Savannah State Quotes

Head Coach Horace Broadnax

Opening statement...

“What can I do? The guys played hard. I’m going to wake up tomorrow morning if I’m fortunate. Then, I’m going to move on and I expect my team to move on. I expect them to move forward. If I was just strictly a basketball coach a lot of these guys wouldn’t be here right now. That might be my problem, but we try to use it as a life lesson and move forward as best as we can.”

 

On the second half...

“It was a combination of things. We had poor defense -- I think we got a little frustrated in the first half. They played physical, it’s Big 12 basketball. We’ve been playing a lot of road games, there’s a little wear and tear on us probably. I think Frank (Martin) did a good job. He dropped back to a 1-2-2 zone. We have been having some problems with zone and we just didn’t put the ball in the basket.”

 

On Freshman Forward Michael Beasley...

“He’s good. It doesn’t seem like he is 18 years old. Basketball is definitely in front of him. He’s a man. You look at Lebron James when he came out of high school, he was a man and Beasley is a man. He has a man body. Just watching him play I can tell he has a basketball I.Q. that is real high. He is going to do well at the next level because he has the skills and the I.Q. A lot of guys have the skill but not necessarily the I.Q.”

 

On the lack of scoring...

“Look back over the past three years, we’ve been beat worse than this. We got beat by Oregon 89-23. I just want the guys to continue to play and do the things that we know how to do. This is the situation where when we are good, we’re good and when we’re bad, we’re bad. The lesson that I want them to learn is a life lesson. Can you move on? I don’t think this is the worst case scenario in these guys’ lives. I don’t like it, it doesn’t feel good, but I’m going to move on.”

 

On the first half ...

“In the first half I thought we did well. We didn’t make shots and we had a defensive breakdown. We gave up lay-ups, we gave up free throws, we fouled and put them on the line. In the first half I think Frank (Martin) had to make some adjustments because they weren’t playing extremely well. They came out and hit shots. That’s always been our problem against these bigger programs, if we don’t score early then the guys don’t want to play, everybody hangs their head on scoring the ball.”

 

On what K-State gets out of this game...

“A win is a win. The guys are feeling good. They need a win going into Big 12 play because it’s going to be tough for them. They have to go up against Texas and Oklahoma the Big 12 is not a cake walk.”