Kansas State Player quotes

Senior Forward Cartier Martin

On playing his last game at K-State...

“It was emotional being my last time to be able to play in front of these great fans that we have. Coach Huggins has helped me out through a lot. He’s helped me improve my game. I just want to show him appreciation on how I feel about the things he has done for me. We definitely went out with a bang on this one. I couldn’t ask for anything better. I went out with my career high and with a win.”

 

On his defensive play...

“I felt like I had to do whatever I could to help us win a game. Our defensive effort was great in the first half as a team. I just tried to do my part to do what I could to help out on the defensive end. I’m basically just doing what Coach Huggins has been teaching us.”

 

Senior Guard Akeem Wright

On playing his last game at K-State...

“Coach (Huggins) just talked about sending us out right and coming out and playing hard. This was a big game that we needed on a night where this would be the last time for us to play here anymore. Everybody came out with energy in the first half and really set the tone”

 

On the pressure of getting to the NCAA tournament...

”When the pressure is on the line you have to step up. As college players this is the situation that we always want to put ourselves in. You always want to have the chance and see how you respond and I think that is what we did tonight.”

 

Junior Forward David Hoskins

On the team’s confidence going into the Big 12 Tournament...

“We are feeling kind of confident right now, but we know we have a chance to play Texas Tech again so we are looking forward to that. We want to win the tournament. That’s our next goal; to go into the Big 12 Tournament and win.

 

On the play of Cartier Martin...

“He had the best game on his night. There is nothing more you can say. He had 30 points. I don’t even remember him missing. I don’t think there is a better shooter in the league and once he heats up he is on fire and you can’t really stop it.”

 

On K-State’s large first half lead...

“I think it was our defense. We stepped up and played better defense in that first half and that carried us. When the other team is not scoring, it is a little bit easier to run plays and get the momentum on your side.”