Kansas State Quotes

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Kansas State Head Coach quotes
Head Coach Frank Martin
On the change in the first half to the opening minutes of the second half...
"I thought we played defensively with a lot of passion and fire and enthusiasm in the first half, we were trying to run this new offense that we were trying to put in against 1-3-1 zones and unfortunately one of my major flaws is that I am stubborn and I wanted us to make it work when it was not working, but I also take pride in not being completely dumb so at halftime we went back to what we had in place."

On the contribution from K-State's post players...
"They have been great, if I had done what we are comfortable in the first half, then they would have been better. I was trying to force us to do something that obviously we were not comfortable with."

On his success as Head Coach...
"It is not about me, it is about us. It is not about me, never has and never will be. All the assistants have had opportunities to work elsewhere but those guys stayed here because they believe in us. The kids have had chances to leave but they did not because they believe in us."

Kansas State Player Quotes
Guard Jacob Pullen
On if they were a little rusty in the first half...
"Defensively I think we were playing well and playing with a lot of energy. They made some tough shots. Offensively we were a little rusty. We were kind of confused with the zone they were in because it was not a traditional one-three-one. They tried to step back and really protect the middle. We were not moving and we kind of fell asleep. They were able to keep it a game and we were not able to pull away until the second-half."

On how aggressive they were in the first part of the second half...
"We were very aggressive. We understood what we were doing wrong in the lockerroom. Frank (Martin) came in and simply said that we could either make our season or break our season by losing a game like this. A lot of us upperclassmen understood what he was saying and we took it to another level in the second half."

On the consecutive twenty win seasons...
"It just shows how hard Frank (Martin) has worked. He has had some great coaches that have come before him, so to be mentioned with Jack Hartman, Tex Winter, and Lon Kruger is pretty good. It says something about how he recruits as well. He recruits good players and he gets them to buy into his system and play hard."

Forward Curtis Kelly
On his play down low...
"I think I did well because all my teammates were finding me in the post. They were finding me so well and that all I really had to do was go up and dunk it."

On how hyped he was on his last dunk...
"I was not too hyped. I was more hyped when Jacob (Pullen) told me 'good job on the last two plays. You just got me double digits in assists.' I felt good contributing to his double-double in assists."

On Pullen's ten assists...
"It is the weekend of love with Valentine's Day coming up. That is what got him the ten assists. He was trying to spread the love."