Kansas State Player Quotes

Senior Forward David Hoskins

On the offensive play of the Wildcats...

“It was a little weight off our shoulders. I think we shot the ball 50 percent as a team, that is pretty good. We are just happy to get that monkey off our back.”

 

On the game being close for most of the game...

“I just think that defensively we were just not executing, when we did start doing that then it got easier for us. We were scoring but they were scoring right back so we just need to play better defense. At the end we put Akeem (Wright) on their best player and he just showed up. Akeem is a great defensive player and coach just asked him if he could guard him, and he did.”

 

On the importance of the New Mexico game...

“It is very important. Coach Huggins has stressed to us how good they are said that if we come out and play like we did tonight then it won’t be good for us. He said that they are a team that is capable of being beaten so we just have to come out and do it.”

 

Junior Guard Blake Young

On his performance tonight...

“Once I hit the first shot I just felt like I was in a rhythm, so I just kept shooting and it kept going in. I tried to play aggressive and get to the rim. Coach Huggins wanted me to get more aggressive and get to the line more, so that is what I tried to do. Once I started getting more aggressive then the shots started falling for me.”