Frank Martin Quotes

Head Coach Frank Martin

 

On whether Oklahoma’s one-three-one defense was the difference...

“I think it put us on our heels. I think the difference is that we threw passes that they should have put a football rule in that allowed us to call fair catches so the defense couldn’t touch the ball. They went back to it in the second half after we attacked it and did it the right way. This allowed us to get shots. I guess we just did not do a good job against it. We did not spend a lot of time talking about it because it is something they normally do not do. We have seen one-three-one defenses as Oakland ran that against us. Gardner-Webb tried to play some of it as well.  You can say whatever you want to, but they are long and athletic and did not affect us. Unfortunately, today we did not do a good job of beating that defense.”

 

On K-State’s offensive play.....

“We have been good for three months, but we did not play well today and that is going to happen. The bottom lime is that we had 40 points with a minute left in the game. With that, you are not going to win too many Big 12 games with that score.”

 

On holding Oklahoma to 61 points...  

“I was happy with our set defense. They scored 61 points and 14 or 15 of those were transition layups. I think we played our set defensive the way we talked about playing it. We gave Blake (Griffin) three offensive rebounds, which kind of made us fall apart. Between that five and 10 minute mark of the second half we gave them three offensive rebounds for baskets. Blake (Griffin) is a good player, but I thought our set defense was good.”

 

On trying to slow down Blake Griffin...

“You have to pick your poison. We wanted to make Blake Griffin take tough shots. I think he shot 24 times to score 29 points. That tells me we did a pretty good job on the best player in America. I thought outside of a couple of little breakdowns where we gave him wide-open layups, we did a good job on him. I told our players going into the game, we can’t turn the ball over; we have to be aggressive on offensive so we can get shots and rebound the ball on the offensive end. If we rebound the ball on the offensive end then that slows him down from running.’ Secondly we have to make everything we can to make it hard for him defensively, but not let the other guy get into rhythm. I thought we did a decent job in that part of the game.”