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Nov. 26, 2010

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Kansas State vs. Texas Southern
K-State Quotes
Head Coach Frank Martin
On overall performance…
“For the first 30 or 32 minutes I thought it was as well as we have played. We were getting shots through the offense, rather than holding onto the basketball and getting shots from 1-on-1 play. I think we had 18 assists with six minutes left in the game. For the first 30 to 32 minutes of the game I was extremely pleased.”

On the team’s defense…
“It’s the best we have played. We got to the right places defensively, our locations were better, we took charges, we didn’t get out of the way. We rebounded the ball on both ends of the floor. Offensively, like I said, we got shots through our offense and not through guys holding onto the ball. We have a good group of guys. They do not like losing and I do not like losing, they care. We came in the past two days and prepared to play this next game because it is the only thing that you can do. You can’t dwell on that. You have to move forward.”

On what happened in the last six minutes…
“Guys are shooting uncontested lay-ups, open 3’s, things that did not happen in the first 30 minutes of the game. Obviously the immaturity of our team showed. We have guys who think that they are playing in a recreation center league, just go out there and do not do their jobs. It’s unfortunate because we played pretty well before that.”

On offensive rebounding…
“We took good shots. My definition of a good shot is a shot that comes from the offense and it’s a shot where the floor balance is good, which means you have people in place to rebound the basketball. When you take shots that don’t move the defense, offensive rebounding becomes very difficult because the defense can then block you out. When you make the defense move, and the way you make the defense move is by passing the basketball, the defense then has to rotate, you have to go weak side to strong side, strong side to weak side. That’s what happens when you reverse the basketball. Our big guys posted today with the most authority that they have done all year. We still aren’t doing a good job of throwing it in the post, but that is a collective effort there.”

Senior Guard Jacob Pullen
On the team’s performance tonight…
“I thought we bounced back well. We did a good job of guarding the ball and forcing them into things that we wanted to do so we could get into position to take some charges and force the tempo of the game, to speed it up. We took some good shots and we really attacked the offensive glass. I think (Coach) Frank (Martin) was pleased for the most part through the first 30-some minuets.”

On turnovers …
“It is due to immaturity and a lack of concentration. It took away from what we were doing earlier in the game; really pressuring them and making them take tough shots. We took our foot off the gas because we figured it was over and they made shots. They saw us decelerate and they put their foot on the gas. Those are minor mistakes that we need to fix and these are the games where we need to tune it up.”

On bouncing back after losing to Duke …
“I put Tuesday behind me when I woke up on Wednesday morning. I just wanted to come out and win a basketball game. I am a competitor. I hate the fact that we lost (to Duke) and today was a chance for us to win another game and I just focused on that. I knew my shot would fall. I knew the ball would go through the net and I will continue to get in the gym and shoot shots like I always do. I wanted to concentrate on trying to get my teammates shots like I always do, too. So, I thought we had a good performance as a team.”

Senior Forward Curtis Kelly
On the team’s success on the glass…
“I thought we did a good job attacking the boards. We were aggressive on the boards and I think that affected them a lot. We have to continue doing that. There were a lot of rebounds that our bigs missed but for the most part, we all did a good job. I think a lot of us had five or more rebounds and I think that is great.”

On getting back into game-shape …
“I think I am getting there. This is only my third game, so I think I am getting better. I am getting back into the motion of the game. But I think my turnovers are affecting me. I think that is because I try to make the home run play too much instead of relaxing. But as the season goes on, I will relax a little more and that will bring my turnovers down.”

On the chemistry amongst the frontcourt…
“I think the more we practice with each other, the more we are going to learn where each other is going to be on the floor. If VO (Victor Ojeleye) is in, I know he likes to pop and stay on the outside. If Freddy (Asprilla), Wally (Judge) or JO (Jordan Henriquez-Roberts) is in, I know to pass to them because they can finish strong. So I think I am getting to know them and they are getting to know me, so I think we are getting better.”

Texas Southern Quotes
Head Coach Tony Harvey

On Kevin Galloway …
“He is having to do a lot. I have to get him some help. When he does a decent job on the offensive end, he is killing us on the other side of the ball because he has to do so much and that is why I need to get him some extra help. He is having to play too many minutes right now, but that is the hand that we are being dealt right now and we have to build off of that.”

On team outlook …
“I know that I have two solid and proven scorers and I know that I have some scorers that are sitting out. We have some guys that are solid contributors. I think that Aaron Clayborn is capable of giving me more minutes and more points. Daniel King is capable of giving us more points and rebounds and things to that extent. We are much better than we showed tonight. We just have to build off of it.”

On difference in rebounds …
“Kansas State is a physical team and their physicality had a lot to do with it. They can be an intimidating team but that should not have had anything to do with it. They are a nice team and have done a nice job of building the program.”