"I am really happy. We knew coming into the game if Iowa State brings their 'A-game' like they did the second half against us, it would be a monster game for us. The players were ready to play and we played pretty well until the eight-minute mark to the three-minute mark. It's was a great win and the Fieldhouse was awesome. We needed to win a game like this and that will bring us together more." - Bill Self
Box score from kuathletics.com.
Game recap from kuathletics.com.
"As a team we just have to remain confident. Swagger is something that people outside of the team perceive. We just have to continue giving ourselves the best chance to win." - Keith Langford
Iowa State center Jared Homan (51) and Kansas center Jeff Graves (42) battle for a rebound. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
"When I stepped up to the line, I told everyone I was going to knock both of them down. My first one looked right on, but it rimmed in and out. I made the second one and then they knocked down the three. If I hadn't have made that second free throw, Coach might have put his foot pretty far up 'you know where.'" - J.R. Giddens