K-State Head Coach Frank Martin Quotes

Opening statement...
"I thought for the most part we played pretty unselfish. We tried to force the issue a couple times which led to turnovers. I was happy with the way we shared the ball. We had 20 assists, and that is a pretty good number to have in your first game.

On Curtis Kelly...
"He brings us what Denis Clemente brought us when he first started last year. He ran the floor and got on defense pretty well. He brings emotion to this team and has the ability to make big plays happen.

On what he expects to get from an exhibition game like this...
" Well we have five freshman and Curtis Kelly who have never stepped on the floor before for us until today. It is just the simple fact that playing with referees and up tempo can get you ready for the regular season. The biggest thing is just getting use to the speed of the college basketball game. It was also good for Jamar Samuels who was playing at a different position on the floor.

On why Luis Colon didn't play...
"I just felt that we didn't need him to reinjure his hand again in a game where the points do not really count. He still wears a brace during practice and we will see how he plays without it in this upcoming week."