K-State WBB Quotes

HEAD COACH DEB PATTERSON
ON THE WIN

“I thought we battled hard.  I think there were segments of the game where we struggled. Our turnovers got us in the first half a little bit, but all and all, for a game on the road, I am satisfied.  I thought we had good balance inside, and defensively, we probably had a few more breakdowns than I would have liked, but it’s a big win.  Any time you get a win on the road, it’s a big win. I think for us it was a big win, because our last two on the road had been losses. We wanted to build off of the success we had on Wednesday, and get a little momentum as we head into the Big 12 Tournament.  You have to gear back up every time you play somebody in this league, but it just felt good to get a road win.”

 

ON COLORADO’S RUN AT THE END OF THE FIRST HALF

“I just don’t think we maintained the aggressiveness that we had to in the first half.  We got a lead, and then we got a little tentative and we started to hold on to the ball a little bit on the perimeter. Once we started holding the ball, it backed us up, and we weren’t really attacking off of the on-ball screens either.  I feel like we were giving up ground, they [Colorado] were very aggressive, and that was what gradually got them back in the game.” 

 

ON SECOND HALF ADJUSTMENTS

“We established early in the second half that Marlies Gibson was going to get touches, and she stayed very aggressive, and that was very important for us. To me, everyone bringing that disposition of not letting the ball die on the spot was pretty big.”

 

ON LEHNING’S TRIPLE DOUBLE

“I think it’s pretty amazing that you come off of being sort of out of play, and being sick, and you go on the road and get a triple double. That’s also a tribute to her teammates and their ability to finish in a lot of situations. Any time we have success individually, we look at the other players and how they stepped up. So the ability that our team brought to the floor to be more balanced today put pressure on their defense. She played with great passion. It’s a special thing any time you see a kid in this league able to post a triple double. Our team brought great balance to the second half in particular. When we get that kind of balance, it allows her to be creative. The boards you work for; for the assists, her teammates were obviously a huge part of it. Her finishing ability in the second half was big too.”

 

SHALEE LEHNING, Sr., G
ON HER PERFORMANCE

“I’m happy that we got the win. We fought hard, and my teammates deserve the credit. They made the shots that help me get the triple double.”

 

ON AGRESSIVENESS

“We started out really aggressive, but we started to fade a little bit in the first half. We got complacent and they made the run on us. In the second half we came out more focused. We were like, we have to come out aggressive for the whole twenty minutes.”