Texas Tech Quotes

Head Coach Pat Knight

 

On the start of the game...

“They (K-State) just killed us to start the game. It was just like the Nebraska and Stanford game and the second half of  the Texas game. When you are playing anyone in this league you can’t get off to a start like that. This team (K-State) is playing the best of any team in the league right now, now they have won six in a row. We are playing on the road and they keep gaining momentum and their crowd really gets into it.  We stress all week about the first five minutes and I was really disappointed after coming off a good performance against Baylor to come in here and not show up.”

 

On the winning streak that K-State is on...

“It is all confidence. It started with that Colorado game. I watched it at home, they were struggling being 0-4, then they won a game on the road in overtime and that was huge. Colorado is a heck of a team to play because they play differently then everybody else. It was a good game for them to win. I think that is what started it. They gained confidence and now it has started to snowball into a couple more victories. That made them realize that the stuff they do works and that they can play in this conference. I told Frank (Martin) he has done a heck of a job with these guys. He has them playing and playing at the right time.”

 

On the timeout called during the second possession of the game...

“I saw it coming. I told them here we go gentlemen. They are going to have us down 20 before we even know it.’ We told them that we wanted to take away all threes. We were going to stay on Pullen (Jacob) and Clemente (Denis) and face guard them. We gave up three threes so I called a timeout."