Kansas State Player Quotes

Freshman Forward Michael Beasley

On second half defense...

“They got easy shots and wide open shots. We broke down on defense. We couldn’t take care of the ball so they got wide open layups.”

 

On Bill Walker...

“He had a bad game or two, but you can’t get mad at him for having a bad game. Everybody has bad games. Bill is just being Bill. He wasn’t really spectacular; he was just being him.

 

On breaking Mitch Richmond’s scoring record...

“I know who Mitch Richmond is. It doesn’t mean anything to me. I don’t care about individual records. I’m trying to get to the NCAA tournament. It would be the first time we’ve been to the tournament in a long time. They can keep the individual records; I’m just trying to win.”

 

On Clent Stewart’s proposal...

“I’m happy for Stew. That’s a beautiful thing. It was unexpected. He’s got all the heart in the world for that. That’s scary; what if she would have said no?”

 

On going to the NBA...

“I’m here at Kansas State, and I’m not looking to the future. I’m not trying to place myself on another team before our seasons over. After the season, Coach and I will sit down and discuss everything that’s going on, and share our thoughts on that. We will come up with a decision.”

 

Senior Guard Blake Young

On second half defense ...

”They got some easy baskets off of our turnovers. That allowed them to get back into the game. We broke down on defense and they got easy layups for wide open shots.”

 

On Bill Walker...

“He did hit some key baskets when we needed them in the middle when they were making their run. He gave us a lift that we needed at that time.”

 

On his concerns with the defense...

“It’s nothing to be concerned about. We have to stop teams from getting easy baskets. We have to stop turning the ball over in times like that. We just have to stay focused and keep playing defense. To win the game we just have to keep playing defense and you can’t keep laying down like that. We have this hard away game against Iowa State. They’re going to compete and try and defend at home.”