Kansas State Player Quotes

Senior Guard Claire Coggins

On the Wildcats’ current skid and the team’s confidence...

“I don’t think our confidence is hurt at all. We’re a team that likes to play basketball and we like to get better every day. We know that we’re good and we have faith in each other, in our staff, in our coaches everyone has faith in each other. We’ve got confidence. Teams go through times where they lose and we’re not going to be the kind of team that quits. We have six games left and we see that as a great opportunity. We’re done with what’s (behind us). I think its easy for teams to get down and lose their confidence, but thank the Lord that’s not the type of team I’m on and that’s not what we pride ourselves on being.”

 

On the depth Nebraska displayed at the post position due to fouls...

Nebraska is a very experienced team. They don’t get rattled whether their best players are on the bench or not. Our team needs to look at that and really take advantage of the situations that are given to us. That’s one place where we may be lacking whenever we get a great opportunity we have to take advantage of it. There were times where I think we could have got to the foul line a lot more with our post players being strong in there and taking advantage of their great, great post players being on the bench.”

 

On challenges Nebraska guard Kiera Hardy presents...

“Kiera (Hardy) is very lethal you really have to pay attention to her. She demands great respect with her drive, she’s got great moves off her handle, she’s got a great step-back three she can hit from deep range. It’s great when we can limit a great player like that to 13 points that’s a relatively quiet game for her. She’s definitely someone you have to focus on and bring a great deal of attention to. She’s a spark for their team.”

 

Junior Guard Kimberly Dietz

On her recent shooting woes...

“They haven’t been falling lately. I’m praying and hoping they’re going to start. Hopefully that lid comes off the basket and I can hit some shots. I just have to settle down when I get the ball, take my time more and use my knees. Hopefully, sooner or later, they’ll start falling.”  

 

On any mechanical flaws to her shot...

“I don’t think at this point its mechanics. I just have to have confidence and really get my feet set. Sometimes I’m just in a rush. My teammates give me great looks, I just have to put it in the hole.”