Colorado Quotes

Kansas State vs. Colorado
Colorado Quotes
Head Coach Jeff Bzdelik
Opening Statement...
"I thought we put ourselves in a good position after the first 20 minutes. But the start of the second 20 minutes we turned the ball over, giving K-State some easy baskets. We missed several shots which put us on our heels and allowed them to really push it hard at us and get a couple of easy baskets. They got a couple of offensive boards which gave them a couple more easy baskets. We had an inability to make shots, inability to take care of the basketball and our inability to put bodies on people allowed them to get separation early on."

On K-State's defense...
"Well I am not going to be one of those coaches that says, 'We did not do this, we did not do that.'  We did not play well, and half of that was K-State's defense, and their strength on the offensive boards."

On K-State...
"They are as good as anybody, and we have played a very difficult schedule. Our schedule will be ranked as one of the Top 25 most difficult in the country. K-State is certainly a good team with a lot of experience in the backcourt and athleticism, strength and size in the frontcourt. I expect them to finish very strongly and make some noise in the postseason."

Freshman Guard Alec Burks
On how to turn around the season...
"We have just got to play harder and play with heart. We have got to execute and not have so many turnovers; we turned the ball over a lot today. We cut down on that and execute our offense and we can play with anybody. So we are just going to go to work on Monday and get ready for OU.

On K-State's defense...
"K-State is very good defensively. They take charge, they track you and they are long and active. They are very physical and they're hard, very hard to play on defense. Their defense is up there in the top two of teams that we have played, just because they play so hard. I respect that.