K-State Head Coach Frank Martin Quotes

On the quick turnaround before tonight's game...
"There is no excuse because they just did the same thing. They just played Missouri and have not played at home all year. They go out and complete their hearts out. This game is on me. We came into practice yesterday banged up and had some guys battling some injuries after the Alabama game. We came in yesterday and tried to coach them through their minds and that did not work too well."

On the physicality of Arkanasas-Pine Bluff...
"That is how they play every night. If you picked any game to watch on film, they play like that. It is a credit to their kids and their coaches that they play relentlessly. If you told me that I had to coach a team that wouldn't play at home until the middle of January and play the teams that they played, and I could keep my guys playing that hard every single night, I would be extremely proud."

On having a break at this point in the season...
"Most kids on our team are not from around here. They have been away from their friends and families since September. We have been going at it really hard, and all the guys in the locker room have committed themselves to growing and becoming a better team. Our young guys can't wait to get to go home tomorrow. This break is very well deserved."