SE Missouri State Coach & Player Quotes

Head Coach Zac Roman

On his impression of the K-State team...

“I like their team a lot. Coach Martin does a great job with them. They run their stuff, they defend, they deny everything and it’s hard to get in your offense against them. He’s got a really great team.”

 

On what stood out about K-State...

“Their defense (stood out). Like I said, they deny everything. A lot of teams don’t do that now, but they’re scrappy, they’re on the ball the whole time and it’s hard to get in your stuff. Our guys had a problem with that in the first half.”

 

On what was different in the second half...

“I think we came out a little flat. We played two days in a row on the road. I think our guys were a little intimidated, but they bounced back and they competed the second half.”

 

On the struggles facing his team...

“Everyone know what our program is going through, and I keep telling our guys to stick together. This team is your family right now and we have to stick together and try to get better everyday. We got better today. We got better in the game against New Mexico and we have to keep getting better.”

 

Guard Kenard Moore

On how the team started the second half...

“We came out with more intensity than in the first half. We played hard. We only have, like, seven people, but we played hard.”

 

On the difficulty in playing with limited numbers...

“It was real hard, if you know what I mean. But, you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do. We tried to get a victory and we came up short, but we played hard and that’s what counts, that we played hard.”

 

On what was different for him in the second half...

“My teammates started setting screens. They didn’t set them in the first half, but in the second half they started setting screens and I got open a lot and I found my shot coming off of screens.”

 

On his impression of K-State’s team...

“They’re a pretty good team. They play together and have good chemistry. They are well coached and they play pretty hard.”