Kansas State Quotes

Head Coach Deb Patterson

Opening statement...
"Not to state the obvious but I thought we were pretty good and competitive against a high quality opponent in the first half. But, we did not come out in the second half with the same intensity and accountability that we have to bring. We did not rebound the ball at the level we have been. We also got a little tentative in the first few minutes in the second half. I thought we might be able to overcome it but we could not. I thought there were four or five foul situations when they went inside to Griner (Brittney) that really changed the game. After that I did not think we responded with a great deal of toughness. I did not think we dug in well on the offensive end. We had so many wasted offensive possessions in the second half. Of course you have to credit Baylor's defense especially in the second half they were tremendous. I think it was pretty obvious that it was a tale of two halves for us."

On the foul trouble in the paint...
"I think obviously we had a lot of difficulty defensively the second half. I do not think we necessarily saw a lot of different offenses from the first to the second half from them. We got a little nicked up with fouls and I thought overall we just got more and more passive on both ends of the floor."

Forward Jalana Childs

On her success early in the game...
"I was just trying to play my game. I am a post player so I score in the post. I knew I was going to get blocked sometimes since I was going up against a 6'8'' player. There was not a different strategy this game. I just had to keep going at it and try to get to the line."

Forward Ashley Sweat

On Baylor's 20-2 run in the second half...
"It was a combination of a few things. Baylor is a great defensive team with the presence of Griner (Brittney), which is something that you will not see with any other team in the country. But, I think a lot of it had to do with our offense. If your combine their defense with us not executing on offense then we will not be successful."