport, and where do you draw the line? What's the drop-dead date you can transfer? Can you transfer the first day before classes? Can you just leave universities and programs high and dry because somebody else on another team transferred and a scholarship became open?" "What about APR? If a kid is eligible but does not have a 2.6 [grade-point average] if he transfers ... they've got to adjust that. Now there could be schools not competing in the NCAA Tournament because of this rule" External link

arkansasonline Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Bill Self stated : "It's not going to be positive. There are cases it could be positive, but as a whole regarding our sport, I don't think it's good," External link

arkansasonline Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “Now there’s going to be 2,500 to 3,000 kids transferring every year just in our sport and where do you draw the line? What’s the drop-dead date you can transfer? Can you transfer the first day before classes? Can you just leave universities and programs high and dry because somebody else on another team transferred and a scholarship became open? (Coaches may say), ‘We’re just going to get this guy so he can transfer and fill that void,’ ” External link

bangordailynews Saturday, May 23, 2020 4:08:00 AM EAT

Bill Self noted : “What about APR? If a kid is eligible but does not have a 2.6 (grade point average) if he transfers … they’ve got to adjust that. Now there could be schools not competing in the NCAA Tournament because of this rule,” External link

bangordailynews Saturday, May 23, 2020 4:08:00 AM EAT

Bill Self stated : “It’s not going to be positive. There are cases it could be positive, but as a whole regarding our sport, I don’t think it’s good,” External link

bangordailynews Saturday, May 23, 2020 4:08:00 AM EAT

Bill Self says : “it is unfortunate to see how this pandemic has hit so many, so hard, but hopefully the addition of tiers and lower ticket prices will allow our fans to enjoy Kansas basketball together again soon” External link

therepublic Wednesday, May 6, 2020 6:26:00 AM EAT

Bill Self says : “it is unfortunate to see how this pandemic has hit so many, so hard, but hopefully the addition of tiers and lower ticket prices will allow our fans to enjoy Kansas basketball together again soon” External link

seattlepi Wednesday, May 6, 2020 6:20:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “KU has been home to us for 17 years, and been very good to our family," he said in the statement. "During our tenure we’ve had our ups and downs, but these turbulent times are unprecedented and the immediate future is unknown,” External link

usaToday Tuesday, April 28, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "It's a little embarrassing, to be candid, that I would be doing this when [Sutton] hasn't done it yet," External link

arkansasonline Friday, April 3, 2020 2:49:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "Hopefully, he'll be elected into the Hall this year, which he richly deserves," External link

arkansasonline Friday, April 3, 2020 2:49:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "It's a little embarrassing, to be candid, that I would be doing this when [Sutton] hasn't done it yet," External link

arkansasonline Friday, April 3, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "Hopefully, he'll be elected into the Hall this year, which he richly deserves," External link

arkansasonline Friday, April 3, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “Well. They have momentum. I made mistake,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, March 28, 2020 1:31:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "I just thought, 'you know, we can do this, we can do this, and we just need to catch a break,'" External link

click2houston Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:02:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said ( about Kansas State ) : “The biggest shot in Kansas history,” External link

usaToday Thursday, March 19, 2020 9:22:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “That’s what I remember when I think of games: I think of the shot in the biggest games,” External link

nytimes Thursday, March 19, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “They were going up against a team that was head and shoulders better than everybody,” “If a seven-game series was ever played with that team, everyone would have lost. But that’s what makes the N.C.A.A. tournament so good: You just have to be better one night” External link

nytimes Thursday, March 19, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "Nobody in America had better season than we did," "How do you give credit to that effort and have it be recognized? And I don't know exactly how we do it. Do we do it within our own fan base? Do we do it within podcasts or whatnot? Whatever we've come up with so far pales in comparison to the accolades they deserve" External link

arkansasonline Thursday, March 19, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "That's not the way this is all intended to be," "Coaches prepare their teams to peak at certain times. I'm proud of how our team prepared all season but especially at the end of the season, we were terrific. We operated under some pressure and dealt with some stuff. From our standpoint, sure, that would be great, but even if that were to occur, there would be a huge asterisk next to it, and I would agree with that" External link

arkansasonline Thursday, March 19, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “Nobody in America had better season than we did,” “How do you give credit to that effort and have it be recognized? And I don’t know exactly how we do it. Do we do it within our own fan base? Do we do it within podcasts or whatnot? Whatever we’ve come up with so far pales in comparison to the accolades they deserve” External link

southernminn Thursday, March 19, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “That’s not the way this is all intended to be,” “Coaches prepare their teams to peak at certain times. I’m proud of how our team prepared all season but especially at the end of the season, we were terrific. We operated under some pressure and dealt with some stuff. From our standpoint, sure, that would be great, but even if that were to occur, there would be a huge asterisk next to it, and I would agree with that” External link

southernminn Thursday, March 19, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “Nobody in America had better season than we did,” “How do you give credit to that effort and have it be recognized? And I don't know exactly how we do it. Do we do it within our own fan base? Do we do it within podcasts or whatnot? Whatever we've come up with so far pales in comparison to the accolades they deserve” External link

click2houston Wednesday, March 18, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “That's not the way this is all intended to be,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, March 18, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : “I would think, from our standpoint, that would be great,” External link

mlive Tuesday, March 17, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Bill Self said : "I do think it hit everybody hard," External link

cjonline Tuesday, March 17, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "I think this team was built on the things that you have to have to win in March, and that is toughness, handling pressure and dealing with distractions because there are so many that creep up. I think our players really believed that this was special," "Now that doesn’t guarantee success, but I think we were as prepared as we possibly could’ve been going into the tournament playing our best and then those other three categories I just described" External link

cjonline Tuesday, March 17, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "For this team to bring so much positive attention in a year where we desperately needed positive attention, and to operate under pressure and to operate with expectations and operate in a way where there were distractions, I mean, this team deserves as much credit as any team that I’ve ever coached. And to think that it could kind of get lost is very disappointing," "We’ve got to find a way to make sure that doesn’t happen" External link

cjonline Tuesday, March 17, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "That’s got to be something key for us to do," External link

cjonline Tuesday, March 17, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "Well, this would be the one particular year I’m all for it, without question," "But you know, I don’t even put any wishful thinking into that because that’s not the way this is all intended to be. Coaches prepare their teams a certain way, to peak at the right time and this and that" External link

cjonline Tuesday, March 17, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "It’s just one of those unfortunate things in time that we have to be a part of. It certainly affects everybody that follows college basketball and affects the players more than anybody else," "But the health of our country and society and the responsibilities of a citizen, which I’ve watched a lot of on a lot of news outlets and things like that, definitely takes precedence over an NCAA Tournament, which to me in my world and to many others is so important, but it still doesn’t trump that" External link

cjonline Tuesday, March 17, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "One life lesson is no matter what we’ve got going on or no matter who we think we are, there’s always something more important than us actually taking place and what we’re doing," "To me one life lesson is everything is relative. Sometimes we get caught up in our own world so much that we think that what we’re doing is actually more important and affects more people than what it actually does. Maybe that’s something that can be taught" External link

cjonline Tuesday, March 17, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I do think it hit everybody hard,” External link

cjonline Tuesday, March 17, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I think this team was built on the things that you have to have to win in March, and that is toughness, handling pressure and dealing with distractions because there are so many that creep up. I think our players really believed that this was special,” “Now that doesn’t guarantee success, but I think we were as prepared as we possibly could’ve been going into the tournament playing our best and then those other three categories I just described” External link

cjonline Tuesday, March 17, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “For this team to bring so much positive attention in a year where we desperately needed positive attention, and to operate under pressure and to operate with expectations and operate in a way where there were distractions, I mean, this team deserves as much credit as any team that I’ve ever coached. And to think that it could kind of get lost is very disappointing,” “We’ve got to find a way to make sure that doesn’t happen” External link

cjonline Tuesday, March 17, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “That’s got to be something key for us to do,” External link

cjonline Tuesday, March 17, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “Well, this would be the one particular year I’m all for it, without question,” “But you know, I don’t even put any wishful thinking into that because that’s not the way this is all intended to be. Coaches prepare their teams a certain way, to peak at the right time and this and that” External link

cjonline Tuesday, March 17, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “It’s just one of those unfortunate things in time that we have to be a part of. It certainly affects everybody that follows college basketball and affects the players more than anybody else,” “But the health of our country and society and the responsibilities of a citizen, which I’ve watched a lot of on a lot of news outlets and things like that, definitely takes precedence over an NCAA Tournament, which to me in my world and to many others is so important, but it still doesn’t trump that” External link

cjonline Tuesday, March 17, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “One life lesson is no matter what we’ve got going on or no matter who we think we are, there’s always something more important than us actually taking place and what we’re doing,” “To me one life lesson is everything is relative. Sometimes we get caught up in our own world so much that we think that what we’re doing is actually more important and affects more people than what it actually does. Maybe that’s something that can be taught” External link

cjonline Tuesday, March 17, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "We said to the players, 'OK, we're going to leave at 1 o'clock. There's no reason to rush out of here,' " External link

arkansasonline Monday, March 16, 2020 10:50:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "We were riding the bus home. There was a misreport on TV saying we'd pulled out of the [NCAA] Tournament," "Our guys were all going nuts saying, 'We're out?' I tried to find out what's going on, let them know that was not an accurate report at all [that] we're still hanging in there in the same boat as everybody else" External link

arkansasonline Monday, March 16, 2020 10:50:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "We get home and we talked to the players about, 'OK guys do you want to practice today? Do you want to have an intrasquad scrimmage or wait until tomorrow Friday)?' They said, 'Coach we'll take the rest of the day off. We'll practice tomorrow.' That's the way it was left with us," External link

arkansasonline Monday, March 16, 2020 10:50:00 AM EAT

Bill Self added : "At that time, the word I got from my inside sources," External link

arkansasonline Monday, March 16, 2020 10:50:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "We had a meeting to go over all the things ... there's a lot to go over. Campus is changing. Everything is moving [to] online classes. Can you go home? Can you travel? Can you get back if you go home? Are you quarantined? What will you eat? There was a lot to discuss. We discussed it all," External link

arkansasonline Monday, March 16, 2020 10:50:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "I'm sure being hurt, crushed, sad are understatements compared to the time, energy and effort athletes put forth to put themselves in position to play for the highest stakes, whatever that was relative to where they were," External link

arkansasonline Monday, March 16, 2020 10:50:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "Everybody has to be concerned, but smart too," "This is one time where we all think the rules are good for everybody else but not so good for me. Everybody needs to agree the rules are right. Whatever we're told to do we should do" External link

arkansasonline Monday, March 16, 2020 10:50:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "While we are disappointed for the players, it was the right and necessary thing to do," External link

polandsun Friday, March 13, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "While we are disappointed for the players, it was the right and necessary thing to do," External link

irishsun Friday, March 13, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “It will have a different feel but it will still be highly competitive, and the kids will still play like there’s no tomorrow,” External link

timesofisrael Thursday, March 12, 2020 9:58:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “It will have a different feel but it will still be highly competitive, and the kids will still play like there’s no tomorrow,” External link

live5news Thursday, March 12, 2020 8:41:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : "You dream of this situation where you're playing for the highest stakes on the biggest stage, and it's hard to imagine that if nobody is around to see it," External link

readingeagle Thursday, March 12, 2020 3:17:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “You dream of this situation where you’re playing for the highest stakes on the biggest stage, and it’s hard to imagine that if nobody is around to see it,” External link

seattlepi Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:59:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “The thing I told them: You know, it sucks, but it doesn’t just stink for us,” External link

cjonline Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:48:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “I told our guys: Why did we all start loving this game, and why did we all start playing it?” “Do we do it because we want people to watch us, or do we do it because you actually love it? We need to get back to our roots, our childhood roots in which you got turned up to play if you’re playing shirts and skins in the park” External link

cjonline Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:48:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “It’ll be different, it will have a different feel, but the kids will still play like there’s no tomorrow, which there isn’t in a one-and-done situation,” “It’ll be different but they’ll make the most of it, we’ll all make the most of it, and still enjoy the process and actually participate” External link

cjonline Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:48:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said : “You dream of this situation where you’re playing for the highest stakes on the biggest stage, and it’s hard to imagine that if nobody is around to see it,” External link

seattlepi Thursday, March 12, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Bill Self said :