Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Kansas State Wakes Up

Just a few weeks ago, many (including me) wondered what happened to Kansas State this season. Great expectations were turned into disappointing results. Bad losses equaled a below .500 Big 12 Conference record.

The Wildcats (21-9, 9-6 conference) are now officially off basketball life support. The roar in Manhattan is back and in a big way.

Kansas State won its fifth consecutive game Monday night handling Texas in Austin. The Longhorns seem headed in a difficult direction lately, but we will see.

But could Kansas State become the Michigan State of this season? The Spartans usually play their best basketball late in the season and peak during the NCAA tournament.

Kansas State is a dangerous team. The Wildcats have veteran talent. Maybe the chemistry was lacking earlier in the year. Maybe the effort wasn’t there. Maybe it was a combination of the two or 12 other things. You never really know. The results are all that matter.

Kansas State fans like the reversal The Wildcats are ticketed for the Big Dance (NCAA tournament) rather than one of the loser’s varieties. Even Coach Frank Martin should be sleeping better and be in a better mood.

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