Morgan Big 12 Teleconference

On what he saw of post-game episode on Saturday:

"I shook hands with them and walked off the court, so I don't know what happened. This is the first time I've heard anything about it. Nobody has said anything to me until just now about our fans doing anything to them. That's the first time I've heard of it."

On how he shields players from negative reactions outside program:

"We come in every day, work as hard as we can, point out the things we've got to get better at, and point out the mistakes we make. Hopefully our players understand that when you're playing well and winning, there are a lot of people patting you on the back and telling you how wonderful you are. If you lose, there are people not patting you on the back and telling you how bad you are. It's a part of it. Hopefully we'll be mature enough to handle that, and keep working together to try to be successful."

On Robert Faulkner's status:

"I have not heard anything from the NCAA yet today."

On concerns of team's play early in Big 12:

"We've got some work to do and have to play better. We've had some close calls. We had a close call here with Kansas, and just lost a close game to Colorado in overtime. We had a game at Missouri we should have been able to pull out and didn't. We're close. Somehow we need to find the two or three ingredients that we will need to implement for ourselves to maybe get us to a point where we're not just close and can have some success."

On what those ingredients could be:

"From game to game, it's been little different things. But obviously in the last game the big thing was our rebounding."

On Kansas State's revolving door at center:

"They still have a lot of good defenders and put them in. They put Jeremiah Massey there sometimes and it could be Justin Williams. We'll have to recognize who is there and defend them accordingly."

On last trip to Manhattan and any effects from that:

"It was probably our worst defeat of the year last year. The approach we've got to take is that was last year and this is this year. They've got a different team and we've got a different team. We've got to look at their team this year, which he's done a lot of different things that he was doing last year and it's helped their program. We've got to play as hard as we can and do as best we can."

On K-State's Jeremiah Massey:

"He is a very good player and is one of the best big men in this league. I don't have them ranked and am not going to tell you which one he is or isn't. But he is a very good player and is amongst the best big men in this league. There is no question about that.

"He is good at and around the basket. He can make 15-foot jump shots. He is very strong and unselfish. He's got a personality that you can tell he enjoys playing the game that's infectious. He laughs, is enthusiastic, and is a good teammate."

On ISU's recruitment of Massey a few years ago:

"We liked him a lot (during the recruiting process) and wanted him. At the time I think he visited Kansas State and decided he wanted to go there. So he didn't get to a point where he visited us. But we did try to recruit him. It was my first year here and I was an assistant coach. Our other assistant did go out to see him at least twice."

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