K-State Coach Quotes

November 25, 2008


Oakland at Kansas State

Kansas State Coach Quotes


Head Coach Frank Martin

On K-State’s balanced scoring offense...

“That is who we need to be as a basketball team. We played against a zone team today and against a zone you need good ball movement, the big guys have to be patient because a lot of the times when you get a zone you still have to do your job and post up. Because of the zone the ball can always got in there so you have to rely on the jump shots and as the game went on I thought our guys got more comfortable about attacking there. To our guys credit they shot the ball, moved the ball, and did their jobs. We made shots when we were open and that is what you have to do to attack a zone.”


On having 24 assists and 28 field goals...

“That is what you have to have to be a good. Assist numbers up usually means good ball movement. The thing that we try to emphasize in practice and we do half way decent job, but it is part of a learning process that you have to go do when there is officials, fans, television and everything else that goes with a college basketball game. I thought Dominic Sutton was phenomenal in what he did against the zone today. I thought he moved the ball and attacked gaps. I thought he got shots for people. When we shot the ball he got on the glass and made opportunities for everybody.”


On junior forward Abdul Herrera...

“He has been practicing for three weeks. He is going to give us a presence at the rim. He kind of flopped around out there today because he was nervous like every other kid that goes out there for their first college basketball game. He is big and can block shots.  Offensively he has a feel hoe to play around the basket and score by himself. He is another person that we have that can bring something to the table.”


On defensive play...

“Defensively we were good. We paid attention to the scouting report and stuck to our principals. We played disciplined and the only thing that was discouraging to me was in the second half when we gave up six or seven offensive rebounds. Towards the end of the game you cannot do that. You cannot play until you’re comfortable you have to play buzzer to buzzer. They had 17 offensive rebounds and you cannot give that up. If we would not have made the threes that we made today then that would have been huge stat. Defensive rebounds is something that we have to do a better job of. When we rebound that ball we are so fast we can put a lot of pressure on people so we have to come up with clean rebounds.”