Kansas State Player Quotes

Sophomore Guard Shalee Lehning

On going 9 of 11 from the free throw line...

“I’ve been focusing a lot on my free throw shooting this year. Every day I work on free throws in practice, it’s just one of those things that I knew my team needed me to do tonight so I wanted to step to the line with confidence.”

 

General thoughts on the game...

“This is definitely a big win for us. We are just not happy with the way we played tonight. We didn’t meet the expectations that we had set for ourselves, but it is a win and that is what we have to embrace. We have to move on and be ready to work in practice tomorrow. We have to work on executing the things we didn’t do well tonight.”

 

Senior Guard Claire Coggins

On the poor offensive performance...

“You definitely have to credit KU’s defense. They did a good job of pressuring the ball. They tried to get us off balance and out of our game. In previous Big 12 games we’ve done well with not losing our heads. We did not bring the offensive team tonight that we are capable of bringing.”

 

On the rivalry with Kansas...

“It’s a rivalry anytime you play a Big 12 school. Any Big 12 opponent is going to want to come in and kick your butt every night. KU and K-State has always been a great rivalry. We both want to beat each other, we both play hard against each other it’s always a hard fought game, sometimes sloppy like tonight. We are proud of being able to get the win. Sometimes the way we get the win is disappointing.”

 

Junior Guard Kimberly Dietz

On Saturday’s match-up with Iowa State...

“Iowa State is an awesome team, they have always been. We are really excited to go out there and show them what we have and show them that we have an awesome team this year. Every game we’re going to bring it in the Big 12. It’s a hard conference and I think we have the mentality that we can take on anybody.”