Kansas State Head Coach Quotes

Kansas State Head Coach Bob Huggins
On playing defense...
"We had to. We’re trying to guard, and I thought we played pretty good defense. I thought the two freshmen (Jason Bennett and Luis Colon) played really good. Having three days to prepare helped out a bunch. They were as good as they’ve been all season."

On the student section...
"They showed up. Tonight is kind of how I thought it was going to be. They stood in line and bought all of their tickets. After the midnight deal, I thought it would be like that all the time. They were great."

On defending Aleks Maric...
"We just tried to take away angles. You score in the post by creating space and making angles. We tried to make them understand what it meant to take away those angles. We worked on help defense. He is a really good passer out of there, so we tried not to come at him at the same angle every time. We tried to mix it up in practice so could understand a little bit better."

On Blake Young and Jermaine Maybank...
"Lately, Blake has really worked hard at shooting the ball. Jermaine has actually shot it okay. He just hasn’t had a lot of shots. Jermaine’s shot is okay. We’re just trying to get Jermaine to do what he does and today he did it. He had a really good look in the corner and made it. He got fouled on another three."

On the final 10 games of the regular season...
"It’s a marathon, not a sprint. We’ve got 10 games to go. The last 10 games of the year, as far as postseason appearances, are important. That’s one of the criteria. It’s a 10-game season from here on out."