Kansas State Quotes

Kansas State vs. Iowa State
K-State Quotes

Head Coach Frank Martin
Opening statement...
"My hat is off to Greg McDermott. As disappoint as I am in our guys, I am extremely happy for him. I am happy for those kids (Iowa State), with all the injuries and the different things they have had to absorb over the last two years. With all the close loses they have had this year, Greg has continued to get those kids to play their hearts out."

On whether he ever had a decent feel for how his team was playing...
"We started alright. Then the game got hard and we did not do very well. If you cannot rebound the ball then you cannot win. You can say whatever you want about the shooting, but if you cannot rebound the ball then you cannot win."

On what this makes his team...
"We have played 30 games. I am not a guy that worries about one day. I am a big picture kind of guy. Bill Parcells has a great line 'you are who your record tells you are.' We lost three home games so that is who we are. We are not a championship level team in the Big 12 because we cannot win at home."

On his reaction to the loss...
"It is disappointing. I am disappointed that we could not send our seniors out with a win. I am disappointed that we could not give the people of K-State a win on the last game this season at home. It is unfortunate that in this business success is measured on wins and losses. As a coach, I measure success in your ability to continue to get your kids to do their jobs regardless of the obstacles that you come across."

Kansas State Player Quotes
Forward Curtis Kelly
On mistakes made...
"All the breakdowns we had, a lot of the things we build and instead of coming back in the next game and doing things differently, we  end up doing them the same. That is the same thing that happened when we played Oklahoma State. Our defense usually keeps us in these games and today we didn't guard the right way."

On still being a top team...
"I don't think the pressure will build, but I think that people are going to start to wonder about us a little more. A lot of people thought we were the team to beat, now I think we have moved down a little bit.

Guard Jacob Pullen
On focus...
"We have got to focus on post-season play. Try to get some energy, try to redirect a lot of negative things into positives and try to move forward. We still have a great opportunity, going in as the number two seed in the Big 12 tournament and possible number 2 seed in the NCAA tournament. We still have a great opportunity for post season play."