Kansas State Player Quotes

Senior Forward Cartier Martin

On digging a hole in the second half and getting out...

We went on a drought there for almost 10 minutes. We just weren’t scoring the ball in the second half. They went on a run and we knew we had to get out. We knew we just had to put the ball in the hole, get out offense going, and try to get to the free throw line.”

 

On being down 11 points...

“We knew the game wasn’t over. We still had 10 minutes to go. We are a tough team, especially on our home court. We knew we were going to make a run sometime. We just dug in and made plays.”

Senior Guard Lance Harris

On being down 11 in the second half...

“It got tough. We just had to keep fighting and make some shots. We switched defenses up on them, and I think that got to them a little bit. We had to do something different because our man-to-man defense wasn’t working.”

 

On taking inside shots in the second half...

“I saw my opportunities to get to the basket a little bit more at the end of the second half. They were really keying in on my 3-point shot.”

 

On getting the home win...

“We had to protect our home floor. We have to get the wins at home. Now we have to go out to Iowa State and get a road win.”

 

Junior Guard Clent Stewart

On K-State’s turnaround in the second half...

“Offensively we started to make shots and defensively we started to make stops. It got to the point that not only did we miss shots but they came down and started making theirs. When we switched defenses we started getting key stops and pressure on the ball. I think defense really plays up our offense. It helps you with that confidence, knowing you can step up and hit some shots.”

 

On the win...

“In this conference, one game can be a big game especially against Baylor. Coach told us coming in that you only get one shot against Baylor unless we play them in the tournament. We knew that we couldn’t get this game back. If it comes down to it and we are tied in records, us having this win would be crucial.”