Kansas State Player Quotes

Freshman forward Michael Beasley

On being in the “Zone”...

“I was just going with the flow, just going with the wind. Lucky for me, the wind blew me to a special place.”

 

On the K-State run that brought the team back from a 10-point deficit...

“It felt good I guess. I’m more happy that we got the win, that we beat them by a lot of points. It felt good though, I’m also happy that we got the win. Points don’t really matter to me.”

 

On his hot start to the second half...

“Somebody on their team said Beasley who’ before they went into the locker room at halftime that kind of upset me.

 

On hitting three three-pointers...

“I was shooting like Kevin Durant. Did you see those, those were hot. The third one, I didn’t think was going in. I didn’t know I was going to shoot three threes. I’ve never done that before, it felt good.”

 

Again on being in the “Zone”...

“I don’t think I’ve been in the zone yet. I’m hoping to get there. It’s like the 10th floor and I think I’ve reached the sixth maybe. I took over the game, I would say so it was pretty good I guess. I wasn’t in a zone though; I was just taking open shots, playing as a team. I don’t think I took any ill-advised shots. I think I got a couple assists. We’re just playing as a team.”

 

Senior guard Clent Stewart

On Michael Beasley’s performance...

“Mike’s a tremendous talent. He told me at halftime that he was going to get 30 this half. I look at him and said, ok you’ve gotten 30 in a couple games but not in a half. He said I’m going to get 30 this half, watch. He went out there and he was motivated. If you say anything to him to motivate him, if you’re on the opposite team you don’t want to do that. He can score at will. He went out there and started making shots, just doing what he does.”

 

On losing momentum after a quick start to the first half...

“We came out and got the lead and we have to be able to maintain. I think coach said our last bucket in the first half was with like four minutes left. We have to come out and keep pressing on. When you get a big lead you have to keep pressing on, you can’t relax.”