South Dakota Quotes

South Dakota Quotes
Head Coach Dave Boots

Opening Statement...
"K-State is a great team. Their pressure was overwhelming in the first half. I really appreciate that Coach Martin didn't do that to us in the second half or it would have been very embarrassing for us. He showed a lot of class by not pressing us in the second half. They are really good. They can shoot the ball. Pullen and Clemente are good, veteran guards. Their athleticism is as good as anybody we have played against this season. We haven't seen anybody better than this team." 

On his team's turnovers...
"We can't handle that type of strength and quickness at this point and time in our program. Texas Tech did it to us, Marquette did it to us, and we had some trouble with that. When your two point guards have nine turnovers at halftime, you are going to have some issues. We need to continue to work on that and continue to improve that position in our program. We can shoot the ball but we just had a lot of trouble against a defense like that."

On rebounding...
"We have no answer for it. We are not going to drill our kids on something physically that they are unable to do. If it's lack of effort, that's another thing. But these kids are going against some of the premiere athletes in the country. Those are some of the best athletes that are playing college basketball right now. They are hard to block out, we couldn't out-jump them and they pretty much just went over us. They also shot the ball pretty well, especially in the second half. They just keep coming at you; there just were no easy rebounds."