Kansas State Player Quotes

Junior Forward David Hoskins

On the turning point in the game...

“We just knew we weren’t defending like we were capable of doing. They had about eight or nine possessions where they scored every time so we knew we had to buckle down and start guarding them. ”

 

On Missouri’s defense...

“With the type of defense they play, it’s kind of hard to predict what they’re going to do, because they trap a lot. They trap in the post and they trap in the backcourt. It’s a game of runs so we just tried to have more runs than they did.”

 

On the intensity of the game ...

“We just knew we had to come out with some intensity. Coach told us that it’s all about the intensity and the energy that we bring to this game because it’s a big one. It’s the first game of the last ten, so right now we want another. They rose up in the beginning of the second half so we knew we had to match their intensity or it was going to be a long night.”

 

Senior Forward Cartier Martin

On his play tonight...

“It was just a matter of coming out and playing tonight. I really wasn’t worried about how many points I was going to score. I was just worried about how I could help my team get a win. I hit a few baskets and I knocked down some free throws, which was the most important thing for tonight. We made most of our free throws. The main thing for me was just doing what I could do to help my team win. I was just doing what I had to do.”

 

On the play of David Hoskins...

“Dave and I are the leading scorers on the team so we needed to make it a point to get the ball to the basket or start making shots from the outside. However it went, we needed to do it. Dave was aggressive down low. He got to the foul line and made his free throws. Then, when they’d double down on him, he’d kick it out to me for a wide open three in the corner.”

 

On pulling off the victory...

“We’re playing as a team. When the offense is not going well, we find a way to get it done on the defensive end I think the main thing for us is to just stay together, keep playing aggressive and play our style of ball.”