Kansas-Kent State Postgame Quotes

Dec. 1, 2008

Kent State Head Coach Geno Ford

Kansas 87, Kent State 60

December 1, 2008

On the Kent State turnovers:

“We came out and threw the ball away 14 times in the first half. That was caused by a couple of things: Kansas played really hard and they defended well and they did a good job of denying Al (Fischer) the ball. I think that Al was a little bit leg-weary after playing back-to-back games, but the reality is you have to tee it up when it’s time. I thought they really guarded him well. They guarded him better than Illinois or Texas A&M did and I have to give them credit for that.”

On Kansas:

“Kansas poses major problems for a lot of teams. They have a center in Cole Aldrich that might be the best center in the country. Then they have a guard in (Sherron) Collins that can break you down off the dribble. That makes it really tough. They have other guys that can play as well, but it comes down to what you want to do. Do you want to sag down and give up the outside which we did a couple times and they hit open shots. Or you can play him (Aldrich), one-on-one and at one point I thought he was going to foul our whole team out in the first half. He buries you close to the rim and you end up fouling him because he pins you so deep.”

On Kansas center Cole Aldrich:

“He is much improved. I saw him in the NCAA Tournament because their draw called for them to play right before we did. He has to be the most improved player in college basketball. A year ago watching him wasn’t that impressive and now I watch him and he is amazing. He certainly is a big time player at this point.”