Post-Game Quotes

Feb. 19, 2014

Recap |  Final Stats

TCU 64, Kansas State 44
Daniel-Meyer Coliseum
Fort Worth, Texas 

TCU head coach Jeff Mittie
Opening statement: 

"I had been avoiding (a big celebration from players) for 20 years. I wasn't expecting it for the 15th win. There were spots in this game where we were really good, but it was a sloppy game all the way around.  There were 18 turnovers by us and 22 by Kansas State. All in all, it was a pretty decent effort and we were able to get back into a rhythm. I think we got better as the game went on. I'm glad we were able to get that 15th win."

On his outlook going into the team's first meeting with Kansas State:
"I was concerned coming in knowing that the way Kansas State guards, we were going to have to make shots. We were coming off the West Virginia game, which was pretty physical, and we had to turn around and get back to normal. All in all, I thought we played better. We got off to a slow start, but we really played well those last 15 minutes of the first half. We really dug in defensively and offensively once we got the game in transition."

On his 300th win
"I'll be honest, 300 is a big milestone to TCU, but 15 wins is bigger for us. That's the way it is. A lot of people contributed to the 300."

TCU senior center Latricia Lovings
On what it meant for her to see coach Mittie get his milestone victory during her senior year
"It means a lot. The past couple of weeks we had been struggling to get a win. For us to come home, get one and it be Coach Mittie's 300th win, was pretty special. We knew how much it meant to him even though he didn't say much about it at all. He really deserved it."

On breaking records with teammate Natalie Ventress
"It means a lot. We are just two little girls from Fort Worth who grew up playing basketball together. We never thought we would be breaking records at this level. It's a blessing for us to do this side-by-side with our parents in the crowd. We had our chest out. I played with [Ventress] for the first time in seventh grade when she was in the sixth, and to do this next to her is a blessing."

TCU junior guard Natalie Ventress
On breaking the 1,000-point barrier
"I'm excited about it. This is a huge blessing. I don't know how to explain it. I had been trying to get it for three days. We came back home and my mom was in the stands, and I did it for her. I was just in this game and I really didn't focus on getting the 1,000 points. I just wanted to win and that was our main focus." 



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