Scott Drew

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Scott Drew said : “They’ve done a great job getting in transition,” “So you can’t turn the ball over because when you’ve got five guards out there like they have quite a bit of the time, at least four guards, they do a great job in conversion. So we can’t have the turnovers we’ve had the last two games and not pay a price if we turn it over with live-ball turnovers” External link

wacotrib Saturday, January 23, 2021 5:24:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “That’s why he’s such a valuable player for us is he does a lot of things that might not show up in the stat box,” “When he’s rebounding at that level, it really frees up other guys to get rebounds, and at the same time allows us to be much more effective and efficient as our best offensive rebounding numbers in the last couple of games. They call them Glue Guys and other things like that, but basically it’s a winner” External link

wacotrib Saturday, January 23, 2021 5:24:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “They’ve done a great job getting in transition,” “So you can’t turn the ball over because when you’ve got five guards out there like they have quite a bit of the time, at least four guards, they do a great job in conversion. So we can’t have the turnovers we’ve had the last two games and not pay a price if we turn it over with live-ball turnovers” External link

wacotrib Saturday, January 23, 2021 2:17:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “That’s why he’s such a valuable player for us is he does a lot of things that might not show up in the stat box,” “When he’s rebounding at that level, it really frees up other guys to get rebounds, and at the same time allows us to be much more effective and efficient as our best offensive rebounding numbers in the last couple of games. They call them Glue Guys and other things like that, but basically it’s a winner” External link

wacotrib Saturday, January 23, 2021 2:17:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “The great thing is we’ve got so many returning players from last year, at the end of the day personal experience does most of that talking,” “Now anytime you play somebody, we’re going to bring up what worked and didn’t work. Obviously they did a lot of things scheme-wise that bothered us. Hopefully, we’ll be better prepared and put our guys in better position to be successful” 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 12:39:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “The great thing is we’ve got so many returning players from last year, at the end of the day personal experience does most of that talking,” “Now anytime you play somebody, we’re going to bring up what worked and didn’t work. Obviously they did a lot of things scheme-wise that bothered us. Hopefully, we’ll be better prepared and put our guys in better position to be successful” External link

wacotrib Monday, January 18, 2021 6:06:00 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 6:06:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “When you’ve got two top-five defenses in the country playing in a great environment, it’s not easy,” “We’ve got to be happy with the (last) eight minutes and happy with the first-half defense and grow from it and get better. Free throw shooting is something you’ve got to do to win close games. We’ve got to get better at it” External link

wacotrib Sunday, January 17, 2021 6:50:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “That was one of the plays in the last eight minutes that gave us momentum, gave us confidence, and allowed us to get separation,” External link

wacotrib Sunday, January 17, 2021 6:50:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “When you watch games from last year, it’s amazing the impact crowds have on games,” “We’re allowed just over 2,000, and that’s why it’s so critical that we get those 2,000 because they make a difference. Whatever crowds people have, whatever noise, not only affects both teams, they affect the officials too” External link

wacotrib Friday, January 15, 2021 7:41:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “He’s a coach, he knows who deserves the credit, and that’s the players and the staff, administration,” External link

highlandstoday Tuesday, January 12, 2021 1:01:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “He’s a coach, he knows who deserves the credit, and that’s the players and the staff, administration,” External link

seattlepi Tuesday, January 12, 2021 3:34:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “He’s a coach, he knows who deserves the credit, and that’s the players and the staff, administration,” External link

seattlepi Monday, January 11, 2021 10:19:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “He’s a coach, he knows who deserves the credit, and that’s the players and the staff, administration,” External link

denverpost Monday, January 11, 2021 10:11:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “He’s a coach, he knows who deserves the credit, and that’s the players and the staff, administration,” External link

eagletribune Monday, January 11, 2021 9:23:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “He’s a coach, he knows who deserves the credit, and that’s the players and the staff, administration,” External link

usaToday Monday, January 11, 2021 8:57:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “That’s a great honor and a great team award,” “And what I mean by that is anytime someone gets an honor it’s because of his teammates. Davion knew Jared was going, and he wanted to make sure that we had opportunities to get Jared the ball. They recognize that when someone’s hot, instead of getting their own, they try to feed that guy” External link

wacotrib Sunday, January 10, 2021 4:54:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said ( about Jamie Dixon ) : “First coach (Jamie) Dixon does a tremendous job,” External link

wacotrib Saturday, January 9, 2021 1:45:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “A lot of times as coaches you don’t want to have a starting lineup, you want to have a starting rotation,” “Basically we have a lot of guys when they step on the court who can help us. As a coach, you just want consistency from people to control what they can control, making the right reads, the right plays, not turning it over” External link

wacotrib Saturday, January 9, 2021 1:45:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “We’ve got to get better with the ball,” “I think we’ve had some turnovers where keeping it in one hand and being a little more ball strong will help with that” External link

wacotrib Saturday, January 9, 2021 1:45:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “It’s a luxury, but coaches know that there is no safe lead in the Big 12,” “We’ve had big leads and lost them and been down big and come back. The tough thing is you fight human nature when you get a big lead. And you think and assume things are going to be easy, and in Big 12 play they’re not” External link

wacotrib Friday, January 8, 2021 8:25:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “The game’s slowed down for him, he’s a lot more confident, he catches balls a lot easier, he finishes a lot easier,” “Again all that kind of goes down to experience. The other thing is his confidence is really growing, and I think the players’ confidence in him is growing” External link

wacotrib Friday, January 8, 2021 8:25:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Matt’s a great kid, he’s got a great heart,” “He’s somebody I think you’ve seen his basketball game mature from his freshman year to now, and mentally he’s done the same. None of us are where we want to be, that’s why each day we want to get better, we want to improve, but you can definitely see in his game he’s taking steps forward, and that mental part is a big reason for that, putting in the time, working on the right things, feeling more comfortable in what he needs to do” External link

wacotrib Friday, January 8, 2021 8:25:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “It’s a luxury, but coaches know that there is no safe lead in the Big 12,” “We’ve had big leads and lost them and been down big and come back. The tough thing is you fight human nature when you get a big lead. And you think and assume things are going to be easy, and in Big 12 play they’re not” External link

wacotrib Friday, January 8, 2021 12:52:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “The game’s slowed down for him, he’s a lot more confident, he catches balls a lot easier, he finishes a lot easier,” “Again all that kind of goes down to experience. The other thing is his confidence is really growing, and I think the players’ confidence in him is growing” External link

wacotrib Friday, January 8, 2021 12:52:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Matt’s a great kid, he’s got a great heart,” “He’s somebody I think you’ve seen his basketball game mature from his freshman year to now, and mentally he’s done the same. None of us are where we want to be, that’s why each day we want to get better, we want to improve, but you can definitely see in his game he’s taking steps forward, and that mental part is a big reason for that, putting in the time, working on the right things, feeling more comfortable in what he needs to do” External link

wacotrib Friday, January 8, 2021 12:52:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : "He’s a coach, he knows who deserves the credit, and that’s the players and the staff, administration," External link

foxnews Thursday, January 7, 2021 3:19:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : "Basketball is such a game of momentum and spurts. Sometimes you just need to get in a timeout ... and come back a little more focused," "We did that, and the substitutions gave us new energy, new life" External link

foxnews Thursday, January 7, 2021 3:19:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I thought Jonathan at the end of the game really did a tremendous job when we were switching ball screens,” “The other thing is double-figures rebounding. With him and Mark (Vital), you feel pretty good when shots go up and those two are in the area that one of those two will come down with it” External link

wacotrib Sunday, January 3, 2021 8:00:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I thought Jonathan at the end of the game really did a tremendous job when we were switching ball screens,” “The other thing is double-figures rebounding. With him and Mark (Vital), you feel pretty good when shots go up and those two are in the area that one of those two will come down with it” External link

wacotrib Sunday, January 3, 2021 3:06:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Very seldom do you have a team that you win by the margins that we’ve won, and consistently won,” “Sometimes with teams, you’ll get up by 15 or 20 and then let the other team come back and it’s a 10 or 12-point game. We’ve really done a phenomenal job of building on leads and putting teams away and not allowing them to get back into games” External link

wacotrib Friday, January 1, 2021 8:40:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “The game’s slowed down for him, he’s a lot more confident, he catches balls a lot easier, he finishes a lot easier,” “Again all that kind of goes down to experience. The other thing is his confidence is really growing, and I think the players’ confidence in him is growing” External link

wacotrib Friday, January 1, 2021 8:40:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Definitely the rotations always tighten up in conference,” “Typically, teams play between six and nine guys. This year you’ve got to have more depth because of COVID and being ready to play. We’re blessed we’ve got a number of guys who can help us. If we’re shorthanded in some games, hopefully our depth helps us at that point” External link

wacotrib Friday, January 1, 2021 8:40:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I think Iowa State is one of those teams like Kansas State had a lot of transition, had a lot of new pieces,” “Without the summertime, without the scrimmages, there are teams that are going to continue to get better the more they play together. You look at Iowa State, they’ve got a lot of talented players, they’ve got a great coach (Steve Prohm). I think against West Virginia, they showed what they’re capable of” External link

wacotrib Friday, January 1, 2021 8:40:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : "Coming back from break, you're either practicing or playing," "I know guys would rather play a game than be in practice for two or three hours" External link

foxnews Thursday, December 31, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : "You schedule two (games) in hopes that you definitely get one in. And we were able to be blessed to play two games, and it allowed us to try some things we use in conference, and be able to do that against people besides ourselves," "We were able to give some guys some playing experience, and all of that stuff bodes well and helps you down the line because you never know when your number’s going to be called" External link

foxnews Thursday, December 31, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : "I thought Alcorn did a good job coming in and being excited to play and made some shots. Tried to hold it, and not let the game get too up and down, and credit them and their coach for a good game plan," "I thought our guys did a better job of ... settling down and getting stops. And then once we were able to get in a rhythm and a routine, obviously we were able to pull away" External link

foxnews Thursday, December 31, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “That was his first collegiate dunk, so he said he was a little nervous up there,” “So he got that technical. Adam for 16 minutes, I thought he did a lot of really good things. As always, he made shots, made the right reads, made the right passes. It’s great to get him back” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, December 30, 2020 5:43:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Definitely they’re one of the faster offensive tempos in the country,” “Coming off Christmas break, we probably didn’t do a good enough job getting our guys sprinting and getting back in transition. Second half, I thought we did a much better job with our adjustments as far as getting back and matching up, and trying to having them try to score over our length. Our defense kind of imposed its will” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, December 30, 2020 5:43:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I think the break was good for all of them,” “A lot more smiles. People are excited to be back, but they were excited to be home too. Now they know we’ve got a couple of games and the Big 12 right around the corner, so they’re focused and ready to go. The good thing is no one put on too much weight over the holidays except for us coaches” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, December 29, 2020 4:11:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “It’s really a great opportunity for them to experience what it’s like to get ready for a Big 12 tournament when you play multiple games in multiple days,” “You definitely shorten what you do and just try to make sure you don’t overload them, and they get what’s most important” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, December 29, 2020 4:11:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “They have three seniors and a grad transfer in the starting lineup,” “So any time you have that kind of experience, you have a chance to be a much more successful team than obviously when you have a bunch of freshmen. They’ve played a real challenging schedule. But in all their games, they’ve been very competitive” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, December 29, 2020 4:11:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I know they love playing basketball, they’re excited about how we’re playing. But at the same time a lot them are really excited to go home and get some home cooking and see family,” “They’ll do a good job, they’ve been well-trained by our trainer and our medical staff on what to do and what not to do, and hopefully we can all come back safe” External link

highlandstoday Saturday, December 26, 2020 4:54:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : "I know they love playing basketball, they’re excited about how we’re playing. But at the same time a lot them are really excited to go home and get some home cooking and see family," "They’ll do a good job, they’ve been well-trained by our trainer and our medical staff on what to do and what not to do, and hopefully we can all come back safe" External link

foxnews Tuesday, December 22, 2020 7:46:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “It’s absolutely amazing, the village of Port Edwards is just-- it’s always been a tight-knit community and we always have watched out for others and it’s just very amazing to see the outpouring of support,” External link

wsaw Tuesday, December 22, 2020 6:16:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “As a coach, you don’t have to worry about motivation when you’ve only played five games,” “The things that motivate them most are negative tests and we’re playing a game versus quarantining or practice” External link

wacotrib Sunday, December 20, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said ( about Etienne Germain-Lavollée ) : “If there is a window that opens up that we can work, both of us would love to do it because we know it’s great for the game,” “Both teams know each other, they want to play each other. So trying to find a time for both of us that doesn’t interfere or go against league policy and then some-thing that would provide a CBS window makes it tough too” External link

wacotrib Sunday, December 20, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “It started on the defensive end,” “We were able to get stops, we were able to get in transition. The offensive end, the guys really executed and they made shots. I thought Jon’s energy with a couple of his alley-oop dunks helped spark us as well” External link

wacotrib Sunday, December 20, 2020 10:33:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “It started on the defensive end,” “We were able to get stops, we were able to get in transition. The offensive end, the guys really executed and they made shots. I thought Jon’s energy with a couple of his alley-oop dunks helped spark us as well” External link

wacotrib Sunday, December 20, 2020 6:17:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said ( about Kansas State ) : “Kansas State has a good defense and those are some great passes on some of those (alley) oops by our guards,” “They worked hard on that and got a lot better at it. Jon gives you an opportunity to be off-target and he’ll still go get it” External link

wacotrib Sunday, December 20, 2020 6:17:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Everyone that’s trained for anything, say you’re training for a marathon and all of a sudden you take a week and your training is halted, that changes stuff,” “It’s like missing a week at work. You’ve got a bunch of crud on your desk, you’ve got to sort through stuff. Same with us. It was great to be back (Thursday), it was great to practice. We didn’t look too good, but it was great to be back” External link

wacotrib Saturday, December 19, 2020 3:40:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said ( about Bruce Weber ) : “They’ve played seven games now and they’re completely different than earlier in the year, schematically, personnel-wise,” “They’ve got a lot of new faces, and that chemistry, all of a sudden it takes longer to mesh or blend together. But Coach (Bruce) Weber is a great coach. You know he’s going to figure things out and put them in position to be successful” External link

wacotrib Saturday, December 19, 2020 3:40:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Across the country, you’ll see teams that come off pauses, typically it takes a game or two to get back to being on a roll,” “Obviously, the more practice days the better. It’s tough to do, but that’s what we’re living in in 2020” External link

wacotrib Saturday, December 19, 2020 3:40:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said ( about Austin Texas ) : “This is a disappointing time for everyone involved with our program, but we will always prioritize the health and safety of our student-athletes,” “The Big 12 Conference prepared for this possibility by leaving the final week of the regular season open, and we look forward to hosting Texas at a later date. Our program will return to competition as soon as we can do so safely” External link

foxnews Sunday, December 13, 2020 7:03:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said ( about Shaka Smart ) : “I see a lot of things that you’ve seen over the years, and that is really good players,” “They’ve gotten older and better, and I think they execute and follow coach (Shaka) Smart’s game plan, and that’s why they’re off to a great start. I think whenever you have talented players that are older, like we have and they have, it’s a recipe for success” External link

wacotrib Sunday, December 13, 2020 3:10:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “This is a disappointing time for everyone involved with our program, but we will always prioritize the health and safety of our student-athletes,” “The Big 12 Conference prepared for this possibility by leaving the final week of the regular season open, and we look forward to hosting Texas at a later date. Our program will return to competition as soon as we can do so safely” External link

kxxv Sunday, December 13, 2020 2:30:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “We definitely didn’t do as good a job blocking out,” “But at the same time, SFA deserves a lot of credit. Coach (Kyle) Keller does a great job getting them to play hard and they were 28-3 last year and won 18 in a row. It’s a really good team that really defends and rebounds. They made it tough on us” External link

wacotrib Sunday, December 13, 2020 1:46:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Coming off finals, I was obviously worried about the players’ energy and rhythm with not practicing as much,” “But I thought they did a great job. That run at the end of the first half and the beginning of the second half was really the difference” External link

foxnews Thursday, December 10, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “This year more than any year you have to be flexible,” “It used to be one coach was involved in scheduling and then the head coach would sign off on the deal and vice versa. Now it’s all hands on deck to try to find answers to possible solutions and things that will work” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, December 9, 2020 9:03:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Logistically, it’s easier for schools that can bus because things are a lot tougher when you have to get plane fights involved and what-not,” “But the big thing is availability and then the COVID protocols and then how quick the administrators can OK all the travel and necessities” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, December 9, 2020 9:03:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “This year more than any year you have to be flexible,” “It used to be one coach was involved in scheduling and then the head coach would sign off on the deal and vice versa. Now it’s all hands on deck to try to find answers to possible solutions and things that will work” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, December 8, 2020 11:26:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Logistically, it’s easier for schools that can bus because things are a lot tougher when you have to get plane fights involved and what-not,” “But the big thing is availability and then the COVID protocols and then how quick the administrators can OK all the travel and necessities” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, December 8, 2020 11:26:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “We’re looking at a bunch of different options, so it’s probably too early to say we’ve targeted in on something,” “I think a neutral site would be how both of us would still prefer it. But at the same time we want to make it happen. So whatever has to happen we’ll do” External link

wishtv Sunday, December 6, 2020 12:04:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “The coaching staff did a great job preparing me for what it would be like,” “But you walk in and it’s like a scrimmage. It’s a big-time game and yet it feels like a practice or a scrimmage. People being around people, you get energized by it. I thought our bench was really outstanding. Just really, really good” External link

wishtv Sunday, December 6, 2020 12:04:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “We knew it was going to be one of only three meetings with two No. 1s,” External link

wishtv Sunday, December 6, 2020 12:04:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “We’re disappointed to not be able to play one of the most anticipated games of the season, but we are following the advice of public health officials,” External link

wacotrib Saturday, December 5, 2020 10:05:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “While it will be difficult watching from a distance, I know the team is in great hands with coach Tang and our entire staff,” “I look forward to returning to the sidelines as soon as I can do so safely” External link

wacotrib Monday, November 23, 2020 3:47:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “While it will be difficult watching from a distance, I know the team is in great hands with Coach Tang and our entire staff,” External link

eagletribune Monday, November 23, 2020 3:23:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “While it will be difficult watching from a distance, I know the team is in great hands with Coach Tang and our entire staff,” External link

seattlepi Monday, November 23, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “While it will be difficult watching from a distance, I know the team is in great hands with Coach Tang and our entire staff,” External link

seattlepi Monday, November 23, 2020 2:32:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : "I think it starts with experience," "Whenever you return a lot of players that were successful, in a season that got moved back and a short summer, you’re definitely benefited from having guys that have college experience" External link

cjonline Friday, November 13, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “That's hard to duplicate year in and year out,” “That just shows you how many talented teams and how many returning players in the Big 12 there are this year. This could be one of those special years, because very, very, very seldom do you get this many quality basketball teams out there” External link

foxnews Friday, November 13, 2020 7:34:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “That's hard to duplicate year in and year out,” “That just shows you how many talented teams and how many returning players in the Big 12 there are this year. This could be one of those special years, because very, very, very seldom do you get this many quality basketball teams out there” External link

eagletribune Friday, November 13, 2020 12:25:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : "I think it starts with experience," "Whenever you return a lot of players that were successful, in a season that got moved back and a short summer, you're definitely benefited from having guys that have college experience" External link

arkansasonline Tuesday, November 10, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I think it starts with experience,” “Whenever you return a lot of players that were successful, in a season that got moved back and a short summer, you’re definitely benefited from having guys that have college experience” External link

highlandstoday Tuesday, November 10, 2020 12:05:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I think it starts with experience,” “Whenever you return a lot of players that were successful, in a season that got moved back and a short summer, you’re definitely benefited from having guys that have college experience” External link

baltimoresun Monday, November 9, 2020 11:30:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I think it starts with experience,” “Whenever you return a lot of players that were successful, in a season that got moved back and a short summer, you’re definitely benefited from having guys that have college experience” External link

suntimes Monday, November 9, 2020 9:34:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I think it starts with experience,” “Whenever you return a lot of players that were successful, in a season that got moved back and a short summer, you’re definitely benefited from having guys that have college experience” External link

gazette Monday, November 9, 2020 9:29:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I think it starts with experience,” “Whenever you return a lot of players that were successful, in a season that got moved back and a short summer, you’re definitely benefited from having guys that have college experience” External link

wral Monday, November 9, 2020 8:58:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I think it starts with experience,” “Whenever you return a lot of players that were successful, in a season that got moved back and a short summer, you’re definitely benefited from having guys that have college experience” External link

foxnews Monday, November 9, 2020 8:45:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I think it starts with experience,” “Whenever you return a lot of players that were successful, in a season that got moved back and a short summer, you’re definitely benefited from having guys that have college experience” External link

seattlepi Monday, November 9, 2020 8:35:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I think it starts with experience,” “Whenever you return a lot of players that were successful, in a season that got moved back and a short summer, you’re definitely benefited from having guys that have college experience” External link

click2houston Monday, November 9, 2020 8:26:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I think it starts with experience,” “Whenever you return a lot of players that were successful, in a season that got moved back and a short summer, you’re definitely benefited from having guys that have college experience” External link

independent-UK Monday, November 9, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “First and foremost, Tristan’s body is in a lot better situation than it was last year,” “He’s probably 20 pounds lighter, and because of that it does take some wear and tear off his knee. It does give him more mobility. Tristan’s a skilled player, and his touch and feel for the game are still there” External link

wacotrib Friday, October 30, 2020 12:53:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : "Jared brings great chemistry, charisma and confidence," "Obviously he's a tremendous player. He's one of the spiritual leaders on the team which is great" External link

wacotrib Monday, August 3, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “It made our staff’s day,” “MaCio is not only a great player, but more importantly a great teammate. The energy and leadership he provides on a daily basis really is contagious. It makes going to practice that much more enjoyable for everyone” External link

wacotrib Thursday, July 30, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : "It made our staff's day," "MaCio is not only a great player, but more importantly a great teammate. The energy and leadership he provides on a daily basis really is contagious. It makes going to practice that much more enjoyable for everyone" External link

wacotrib Thursday, July 30, 2020 12:36:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I would have loved to see seniors have another opportunity to come back and play in the Big 12 and NCAA tournament,” “At the same time, I understand the majority of the college basketball season had concluded, and the season for many teams had been over” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, March 31, 2020 7:22:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “It’s the only time ever in my life I’ve jumped on the pile,” “You got lost in the moment” External link

nytimes Saturday, March 21, 2020 1:19:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Making sure they're able to finish out the semester, make sure that their needs are taken care of, where they know they can go to get food for those that are still on campus,” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, March 18, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I’m very excited for him,” “I know he missed coaching this year. He did a great job on TV. I thought that could be a great career for him as well. But he wants to coach, it’s in his blood. But he didn’t want to go to any opportunity, he wanted to go to the right one. He’s really excited about Grand Canyon” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, March 18, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Making sure they're able to finish out the semester, make sure that their needs are taken care of, where they know they can go to get food for those that are still on campus,” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, March 18, 2020 4:45:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I’m very excited for him,” “I know he missed coaching this year. He did a great job on TV. I thought that could be a great career for him as well. But he wants to coach, it’s in his blood. But he didn’t want to go to any opportunity, he wanted to go to the right one. He’s really excited about Grand Canyon” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, March 18, 2020 4:27:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “We got the team together and they were depressed and down,” External link

wacotrib Saturday, March 14, 2020 4:05:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew added : “If the NCAA still wants to have a smaller tournament, our guys want to be there” External link

wacotrib Saturday, March 14, 2020 4:05:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I think what I liked most was their work ethic, their blue collar mentality and how they brought it every day,” “Even when we lost, we always played hard and didn’t take days off. A large part of that was because they played for each other, and that’s why they would play with injuries” External link

wacotrib Saturday, March 14, 2020 4:05:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said ( about Kansas State ) : “It’s always been said that you win in March with great guard play, and we arguably had the best set of guards in the nation,” “I know everybody was looking forward to a rubber match against Kansas” External link

wacotrib Saturday, March 14, 2020 4:05:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I was talking with Freddie and he talked about all his life how he wanted to play in the NCAA tournament,” “That was the toughest part for all of us” External link

wacotrib Saturday, March 14, 2020 4:05:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “To have that opportunity abruptly taken away by something out of our control is devastating for our team, coaches and fans,” “At the same time, we will keep perspective on life's greater challenges, continue to focus on using our platform to honor God, and we'll keep everyone affected by this situation in our thoughts and prayers” External link

eagletribune Friday, March 13, 2020 7:53:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “To have that opportunity abruptly taken away by something out of our control is devastating for our team, coaches and fans,” “At the same time, we will keep perspective on life's greater challenges, continue to focus on using our platform to honor God, and we'll keep everyone affected by this situation in our thoughts and prayers” External link

seattlepi Friday, March 13, 2020 7:23:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “To have that opportunity abruptly taken away by something out of our control is devastating for our team, coaches and fans,” “At the same time, we will keep perspective on life's greater challenges, continue to focus on using our platform to honor God, and we'll keep everyone affected by this situation in our thoughts and prayers” External link

brownsvilleherald Friday, March 13, 2020 7:08:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “To have that opportunity abruptly taken away by something out of our control is devastating for our team, coaches and fans,” “At the same time, we will keep perspective on life's greater challenges, continue to focus on using our platform to honor God, and we'll keep everyone affected by this situation in our thoughts and prayers” External link

seattlepi Friday, March 13, 2020 6:51:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “To have that opportunity abruptly taken away by something out of our control is devastating for our team, coaches and fans,” “At the same time, we will keep perspective on life's greater challenges, continue to focus on using our platform to honor God, and we'll keep everyone affected by this situation in our thoughts and prayers” External link

eagletribune Friday, March 13, 2020 6:22:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “To have that opportunity abruptly taken away by something out of our control is devastating for our team, coaches and fans,” “At the same time, we will keep perspective on life's greater challenges, continue to focus on using our platform to honor God, and we'll keep everyone affected by this situation in our thoughts and prayers” External link

seattlepi Friday, March 13, 2020 5:15:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “What you feel for as a coach, if you’re blessed to play in March Madness, a lot of that experience is the fans and the hoopla and the excitement of going to the games,” External link

wacotrib Thursday, March 12, 2020 3:26:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Similar to quite a few of our guys, he’s a late bloomer,” “He’s a hard worker and someone who has the blue collar, lunch pail type of attitude. He keeps getting better and better each and every year where some other people tend to stop working because they heard this or that. He’s always stayed hungry and humble” External link

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

Scott Drew said : “Similar to quite a few of our guys, he’s a late bloomer,” “He’s a hard worker and someone who has the blue collar, lunch pail type of attitude. He keeps getting better and better each and every year where some other people tend to stop working because they heard this or that. He’s always stayed hungry and humble” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, March 11, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : "When Mark wasn’t able to go, when Tristan wasn’t able to go, I thought Flo (Thamba) stepped up, Matt (Mayer) stepped up, and then the four guards were tremendous," "We knew it was going to be a hard-fought game. It’s tough, too, when you find out last minute people can’t go, because you don’t have a lot of time to game plan. I thought the guys did a really good job in new positions and battling inside. To come away with 17 offensive rebounds is super" External link

wacotrib Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:52:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I thought TCU did a great job offensively controlling tempo and shortening the game,” “We tried to speed them up by putting pressure and maybe that got us out of kilter. But at the end of the day, they shot 76 percent in the second half. We wouldn’t be where we’re at right now if we gave up 76 percent against anybody” External link

wacotrib Sunday, March 1, 2020 4:49:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I am so glad Desmond’s a senior,” “I love cheering for him when we’re not playing him. He’s a hard worker and a great kid and he deserves all the success he’s had. I’m glad we’ll be seeing him play in a different league next year, hopefully the NBA” External link

wacotrib Sunday, March 1, 2020 4:49:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “We’re not going to quit,” “These guys are too high character and love each other too much to quit on each other” External link

wacotrib Sunday, March 1, 2020 4:49:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “It’s been great having him being able to be a regular in practice now,” “He’s one of those confidence-type kids. Guys that spend a lot of time in the gym that when they’re making shots in practice, it carries over to the game” External link

wacotrib Saturday, February 29, 2020 2:27:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “His (Vital’s) knee was bothering him a little bit, so it was great to be able to rest him,” “That’s the rigors of the Big 12. Very similar to football in the Big 12, when you have grown-men bodies colliding and beating up on each other for a couple months, you get the wear and tear of that. You’re competing at a real high level and exerting a lot of energy, physically and mentally, and it just takes a toll over time” External link

wacotrib Saturday, February 29, 2020 2:27:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Coaches are always worried about something. How we would respond and come out and play. And I think that’s one of the strengths of our team all year long is we’ve shown up, we’ve played, we’ve competed,” “There was no mental lapse or letdown after our last home game” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, February 26, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Tristan, he did a great job on the bench supporting guys, but he just wasn’t able to go tonight,” “His (knee) is just always day-to-day. You just never know how it’s going to be” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, February 26, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Coaches are always worried about something. How we would respond and come out and play. And I think that’s one of the strengths of our team all year long is we’ve shown up, we’ve played, we’ve competed,” “There was no mental lapse or letdown after our last home game” External link

usaToday Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:50:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Tristan, he did a great job on the bench supporting guys, but he just wasn’t able to go tonight,” “His (knee) is just always day-to-day. You just never know how it’s going to be” External link

usaToday Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:50:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “The stat that jumped out to me was being ranked No. 1 longer than anyone since Kentucky in 2015,” “I know you hear all the time there are no dominant teams, but in college basketball it is just the parity. It’s just really hard to sustain and not lose games. You look across the board and there is not much that separates these teams” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, February 25, 2020 3:33:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I’m really proud of how he played,” “It’s really tough when you haven’t practiced. He got limited reps the day before the game and that’s a tough environment to just jump out there. So I’m excited to get him back practicing to where we can continue having that chemistry before his injury” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, February 25, 2020 3:33:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Well I think that the real urgency is the goal we’ve had all year long to win a Big 12 championship,” “You are within two weeks of that being either accomplished or not. They always call it the dog days of February, but there is definitely light at the end of the tunnel here” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, February 25, 2020 3:33:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Except a 12-foot lob to ‘Dok,’ and he’s the only one up there,” External link

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

Scott Drew said ( about Kansas State ) : “The goal wasn’t to sweep Kansas, the goal was to win the Big 12,” “We’ve got to be ready for Tuesday” External link

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

Scott Drew said : “MaCio is a really tough nut and he wanted to go, and I thought he did a really great job,” “But as anyone will tell you, it’s tough when you haven’t been practicing much to try to go in and play” External link

wacotrib Sunday, February 23, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : "If you're a sports fan," External link

kxxv Saturday, February 22, 2020 7:19:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : "Some teams tend to get better. Some teams -- because of injuries, illnesses, suspensions -- they taper off. I think Kansas is one of those teams that has gotten better," "Offensively and defensively they are executing at a high rate. Coach Self's teams are never going to beat themselves" External link

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

Scott Drew said : “It helps playing an early game,” “If you sit around all day and think about those things, it becomes a little tougher” External link

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

Scott Drew said : “Trust me, 11 a.m. is early for any college students,” External link

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

Scott Drew said ( about Kansas State ) : “Some teams tend to get better. Some teams — because of injuries, illnesses, suspensions — they taper off. I think Kansas is one of those teams that has gotten better,” External link

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

Scott Drew said ( about Kansas State ) : “Some teams tend to get better. Some teams — because of injuries, illnesses, suspensions — they taper off. I think Kansas is one of those teams that has gotten better,” External link

usaToday Saturday, February 22, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said ( about Kansas State ) : “Some teams tend to get better. Some teams — because of injuries, illnesses, suspensions — they taper off. I think Kansas is one of those teams that has gotten better,” External link

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

Scott Drew said ( about Kansas State ) : “Some teams tend to get better. Some teams — because of injuries, illnesses, suspensions — they taper off. I think Kansas is one of those teams that has gotten better,” External link

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

Scott Drew said : “This whole year, from volleyball to women’s basketball, football, up and down the list,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, February 21, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “You know how hard it is to accomplish what the team has accomplished,” “At the same time, this group has stayed humble and stayed hungry” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, February 21, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “It doesn’t get any bigger than that,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, February 21, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “At the end of the day,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, February 21, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “We tried to make it as difficult as we could for him,” “He got a few good looks early but we were happy those didn’t go in” External link

dailyjournal Wednesday, February 19, 2020 9:53:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I was really pleased how our guys responded in the second half,” “When the crowd really got into it, we didn’t panic. Guys continued to operate the offense. I was just following the plays Jared was calling” External link

dailyjournal Wednesday, February 19, 2020 9:53:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “There was a chance he would have played today,” “It’s a situation where we’re waiting for the inflammation to go down and waiting for him to be able to be effective. He’s one of our tougher kids. It’ll be day to day and we’ll see how he progresses. When he’s ready and he can help us, he’ll be back out there” External link

wacotrib Sunday, February 16, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “You know it’s going to be a war when you play West Virginia,” “You had two top five defenses in the country. You had two top five rebounding teams. I thought our guys really did a great job in sharing the ball, causing turnovers. Obviously they’re going to cause turnovers. Twenty’s too many for us. But I’m really proud of our effort. I thought defensively we were really aggressive and active” External link

wacotrib Sunday, February 16, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “There was a chance he would have played today,” “It’s a situation where we’re waiting for the inflammation to go down and waiting for him to be able to be effective. He’s one of our tougher kids. It’ll be day to day and we’ll see how he progresses. When he’s ready and he can help us, he’ll be back out there” External link

wacotrib Sunday, February 16, 2020 5:07:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “You know it’s going to be a war when you play West Virginia,” “You had two top five defenses in the country. You had two top five rebounding teams. I thought our guys really did a great job in sharing the ball, causing turnovers. Obviously they’re going to cause turnovers. Twenty’s too many for us. But I’m really proud of our effort. I thought defensively we were really aggressive and active” External link

wacotrib Sunday, February 16, 2020 5:07:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “First and foremost, we’ll concentrate on our next game,” “But when the weekend comes, I don’t know if there’s a better honor out there for a university than to have college game day for football and basketball in the same year” External link

usaToday Sunday, February 16, 2020 4:26:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Davion by the time he leaves Baylor has the chance to be the best,” “He’s really developed into a great on-ball defender and he really prides himself on that. First of all, it’s his athleticism and then it’s his strength. He’s got a mental toughness and a desire to play defense. A lot of times he’s been back in transition defense, and plays that are normally layups or dunks he’s able to get deflections or charges or steals. He’s a one-man wrecking crew at times” External link

wacotrib Saturday, February 15, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I think recruiting is a real fluid situation,” “Nowadays you have people that leave that you don’t expect it. They could go pro; they could transfer. You used to map out, ‘We have four scholarships or three scholarships.’ Now it’s, ‘Okay, this is what we have today, but we could have this or this or this.’ You have to stay flexible” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, February 8, 2020 4:35:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “He’s more reserved, but when he opens up he’s really funny,” “He’s got a great heart. On the court, you want everyone to be vocal and great teammates. I think he’s improved on being more vocal on the court since he’s been here. You can be quiet off the court, but on the court it’s really important to be talking and communicating and letting the team know what you’re doing” External link

wacotrib Saturday, February 8, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I think recruiting is a real fluid situation,” “Nowadays you have people that leave that you don’t expect it. They could go pro, they could transfer. You used to map out, we have four scholarships or three scholarships. Now, it’s, okay, this is what we have today but we could have this or this or this. You have to stay flexible” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, February 7, 2020 8:40:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “We’re excited to be back home, excited to play in front of our home fans, and excited to sleep in our own beds,” “The louder the Ferrell, the better we play. Our guys feed off that. So hopefully it’s loud and we play well” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, February 4, 2020 1:55:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I knew Coach (Jamie) Dixon does a great job and I knew they’d be right in the mix,” “They’ve got some very talented players who have been there. Nembhard, Bane and Samuel are key contributors and very good players. But Coach Dixon always gets his teams to play hard and they execute well and they don’t beat themselves. You’ve got to beat them” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, February 4, 2020 1:55:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Coach Weber’s teams are going to play hard and be fundamentally sound and you’re going to have to beat them,” “They’re not going to beat themselves. I know they’ve been playing a lot of close games and they’ve been playing better basketball. Coach Weber always has his guys competing and that’s why he’s a tremendous coach” External link

wacotrib Monday, February 3, 2020 2:02:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “We’re excited to be back home, excited to play in front of our home fans, and excited to sleep in our own beds,” “The louder the Ferrell, the better we play. Our guys feed off that. So hopefully it’s loud and we play well” External link

wacotrib Saturday, February 1, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I knew Coach (Jamie) Dixon does a great job and I knew they’d be right in the mix,” “They’ve got some very talented players who have been there. Nembhard, Bane and Samuel are key contributors and very good players. But Coach Dixon always gets his teams to play hard and they execute well and they don’t beat themselves. You’ve got to beat them” External link

wacotrib Saturday, February 1, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Early on we couldn’t get any stops, but then we started getting stops, rebounds and great looks,” “When we’re sharing the ball we’re really good. That was huge to get that separation at the end of the first half and that was really the difference” External link

wacotrib Sunday, January 26, 2020 8:21:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Up to this point, each and every challenge we’ve taken very serious because representing the Big 12 is a great honor and privilege and we want to do our part with that,” “It doesn’t guarantee you a chance to be successful, but it definitely gives you a chance. Our past players have done a good job in talking to our current guys about what the challenge means” External link

wacotrib Saturday, January 25, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I think it’s a very talented team,” “It’s a younger team which means sometimes you have more inconsistencies. Their ceiling is very high. I mean it is a team that can win a national championship, so can 40 to 50 other teams this year. Florida is one of the best, if not the best environment in the SEC, so we definitely don’t want to give them reasons to get excited” External link

wacotrib Saturday, January 25, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I think first and foremost, we stayed together,” “Sometimes you get down like that and you get finger-pointing and people blaming each other and that’s never the way to solve the issue. And when we made some changes in what we were going to do defensively, everyone was locked in. You knew that their minds were in a good spot and that’s what you need from the team. You want that leadership from them” External link

eagletribune Sunday, January 19, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I think he’s getting more comfortable,” “We’ve always been comfortable with him because we saw him all last year and how hard he worked. Coming in, the knock was that he didn’t shoot it well. But in practice and reps, he was a very good shooter, so we knew. At the beginning of this year, sitting out a year always takes you a little bit of time to get acclimated and everything. But he’s been outstanding and defensively we all know what he brings” External link

wacotrib Thursday, January 16, 2020 7:56:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “He had some good looks, and shooting over 40 percent (from 3-point range), so normally he makes it,” “But nine assists, you can only hope to limit him because he’s too good to wipe him out. You know he’s going to do good, positive things. The key is he doesn’t have those triple-double nights against you. I think Davion and Mark switched up on him and did a really good job” External link

wacotrib Thursday, January 16, 2020 7:56:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Whatever we gave them with the pregame (meal) will definitely be the same as this one because that was tremendous,” “Hopefully, we can keep that up because when we’re getting shots up, we traditionally rebound well. And obviously turnovers put you in transition defense if they’re live ball turnovers, which isn’t a good thing” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, January 15, 2020 4:07:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said ( about error ) : “Definitely, you can rest your hat on defense a lot more than you can on offense,” “Because the margin of error is so thin in the Big 12, it’s mostly one- or two-possession games. So if you’re not ever locked-in and giving everything you have, you don’t give yourself a chance to win. Obviously, our defense has been something that’s been consistent all year and, knock on wood, hopefully it continues” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, January 15, 2020 4:07:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Very proud of our guys from this standpoint ... we knew it was going to be a rock fight,” External link

usaToday Wednesday, January 8, 2020 9:34:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “The thing that I was most proud of, being in the first road Big 12 game, hostile arena against a very well-coached and very good team, we never lost our composure,” “Some teams get rattled and throw it away and then now they score another quick bucket. I thought our guys did a great job on moving on to the next play” External link

usaToday Wednesday, January 8, 2020 9:34:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “When you get grad transfers or older transfers, once you play through a college season – it’s like an NBA season, you can play through 82 games on a good team or a bad team — you’ve still gone through the grind of a college basketball, which is a lot longer than high school basketball,” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, January 7, 2020 8:36:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “First of all, we don’t have the size and length that we’ve had and we’re playing more guards,” “So that leads to a defense more pressure-oriented and rather than being reactive more proactive. The big thing is our defense will face (Texas Tech’s) motion offense for the first time really. Most people don’t run motion anymore. More passing and cutting, less ball screens and dribbling. It’s tough to prepare for anything different” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, January 7, 2020 8:36:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “When you get grad transfers or older transfers, once you play through a college season – it’s like an NBA season, you can play through 82 games on a good team or a bad team -- you’ve still gone through the grind of a college basketball, which is a lot longer than high school basketball,” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:18:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “First of all, we don’t have the size and length that we’ve had and we’re playing more guards,” “So that leads to a defense more pressure-oriented and rather than being reactive more proactive. The big thing is our defense will face (Texas Tech’s) motion offense for the first time really. Most people don’t run motion anymore. More passing and cutting, less ball screens and dribbling. It’s tough to prepare for anything different” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:18:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “For people that like offenses, it’s tough at times when you have two good defensive teams or you’re in a lull,” “When you exert all that energy defensively, it does take a little toll on your legs as well. So I think that goes hand in hand with it. I know anytime you have a rivalry game, and it’s first conference game, there’s going to be jitters and nerves” External link

wacotrib Sunday, January 5, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Matt (Coleman) has given a lot of people some problems,” “Texas has real athletic guards, real quick guards, and guards who can shoot it and get to the rim. It’s a very talented team. Most of the guys were top 50 recruits coming out” External link

wacotrib Saturday, January 4, 2020 5:21:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Definitely, mentally it’s half the battle if not more,” “At the same time, physically you can see that his knee when he does play it swells. You see there are some physical issues you’re still overcoming. Hopefully, we can keep that headed in a positive direction” External link

wacotrib Saturday, January 4, 2020 5:21:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Having multiple people is really beneficial from the standpoint that it’s easy to trap just one ballhandler and now make other people playmakers,” “But when you have two or three or four guys who can make plays, it’s a lot tougher to guard” External link

wacotrib Saturday, January 4, 2020 5:21:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said ( about Record ) : “Record-wise we accomplished everything we wanted (in nonconference) except maybe 20 seconds in a game (against Washington),” “Now it’s a situation of what can you do in conference. For us, we’ve had some second and third-place finishes. Like everyone in the league, first game out everyone wants to win it and so do we” External link

wacotrib Saturday, January 4, 2020 5:21:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Definitely, having the depth where you have multiple guys that can score so if one guy has an off night, you have enough firepower to make up for it,” “I thought our guys – sometimes teams go on holiday before the last game’s over and our guys didn’t – they stayed locked in and did a great job focusing” External link

usaToday Thursday, December 19, 2019 3:11:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Definitely, having the depth where you have multiple guys that can score so if one guy has an off night, you have enough firepower to make up for it,” “I thought our guys – sometimes teams go on holiday before the last game’s over and our guys didn’t – they stayed locked in and did a great job focusing” External link

dailyjournal Thursday, December 19, 2019 1:18:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Definitely, having the depth where you have multiple guys that can score so if one guy has an off night, you have enough firepower to make up for it,” “I thought our guys – sometimes teams go on holiday before the last game’s over and our guys didn’t – they stayed locked in and did a great job focusing” External link

therepublic Thursday, December 19, 2019 10:23:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Freddie is another very good defensive player, and the team has really bought into that identity,” “When we’ve gotten stops, I know our best offense has been in transition. Obviously we’re trying to do that” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, December 18, 2019 2:13:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “They’re one of the better teams in the country offensively,” “Whenever you’re playing a game before Christmas, as a coach your biggest concern is making sure your guys are locked in and ready to play. But this is a team offensively that can score a lot of points, so you’ve got to be ready, and defensively will be a challenge for us” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, December 18, 2019 2:13:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “It was really big getting us to the free-throw line because that’s how they got back into the game,” “It was important. Freddie’s layup late in the game was important. But the big thing was down the stretch they were held to 2 for 19 from the field” External link

wacotrib Sunday, December 8, 2019 1:54:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “You know it’s Feast Week for a reason, and we all feast,” “First game back from Thanksgiving break, you know you’re going to be a little rusty in some areas, but I’m really pleased with the overall performance. We got a lead, we built on the lead, and the game was never in jeopardy” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, December 4, 2019 10:16:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Definitely when you have a chance when you have a lead like this, you want to give guys minutes that normally might not get as much,” “At the same time, it allowed people to play harder for what they played and not get fatigued out there. Especially coming off an extended break like that, you didn’t want anyone out there just going through the motions” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, December 4, 2019 10:16:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “We’ll have to have much better offensive execution as far as, you can’t shoot 40% and 59% from the free throw line come Saturday,” “But we are excited now to get geared up for that” External link

dailyjournal Wednesday, December 4, 2019 8:52:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “We’ll have to have much better offensive execution as far as, you can’t shoot 40% and 59% from the free throw line come Saturday,” “But we are excited now to get geared up for that” External link

usaToday Wednesday, December 4, 2019 8:44:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said ( about Matt Rhule ) : “It’s one of the best home games we’ve probably had in the nonconference in a long time,” “But I know the airwaves will be dominated by the Baylor Bears come 11 a.m. Saturday. I’m extremely excited for him (Baylor football coach Matt Rhule). We all know what a hard worker he is and the great job he’s done. He’s also a great team member. Whenever a team has recruits in, he’s always hospitable and does a great job in trying to take time out to help other sports” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, December 3, 2019 3:40:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said ( about Matt Rhule ) : “It’s one of the best home games we’ve probably had in the nonconference in a long time,” “But I know the airwaves will be dominated by the Baylor Bears come 11 a.m. Saturday. I’m extremely excited for him (Baylor football coach Matt Rhule). We all know what a hard worker he is and the great job he’s done. He’s also a great team member. Whenever a team has recruits in, he’s always hospitable and does a great job in trying to take time out to help other sports” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, December 3, 2019 2:54:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “No one likes to lose, but I think the game against Washington really helped us, and down the stretch tonight we made a lot of big plays,” “We did a lot of good things, but at the end of the day the biggest thing is they were two of 11 from 3 in the second half and that was critical for us. We did a great job defending the 3” External link

wacotrib Monday, November 25, 2019 6:17:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Davion really did a great job on the ball,” “You could see later in the game that he wore (DeVante) Jones down, and I thought Mark Vital was just tremendous. We needed that toughness and energy” External link

wacotrib Saturday, November 23, 2019 7:11:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “That’s where they made their runs last night in the first game against Utah, and Utah didn’t answer,” “I was proud of how our guys answered. We got tougher, we got better, we got more determined, and we executed better” External link

wacotrib Saturday, November 23, 2019 7:11:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “It was good to have him in practice (Monday), and again this is a process,” “We just want each and every day for him to be able to improve. He’s such a great teammate who cares what the team does. We’re just allowing him to help how he can right now” External link

wacotrib Thursday, November 21, 2019 12:39:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Jared is always a confident player,” “That’s one of his strengths. At the same time, I think his percentages are obviously much higher and I think he knows his shot selection is much better than it was as a freshman. His leadership has also really improved” External link

wacotrib Thursday, November 21, 2019 12:39:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “It was great for our team to win a game where there’s pressure and where we had to focus and perform in the end,” “Hopefully, we can build on that so we can do a little bit better in the last five minutes” External link

eagletribune Saturday, November 16, 2019 9:46:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I think a lot of inexperience once we get a lead either we get tired or we just don’t focus as much,” “Time and score, we like to say a lot of times, but with young players it doesn’t always register” External link

eagletribune Saturday, November 16, 2019 9:46:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “It was great for our team to win a game where there’s pressure and where we had to focus and perform in the end,” “Hopefully, we can build on that so we can do a little bit better in the last five minutes” External link

usaToday Saturday, November 16, 2019 8:45:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I think a lot of inexperience once we get a lead either we get tired or we just don’t focus as much,” “Time and score, we like to say a lot of times, but with young players it doesn’t always register” External link

usaToday Saturday, November 16, 2019 8:45:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “The great thing is Washington is one of the most talented teams in the country,” “You can look at the NBA draft boards, and they’ve got a couple of their guys on there for a reason. They’re really good players” External link

wacotrib Friday, November 8, 2019 2:18:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : "Won't guarantee we'll always shoot 55 percent, but when you do and you have 25 assists and you defend and rebound like we did today, obviously not a lot to be upset with," External link

arkansasonline Wednesday, November 6, 2019 12:29:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “When we came out aggressive and we were able to get in transition, that really helped us offensively to get some of those jitters off,” “And then when you’re playing defense and you’re into it like that, that allows the other nerves to settle quicker” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, November 6, 2019 10:10:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “When we came out aggressive and we were able to get in transition, that really helped us offensively to get some of those jitters off,” “And then when you’re playing defense and you’re into it like that, that allows the other nerves to settle quicker” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, November 6, 2019 1:52:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Won’t guarantee we’ll always shoot 55%, but when you do and you have 25 assists and you defend and rebound like we did today, obviously not a lot to be upset with,” External link

dailyjournal Wednesday, November 6, 2019 12:43:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “We’ve seen in practice, he’s had moments where he was the Tristan of old and then he’s had moments where he’s still getting the rust off,” “It’s a long process for him. He will keep getting better and better with time” External link

dailyjournal Wednesday, November 6, 2019 12:43:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “With those three guys coming back I definitely know as a coach we’ll be much better as they get game experience because they haven’t had the practice time this summer,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, October 25, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “He’s been back in the fold of things. But he’s not a 20-10 guy right now. Hopefully he gets to that,” “The recovery time, it’s been a long time. It’s going to take him games to get that rust off, get back to playing how he was” External link

ChinaPost Friday, October 25, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I know we have good chemistry, we really like the guys,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, October 25, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “As a group we feel confident that we’ll have a lot of opportunities with our schedule to show people what kind of team we can be,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, October 25, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : "With those three guys coming back I definitely know as a coach we'll be much better as they get game experience because they haven't had the practice time this summer," External link

eagletribune Friday, October 25, 2019 11:18:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : "He's been back in the fold of things. But he's not a 20-10 guy right now. Hopefully he gets to that," "The recovery time, it's been a long time. It's going to take him games to get that rust off, get back to playing how he was" External link

eagletribune Friday, October 25, 2019 11:18:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : "I know we have good chemistry, we really like the guys," External link

eagletribune Friday, October 25, 2019 11:18:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : "As a group we feel confident that we'll have a lot of opportunities with our schedule to show people what kind of team we can be," External link

eagletribune Friday, October 25, 2019 11:18:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “It’s great having the big fellow back,” “During his absence, he’s been able to improve some of his strength but really improve his shooting. Not that he was a bad shooter before, but he’s expanded his range and that will definitely help our team this year” External link

wacotrib Friday, October 4, 2019 5:50:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “When you lose someone like Mario, that affects you because he’s such a versatile player and somebody who played so many different positions,” “At the same time, it happened early in the year, which gives you a lot more time to hopefully find answers and get people experience rather than in the middle of the season like when you lost Tristan last year. It gives people a chance to step up now and have a chance to expand their roles” External link

wacotrib Friday, October 4, 2019 5:50:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Right now, everybody’s healthy and that’s a good thing,” “A lot of our guys are recovering from surgeries they had this summer and that’s a good thing because they’re fresh and excited and really want to be out there” External link

wacotrib Friday, October 4, 2019 5:50:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : "Robert is a great ambassador for Waco," "He has a great smile, he's always in a great mood, always energetic and does a great job with the shoeshine. He has been a blessing to Waco, in my opinion" External link

wacotrib Sunday, September 22, 2019 12:32:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Culturally, it was tremendous for our players because most of them had never been overseas before,” “We got to see some of the unique cities of the world and some historic places. But the great thing about foreign tours is the bonding that takes place. Guys spend more time with different roommates, there’s less cell phone service so they get into more conversations, and it all pays dividends” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, August 28, 2019 4:35:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “We won all four games and had a positive experience, and at the same time the players had a chance to get excited for the upcoming season,” “We faced some adversity by traveling for six hours and then playing a game. For MaCio and Davion, it was great to give them game experience and get the rust off. They were definitely excited to play in games after practicing for a year” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, August 28, 2019 4:35:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew says : "he's like a lot of guys I see playing in the NBA" External link

charlotteobserver Thursday, March 28, 2019 1:24:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I think every coach doesn’t like to see the last game come to an end,” External link

wacotrib Sunday, March 24, 2019 5:09:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “You see a lot of senior classes come and go, and some of them just mean a little more,” “King’s one of those guys that I’m so happy that he had a great tournament because he really, really cares about Baylor basketball. Makai came in, and a lot of times people that are here just one year, it’s really all about themselves. And he was never like that. From day one, he was a great teammate” External link

wacotrib Sunday, March 24, 2019 5:09:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I think the toughness of our team is a comfort,” “We’ve competed and we’ve played hard. So as a coach, you don’t have to worry about are we going to compete, are we going to be intimidated, are we going to battle and fight? The good thing is I think we have the answer to that” External link

wacotrib Thursday, March 21, 2019 6:24:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “You’ve got to look at the glass as half full, and that means Makai gets another couple days to take care of his foot,” “Jared (Butler) gets a couple of days to take care of his knees. Mark Vital is nursing an injury” External link

wacotrib Sunday, March 17, 2019 2:21:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Hopefully we can get everybody healthy and get back to kind of how we were playing when we were playing really well,” “We can work a couple of days on executing and trying to get back into a rhythm. We’ve been so blessed in previous years to basically have one or two starting lineups, and it seems like this year we’ve had more different lineups, different combinations, and I know that’s been tough on the guys, tough on us” External link

wacotrib Sunday, March 17, 2019 2:21:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “That’s part of experience, getting used to playing multiple good games back to back to back,” “Because what happens is you’ve got to handle all the success, people in your ear. Jared’s well-grounded, but then you have to handle the other team’s really excited to play against you and guard you. So now you’re facing another team that’s just seen a bunch of clips of you scoring 31 at Kansas” External link

wacotrib Friday, March 15, 2019 3:23:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “The irony is the first game we did a great job against him,” External link

wacotrib Thursday, March 7, 2019 9:07:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Everybody wanted the seniors to do well, so everybody kind of gets out of kilter and tries to take on more responsibility,” “Basketball is such a game of making the right play. When you’re sharing the ball, you take better shots. When you take better shots, you make more of them” External link

wacotrib Thursday, March 7, 2019 9:07:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “He gives us advice, he gives the players advice, he gives the officials advice,” “Jake does whatever he can do to help. He’s very thoughtful and somebody that really cares and really knows basketball, in and out. That’s why the over-under for me is 12 years before he’s a GM” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, March 6, 2019 7:50:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “King and Jake are special from the standpoint they’ve been here four years,” “You don’t have people that normally care more about the program than care about themselves. And both of them, huge hearts, great people. They’re going to be lifelong buds” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, March 6, 2019 7:50:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “A lot of things we didn’t do well, but we still had a chance to win, so that’s encouraging,” “It was a good experience for our guards to go against this type of physicality. It’s hard to win on the road, but I credit our guys for their fight to stay in there” External link

wacotrib Sunday, March 3, 2019 8:16:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Mario is one of those guys who really likes to fit in, and he doesn’t go out of his way to make plays or make things happen,” “If the team needs scoring, he’ll give you scoring. If the team needs assists, he’ll give you assists. The last couple of games, we’ve needed his production on the offensive end. It’s not just in points. His assist-to-turnover ratio has really gotten better” External link

wacotrib Saturday, March 2, 2019 3:47:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Definitely his knee is getting better,” “It was great to get a good workout, a good practice, and for the first time he got up and down in practice. It’s just going to take a little time for him to get back into the swing of things. Whenever you take two weeks off in the middle of the season, it just takes a little time to get your timing back” External link

wacotrib Saturday, March 2, 2019 3:47:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “They went to the Elite Eight last year, so normally when you have a great run like that and guys are close to going they go,” “It’s really a tribute that they wanted to come back and play for K-State and accomplish some more goals. It makes it a tough team to play on the road, but that’s similar to every Big 12 team. They’re all hard to play. They’re just a little more experienced than most” External link

wacotrib Saturday, March 2, 2019 3:47:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I thought Hayes caused us some trouble around the rim,” “He’s a great player. And I think we’ll be better prepared for him as well. After seeing him up close and personal, similar to Mo Bamba last year, you were just more prepared for him the second time you faced him” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, February 27, 2019 4:54:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “You’ve got the two best rebounding teams in conference going at it,” “With that, you’re going to have a lot of contact, a lot of physicality. We did get more second-chance points, and we did outrebound them. Our guys competed hard. Mario Kegler had a huge game, Mark Vital had a huge game” External link

wacotrib Sunday, February 24, 2019 4:32:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said ( about David Chandler ) : “Definitely it’s a work in progress, like this week we did some different things with him,” “Underwater treadmill, some band stuff to help with conditioning. Each day we kind of adjust and tweak and try to do things better with what we’re given. David Chandler has done an amazing job with Makai, and Makai’s such a hard worker he’s always going to try to do things better and more, so we have to make sure he doesn’t do too much” External link

wacotrib Saturday, February 23, 2019 4:10:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “This was very similar to what they (the Red Raiders) have been doing,” “When they shoot the 3-ball well, it makes it tough with as good of defense as they play” External link

wacotrib Sunday, February 17, 2019 3:28:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : "They do such a great job with their help defense and keeping you out of the paint, at the end of the day the 3-point shot is there if you work the ball enough. You just got to make them," "The better defenses you face the more you have to be willing to go deep in the shot clock" External link

dallasnews Saturday, February 16, 2019 3:07:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “You had two teams that really competed hard,” “Offensively we didn’t execute as well as we like, but we did a great job defending and giving ourselves a chance to win. Oklahoma is a top 25 defense for a reason and we knew they’d do a tremendous job” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, February 12, 2019 9:09:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “The good news is he’s capable of that,” “The bad news is the other teams will work as hard as they can to make sure he doesn’t do what he did the other night” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, February 6, 2019 9:16:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “We’ve got some height on the bench,” “And the good thing is we’re winning as a team and we’re playing multiple guys. That allows somebody who’s not having a good night or they get injured or they get in foul trouble, you can still be successful, which is great” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, February 6, 2019 9:16:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “That’s the strength of our team right now,” “If you look at it, it’s not just one individual. The best teams have multiple guys who can step up. They’re doing a great job playing for each other” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, January 29, 2019 8:26:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Defensively they’re night and day from the standpoint that last year they were an offensive juggernaut, so explosive,” “This year they’re very good offensively, but it’s a top 12 defense in the nation. They really get after it on the defensive end, they compete, and don’t give you anything easy” External link

wacotrib Monday, January 28, 2019 4:20:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “With Oklahoma, they switch a lot and they’re aggressive in the passing lanes, and they try to keep the ball on the side, and that contributes to you turning the ball over,” “With us, we’ve been able to take care of the basketball for the most part in these games we’ve won. So hopefully we can take care of the ball and not put them in transition” External link

wacotrib Monday, January 28, 2019 4:20:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “We actually talked to Jared about that, and he said, ‘Nah, I’m going to be relaxed, let the game come to me and not try to do too much,'” “And that’s exactly what he did. He took open shots, he made them, was tremendous from the floor” External link

seattletimes Saturday, January 26, 2019 11:43:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “First and foremost, King and the upperclassmen have done a great job buying into what we’re trying to do,” “We’ve really been sharing the ball and that’s allowed us to get good looks and make shots. But (Gillespie and Thamba) have done a great job defensively and helping us physically, and they’ve done a good job on the glass and passing the ball. Both have a lot of size and length to plug the middle of the zone” External link

wacotrib Friday, January 25, 2019 3:49:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “The great thing with our team with these wins is somebody different has stepped up every time, and that’s what it takes to win as a team,” “We’re playing unselfishly and sharing the ball and they’re doing their job defensively and rebounding” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, January 22, 2019 9:48:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “We didn’t do a very good job with the press,” “The good thing about a Monday game is that it gives us a lot of time to work on it for the weekend” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, January 22, 2019 8:40:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “He’s gotten better and better, and I think the guys on the team have done a great job helping him along,” “He’s learned a lot from Makai, and Makai and him and King have really helped each other” External link

wacotrib Monday, January 21, 2019 4:09:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “You feel when he’s got the ball that he’s going to make a winning play,” “Sometimes he has too much confidence in himself. He threw me the ball, and I’m not on the court. But he comes right back and he makes a great play right after, which you love” External link

wacotrib Sunday, January 20, 2019 8:08:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “One of our coaches described him that he has a (former Baylor forward) T.J. Maston touch,” “The ball just seems to find the bucket, and he’s really good at putting it in the hole. He has a nice, soft touch, and because of that guys like that are really hard to guard because they can score in a variety of ways” External link

wacotrib Saturday, January 12, 2019 3:13:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Makai has gotten healthier and healthier and that’s allowed him to do more and more,” “At the same time, I think because he’s been able to practice and get a rhythm and consistency, that’s not only helped his game but has allowed everyone to get used to playing with him. So we’ve just got to keep praying that he and everyone else stays healthy” External link

wacotrib Saturday, January 12, 2019 3:13:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “If you look from December on we’ve been able to get some chemistry,” “We’re taking better care of the basketball. Offensively, we’ve been much more efficient and I think we’re starting to learn from playing with each other as far as where each person is successful and where they like the ball passed to them and where they’re going to get it, and what they’re going to do when they do get it” External link

wacotrib Saturday, January 12, 2019 3:13:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “One of our coaches described him that he has a (former Baylor forward) T.J. Maston touch,” “The ball just seems to find the bucket, and he’s really good at putting it in the hole. He has a nice, soft touch, and because of that guys like that are really hard to guard because they can score in a variety of ways” External link

wacotrib Saturday, January 12, 2019 4:30:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Makai has gotten healthier and healthier and that’s allowed him to do more and more,” “At the same time, I think because he’s been able to practice and get a rhythm and consistency, that’s not only helped his game but has allowed everyone to get used to playing with him. So we’ve just got to keep praying that he and everyone else stays healthy” External link

wacotrib Saturday, January 12, 2019 4:30:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “If you look from December on we’ve been able to get some chemistry,” “We’re taking better care of the basketball. Offensively, we’ve been much more efficient and I think we’re starting to learn from playing with each other as far as where each person is successful and where they like the ball passed to them and where they’re going to get it, and what they’re going to do when they do get it” External link

wacotrib Saturday, January 12, 2019 4:30:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Preparing for it and then preparing again for it, we’ll be better off as Iowa State gets to the paint and tries to hit shooters,” “I think first and foremost, we’ve got to do a much better job on the ball. I think we’ll be in better gap help to start out. We’ll do a better job of being down and trying to keep the ball out of the paint to begin with” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, January 8, 2019 3:52:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “He’s getting more double teams and he’s getting better defenders and more people concentrating, trying to keep it out of his hands,” “But he’s prepared for the wear and tear of the Big 12, prepared for the long season, because he had gone through that. He’s taken a huge step forward” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, January 8, 2019 3:52:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “A lot of times, you see people and you’re like, they’re good enough to play for us, we like them, but you have other people on your roster and you need a different position,” “He’s somebody that could definitely be playing for anyone in the country, and his numbers show that” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, December 18, 2018 3:08:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Against Wichita State, it was the first road game and jitters,” “Arizona, you had two weeks off, so sometimes you start a little sloppy. But I thought we’d execute better offensively in the first half. I was proud of how we did in the second half” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, December 18, 2018 3:08:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said ( about Sean Miller ) : “The fans are unbelievable and coach Miller is one of the best coaches in the country, and obviously, Arizona doesn’t beat themselves,” “We knew we had to come in and play at a level that gave us a chance to win and rebound. Didn’t take care of the ball great (Baylor had 20 turnovers) but I loved their effort and intensity” External link

annistonstar Monday, December 17, 2018 2:19:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “We haven’t played the way we’re capable and today we really played hard and we gave ourselves a chance with our defense,” External link

wacotrib Sunday, December 16, 2018 11:22:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I don’t know if I’ve ever seen us rebound a team 50-19 on the road, so our guys deserve a lot of credit,” “The last two weeks, I felt we got our team together and we were able to get better and put our guys in better position to win. You practice how you play, and it showed tonight” External link

wacotrib Sunday, December 16, 2018 11:22:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : "The reason you play this game is if you lose, you just get better as a team and it doesn't hurt you for the postseason," "If you win, you have a great resume win" External link

dcourier Sunday, December 16, 2018 10:39:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “This is a team that’s played a lot of quality opponents,” External link

annistonstar Saturday, December 15, 2018 11:29:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : "We feel confident going into the tournament because of the schedule we've played and the way we've gotten better as the season has gone on," External link

upi Sunday, March 5, 2017 6:52:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : "End of the day, K-State punched us in the mouth and we didn't respond until the last 10 minutes of the game," External link

upi Sunday, February 5, 2017 6:08:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “It was a transition opportunity for us,” External link

kansascity Friday, February 3, 2017 4:35:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “One day, we’ll win up here,” External link

kansascity Thursday, February 2, 2017 10:20:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “We were cheering like heck for them because we needed those last two wins for the Big 12 to make sure we didn’t lose the challenge,” External link

kansascity Wednesday, February 1, 2017 8:05:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew added : “They did a great job in a hostile arena coming through with a big win for the Big 12, but we’re not cheering for them tomorrow night,” External link

kansascity Wednesday, February 1, 2017 8:05:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said ( about Dick Vitale ) : “It’s a great opportunity with a lot of national attention, Dick Vitale on the game. A lot of people will be watching the Big 12, especially with the two teams playing well,” External link

kansascity Wednesday, February 1, 2017 8:05:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew added : “Hopefully we can give ourselves a chance to win up there because if you don’t handle the crowd and the excitement level at the beginning of the game, it’s really hard to come back on their court,” External link

kansascity Wednesday, February 1, 2017 8:05:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said ( about Frank Mason ) : “I think teams that win close games all have good leadership. Normally it’s upperclassman leadership. I’ll be excited when Frank graduates like everyone else in the Big 12 will be,” “There are a lot of similarities between him and Ish. You have to have upperclassmen and people that stay poised and can handle big moments. If they make a mistake it doesn’t frustrate them” External link

kansascity Wednesday, February 1, 2017 8:05:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “If we win or lose this game, the conference race isn’t over. That’s why playing 18 games and playing everybody twice, that’s how you get a champion,” “Would winning up there be a big deal? Yes. Our team likes making history, likes being the first to accomplish things. We’ve done a lot of those this year (such as getting off to the best start in school history and being No. 1 for the first time ever). We haven’t won at Kansas. That’s something we could check that box. At the same time if we win there it doesn’t guarantee we’ll win or lose conference so we’re looking big picture” External link

kansascity Wednesday, February 1, 2017 8:05:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “We were cheering like heck for them because we needed those last two wins for the Big 12 to make sure we didn’t lose the challenge,” External link

kansascity Wednesday, February 1, 2017 9:45:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew added : “They did a great job in a hostile arena coming through with a big win for the Big 12, but we’re not cheering for them tomorrow night,” External link

kansascity Wednesday, February 1, 2017 9:45:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said ( about Dick Vitale ) : “It’s a great opportunity with a lot of national attention, Dick Vitale on the game. A lot of people will be watching the Big 12, especially with the two teams playing well,” External link

kansascity Wednesday, February 1, 2017 9:45:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew added : “Hopefully we can give ourselves a chance to win up there because if you don’t handle the crowd and the excitement level at the beginning of the game, it’s really hard to come back on their court,” External link

kansascity Wednesday, February 1, 2017 9:45:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said ( about Frank Mason ) : “I think teams that win close games all have good leadership. Normally it’s upperclassman leadership. I’ll be excited when Frank graduates like everyone else in the Big 12 will be,” “There are a lot of similarities between him and Ish. You have to have upperclassmen and people that stay poised and can handle big moments. If they make a mistake it doesn’t frustrate them” External link

kansascity Wednesday, February 1, 2017 9:45:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “If we win or lose this game, the conference race isn’t over. That’s why playing 18 games and playing everybody twice, that’s how you get a champion,” “Would winning up there be a big deal? Yes. Our team likes making history, likes being the first to accomplish things. We’ve done a lot of those this year (such as getting off to the best start in school history and being No. 1 for the first time ever). We haven’t won at Kansas. That’s something we could check that box. At the same time if we win there it doesn’t guarantee we’ll win or lose conference so we’re looking big picture” External link

kansascity Wednesday, February 1, 2017 9:45:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : "Tonight, if we don't make free throws like that, we weren't winning," External link

upi Thursday, January 26, 2017 6:39:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said ( about Bob Huggins ) : “I have to say, this team on film, they have been impressive,” “But in person, definitely the best pressing team Coach Huggins has had. They just make you feel uneasy and uncomfortable” External link

triblive Wednesday, January 11, 2017 8:31:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : "It's not just ours, it's a 'we,'" External link

upi Sunday, January 8, 2017 6:53:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said ( about Rick Pitino ) : "Coach (Rick) Pitino does a great job with the man, the zone and the press and it makes it tough to get the ball where you want it to go and who you want it to go to," "The big thing was the first half they just dominated the boards, and we weren't giving ourselves a chance to win" External link

upi Saturday, November 26, 2016 9:12:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : "Those guys just gave us great energy in the second half, and I am so happy for them," "You just love those guys who haven't had a chance to get as much playing time, but they work hard and play hard when they do get a chance" External link

upi Saturday, November 26, 2016 9:12:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : "We had some chances early in the second half, but we were 0-fer from three point range until McClure hit those," "The thing was, Ishmael Wainwright kept us together during those tough times, and if you don't ave that leadership and don't have that guy who just cares about the team, then it can go South in a hurry" External link

upi Saturday, November 26, 2016 9:12:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : "Our guys, we went man (defensively) and they run a bunch of great man sets," "Without having much prep, we were a little concerned if we would be able to guard all their actions because it is early in the year. I thought our guys really got after it defensively" External link

upi Friday, November 25, 2016 12:08:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : "It really helps RPI-wise for the rest of the year because Oregon is a team that's going to win a lot of games," "So this is one of those wins that helps you all year long" External link

upi Wednesday, November 16, 2016 12:30:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : "This year we haven't got a single vote (in the AP Top 25), so people out there know that we've still got a pretty good team," "Now you've got to deal with handling some success" External link

upi Wednesday, November 16, 2016 12:30:00 PM EAT



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Scott Drew said : “They’ve done a great job getting in transition,” “So you can’t turn the ball over because when you’ve got five guards out there like they have quite a bit of the time, at least four guards, they do a great job in conversion. So we can’t have the turnovers we’ve had the last two games and not pay a price if we turn it over with live-ball turnovers” External link

wacotrib Saturday, January 23, 2021 5:24:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “That’s why he’s such a valuable player for us is he does a lot of things that might not show up in the stat box,” “When he’s rebounding at that level, it really frees up other guys to get rebounds, and at the same time allows us to be much more effective and efficient as our best offensive rebounding numbers in the last couple of games. They call them Glue Guys and other things like that, but basically it’s a winner” External link

wacotrib Saturday, January 23, 2021 5:24:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “They’ve done a great job getting in transition,” “So you can’t turn the ball over because when you’ve got five guards out there like they have quite a bit of the time, at least four guards, they do a great job in conversion. So we can’t have the turnovers we’ve had the last two games and not pay a price if we turn it over with live-ball turnovers” External link

wacotrib Saturday, January 23, 2021 2:17:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “That’s why he’s such a valuable player for us is he does a lot of things that might not show up in the stat box,” “When he’s rebounding at that level, it really frees up other guys to get rebounds, and at the same time allows us to be much more effective and efficient as our best offensive rebounding numbers in the last couple of games. They call them Glue Guys and other things like that, but basically it’s a winner” External link

wacotrib Saturday, January 23, 2021 2:17:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “The great thing is we’ve got so many returning players from last year, at the end of the day personal experience does most of that talking,” “Now anytime you play somebody, we’re going to bring up what worked and didn’t work. Obviously they did a lot of things scheme-wise that bothered us. Hopefully, we’ll be better prepared and put our guys in better position to be successful” 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 12:39:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “The great thing is we’ve got so many returning players from last year, at the end of the day personal experience does most of that talking,” “Now anytime you play somebody, we’re going to bring up what worked and didn’t work. Obviously they did a lot of things scheme-wise that bothered us. Hopefully, we’ll be better prepared and put our guys in better position to be successful” External link

wacotrib Monday, January 18, 2021 6:06:00 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 6:06:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “When you’ve got two top-five defenses in the country playing in a great environment, it’s not easy,” “We’ve got to be happy with the (last) eight minutes and happy with the first-half defense and grow from it and get better. Free throw shooting is something you’ve got to do to win close games. We’ve got to get better at it” External link

wacotrib Sunday, January 17, 2021 6:50:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “That was one of the plays in the last eight minutes that gave us momentum, gave us confidence, and allowed us to get separation,” External link

wacotrib Sunday, January 17, 2021 6:50:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “When you watch games from last year, it’s amazing the impact crowds have on games,” “We’re allowed just over 2,000, and that’s why it’s so critical that we get those 2,000 because they make a difference. Whatever crowds people have, whatever noise, not only affects both teams, they affect the officials too” External link

wacotrib Friday, January 15, 2021 7:41:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “He’s a coach, he knows who deserves the credit, and that’s the players and the staff, administration,” External link

highlandstoday Tuesday, January 12, 2021 1:01:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “He’s a coach, he knows who deserves the credit, and that’s the players and the staff, administration,” External link

seattlepi Tuesday, January 12, 2021 3:34:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “He’s a coach, he knows who deserves the credit, and that’s the players and the staff, administration,” External link

seattlepi Monday, January 11, 2021 10:19:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “He’s a coach, he knows who deserves the credit, and that’s the players and the staff, administration,” External link

denverpost Monday, January 11, 2021 10:11:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “He’s a coach, he knows who deserves the credit, and that’s the players and the staff, administration,” External link

eagletribune Monday, January 11, 2021 9:23:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “He’s a coach, he knows who deserves the credit, and that’s the players and the staff, administration,” External link

usaToday Monday, January 11, 2021 8:57:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “That’s a great honor and a great team award,” “And what I mean by that is anytime someone gets an honor it’s because of his teammates. Davion knew Jared was going, and he wanted to make sure that we had opportunities to get Jared the ball. They recognize that when someone’s hot, instead of getting their own, they try to feed that guy” External link

wacotrib Sunday, January 10, 2021 4:54:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said ( about Jamie Dixon ) : “First coach (Jamie) Dixon does a tremendous job,” External link

wacotrib Saturday, January 9, 2021 1:45:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “A lot of times as coaches you don’t want to have a starting lineup, you want to have a starting rotation,” “Basically we have a lot of guys when they step on the court who can help us. As a coach, you just want consistency from people to control what they can control, making the right reads, the right plays, not turning it over” External link

wacotrib Saturday, January 9, 2021 1:45:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “We’ve got to get better with the ball,” “I think we’ve had some turnovers where keeping it in one hand and being a little more ball strong will help with that” External link

wacotrib Saturday, January 9, 2021 1:45:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “It’s a luxury, but coaches know that there is no safe lead in the Big 12,” “We’ve had big leads and lost them and been down big and come back. The tough thing is you fight human nature when you get a big lead. And you think and assume things are going to be easy, and in Big 12 play they’re not” External link

wacotrib Friday, January 8, 2021 8:25:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “The game’s slowed down for him, he’s a lot more confident, he catches balls a lot easier, he finishes a lot easier,” “Again all that kind of goes down to experience. The other thing is his confidence is really growing, and I think the players’ confidence in him is growing” External link

wacotrib Friday, January 8, 2021 8:25:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Matt’s a great kid, he’s got a great heart,” “He’s somebody I think you’ve seen his basketball game mature from his freshman year to now, and mentally he’s done the same. None of us are where we want to be, that’s why each day we want to get better, we want to improve, but you can definitely see in his game he’s taking steps forward, and that mental part is a big reason for that, putting in the time, working on the right things, feeling more comfortable in what he needs to do” External link

wacotrib Friday, January 8, 2021 8:25:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “It’s a luxury, but coaches know that there is no safe lead in the Big 12,” “We’ve had big leads and lost them and been down big and come back. The tough thing is you fight human nature when you get a big lead. And you think and assume things are going to be easy, and in Big 12 play they’re not” External link

wacotrib Friday, January 8, 2021 12:52:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “The game’s slowed down for him, he’s a lot more confident, he catches balls a lot easier, he finishes a lot easier,” “Again all that kind of goes down to experience. The other thing is his confidence is really growing, and I think the players’ confidence in him is growing” External link

wacotrib Friday, January 8, 2021 12:52:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Matt’s a great kid, he’s got a great heart,” “He’s somebody I think you’ve seen his basketball game mature from his freshman year to now, and mentally he’s done the same. None of us are where we want to be, that’s why each day we want to get better, we want to improve, but you can definitely see in his game he’s taking steps forward, and that mental part is a big reason for that, putting in the time, working on the right things, feeling more comfortable in what he needs to do” External link

wacotrib Friday, January 8, 2021 12:52:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : "He’s a coach, he knows who deserves the credit, and that’s the players and the staff, administration," External link

foxnews Thursday, January 7, 2021 3:19:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : "Basketball is such a game of momentum and spurts. Sometimes you just need to get in a timeout ... and come back a little more focused," "We did that, and the substitutions gave us new energy, new life" External link

foxnews Thursday, January 7, 2021 3:19:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I thought Jonathan at the end of the game really did a tremendous job when we were switching ball screens,” “The other thing is double-figures rebounding. With him and Mark (Vital), you feel pretty good when shots go up and those two are in the area that one of those two will come down with it” External link

wacotrib Sunday, January 3, 2021 8:00:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I thought Jonathan at the end of the game really did a tremendous job when we were switching ball screens,” “The other thing is double-figures rebounding. With him and Mark (Vital), you feel pretty good when shots go up and those two are in the area that one of those two will come down with it” External link

wacotrib Sunday, January 3, 2021 3:06:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Very seldom do you have a team that you win by the margins that we’ve won, and consistently won,” “Sometimes with teams, you’ll get up by 15 or 20 and then let the other team come back and it’s a 10 or 12-point game. We’ve really done a phenomenal job of building on leads and putting teams away and not allowing them to get back into games” External link

wacotrib Friday, January 1, 2021 8:40:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “The game’s slowed down for him, he’s a lot more confident, he catches balls a lot easier, he finishes a lot easier,” “Again all that kind of goes down to experience. The other thing is his confidence is really growing, and I think the players’ confidence in him is growing” External link

wacotrib Friday, January 1, 2021 8:40:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Definitely the rotations always tighten up in conference,” “Typically, teams play between six and nine guys. This year you’ve got to have more depth because of COVID and being ready to play. We’re blessed we’ve got a number of guys who can help us. If we’re shorthanded in some games, hopefully our depth helps us at that point” External link

wacotrib Friday, January 1, 2021 8:40:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I think Iowa State is one of those teams like Kansas State had a lot of transition, had a lot of new pieces,” “Without the summertime, without the scrimmages, there are teams that are going to continue to get better the more they play together. You look at Iowa State, they’ve got a lot of talented players, they’ve got a great coach (Steve Prohm). I think against West Virginia, they showed what they’re capable of” External link

wacotrib Friday, January 1, 2021 8:40:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : "Coming back from break, you're either practicing or playing," "I know guys would rather play a game than be in practice for two or three hours" External link

foxnews Thursday, December 31, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : "You schedule two (games) in hopes that you definitely get one in. And we were able to be blessed to play two games, and it allowed us to try some things we use in conference, and be able to do that against people besides ourselves," "We were able to give some guys some playing experience, and all of that stuff bodes well and helps you down the line because you never know when your number’s going to be called" External link

foxnews Thursday, December 31, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : "I thought Alcorn did a good job coming in and being excited to play and made some shots. Tried to hold it, and not let the game get too up and down, and credit them and their coach for a good game plan," "I thought our guys did a better job of ... settling down and getting stops. And then once we were able to get in a rhythm and a routine, obviously we were able to pull away" External link

foxnews Thursday, December 31, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “That was his first collegiate dunk, so he said he was a little nervous up there,” “So he got that technical. Adam for 16 minutes, I thought he did a lot of really good things. As always, he made shots, made the right reads, made the right passes. It’s great to get him back” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, December 30, 2020 5:43:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Definitely they’re one of the faster offensive tempos in the country,” “Coming off Christmas break, we probably didn’t do a good enough job getting our guys sprinting and getting back in transition. Second half, I thought we did a much better job with our adjustments as far as getting back and matching up, and trying to having them try to score over our length. Our defense kind of imposed its will” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, December 30, 2020 5:43:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I think the break was good for all of them,” “A lot more smiles. People are excited to be back, but they were excited to be home too. Now they know we’ve got a couple of games and the Big 12 right around the corner, so they’re focused and ready to go. The good thing is no one put on too much weight over the holidays except for us coaches” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, December 29, 2020 4:11:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “It’s really a great opportunity for them to experience what it’s like to get ready for a Big 12 tournament when you play multiple games in multiple days,” “You definitely shorten what you do and just try to make sure you don’t overload them, and they get what’s most important” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, December 29, 2020 4:11:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “They have three seniors and a grad transfer in the starting lineup,” “So any time you have that kind of experience, you have a chance to be a much more successful team than obviously when you have a bunch of freshmen. They’ve played a real challenging schedule. But in all their games, they’ve been very competitive” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, December 29, 2020 4:11:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I know they love playing basketball, they’re excited about how we’re playing. But at the same time a lot them are really excited to go home and get some home cooking and see family,” “They’ll do a good job, they’ve been well-trained by our trainer and our medical staff on what to do and what not to do, and hopefully we can all come back safe” External link

highlandstoday Saturday, December 26, 2020 4:54:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : "I know they love playing basketball, they’re excited about how we’re playing. But at the same time a lot them are really excited to go home and get some home cooking and see family," "They’ll do a good job, they’ve been well-trained by our trainer and our medical staff on what to do and what not to do, and hopefully we can all come back safe" External link

foxnews Tuesday, December 22, 2020 7:46:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “It’s absolutely amazing, the village of Port Edwards is just-- it’s always been a tight-knit community and we always have watched out for others and it’s just very amazing to see the outpouring of support,” External link

wsaw Tuesday, December 22, 2020 6:16:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “As a coach, you don’t have to worry about motivation when you’ve only played five games,” “The things that motivate them most are negative tests and we’re playing a game versus quarantining or practice” External link

wacotrib Sunday, December 20, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said ( about Etienne Germain-Lavollée ) : “If there is a window that opens up that we can work, both of us would love to do it because we know it’s great for the game,” “Both teams know each other, they want to play each other. So trying to find a time for both of us that doesn’t interfere or go against league policy and then some-thing that would provide a CBS window makes it tough too” External link

wacotrib Sunday, December 20, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “It started on the defensive end,” “We were able to get stops, we were able to get in transition. The offensive end, the guys really executed and they made shots. I thought Jon’s energy with a couple of his alley-oop dunks helped spark us as well” External link

wacotrib Sunday, December 20, 2020 10:33:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “It started on the defensive end,” “We were able to get stops, we were able to get in transition. The offensive end, the guys really executed and they made shots. I thought Jon’s energy with a couple of his alley-oop dunks helped spark us as well” External link

wacotrib Sunday, December 20, 2020 6:17:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said ( about Kansas State ) : “Kansas State has a good defense and those are some great passes on some of those (alley) oops by our guards,” “They worked hard on that and got a lot better at it. Jon gives you an opportunity to be off-target and he’ll still go get it” External link

wacotrib Sunday, December 20, 2020 6:17:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Everyone that’s trained for anything, say you’re training for a marathon and all of a sudden you take a week and your training is halted, that changes stuff,” “It’s like missing a week at work. You’ve got a bunch of crud on your desk, you’ve got to sort through stuff. Same with us. It was great to be back (Thursday), it was great to practice. We didn’t look too good, but it was great to be back” External link

wacotrib Saturday, December 19, 2020 3:40:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said ( about Bruce Weber ) : “They’ve played seven games now and they’re completely different than earlier in the year, schematically, personnel-wise,” “They’ve got a lot of new faces, and that chemistry, all of a sudden it takes longer to mesh or blend together. But Coach (Bruce) Weber is a great coach. You know he’s going to figure things out and put them in position to be successful” External link

wacotrib Saturday, December 19, 2020 3:40:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Across the country, you’ll see teams that come off pauses, typically it takes a game or two to get back to being on a roll,” “Obviously, the more practice days the better. It’s tough to do, but that’s what we’re living in in 2020” External link

wacotrib Saturday, December 19, 2020 3:40:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said ( about Austin Texas ) : “This is a disappointing time for everyone involved with our program, but we will always prioritize the health and safety of our student-athletes,” “The Big 12 Conference prepared for this possibility by leaving the final week of the regular season open, and we look forward to hosting Texas at a later date. Our program will return to competition as soon as we can do so safely” External link

foxnews Sunday, December 13, 2020 7:03:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said ( about Shaka Smart ) : “I see a lot of things that you’ve seen over the years, and that is really good players,” “They’ve gotten older and better, and I think they execute and follow coach (Shaka) Smart’s game plan, and that’s why they’re off to a great start. I think whenever you have talented players that are older, like we have and they have, it’s a recipe for success” External link

wacotrib Sunday, December 13, 2020 3:10:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “This is a disappointing time for everyone involved with our program, but we will always prioritize the health and safety of our student-athletes,” “The Big 12 Conference prepared for this possibility by leaving the final week of the regular season open, and we look forward to hosting Texas at a later date. Our program will return to competition as soon as we can do so safely” External link

kxxv Sunday, December 13, 2020 2:30:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “We definitely didn’t do as good a job blocking out,” “But at the same time, SFA deserves a lot of credit. Coach (Kyle) Keller does a great job getting them to play hard and they were 28-3 last year and won 18 in a row. It’s a really good team that really defends and rebounds. They made it tough on us” External link

wacotrib Sunday, December 13, 2020 1:46:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Coming off finals, I was obviously worried about the players’ energy and rhythm with not practicing as much,” “But I thought they did a great job. That run at the end of the first half and the beginning of the second half was really the difference” External link

foxnews Thursday, December 10, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “This year more than any year you have to be flexible,” “It used to be one coach was involved in scheduling and then the head coach would sign off on the deal and vice versa. Now it’s all hands on deck to try to find answers to possible solutions and things that will work” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, December 9, 2020 9:03:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Logistically, it’s easier for schools that can bus because things are a lot tougher when you have to get plane fights involved and what-not,” “But the big thing is availability and then the COVID protocols and then how quick the administrators can OK all the travel and necessities” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, December 9, 2020 9:03:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “This year more than any year you have to be flexible,” “It used to be one coach was involved in scheduling and then the head coach would sign off on the deal and vice versa. Now it’s all hands on deck to try to find answers to possible solutions and things that will work” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, December 8, 2020 11:26:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Logistically, it’s easier for schools that can bus because things are a lot tougher when you have to get plane fights involved and what-not,” “But the big thing is availability and then the COVID protocols and then how quick the administrators can OK all the travel and necessities” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, December 8, 2020 11:26:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “We’re looking at a bunch of different options, so it’s probably too early to say we’ve targeted in on something,” “I think a neutral site would be how both of us would still prefer it. But at the same time we want to make it happen. So whatever has to happen we’ll do” External link

wishtv Sunday, December 6, 2020 12:04:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “The coaching staff did a great job preparing me for what it would be like,” “But you walk in and it’s like a scrimmage. It’s a big-time game and yet it feels like a practice or a scrimmage. People being around people, you get energized by it. I thought our bench was really outstanding. Just really, really good” External link

wishtv Sunday, December 6, 2020 12:04:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “We knew it was going to be one of only three meetings with two No. 1s,” External link

wishtv Sunday, December 6, 2020 12:04:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “We’re disappointed to not be able to play one of the most anticipated games of the season, but we are following the advice of public health officials,” External link

wacotrib Saturday, December 5, 2020 10:05:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “While it will be difficult watching from a distance, I know the team is in great hands with coach Tang and our entire staff,” “I look forward to returning to the sidelines as soon as I can do so safely” External link

wacotrib Monday, November 23, 2020 3:47:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “While it will be difficult watching from a distance, I know the team is in great hands with Coach Tang and our entire staff,” External link

eagletribune Monday, November 23, 2020 3:23:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “While it will be difficult watching from a distance, I know the team is in great hands with Coach Tang and our entire staff,” External link

seattlepi Monday, November 23, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “While it will be difficult watching from a distance, I know the team is in great hands with Coach Tang and our entire staff,” External link

seattlepi Monday, November 23, 2020 2:32:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : "I think it starts with experience," "Whenever you return a lot of players that were successful, in a season that got moved back and a short summer, you’re definitely benefited from having guys that have college experience" External link

cjonline Friday, November 13, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “That's hard to duplicate year in and year out,” “That just shows you how many talented teams and how many returning players in the Big 12 there are this year. This could be one of those special years, because very, very, very seldom do you get this many quality basketball teams out there” External link

foxnews Friday, November 13, 2020 7:34:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “That's hard to duplicate year in and year out,” “That just shows you how many talented teams and how many returning players in the Big 12 there are this year. This could be one of those special years, because very, very, very seldom do you get this many quality basketball teams out there” External link

eagletribune Friday, November 13, 2020 12:25:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : "I think it starts with experience," "Whenever you return a lot of players that were successful, in a season that got moved back and a short summer, you're definitely benefited from having guys that have college experience" External link

arkansasonline Tuesday, November 10, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I think it starts with experience,” “Whenever you return a lot of players that were successful, in a season that got moved back and a short summer, you’re definitely benefited from having guys that have college experience” External link

highlandstoday Tuesday, November 10, 2020 12:05:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I think it starts with experience,” “Whenever you return a lot of players that were successful, in a season that got moved back and a short summer, you’re definitely benefited from having guys that have college experience” External link

baltimoresun Monday, November 9, 2020 11:30:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I think it starts with experience,” “Whenever you return a lot of players that were successful, in a season that got moved back and a short summer, you’re definitely benefited from having guys that have college experience” External link

suntimes Monday, November 9, 2020 9:34:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I think it starts with experience,” “Whenever you return a lot of players that were successful, in a season that got moved back and a short summer, you’re definitely benefited from having guys that have college experience” External link

gazette Monday, November 9, 2020 9:29:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I think it starts with experience,” “Whenever you return a lot of players that were successful, in a season that got moved back and a short summer, you’re definitely benefited from having guys that have college experience” External link

wral Monday, November 9, 2020 8:58:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I think it starts with experience,” “Whenever you return a lot of players that were successful, in a season that got moved back and a short summer, you’re definitely benefited from having guys that have college experience” External link

foxnews Monday, November 9, 2020 8:45:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I think it starts with experience,” “Whenever you return a lot of players that were successful, in a season that got moved back and a short summer, you’re definitely benefited from having guys that have college experience” External link

seattlepi Monday, November 9, 2020 8:35:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I think it starts with experience,” “Whenever you return a lot of players that were successful, in a season that got moved back and a short summer, you’re definitely benefited from having guys that have college experience” External link

click2houston Monday, November 9, 2020 8:26:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I think it starts with experience,” “Whenever you return a lot of players that were successful, in a season that got moved back and a short summer, you’re definitely benefited from having guys that have college experience” External link

independent-UK Monday, November 9, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “First and foremost, Tristan’s body is in a lot better situation than it was last year,” “He’s probably 20 pounds lighter, and because of that it does take some wear and tear off his knee. It does give him more mobility. Tristan’s a skilled player, and his touch and feel for the game are still there” External link

wacotrib Friday, October 30, 2020 12:53:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : "Jared brings great chemistry, charisma and confidence," "Obviously he's a tremendous player. He's one of the spiritual leaders on the team which is great" External link

wacotrib Monday, August 3, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “It made our staff’s day,” “MaCio is not only a great player, but more importantly a great teammate. The energy and leadership he provides on a daily basis really is contagious. It makes going to practice that much more enjoyable for everyone” External link

wacotrib Thursday, July 30, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : "It made our staff's day," "MaCio is not only a great player, but more importantly a great teammate. The energy and leadership he provides on a daily basis really is contagious. It makes going to practice that much more enjoyable for everyone" External link

wacotrib Thursday, July 30, 2020 12:36:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I would have loved to see seniors have another opportunity to come back and play in the Big 12 and NCAA tournament,” “At the same time, I understand the majority of the college basketball season had concluded, and the season for many teams had been over” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, March 31, 2020 7:22:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “It’s the only time ever in my life I’ve jumped on the pile,” “You got lost in the moment” External link

nytimes Saturday, March 21, 2020 1:19:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Making sure they're able to finish out the semester, make sure that their needs are taken care of, where they know they can go to get food for those that are still on campus,” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, March 18, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I’m very excited for him,” “I know he missed coaching this year. He did a great job on TV. I thought that could be a great career for him as well. But he wants to coach, it’s in his blood. But he didn’t want to go to any opportunity, he wanted to go to the right one. He’s really excited about Grand Canyon” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, March 18, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Making sure they're able to finish out the semester, make sure that their needs are taken care of, where they know they can go to get food for those that are still on campus,” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, March 18, 2020 4:45:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I’m very excited for him,” “I know he missed coaching this year. He did a great job on TV. I thought that could be a great career for him as well. But he wants to coach, it’s in his blood. But he didn’t want to go to any opportunity, he wanted to go to the right one. He’s really excited about Grand Canyon” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, March 18, 2020 4:27:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “We got the team together and they were depressed and down,” External link

wacotrib Saturday, March 14, 2020 4:05:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew added : “If the NCAA still wants to have a smaller tournament, our guys want to be there” External link

wacotrib Saturday, March 14, 2020 4:05:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I think what I liked most was their work ethic, their blue collar mentality and how they brought it every day,” “Even when we lost, we always played hard and didn’t take days off. A large part of that was because they played for each other, and that’s why they would play with injuries” External link

wacotrib Saturday, March 14, 2020 4:05:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said ( about Kansas State ) : “It’s always been said that you win in March with great guard play, and we arguably had the best set of guards in the nation,” “I know everybody was looking forward to a rubber match against Kansas” External link

wacotrib Saturday, March 14, 2020 4:05:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I was talking with Freddie and he talked about all his life how he wanted to play in the NCAA tournament,” “That was the toughest part for all of us” External link

wacotrib Saturday, March 14, 2020 4:05:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “To have that opportunity abruptly taken away by something out of our control is devastating for our team, coaches and fans,” “At the same time, we will keep perspective on life's greater challenges, continue to focus on using our platform to honor God, and we'll keep everyone affected by this situation in our thoughts and prayers” External link

eagletribune Friday, March 13, 2020 7:53:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “To have that opportunity abruptly taken away by something out of our control is devastating for our team, coaches and fans,” “At the same time, we will keep perspective on life's greater challenges, continue to focus on using our platform to honor God, and we'll keep everyone affected by this situation in our thoughts and prayers” External link

seattlepi Friday, March 13, 2020 7:23:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “To have that opportunity abruptly taken away by something out of our control is devastating for our team, coaches and fans,” “At the same time, we will keep perspective on life's greater challenges, continue to focus on using our platform to honor God, and we'll keep everyone affected by this situation in our thoughts and prayers” External link

brownsvilleherald Friday, March 13, 2020 7:08:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “To have that opportunity abruptly taken away by something out of our control is devastating for our team, coaches and fans,” “At the same time, we will keep perspective on life's greater challenges, continue to focus on using our platform to honor God, and we'll keep everyone affected by this situation in our thoughts and prayers” External link

seattlepi Friday, March 13, 2020 6:51:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “To have that opportunity abruptly taken away by something out of our control is devastating for our team, coaches and fans,” “At the same time, we will keep perspective on life's greater challenges, continue to focus on using our platform to honor God, and we'll keep everyone affected by this situation in our thoughts and prayers” External link

eagletribune Friday, March 13, 2020 6:22:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “To have that opportunity abruptly taken away by something out of our control is devastating for our team, coaches and fans,” “At the same time, we will keep perspective on life's greater challenges, continue to focus on using our platform to honor God, and we'll keep everyone affected by this situation in our thoughts and prayers” External link

seattlepi Friday, March 13, 2020 5:15:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “What you feel for as a coach, if you’re blessed to play in March Madness, a lot of that experience is the fans and the hoopla and the excitement of going to the games,” External link

wacotrib Thursday, March 12, 2020 3:26:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Similar to quite a few of our guys, he’s a late bloomer,” “He’s a hard worker and someone who has the blue collar, lunch pail type of attitude. He keeps getting better and better each and every year where some other people tend to stop working because they heard this or that. He’s always stayed hungry and humble” External link

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

Scott Drew said : “Similar to quite a few of our guys, he’s a late bloomer,” “He’s a hard worker and someone who has the blue collar, lunch pail type of attitude. He keeps getting better and better each and every year where some other people tend to stop working because they heard this or that. He’s always stayed hungry and humble” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, March 11, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : "When Mark wasn’t able to go, when Tristan wasn’t able to go, I thought Flo (Thamba) stepped up, Matt (Mayer) stepped up, and then the four guards were tremendous," "We knew it was going to be a hard-fought game. It’s tough, too, when you find out last minute people can’t go, because you don’t have a lot of time to game plan. I thought the guys did a really good job in new positions and battling inside. To come away with 17 offensive rebounds is super" External link

wacotrib Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:52:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I thought TCU did a great job offensively controlling tempo and shortening the game,” “We tried to speed them up by putting pressure and maybe that got us out of kilter. But at the end of the day, they shot 76 percent in the second half. We wouldn’t be where we’re at right now if we gave up 76 percent against anybody” External link

wacotrib Sunday, March 1, 2020 4:49:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I am so glad Desmond’s a senior,” “I love cheering for him when we’re not playing him. He’s a hard worker and a great kid and he deserves all the success he’s had. I’m glad we’ll be seeing him play in a different league next year, hopefully the NBA” External link

wacotrib Sunday, March 1, 2020 4:49:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “We’re not going to quit,” “These guys are too high character and love each other too much to quit on each other” External link

wacotrib Sunday, March 1, 2020 4:49:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “It’s been great having him being able to be a regular in practice now,” “He’s one of those confidence-type kids. Guys that spend a lot of time in the gym that when they’re making shots in practice, it carries over to the game” External link

wacotrib Saturday, February 29, 2020 2:27:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “His (Vital’s) knee was bothering him a little bit, so it was great to be able to rest him,” “That’s the rigors of the Big 12. Very similar to football in the Big 12, when you have grown-men bodies colliding and beating up on each other for a couple months, you get the wear and tear of that. You’re competing at a real high level and exerting a lot of energy, physically and mentally, and it just takes a toll over time” External link

wacotrib Saturday, February 29, 2020 2:27:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Coaches are always worried about something. How we would respond and come out and play. And I think that’s one of the strengths of our team all year long is we’ve shown up, we’ve played, we’ve competed,” “There was no mental lapse or letdown after our last home game” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, February 26, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Tristan, he did a great job on the bench supporting guys, but he just wasn’t able to go tonight,” “His (knee) is just always day-to-day. You just never know how it’s going to be” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, February 26, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Coaches are always worried about something. How we would respond and come out and play. And I think that’s one of the strengths of our team all year long is we’ve shown up, we’ve played, we’ve competed,” “There was no mental lapse or letdown after our last home game” External link

usaToday Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:50:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Tristan, he did a great job on the bench supporting guys, but he just wasn’t able to go tonight,” “His (knee) is just always day-to-day. You just never know how it’s going to be” External link

usaToday Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:50:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “The stat that jumped out to me was being ranked No. 1 longer than anyone since Kentucky in 2015,” “I know you hear all the time there are no dominant teams, but in college basketball it is just the parity. It’s just really hard to sustain and not lose games. You look across the board and there is not much that separates these teams” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, February 25, 2020 3:33:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I’m really proud of how he played,” “It’s really tough when you haven’t practiced. He got limited reps the day before the game and that’s a tough environment to just jump out there. So I’m excited to get him back practicing to where we can continue having that chemistry before his injury” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, February 25, 2020 3:33:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Well I think that the real urgency is the goal we’ve had all year long to win a Big 12 championship,” “You are within two weeks of that being either accomplished or not. They always call it the dog days of February, but there is definitely light at the end of the tunnel here” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, February 25, 2020 3:33:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Except a 12-foot lob to ‘Dok,’ and he’s the only one up there,” External link

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

Scott Drew said ( about Kansas State ) : “The goal wasn’t to sweep Kansas, the goal was to win the Big 12,” “We’ve got to be ready for Tuesday” External link

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

Scott Drew said : “MaCio is a really tough nut and he wanted to go, and I thought he did a really great job,” “But as anyone will tell you, it’s tough when you haven’t been practicing much to try to go in and play” External link

wacotrib Sunday, February 23, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : "If you're a sports fan," External link

kxxv Saturday, February 22, 2020 7:19:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : "Some teams tend to get better. Some teams -- because of injuries, illnesses, suspensions -- they taper off. I think Kansas is one of those teams that has gotten better," "Offensively and defensively they are executing at a high rate. Coach Self's teams are never going to beat themselves" External link

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

Scott Drew said : “It helps playing an early game,” “If you sit around all day and think about those things, it becomes a little tougher” External link

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

Scott Drew said : “Trust me, 11 a.m. is early for any college students,” External link

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

Scott Drew said ( about Kansas State ) : “Some teams tend to get better. Some teams — because of injuries, illnesses, suspensions — they taper off. I think Kansas is one of those teams that has gotten better,” External link

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

Scott Drew said ( about Kansas State ) : “Some teams tend to get better. Some teams — because of injuries, illnesses, suspensions — they taper off. I think Kansas is one of those teams that has gotten better,” External link

usaToday Saturday, February 22, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said ( about Kansas State ) : “Some teams tend to get better. Some teams — because of injuries, illnesses, suspensions — they taper off. I think Kansas is one of those teams that has gotten better,” External link

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

Scott Drew said ( about Kansas State ) : “Some teams tend to get better. Some teams — because of injuries, illnesses, suspensions — they taper off. I think Kansas is one of those teams that has gotten better,” External link

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

Scott Drew said : “This whole year, from volleyball to women’s basketball, football, up and down the list,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, February 21, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “You know how hard it is to accomplish what the team has accomplished,” “At the same time, this group has stayed humble and stayed hungry” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, February 21, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “It doesn’t get any bigger than that,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, February 21, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “At the end of the day,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, February 21, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “We tried to make it as difficult as we could for him,” “He got a few good looks early but we were happy those didn’t go in” External link

dailyjournal Wednesday, February 19, 2020 9:53:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I was really pleased how our guys responded in the second half,” “When the crowd really got into it, we didn’t panic. Guys continued to operate the offense. I was just following the plays Jared was calling” External link

dailyjournal Wednesday, February 19, 2020 9:53:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “There was a chance he would have played today,” “It’s a situation where we’re waiting for the inflammation to go down and waiting for him to be able to be effective. He’s one of our tougher kids. It’ll be day to day and we’ll see how he progresses. When he’s ready and he can help us, he’ll be back out there” External link

wacotrib Sunday, February 16, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “You know it’s going to be a war when you play West Virginia,” “You had two top five defenses in the country. You had two top five rebounding teams. I thought our guys really did a great job in sharing the ball, causing turnovers. Obviously they’re going to cause turnovers. Twenty’s too many for us. But I’m really proud of our effort. I thought defensively we were really aggressive and active” External link

wacotrib Sunday, February 16, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “There was a chance he would have played today,” “It’s a situation where we’re waiting for the inflammation to go down and waiting for him to be able to be effective. He’s one of our tougher kids. It’ll be day to day and we’ll see how he progresses. When he’s ready and he can help us, he’ll be back out there” External link

wacotrib Sunday, February 16, 2020 5:07:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “You know it’s going to be a war when you play West Virginia,” “You had two top five defenses in the country. You had two top five rebounding teams. I thought our guys really did a great job in sharing the ball, causing turnovers. Obviously they’re going to cause turnovers. Twenty’s too many for us. But I’m really proud of our effort. I thought defensively we were really aggressive and active” External link

wacotrib Sunday, February 16, 2020 5:07:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “First and foremost, we’ll concentrate on our next game,” “But when the weekend comes, I don’t know if there’s a better honor out there for a university than to have college game day for football and basketball in the same year” External link

usaToday Sunday, February 16, 2020 4:26:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Davion by the time he leaves Baylor has the chance to be the best,” “He’s really developed into a great on-ball defender and he really prides himself on that. First of all, it’s his athleticism and then it’s his strength. He’s got a mental toughness and a desire to play defense. A lot of times he’s been back in transition defense, and plays that are normally layups or dunks he’s able to get deflections or charges or steals. He’s a one-man wrecking crew at times” External link

wacotrib Saturday, February 15, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I think recruiting is a real fluid situation,” “Nowadays you have people that leave that you don’t expect it. They could go pro; they could transfer. You used to map out, ‘We have four scholarships or three scholarships.’ Now it’s, ‘Okay, this is what we have today, but we could have this or this or this.’ You have to stay flexible” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, February 8, 2020 4:35:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “He’s more reserved, but when he opens up he’s really funny,” “He’s got a great heart. On the court, you want everyone to be vocal and great teammates. I think he’s improved on being more vocal on the court since he’s been here. You can be quiet off the court, but on the court it’s really important to be talking and communicating and letting the team know what you’re doing” External link

wacotrib Saturday, February 8, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I think recruiting is a real fluid situation,” “Nowadays you have people that leave that you don’t expect it. They could go pro, they could transfer. You used to map out, we have four scholarships or three scholarships. Now, it’s, okay, this is what we have today but we could have this or this or this. You have to stay flexible” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, February 7, 2020 8:40:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “We’re excited to be back home, excited to play in front of our home fans, and excited to sleep in our own beds,” “The louder the Ferrell, the better we play. Our guys feed off that. So hopefully it’s loud and we play well” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, February 4, 2020 1:55:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I knew Coach (Jamie) Dixon does a great job and I knew they’d be right in the mix,” “They’ve got some very talented players who have been there. Nembhard, Bane and Samuel are key contributors and very good players. But Coach Dixon always gets his teams to play hard and they execute well and they don’t beat themselves. You’ve got to beat them” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, February 4, 2020 1:55:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Coach Weber’s teams are going to play hard and be fundamentally sound and you’re going to have to beat them,” “They’re not going to beat themselves. I know they’ve been playing a lot of close games and they’ve been playing better basketball. Coach Weber always has his guys competing and that’s why he’s a tremendous coach” External link

wacotrib Monday, February 3, 2020 2:02:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “We’re excited to be back home, excited to play in front of our home fans, and excited to sleep in our own beds,” “The louder the Ferrell, the better we play. Our guys feed off that. So hopefully it’s loud and we play well” External link

wacotrib Saturday, February 1, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I knew Coach (Jamie) Dixon does a great job and I knew they’d be right in the mix,” “They’ve got some very talented players who have been there. Nembhard, Bane and Samuel are key contributors and very good players. But Coach Dixon always gets his teams to play hard and they execute well and they don’t beat themselves. You’ve got to beat them” External link

wacotrib Saturday, February 1, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Early on we couldn’t get any stops, but then we started getting stops, rebounds and great looks,” “When we’re sharing the ball we’re really good. That was huge to get that separation at the end of the first half and that was really the difference” External link

wacotrib Sunday, January 26, 2020 8:21:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Up to this point, each and every challenge we’ve taken very serious because representing the Big 12 is a great honor and privilege and we want to do our part with that,” “It doesn’t guarantee you a chance to be successful, but it definitely gives you a chance. Our past players have done a good job in talking to our current guys about what the challenge means” External link

wacotrib Saturday, January 25, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I think it’s a very talented team,” “It’s a younger team which means sometimes you have more inconsistencies. Their ceiling is very high. I mean it is a team that can win a national championship, so can 40 to 50 other teams this year. Florida is one of the best, if not the best environment in the SEC, so we definitely don’t want to give them reasons to get excited” External link

wacotrib Saturday, January 25, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I think first and foremost, we stayed together,” “Sometimes you get down like that and you get finger-pointing and people blaming each other and that’s never the way to solve the issue. And when we made some changes in what we were going to do defensively, everyone was locked in. You knew that their minds were in a good spot and that’s what you need from the team. You want that leadership from them” External link

eagletribune Sunday, January 19, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I think he’s getting more comfortable,” “We’ve always been comfortable with him because we saw him all last year and how hard he worked. Coming in, the knock was that he didn’t shoot it well. But in practice and reps, he was a very good shooter, so we knew. At the beginning of this year, sitting out a year always takes you a little bit of time to get acclimated and everything. But he’s been outstanding and defensively we all know what he brings” External link

wacotrib Thursday, January 16, 2020 7:56:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “He had some good looks, and shooting over 40 percent (from 3-point range), so normally he makes it,” “But nine assists, you can only hope to limit him because he’s too good to wipe him out. You know he’s going to do good, positive things. The key is he doesn’t have those triple-double nights against you. I think Davion and Mark switched up on him and did a really good job” External link

wacotrib Thursday, January 16, 2020 7:56:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Whatever we gave them with the pregame (meal) will definitely be the same as this one because that was tremendous,” “Hopefully, we can keep that up because when we’re getting shots up, we traditionally rebound well. And obviously turnovers put you in transition defense if they’re live ball turnovers, which isn’t a good thing” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, January 15, 2020 4:07:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said ( about error ) : “Definitely, you can rest your hat on defense a lot more than you can on offense,” “Because the margin of error is so thin in the Big 12, it’s mostly one- or two-possession games. So if you’re not ever locked-in and giving everything you have, you don’t give yourself a chance to win. Obviously, our defense has been something that’s been consistent all year and, knock on wood, hopefully it continues” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, January 15, 2020 4:07:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Very proud of our guys from this standpoint ... we knew it was going to be a rock fight,” External link

usaToday Wednesday, January 8, 2020 9:34:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “The thing that I was most proud of, being in the first road Big 12 game, hostile arena against a very well-coached and very good team, we never lost our composure,” “Some teams get rattled and throw it away and then now they score another quick bucket. I thought our guys did a great job on moving on to the next play” External link

usaToday Wednesday, January 8, 2020 9:34:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “When you get grad transfers or older transfers, once you play through a college season – it’s like an NBA season, you can play through 82 games on a good team or a bad team — you’ve still gone through the grind of a college basketball, which is a lot longer than high school basketball,” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, January 7, 2020 8:36:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “First of all, we don’t have the size and length that we’ve had and we’re playing more guards,” “So that leads to a defense more pressure-oriented and rather than being reactive more proactive. The big thing is our defense will face (Texas Tech’s) motion offense for the first time really. Most people don’t run motion anymore. More passing and cutting, less ball screens and dribbling. It’s tough to prepare for anything different” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, January 7, 2020 8:36:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “When you get grad transfers or older transfers, once you play through a college season – it’s like an NBA season, you can play through 82 games on a good team or a bad team -- you’ve still gone through the grind of a college basketball, which is a lot longer than high school basketball,” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:18:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “First of all, we don’t have the size and length that we’ve had and we’re playing more guards,” “So that leads to a defense more pressure-oriented and rather than being reactive more proactive. The big thing is our defense will face (Texas Tech’s) motion offense for the first time really. Most people don’t run motion anymore. More passing and cutting, less ball screens and dribbling. It’s tough to prepare for anything different” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:18:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “For people that like offenses, it’s tough at times when you have two good defensive teams or you’re in a lull,” “When you exert all that energy defensively, it does take a little toll on your legs as well. So I think that goes hand in hand with it. I know anytime you have a rivalry game, and it’s first conference game, there’s going to be jitters and nerves” External link

wacotrib Sunday, January 5, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Matt (Coleman) has given a lot of people some problems,” “Texas has real athletic guards, real quick guards, and guards who can shoot it and get to the rim. It’s a very talented team. Most of the guys were top 50 recruits coming out” External link

wacotrib Saturday, January 4, 2020 5:21:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Definitely, mentally it’s half the battle if not more,” “At the same time, physically you can see that his knee when he does play it swells. You see there are some physical issues you’re still overcoming. Hopefully, we can keep that headed in a positive direction” External link

wacotrib Saturday, January 4, 2020 5:21:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Having multiple people is really beneficial from the standpoint that it’s easy to trap just one ballhandler and now make other people playmakers,” “But when you have two or three or four guys who can make plays, it’s a lot tougher to guard” External link

wacotrib Saturday, January 4, 2020 5:21:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said ( about Record ) : “Record-wise we accomplished everything we wanted (in nonconference) except maybe 20 seconds in a game (against Washington),” “Now it’s a situation of what can you do in conference. For us, we’ve had some second and third-place finishes. Like everyone in the league, first game out everyone wants to win it and so do we” External link

wacotrib Saturday, January 4, 2020 5:21:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Definitely, having the depth where you have multiple guys that can score so if one guy has an off night, you have enough firepower to make up for it,” “I thought our guys – sometimes teams go on holiday before the last game’s over and our guys didn’t – they stayed locked in and did a great job focusing” External link

usaToday Thursday, December 19, 2019 3:11:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Definitely, having the depth where you have multiple guys that can score so if one guy has an off night, you have enough firepower to make up for it,” “I thought our guys – sometimes teams go on holiday before the last game’s over and our guys didn’t – they stayed locked in and did a great job focusing” External link

dailyjournal Thursday, December 19, 2019 1:18:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Definitely, having the depth where you have multiple guys that can score so if one guy has an off night, you have enough firepower to make up for it,” “I thought our guys – sometimes teams go on holiday before the last game’s over and our guys didn’t – they stayed locked in and did a great job focusing” External link

therepublic Thursday, December 19, 2019 10:23:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Freddie is another very good defensive player, and the team has really bought into that identity,” “When we’ve gotten stops, I know our best offense has been in transition. Obviously we’re trying to do that” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, December 18, 2019 2:13:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “They’re one of the better teams in the country offensively,” “Whenever you’re playing a game before Christmas, as a coach your biggest concern is making sure your guys are locked in and ready to play. But this is a team offensively that can score a lot of points, so you’ve got to be ready, and defensively will be a challenge for us” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, December 18, 2019 2:13:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “It was really big getting us to the free-throw line because that’s how they got back into the game,” “It was important. Freddie’s layup late in the game was important. But the big thing was down the stretch they were held to 2 for 19 from the field” External link

wacotrib Sunday, December 8, 2019 1:54:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “You know it’s Feast Week for a reason, and we all feast,” “First game back from Thanksgiving break, you know you’re going to be a little rusty in some areas, but I’m really pleased with the overall performance. We got a lead, we built on the lead, and the game was never in jeopardy” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, December 4, 2019 10:16:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Definitely when you have a chance when you have a lead like this, you want to give guys minutes that normally might not get as much,” “At the same time, it allowed people to play harder for what they played and not get fatigued out there. Especially coming off an extended break like that, you didn’t want anyone out there just going through the motions” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, December 4, 2019 10:16:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “We’ll have to have much better offensive execution as far as, you can’t shoot 40% and 59% from the free throw line come Saturday,” “But we are excited now to get geared up for that” External link

dailyjournal Wednesday, December 4, 2019 8:52:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “We’ll have to have much better offensive execution as far as, you can’t shoot 40% and 59% from the free throw line come Saturday,” “But we are excited now to get geared up for that” External link

usaToday Wednesday, December 4, 2019 8:44:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said ( about Matt Rhule ) : “It’s one of the best home games we’ve probably had in the nonconference in a long time,” “But I know the airwaves will be dominated by the Baylor Bears come 11 a.m. Saturday. I’m extremely excited for him (Baylor football coach Matt Rhule). We all know what a hard worker he is and the great job he’s done. He’s also a great team member. Whenever a team has recruits in, he’s always hospitable and does a great job in trying to take time out to help other sports” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, December 3, 2019 3:40:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said ( about Matt Rhule ) : “It’s one of the best home games we’ve probably had in the nonconference in a long time,” “But I know the airwaves will be dominated by the Baylor Bears come 11 a.m. Saturday. I’m extremely excited for him (Baylor football coach Matt Rhule). We all know what a hard worker he is and the great job he’s done. He’s also a great team member. Whenever a team has recruits in, he’s always hospitable and does a great job in trying to take time out to help other sports” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, December 3, 2019 2:54:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “No one likes to lose, but I think the game against Washington really helped us, and down the stretch tonight we made a lot of big plays,” “We did a lot of good things, but at the end of the day the biggest thing is they were two of 11 from 3 in the second half and that was critical for us. We did a great job defending the 3” External link

wacotrib Monday, November 25, 2019 6:17:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Davion really did a great job on the ball,” “You could see later in the game that he wore (DeVante) Jones down, and I thought Mark Vital was just tremendous. We needed that toughness and energy” External link

wacotrib Saturday, November 23, 2019 7:11:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “That’s where they made their runs last night in the first game against Utah, and Utah didn’t answer,” “I was proud of how our guys answered. We got tougher, we got better, we got more determined, and we executed better” External link

wacotrib Saturday, November 23, 2019 7:11:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “It was good to have him in practice (Monday), and again this is a process,” “We just want each and every day for him to be able to improve. He’s such a great teammate who cares what the team does. We’re just allowing him to help how he can right now” External link

wacotrib Thursday, November 21, 2019 12:39:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Jared is always a confident player,” “That’s one of his strengths. At the same time, I think his percentages are obviously much higher and I think he knows his shot selection is much better than it was as a freshman. His leadership has also really improved” External link

wacotrib Thursday, November 21, 2019 12:39:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “It was great for our team to win a game where there’s pressure and where we had to focus and perform in the end,” “Hopefully, we can build on that so we can do a little bit better in the last five minutes” External link

eagletribune Saturday, November 16, 2019 9:46:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I think a lot of inexperience once we get a lead either we get tired or we just don’t focus as much,” “Time and score, we like to say a lot of times, but with young players it doesn’t always register” External link

eagletribune Saturday, November 16, 2019 9:46:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “It was great for our team to win a game where there’s pressure and where we had to focus and perform in the end,” “Hopefully, we can build on that so we can do a little bit better in the last five minutes” External link

usaToday Saturday, November 16, 2019 8:45:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I think a lot of inexperience once we get a lead either we get tired or we just don’t focus as much,” “Time and score, we like to say a lot of times, but with young players it doesn’t always register” External link

usaToday Saturday, November 16, 2019 8:45:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “The great thing is Washington is one of the most talented teams in the country,” “You can look at the NBA draft boards, and they’ve got a couple of their guys on there for a reason. They’re really good players” External link

wacotrib Friday, November 8, 2019 2:18:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : "Won't guarantee we'll always shoot 55 percent, but when you do and you have 25 assists and you defend and rebound like we did today, obviously not a lot to be upset with," External link

arkansasonline Wednesday, November 6, 2019 12:29:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “When we came out aggressive and we were able to get in transition, that really helped us offensively to get some of those jitters off,” “And then when you’re playing defense and you’re into it like that, that allows the other nerves to settle quicker” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, November 6, 2019 10:10:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “When we came out aggressive and we were able to get in transition, that really helped us offensively to get some of those jitters off,” “And then when you’re playing defense and you’re into it like that, that allows the other nerves to settle quicker” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, November 6, 2019 1:52:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Won’t guarantee we’ll always shoot 55%, but when you do and you have 25 assists and you defend and rebound like we did today, obviously not a lot to be upset with,” External link

dailyjournal Wednesday, November 6, 2019 12:43:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “We’ve seen in practice, he’s had moments where he was the Tristan of old and then he’s had moments where he’s still getting the rust off,” “It’s a long process for him. He will keep getting better and better with time” External link

dailyjournal Wednesday, November 6, 2019 12:43:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “With those three guys coming back I definitely know as a coach we’ll be much better as they get game experience because they haven’t had the practice time this summer,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, October 25, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “He’s been back in the fold of things. But he’s not a 20-10 guy right now. Hopefully he gets to that,” “The recovery time, it’s been a long time. It’s going to take him games to get that rust off, get back to playing how he was” External link

ChinaPost Friday, October 25, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I know we have good chemistry, we really like the guys,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, October 25, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “As a group we feel confident that we’ll have a lot of opportunities with our schedule to show people what kind of team we can be,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, October 25, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : "With those three guys coming back I definitely know as a coach we'll be much better as they get game experience because they haven't had the practice time this summer," External link

eagletribune Friday, October 25, 2019 11:18:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : "He's been back in the fold of things. But he's not a 20-10 guy right now. Hopefully he gets to that," "The recovery time, it's been a long time. It's going to take him games to get that rust off, get back to playing how he was" External link

eagletribune Friday, October 25, 2019 11:18:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : "I know we have good chemistry, we really like the guys," External link

eagletribune Friday, October 25, 2019 11:18:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : "As a group we feel confident that we'll have a lot of opportunities with our schedule to show people what kind of team we can be," External link

eagletribune Friday, October 25, 2019 11:18:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “It’s great having the big fellow back,” “During his absence, he’s been able to improve some of his strength but really improve his shooting. Not that he was a bad shooter before, but he’s expanded his range and that will definitely help our team this year” External link

wacotrib Friday, October 4, 2019 5:50:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “When you lose someone like Mario, that affects you because he’s such a versatile player and somebody who played so many different positions,” “At the same time, it happened early in the year, which gives you a lot more time to hopefully find answers and get people experience rather than in the middle of the season like when you lost Tristan last year. It gives people a chance to step up now and have a chance to expand their roles” External link

wacotrib Friday, October 4, 2019 5:50:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Right now, everybody’s healthy and that’s a good thing,” “A lot of our guys are recovering from surgeries they had this summer and that’s a good thing because they’re fresh and excited and really want to be out there” External link

wacotrib Friday, October 4, 2019 5:50:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : "Robert is a great ambassador for Waco," "He has a great smile, he's always in a great mood, always energetic and does a great job with the shoeshine. He has been a blessing to Waco, in my opinion" External link

wacotrib Sunday, September 22, 2019 12:32:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Culturally, it was tremendous for our players because most of them had never been overseas before,” “We got to see some of the unique cities of the world and some historic places. But the great thing about foreign tours is the bonding that takes place. Guys spend more time with different roommates, there’s less cell phone service so they get into more conversations, and it all pays dividends” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, August 28, 2019 4:35:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “We won all four games and had a positive experience, and at the same time the players had a chance to get excited for the upcoming season,” “We faced some adversity by traveling for six hours and then playing a game. For MaCio and Davion, it was great to give them game experience and get the rust off. They were definitely excited to play in games after practicing for a year” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, August 28, 2019 4:35:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew says : "he's like a lot of guys I see playing in the NBA" External link

charlotteobserver Thursday, March 28, 2019 1:24:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I think every coach doesn’t like to see the last game come to an end,” External link

wacotrib Sunday, March 24, 2019 5:09:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “You see a lot of senior classes come and go, and some of them just mean a little more,” “King’s one of those guys that I’m so happy that he had a great tournament because he really, really cares about Baylor basketball. Makai came in, and a lot of times people that are here just one year, it’s really all about themselves. And he was never like that. From day one, he was a great teammate” External link

wacotrib Sunday, March 24, 2019 5:09:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I think the toughness of our team is a comfort,” “We’ve competed and we’ve played hard. So as a coach, you don’t have to worry about are we going to compete, are we going to be intimidated, are we going to battle and fight? The good thing is I think we have the answer to that” External link

wacotrib Thursday, March 21, 2019 6:24:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “You’ve got to look at the glass as half full, and that means Makai gets another couple days to take care of his foot,” “Jared (Butler) gets a couple of days to take care of his knees. Mark Vital is nursing an injury” External link

wacotrib Sunday, March 17, 2019 2:21:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Hopefully we can get everybody healthy and get back to kind of how we were playing when we were playing really well,” “We can work a couple of days on executing and trying to get back into a rhythm. We’ve been so blessed in previous years to basically have one or two starting lineups, and it seems like this year we’ve had more different lineups, different combinations, and I know that’s been tough on the guys, tough on us” External link

wacotrib Sunday, March 17, 2019 2:21:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “That’s part of experience, getting used to playing multiple good games back to back to back,” “Because what happens is you’ve got to handle all the success, people in your ear. Jared’s well-grounded, but then you have to handle the other team’s really excited to play against you and guard you. So now you’re facing another team that’s just seen a bunch of clips of you scoring 31 at Kansas” External link

wacotrib Friday, March 15, 2019 3:23:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “The irony is the first game we did a great job against him,” External link

wacotrib Thursday, March 7, 2019 9:07:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Everybody wanted the seniors to do well, so everybody kind of gets out of kilter and tries to take on more responsibility,” “Basketball is such a game of making the right play. When you’re sharing the ball, you take better shots. When you take better shots, you make more of them” External link

wacotrib Thursday, March 7, 2019 9:07:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “He gives us advice, he gives the players advice, he gives the officials advice,” “Jake does whatever he can do to help. He’s very thoughtful and somebody that really cares and really knows basketball, in and out. That’s why the over-under for me is 12 years before he’s a GM” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, March 6, 2019 7:50:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “King and Jake are special from the standpoint they’ve been here four years,” “You don’t have people that normally care more about the program than care about themselves. And both of them, huge hearts, great people. They’re going to be lifelong buds” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, March 6, 2019 7:50:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “A lot of things we didn’t do well, but we still had a chance to win, so that’s encouraging,” “It was a good experience for our guards to go against this type of physicality. It’s hard to win on the road, but I credit our guys for their fight to stay in there” External link

wacotrib Sunday, March 3, 2019 8:16:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Mario is one of those guys who really likes to fit in, and he doesn’t go out of his way to make plays or make things happen,” “If the team needs scoring, he’ll give you scoring. If the team needs assists, he’ll give you assists. The last couple of games, we’ve needed his production on the offensive end. It’s not just in points. His assist-to-turnover ratio has really gotten better” External link

wacotrib Saturday, March 2, 2019 3:47:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Definitely his knee is getting better,” “It was great to get a good workout, a good practice, and for the first time he got up and down in practice. It’s just going to take a little time for him to get back into the swing of things. Whenever you take two weeks off in the middle of the season, it just takes a little time to get your timing back” External link

wacotrib Saturday, March 2, 2019 3:47:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “They went to the Elite Eight last year, so normally when you have a great run like that and guys are close to going they go,” “It’s really a tribute that they wanted to come back and play for K-State and accomplish some more goals. It makes it a tough team to play on the road, but that’s similar to every Big 12 team. They’re all hard to play. They’re just a little more experienced than most” External link

wacotrib Saturday, March 2, 2019 3:47:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I thought Hayes caused us some trouble around the rim,” “He’s a great player. And I think we’ll be better prepared for him as well. After seeing him up close and personal, similar to Mo Bamba last year, you were just more prepared for him the second time you faced him” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, February 27, 2019 4:54:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “You’ve got the two best rebounding teams in conference going at it,” “With that, you’re going to have a lot of contact, a lot of physicality. We did get more second-chance points, and we did outrebound them. Our guys competed hard. Mario Kegler had a huge game, Mark Vital had a huge game” External link

wacotrib Sunday, February 24, 2019 4:32:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said ( about David Chandler ) : “Definitely it’s a work in progress, like this week we did some different things with him,” “Underwater treadmill, some band stuff to help with conditioning. Each day we kind of adjust and tweak and try to do things better with what we’re given. David Chandler has done an amazing job with Makai, and Makai’s such a hard worker he’s always going to try to do things better and more, so we have to make sure he doesn’t do too much” External link

wacotrib Saturday, February 23, 2019 4:10:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “This was very similar to what they (the Red Raiders) have been doing,” “When they shoot the 3-ball well, it makes it tough with as good of defense as they play” External link

wacotrib Sunday, February 17, 2019 3:28:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : "They do such a great job with their help defense and keeping you out of the paint, at the end of the day the 3-point shot is there if you work the ball enough. You just got to make them," "The better defenses you face the more you have to be willing to go deep in the shot clock" External link

dallasnews Saturday, February 16, 2019 3:07:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “You had two teams that really competed hard,” “Offensively we didn’t execute as well as we like, but we did a great job defending and giving ourselves a chance to win. Oklahoma is a top 25 defense for a reason and we knew they’d do a tremendous job” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, February 12, 2019 9:09:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “The good news is he’s capable of that,” “The bad news is the other teams will work as hard as they can to make sure he doesn’t do what he did the other night” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, February 6, 2019 9:16:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “We’ve got some height on the bench,” “And the good thing is we’re winning as a team and we’re playing multiple guys. That allows somebody who’s not having a good night or they get injured or they get in foul trouble, you can still be successful, which is great” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, February 6, 2019 9:16:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “That’s the strength of our team right now,” “If you look at it, it’s not just one individual. The best teams have multiple guys who can step up. They’re doing a great job playing for each other” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, January 29, 2019 8:26:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Defensively they’re night and day from the standpoint that last year they were an offensive juggernaut, so explosive,” “This year they’re very good offensively, but it’s a top 12 defense in the nation. They really get after it on the defensive end, they compete, and don’t give you anything easy” External link

wacotrib Monday, January 28, 2019 4:20:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “With Oklahoma, they switch a lot and they’re aggressive in the passing lanes, and they try to keep the ball on the side, and that contributes to you turning the ball over,” “With us, we’ve been able to take care of the basketball for the most part in these games we’ve won. So hopefully we can take care of the ball and not put them in transition” External link

wacotrib Monday, January 28, 2019 4:20:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “We actually talked to Jared about that, and he said, ‘Nah, I’m going to be relaxed, let the game come to me and not try to do too much,'” “And that’s exactly what he did. He took open shots, he made them, was tremendous from the floor” External link

seattletimes Saturday, January 26, 2019 11:43:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “First and foremost, King and the upperclassmen have done a great job buying into what we’re trying to do,” “We’ve really been sharing the ball and that’s allowed us to get good looks and make shots. But (Gillespie and Thamba) have done a great job defensively and helping us physically, and they’ve done a good job on the glass and passing the ball. Both have a lot of size and length to plug the middle of the zone” External link

wacotrib Friday, January 25, 2019 3:49:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “The great thing with our team with these wins is somebody different has stepped up every time, and that’s what it takes to win as a team,” “We’re playing unselfishly and sharing the ball and they’re doing their job defensively and rebounding” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, January 22, 2019 9:48:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “We didn’t do a very good job with the press,” “The good thing about a Monday game is that it gives us a lot of time to work on it for the weekend” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, January 22, 2019 8:40:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “He’s gotten better and better, and I think the guys on the team have done a great job helping him along,” “He’s learned a lot from Makai, and Makai and him and King have really helped each other” External link

wacotrib Monday, January 21, 2019 4:09:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “You feel when he’s got the ball that he’s going to make a winning play,” “Sometimes he has too much confidence in himself. He threw me the ball, and I’m not on the court. But he comes right back and he makes a great play right after, which you love” External link

wacotrib Sunday, January 20, 2019 8:08:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “One of our coaches described him that he has a (former Baylor forward) T.J. Maston touch,” “The ball just seems to find the bucket, and he’s really good at putting it in the hole. He has a nice, soft touch, and because of that guys like that are really hard to guard because they can score in a variety of ways” External link

wacotrib Saturday, January 12, 2019 3:13:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Makai has gotten healthier and healthier and that’s allowed him to do more and more,” “At the same time, I think because he’s been able to practice and get a rhythm and consistency, that’s not only helped his game but has allowed everyone to get used to playing with him. So we’ve just got to keep praying that he and everyone else stays healthy” External link

wacotrib Saturday, January 12, 2019 3:13:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “If you look from December on we’ve been able to get some chemistry,” “We’re taking better care of the basketball. Offensively, we’ve been much more efficient and I think we’re starting to learn from playing with each other as far as where each person is successful and where they like the ball passed to them and where they’re going to get it, and what they’re going to do when they do get it” External link

wacotrib Saturday, January 12, 2019 3:13:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “One of our coaches described him that he has a (former Baylor forward) T.J. Maston touch,” “The ball just seems to find the bucket, and he’s really good at putting it in the hole. He has a nice, soft touch, and because of that guys like that are really hard to guard because they can score in a variety of ways” External link

wacotrib Saturday, January 12, 2019 4:30:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Makai has gotten healthier and healthier and that’s allowed him to do more and more,” “At the same time, I think because he’s been able to practice and get a rhythm and consistency, that’s not only helped his game but has allowed everyone to get used to playing with him. So we’ve just got to keep praying that he and everyone else stays healthy” External link

wacotrib Saturday, January 12, 2019 4:30:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “If you look from December on we’ve been able to get some chemistry,” “We’re taking better care of the basketball. Offensively, we’ve been much more efficient and I think we’re starting to learn from playing with each other as far as where each person is successful and where they like the ball passed to them and where they’re going to get it, and what they’re going to do when they do get it” External link

wacotrib Saturday, January 12, 2019 4:30:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Preparing for it and then preparing again for it, we’ll be better off as Iowa State gets to the paint and tries to hit shooters,” “I think first and foremost, we’ve got to do a much better job on the ball. I think we’ll be in better gap help to start out. We’ll do a better job of being down and trying to keep the ball out of the paint to begin with” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, January 8, 2019 3:52:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “He’s getting more double teams and he’s getting better defenders and more people concentrating, trying to keep it out of his hands,” “But he’s prepared for the wear and tear of the Big 12, prepared for the long season, because he had gone through that. He’s taken a huge step forward” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, January 8, 2019 3:52:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “A lot of times, you see people and you’re like, they’re good enough to play for us, we like them, but you have other people on your roster and you need a different position,” “He’s somebody that could definitely be playing for anyone in the country, and his numbers show that” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, December 18, 2018 3:08:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “Against Wichita State, it was the first road game and jitters,” “Arizona, you had two weeks off, so sometimes you start a little sloppy. But I thought we’d execute better offensively in the first half. I was proud of how we did in the second half” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, December 18, 2018 3:08:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said ( about Sean Miller ) : “The fans are unbelievable and coach Miller is one of the best coaches in the country, and obviously, Arizona doesn’t beat themselves,” “We knew we had to come in and play at a level that gave us a chance to win and rebound. Didn’t take care of the ball great (Baylor had 20 turnovers) but I loved their effort and intensity” External link

annistonstar Monday, December 17, 2018 2:19:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “We haven’t played the way we’re capable and today we really played hard and we gave ourselves a chance with our defense,” External link

wacotrib Sunday, December 16, 2018 11:22:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “I don’t know if I’ve ever seen us rebound a team 50-19 on the road, so our guys deserve a lot of credit,” “The last two weeks, I felt we got our team together and we were able to get better and put our guys in better position to win. You practice how you play, and it showed tonight” External link

wacotrib Sunday, December 16, 2018 11:22:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : "The reason you play this game is if you lose, you just get better as a team and it doesn't hurt you for the postseason," "If you win, you have a great resume win" External link

dcourier Sunday, December 16, 2018 10:39:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “This is a team that’s played a lot of quality opponents,” External link

annistonstar Saturday, December 15, 2018 11:29:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : "We feel confident going into the tournament because of the schedule we've played and the way we've gotten better as the season has gone on," External link

upi Sunday, March 5, 2017 6:52:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : "End of the day, K-State punched us in the mouth and we didn't respond until the last 10 minutes of the game," External link

upi Sunday, February 5, 2017 6:08:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “It was a transition opportunity for us,” External link

kansascity Friday, February 3, 2017 4:35:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “One day, we’ll win up here,” External link

kansascity Thursday, February 2, 2017 10:20:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “We were cheering like heck for them because we needed those last two wins for the Big 12 to make sure we didn’t lose the challenge,” External link

kansascity Wednesday, February 1, 2017 8:05:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew added : “They did a great job in a hostile arena coming through with a big win for the Big 12, but we’re not cheering for them tomorrow night,” External link

kansascity Wednesday, February 1, 2017 8:05:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said ( about Dick Vitale ) : “It’s a great opportunity with a lot of national attention, Dick Vitale on the game. A lot of people will be watching the Big 12, especially with the two teams playing well,” External link

kansascity Wednesday, February 1, 2017 8:05:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew added : “Hopefully we can give ourselves a chance to win up there because if you don’t handle the crowd and the excitement level at the beginning of the game, it’s really hard to come back on their court,” External link

kansascity Wednesday, February 1, 2017 8:05:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said ( about Frank Mason ) : “I think teams that win close games all have good leadership. Normally it’s upperclassman leadership. I’ll be excited when Frank graduates like everyone else in the Big 12 will be,” “There are a lot of similarities between him and Ish. You have to have upperclassmen and people that stay poised and can handle big moments. If they make a mistake it doesn’t frustrate them” External link

kansascity Wednesday, February 1, 2017 8:05:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “If we win or lose this game, the conference race isn’t over. That’s why playing 18 games and playing everybody twice, that’s how you get a champion,” “Would winning up there be a big deal? Yes. Our team likes making history, likes being the first to accomplish things. We’ve done a lot of those this year (such as getting off to the best start in school history and being No. 1 for the first time ever). We haven’t won at Kansas. That’s something we could check that box. At the same time if we win there it doesn’t guarantee we’ll win or lose conference so we’re looking big picture” External link

kansascity Wednesday, February 1, 2017 8:05:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : “We were cheering like heck for them because we needed those last two wins for the Big 12 to make sure we didn’t lose the challenge,” External link

kansascity Wednesday, February 1, 2017 9:45:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew added : “They did a great job in a hostile arena coming through with a big win for the Big 12, but we’re not cheering for them tomorrow night,” External link

kansascity Wednesday, February 1, 2017 9:45:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said ( about Dick Vitale ) : “It’s a great opportunity with a lot of national attention, Dick Vitale on the game. A lot of people will be watching the Big 12, especially with the two teams playing well,” External link

kansascity Wednesday, February 1, 2017 9:45:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew added : “Hopefully we can give ourselves a chance to win up there because if you don’t handle the crowd and the excitement level at the beginning of the game, it’s really hard to come back on their court,” External link

kansascity Wednesday, February 1, 2017 9:45:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said ( about Frank Mason ) : “I think teams that win close games all have good leadership. Normally it’s upperclassman leadership. I’ll be excited when Frank graduates like everyone else in the Big 12 will be,” “There are a lot of similarities between him and Ish. You have to have upperclassmen and people that stay poised and can handle big moments. If they make a mistake it doesn’t frustrate them” External link

kansascity Wednesday, February 1, 2017 9:45:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : “If we win or lose this game, the conference race isn’t over. That’s why playing 18 games and playing everybody twice, that’s how you get a champion,” “Would winning up there be a big deal? Yes. Our team likes making history, likes being the first to accomplish things. We’ve done a lot of those this year (such as getting off to the best start in school history and being No. 1 for the first time ever). We haven’t won at Kansas. That’s something we could check that box. At the same time if we win there it doesn’t guarantee we’ll win or lose conference so we’re looking big picture” External link

kansascity Wednesday, February 1, 2017 9:45:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : "Tonight, if we don't make free throws like that, we weren't winning," External link

upi Thursday, January 26, 2017 6:39:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said ( about Bob Huggins ) : “I have to say, this team on film, they have been impressive,” “But in person, definitely the best pressing team Coach Huggins has had. They just make you feel uneasy and uncomfortable” External link

triblive Wednesday, January 11, 2017 8:31:00 AM EAT

Scott Drew said : "It's not just ours, it's a 'we,'" External link

upi Sunday, January 8, 2017 6:53:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said ( about Rick Pitino ) : "Coach (Rick) Pitino does a great job with the man, the zone and the press and it makes it tough to get the ball where you want it to go and who you want it to go to," "The big thing was the first half they just dominated the boards, and we weren't giving ourselves a chance to win" External link

upi Saturday, November 26, 2016 9:12:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : "Those guys just gave us great energy in the second half, and I am so happy for them," "You just love those guys who haven't had a chance to get as much playing time, but they work hard and play hard when they do get a chance" External link

upi Saturday, November 26, 2016 9:12:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : "We had some chances early in the second half, but we were 0-fer from three point range until McClure hit those," "The thing was, Ishmael Wainwright kept us together during those tough times, and if you don't ave that leadership and don't have that guy who just cares about the team, then it can go South in a hurry" External link

upi Saturday, November 26, 2016 9:12:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : "Our guys, we went man (defensively) and they run a bunch of great man sets," "Without having much prep, we were a little concerned if we would be able to guard all their actions because it is early in the year. I thought our guys really got after it defensively" External link

upi Friday, November 25, 2016 12:08:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : "It really helps RPI-wise for the rest of the year because Oregon is a team that's going to win a lot of games," "So this is one of those wins that helps you all year long" External link

upi Wednesday, November 16, 2016 12:30:00 PM EAT

Scott Drew said : "This year we haven't got a single vote (in the AP Top 25), so people out there know that we've still got a pretty good team," "Now you've got to deal with handling some success" External link

upi Wednesday, November 16, 2016 12:30:00 PM EAT



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coach100.00%EN03/25/201725/03/2017
Names Lang Count
Scott DrewEN100.00%


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