K-State vs. Oklahoma State Postgame Quotes


Kansas State Coach and Player Quotes
Big 12 Pool Reporter
Official statement on ruling at end of overtime…
“By rule, we must review any shot at triple zeros. We counted the shot good on the floor, and by rule, we review any shot that is made with triple zeros on the clock, which we did. When we reviewed it, the ball was still in her hand at triple zeros, therefore it did not count.”

Head Coach Jeff Mittie
Opening Statement…
“Well some games you cannot explain. This one would fit into that category. I thought we played extremely hard. I thought we executed some things fairly well and others not so well. We had issues in that regard. I felt that we competed as hard as we have competed probably all year. We did not start the game that way and I was not happy with that. It was 8-1 in rebounds at the first media timeout. After that we were much better on the glass and much better throughout the game. It gave us a chance to win. The offensive rebounds, I think, is a season-high and that gave us a chance to win the game.”

On offensive rebounds in last minutes of game…
“We had the ball a lot did we not? We just battled and battled through some different things. If you do that enough you might look up at the end, you might be okay.  I do not want to call it a break, but the time is the time and you are not that far off from going the other way either. I was proud of our group. They certainly were engaged in what we were trying to accomplish at both ends of the floor. I thought they did some really good things.”

On Oklahoma State’s shot to end overtime…
“On first look, I turned to [the girls] in the huddle and you see that [last shot] go in. I told the girls it is out of their hands. You did everything I asked you to do on that last play. Let us just wait for the replay. I honestly thought it was good. I had not seen the play yet. They were still working on some clips, so I did not see how late it was. But I did think it was good.”

Senior forward Ashia Woods
On playing with more intensity during senior year…
“Yes, there is a little more urgency knowing that it is coming to an end. We are playing with more energy and more passion. Another thing is we have a little more experience to lead our team and that plays a role on how well we do on the court.”

On making the late free-throw…..
“It is a new shot and to have confidence with the next one whether I made the first one or not. One thing is to actually just shoot it and not think that I am going to miss. That is what I was thinking about even though I missed nine, but when it was crunch-time to just shoot it.”

Senior guard Haley Texada
On playing with more intensity during senior year…
“Going into my senior year thinking it is our last does not hit you in the moment how fast it is going by, and sitting those two games showed me I would not get this game back. To go out and just leave it out on the court, even if you get hurt to leave it out on the court.”

Sophomore Forward Breanna Lewis
On strong overall performance…
“I was trying to focus on defense because I need to help my teammates get the ball back and score. I wanted to really focus on defense because the past few games I was not playing very well, so I need to just take it day by day.”