Pittsburg State Coach and Player Quotes

Pittsburg State Head Coach Lane Lord

On playing K-State...
"Coach Patterson has a young team. We talked before the game and I guarantee they will be a great team by the end of the season because Patterson does a great job of coaching. They did a good job of executing and I think that they got way better from their first game. They really executed tonight and hopefully we can improve
We improved in the first half, but did not do too well in the second half.

On Nicole McCombs...
"Nicole is really a great player in our league. Against these Big 12 schools she is not as big, obviously, but she uses what she has. She is all-conference for a reason. She can score with the basketball and I really think she is doing a great job with Lauren Brown who is 6-6 and very raw. Nicole is trying to take her under her wing and help her out. We need Lauren Brown to be good. We need to get her going and make something of her. She is something not everyone has being 6-6. Our kids are doing a good job. We will get back to the drawing board tomorrow and get to work. We have a huge home opener Sunday against an 11th ranked Oklahoma Central team and that will draw a good crowd. We can really show our fans what we have been working on.

Pittsburg Player Quotes
Freshman Guard Drew Roberts

On her play...
"I did not look at the scoreboard a lot, but it worked out with the offense for me to get some shots. Even though we did not win, I thought we played very good as a team. We played them close, especially in the first half. We have definitely improved since our last game against Nebraska, even though we did not win that game either. I think as a team we are getting better.

On the future of the team...
"I think in the future we will be a good team. We need to learn to box out and improve our press game. Those are both things we can work on in practice. But at the same time, it is always fun to play bigger teams. We are never supposed to win, but it is still fun to come up against Big 12 teams."