K-State vs. Grambling State Postgame Quotes

Kansas State Head Coach Quotes

Head Coach Jeff Mittie  
Opening statement…
“I do not know that there is a whole lot to say about that one. We struggled most of the day. We have to show up ready to play better. We have not practiced well and that has been a concern of mine. I think we played like we practiced.”

On K-State’s defense…
“I have been fairly pleased with that fact that I did not feel like our defense has been tied to our offense. Today I thought as we missed easy plays our defensive energy got less and less. We missed some easy plays. I would be lying if I said it was not frustrating at times in the first half because we had layup opportunity after layup opportunity after layup opportunity and nothing to show for it. Defensively I thought we were very lackadaisical at that end.”

On Deborah Meeks…
“We are still inconsistent, but it was good to see Meeks play well today. I think that is a step forward for her today to knock some shots down. More than that, she did more than knock the shots down. She got to the free throw line four times today. She did not have as good of a second half passing the ball, but she had three assists and no turnovers at half. I thought she had a pretty good rhythm today out on the floor. It is good to see her do that because I think she was recruited as a really good three point shooter and it looked like she found her stroke today.”

On Meeks changing from junior college to Division 1…
“I think particularly in juco, it just takes them some time and the learning curve I think can be a little bit of everything from the demands that are so much different. Certainly academically, in the classroom, you go through that for the first time and it just takes some time. In her case, you are moving her around so it takes some time to get down the offense.”

On Kelly Thomson…
“It was good to see her back on the floor. Kelly works really hard and has a great attitude. You have to lock her out of the gym, she is just that type of kid. It was fun to see her get on the floor and nice to see her knock a shot down. It was good to see the fans recognize her coming out on the floor. That was probably the highlight of the day.”