Cheryl Burnett Quotes

Cheryl Elaine Burnett (born June 13, 1958) is an American former women's college basketball coach and player. She was the head coach of the Southwest Missouri State women's basketball team from 1987 to 2002. At Southwest Missouri State, she compiled a 319–136 record (.701) and led her teams to the Final Four of the NCAA tournament in 1992 and 2001. She also served as the head coach of the Michigan Wolverines women's basketball team from 2003 to 2007, compiling a record of 35–83 (.297). She played college basketball at the University of Kansas from 1976 to 1980.

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“We have great respect for Michigan State. And sometimes fans need to learn from fans what they need to do.”

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“When I looked on the court last year, about every possession I was seeing four freshmen. We'll be the most experienced sophomore class in the Big Ten. Finally, we have some experience. Finally, now we have some carry-over in knowledge.”

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“I'm really proud of our kids. In the first half, I thought our players came out with the game plan in mind.”

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“Those two seniors have done a great job of being leaders. They're both such special players. I love the way they compete. I didn't get to see them as freshmen. But I'm sure it didn't matter.”

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“The volleyball kids' listening skills are incredible. You just ask them to do something and they go out on the floor and do it.”

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“I'd like to answer that question honestly, but we have seven. It's not like it's going to change.”

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“I'm taking nothing away from Michigan State - they do a great job with their pressures, with the kind of presses and defenses they throw out - but at the same time, we just weren't making very good decisions.”

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“Our seven kids have just done an incredible job of hanging in there. You can see it in their faces and in their eyes. It gives us great hope for next year when we add numbers and get our three leading scorers back. It's a special group of kids. It shows their integrity and their heart.”

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“We were still within shouting distance. And then of course they busted it open.”

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“I'm not criticizing or saying it should or should not be that way. But neutrality is a major issue. Neutrality would level the playing field.”

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“Purdue has some players that, in the time of need, are really going to step up and want the basketball.”

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“The greatest thing about the tournament is that everyone starts over. We get to leave the regular season behind us and it's one game at a time.”

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“When you're down at halftime with the season we've had, it would have been easy to quit. They didn't. They fought back. That takes an incredible amount of heart and integrity.”

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“No question, our inability to handle their pressure was the difference. I'm not taking anything away from Michigan State. But we didn't make very good decisions.”

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“It looks like if we had just played the second half, we could have won.”

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