Kansas State Head Coach Frank Martin Quotes

Opening statement...

“I felt we’ve done what we have done all year. We have done a pretty good job at sticking to our game plan to eliminate or make it hard for the other guys on the other team that we are trying to take out of the game. When you are going in on a one day turn, we talked about trying to take Holston (David) and Cantrell (John) out and make it difficult for them and I think for the most part we did that today.”

 

On game preparation...

“We studied our individual tendencies and what they try to score when they have the basketball. We try to take that away and make them play through weakness. We try to the best job that we can in preparing our players to different things that they do to get those guys the basketball. We have our basic rules of we guard every night where we don’t want the ball going and where the ball should be and I think we have gotten better as a team in that respect.”

 

On today’s style of play...

 “The way we play basketball. It is not that we didn’t play hard today, we just kind of relaxed on offense. I’ll say it again, when we play silly offense and lackadaisical on offense then we don’t set our defense up. We give up layups and we create number situations which gives teams opportunities for offensive rebounds. We were just lackadaisical with our approach there today. From the media timeout at 3:53 we were really sloppy on offense.”

 

On how the team preformed on short preparation...

“I am extremely happy with them; I told them in the locker room. Like I said, coming off a quick turn after playing a team that played completely different, we weren’t as a quick to the ball early in the game as we needed to be. That is a sign of growth and our guys kind of realize that. I wasn’t running up and down shoving guys and screaming at guys. They kind of saw that, they buckled in and in five minutes we popped it (the lead) to 20 points and all of the sudden we were up 46 to 21.