Kansas State vs. Lamar Postgame Quotes

Kansas State Head Coach Quotes

Head Coach Jeff Mittie
On performance…
“I am not happy with our guard play in the second half, but I was not happy with finishing at the rim in the second half. I thought we could have played tougher, but I think it was probably necessary for us to go through a game where we have to ride that through a little bit. It was the appropriate amount of chaos in the first half because we were taking advantage of it.”

On what changed after first quarter...
“I do not think that we were making the simple plays. In the first quarter, it seemed like we were making the simple plays. It seemed like Lamar was having trouble with our size and as the game went on, we had trouble with their scrappy style of play.”

On Lamar’s defense…
“I thought a combination of both their defense and our lack of efficiency led to our struggles in the second half. We missed a lot of layups in the third quarter and we seemed to have a lot of chances at the rim. Our bigs struggled tonight. We struggled finishing at the rim.”

On second half...
“We need to play better. I think the opportunity is there for us to push the thing into the nineties. We had 12 turnovers in the second half and it kept us out of the easy plays. Even though we missed at the rim, it was not nearly as easy as the baskets we got in the first half. We certainly did not have the easy threes that we had in the first half.”



Lamar Head Coach Quotes

Head Coach Robin Harmony
Opening overall performance…
“I think that we played a great team. Obviously, we did not shoot well as a team, but we started the game off and we were a little shocked. We never recovered from that first ten minutes. We were outsized by them. Apart from not shooting very well, we just need to do a better job against the teams that we play in our conference.”

On Kansas State…
“Kansas State never gave up and they are very fundamental. We made mistakes where we turned the ball over when we were not even being pressed. We know we need to go home and get better. We are not going to face teams like Kansas State in our conference, but this is something that we can learn from and grow.”