Kansas State Quotes

Kansas State vs. Oklahoma State
Kansas State Quotes
Head Coach Frank Martin

On his explanation for the loss ...
"Obviously, I did not do my job very well. We had all week to prepare and came out here and were not very good. " 

On whether the loss was due to a few shots not falling ...
"No. We missed 47 open shots and we did not get any offensive rebounds. Rodney McGruder was our leading offensive rebounder; I have a problem with that."

On scouting their zone defense ...
"We knew they were going to play zone and we prepared for it. They try to slow you down with that little half court, try to slow you down press and we had guys turn it over. My heart goes out to Keiton Page, but when he takes it away from a six-foot-nine guy at the half court line, there is no excuse for that. Their zone slows the game down and it just took us completely out of rhythm. We had to get a guy in the middle of the zone and eventually we did in the second half. We just missed shot after shot. We did not make free throws, we did not make layups and we could not catch the ball. Us not being ready for their zone falls on one human being: and that is me.

On James Anderson...
"I think James stepped up and played like the best player in this league. His point guard was done and he stepped up his play on short notice. That is what good players do: they make big plays for their team. I don't think he did anything special, he just played like the player that he is and we could not guard him."

Junior Guard Jacob Pullen
On the game's last possession...
"I was trying to get a shot at the rim, we were down two points. I got the shot I wanted and I got to the basket, but it just did not go in, like the rest of the night."

On being consistent...
"You have to be. Anybody can be anybody. You have to be consistent and you have to have everyone clicking and we just did not have that tonight."

On his recent shooting woes...
"I do not know what the problem is. I am shooting the ball the same way. I am getting open looks, but they just have to go in."

Freshman Guard Rodney McGruder
On preparing for Oklahoma State...
"The practices were the same as the rest. We were going at it hard and preparing for Oklahoma State."