Kansas State Player Quotes

Senior Guard Claire Coggins

On the responsibility of a loss ...

 “I think our team relies, somewhat, well a lot on threes. At the Colorado game we shot 35.  It’s hard when we can’t get threes to go down, that’s a big part of our offense whenever Dietz or I hits the big three we all just kind of feed off of that. Whether or not we are hitting outside shots we got to find a way to get to the rim and get to the free throw line and do all those other things.”

 

On the last three halves...

“Last season we got beat at Missouri and at Texas A&M by thirty or more too. It was a fight tonight, the only difference between last year and this year is that we keep fighting. It’s disappointing but I can look at every single one of my teammates and know they are going to come back on Monday and work hard and I know I’m going to come back and work hard. We can’t let it get us down; we have eight games left, eight wins, look at our record, that’s a great record. It’s disappointing always to lose a game. This team doesn’t die and we don’t stop.”

 

Sophomore Guard Shalee Lehning

On overall play...

Texas game out and did a great job pressing us and forcing us to do things that we weren’t able to do and that’s what it boiled down to. We just weren’t hitting shots. It’s nice to see that we came out and competed a lot harder than in the Colorado game when we were a little bit passive. No matter what hit us, we still fought through it. Texas did a great job, it was just the fact that we didn’t compete or execute and our shots weren’t falling. Our shots are going to fall and on any given night, our shots are going to fall. This is something we are going to bounce back from; we are not going to hang our heads. Texas did a great job and they won this game. We need to come to the gym tomorrow and practice a little better.”

 

Freshman Forward Ashley Sweat

Thoughts on the game...

“Before the Colorado game we talked about how much bigger Texas was than us. Texas plays great defense, they were up in our face and standing next to Tiffany Jackson made me feel tiny. We have got to be more aggressive and get to the basket and our shots are going to fall. They played great defense.”