Kansas State Player Quotes

Senior Guard Shalee Lehning
On Arkansas...
“I think that Arkansas is a great team, and this is a very good challenge for us this early, just the physical play and athleticism that they brought. They have a lot of really good players. For us to handle ourselves and come out with a win, and like Ashley (Sweat) said, win the close one.’ This was just a great challenge for us early, but we matched it and so it is just something to continue to build off of.”

 

On K-State’s start in the second half...
“Ashley (Sweat) and Kari (Kincaid) did a great job of scoring tonight. I’m not worried about the points, as long as my team comes out with the win, and that is what we did, so I’m happy with that.”

 

Junior Forward Ashley Sweat

On playing against an SEC team...

“That is a great conference to come out of; they play Tennessee every year. I think especially in the preseason it is good for us to get a game like that, where we have to battle hard to get a victory. At this point last year some of these tight games, we weren’t winning them. I think this (win) is really good for our team, especially going into Big 12 season.”

 

Senior Forward Marlies Gipson

On tournament MVP Ashley Sweat...

“Ashley (Sweat) did a great job and so did Shalee (Lehning) and the guards of finding us inside. Going into the game we knew we needed to be aggressive and (have) a presence inside.”