Kansas State Player Quotes

FRESHMAN FORWARD MICHAEL BEASLEY

On focusing on one game at a time...

“Coach always tells us that our biggest game is our next one. We can’t look past anybody because the Big 12 is a strong conference and we can go down at any time.”

 

On Wednesday’s game against Kansas...

“I’m just ready to play. They are our next game so they are our biggest game. I know they are a good team; they are one of the highest ranked teams in the country. They are our next game. I have to look forward to them. I’m just looking forward to play. I’m ready for it just like everybody else. ”

 

On his play today...

“I didn’t get in foul trouble. I was just fired up and playing with the team. I couldn’t get my shot early on, but it came to me. I don’t think I put two halves together. I could’ve done better.”

 

On looking forward to the Kansas game...

“I looked forward to the Iowa State game today. I looked forward to the first Big 12 game two weeks ago. I looked forward to the first game of the season in November. I look forward to every game.”

 

On the team’s chance to win against Kansas...

“We’ve got a good shot to beat anybody. I think if we come to play every game, we can beat anybody in the nation.”

 

On the team’s improvement...

“We can only get better. We are just gradually getting better every game. Every game is a stepping stone. Every game is a learning point. We are not going to stop. Win or lose, we are still getting better.”

 

FRESHMAN GUARD JACOB PULLEN

On coming together as a team...

“We are playing together now. We’re playing like a team. We worked hard and it came out on the court.

 

On playing against the tough Kansas guards...

“We work in practice on pressuring the ball. A team like Kansas has good guards and we might get beat but the other guards that are rotating will catch them. If we just get pressure on the ball, we can play up tempo like we want to play.”

 

FRESHMAN FORWARD BILL WALKER

On being able to focus on Kansas now...

“We have to beat Iowa State before we can play Kansas. That’s the most important thing. Now we can focus on Kansas.”

 

On the hype surrounding the Kansas game...

“They are already motivated. They’re trying to go undefeated and do great things this year. I don’t think you can motivate them any more than they already are. They’re a great team. We want to put pressure on ourselves. Either you are going to rise to the occasion or you’re going to fall. We plan on rising”