CN Postgame: Notes and Quotes

Find out what all of the key players had to say about today's game right here at Cyclone Nation.

Iowa State Head Coach Wayne Morgan


"I thought we played hard enough to win, but not effective enough to win. We had our chances to win the game, to get some stops, but we didn't do that. This is a very tough loss for us. We need to try to correct the mistakes we're making."


"Curtis (Stinson) played very hard and did all he could do to win the game. The game came down to this: Texas A&M shot 58 percent from the floor, we shot 46 percent. Texas A&M shot 42 percent from threes and we shot 35 percent.


Ross Marsden


"We wanted to come back to our home court and get a win, and we just couldn't do that."


"They came out in the second half and played tough. We made some mental mistakes on defense. We didn't get out to the shooters and it cost us."


"With our offense the way it is, we try to spread the court and see everything, open lanes and cuts."


Shawn Taggart


"I have been working a lot on my defense. That has been my main focus. I'm just going to go out there and play hard and stay loose."


"Teams are going to double team our guards, and it's going to leave the big men open."


Texas A&M Head Coach Billy Gillispie


"It was a great win for us, a fantastic win. We didn't look very good early, but they guys kept fighting, and after the last three games, they've got to be strong. ISU is a good, tough team, and it's good to come out of here with a win."


"We could be 0-5 or 5-0, there's just really good balance in the league. Just because we won today doesn't mean we're going to springboard into anything we would have done anyway."


On Will Blalock


"I don't think we took him away. They got whatever they wanted in the first half. Blalock is a great player."


Texas A&M Forward Joseph Jones


"Coach made the right substitution and put Eddie White in. It was the right change and it gave us a chance to win. Coach said they were thin inside, and they were, so we took advantage of it and got the win."




·         Curtis Stinson had 19 first-half points, scoring 13 of Iowa State's last 20 points in the first half.

·         ISU is the second team this season to score 40 points in a half against Texas A&M. (Jan. 11 Oklahoma State)

·         Stinson tallied four assists, moving to number seven on the ISU career assist list, passing Justus Thigpen (376).

·         Anthony Davis made his first basket in the last five games (last vs. Tennessee State, Dec. 28, 2005).

·         Stinson is the 14th player to score 1,400 points or more – he now has 1,404 career points.

·         Rahshon Clark ended his 23 consecutive free-throw streak.

·         ISU recorded 10 steals, its 13th game this season with 10 or more steals.

·         ISU had its 3-game overtime win streak snapped.

·         Texas A&M shot 58.2 percent from the field, the third Big 12 opponent to shoot over 50 percent vs. ISU this season.



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