Kansas State Player Quotes

Junior Forward David Hoskins
On K-State’s defense...
"Luis Colon held his own against him (Aleks Maric). It gave us an opportunity to get out to their shooters and cancel those guys out. We’ve been playing pretty good defense. We made some mistakes, but overall we played pretty well. The game is won on defense. You can’t control if the ball goes in, but you can control how hard you play on defense."

On the student section...
"That’s what we need every time. It was exciting to have those fans out there rooting for us and getting us pumped up. That was the best it’s been all year. Coach told us to go out there and make sure we show our fans some support after the game."

Junior Guard Blake Young
On defending Aleks Maric...
"Jason Bennett didn’t do too bad of a job on him (Aleks Maric). Coach wanted him to stay behind him. We did leave the point guard every now and then just to keep his guessing who was going to come at him. It made him uncomfortable because he likes to put the ball down on the floor when he’s posting up. He never knew who was coming at him. We just keep rotating. When he scored, he scored because he got angles. As long as we stayed behind him, he couldn’t do anything."

Senior Guard Jermaine Maybank
On his contributions to the team...
"It’s basically coming in with confidence and relating the things that I do well and applying them to the game. I just want to make a quality contribution to the team, like I did tonight. I try to provide a spark for the team if we’re in a drought. I just try to provide some quality off the bench."

On his thoughts coming into the game...
"They play a lot of guards. So I knew I had the chance to come in and make some keep stops, force some bad turnovers, and that’s what I did tonight."