Chicago State Head Coach Quotes

Head Coach Kevin Jones

On the game...

“I thought this was the most physical team that we’ve played all year. We’ve played a lot of teams, but no one was aggressive in every area like Kansas State, and it just wore us down early. We just didn’t have any answer for it. We’re not a very big team and we’re not a very deep team. (Kansas State) exploited that tonight.”

 

On K-State’s defense...

“It was just their aggressiveness. My two leading scorers combined for seven points tonight. We don’t have a chance when that happens, and it hasn’t happened all year. They did a really good job of knowing who our one or two scorers were. They didn’t need to help in defense. They just had a couple of 6’-5” guards that could stay in front our guards. They challenged us all night. They took advantage of us on the glass and were bigger. All of my inside guys were too thin. For the first time all year, we were just out-matched physically.”

 

On being on the road often...

“This was a tough schedule. We had just played Oral Roberts on Thursday we lost by six to them. Then we had to come back and play Western Illinois on Saturday and won that by 10. Then we traveled (to Manhattan) and got here late Sunday night. It was just too much traveling and it did burn us out. Fortunately, we finally have a home game and a few days off. It’s just tough for anyone to play 23 games away from their home court. It took a toll on us tonight.”