Colorado Coach Quotes

Head Coach Ricardo Patton

On how the game got away from them...

“They had 21 more shots than us. Offensive boards, they just out-rebounded us. I think that this team did to us on the boards what no team has done to us all year. They had more rebounds so they got more opportunities. If you give your opponent 21 more shots than you take then you are going to be in for a long night.”

 

On the turnovers...

“We had six turnovers in the first half and ended up with 24. You just can’t come out in the second half and give the ball away like we did.”

 

On the difference in Kansas State since the hiring of Bob Huggins...

“Well, certainly they play extremely physical. That is the biggest difference. They played hard under the previous coach, but it wasn’t as much body-to-body contact before. We told our team about it and watched film on them, but the only way to get ready for this type of game is to be thrown in it. We have eight guys that have never been in this building but I thought those guys were ready. I was more worried about our guys being intimidated by it, but they were not.”

 

On what this game will do for his young team...

“Well, I think the only thing it does is that it gives you one more experience and that is what it takes to become a good player and a good team. Having been through a lot of different scenarios and playing in a lot of different venues will make you better.”