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  1. What role have injuries played in college basketball this season?

    Jan 20, 2014, 12:27 PM EDT

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    Dan Hanner, who crunches numbers over at RealGM.com, puts out one of my favorite columns of the year when he breaks down the offensive and defensive efficiencies of teams that suffer serious injuries throughout the season. You can read it here and here. It’s worth your time. Some of the most interesting numbers that Hanner…

  2. Kansas State PG Jevon Thomas won’t be eligible until December 21

    Oct 2, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

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    With point guard Angel Rodriguez deciding to transfer after posting averages of 11.4 points and 5.2 assists per game last season, Kansas State head coach Bruce Weber needed an answer at the point as his Wildcats look to at the very least duplicate their accomplishment of winning a share of the Big 12 regular season…

  3. Addition of 2014 center Steve McElvene gives Dayton needed size

    Sep 13, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT

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    With just three players taller than 6-6 who have eligibility past the 2013-14 season on the roster, the Dayton Flyers could use some additional size in its 2014 recruiting class. And that’s exactly what head coach Archie Miller has gained, as 6-11 center Steve McElvene announced his decision to verbally commit to the Atlantic 10…

  4. Late Afternoon Snacks: Philly Friday is 2-0 for city teams so far

    Mar 22, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

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    Game of the Day No. 13 La Salle 63, No. 4 Kansas State 61: I’m a firm believer that there can only be one game of the day, and I chose this one because the Explorers were the biggest underdogs of the day, having started out in the First Four, and because they beat Kansas…

  5. No. 25 Kansas State outlasts No. 22 Oklahoma State in Big 12 battle

    Jan 5, 2013, 3:57 PM EDT

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    No. 6 Kansas in the best team in the Big 12. Good luck finding someone who wholeheartedly thinks anything different. But after the Jayhawks, the conference’s waters are murky. Saturday’s 73-67 win for No. 25 Kansas State over No. 22 Oklahoma State might have helped to clear things up. Rodney McGruder scored 28 points, bouncing…

  6. Bruce Weber rounds out Kansas State staff with former Illinois assistant Wayne McClain, promotes assistant Chris Lowery

    Oct 3, 2012, 12:01 PM EDT

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    First-year Kansas State head coach Bruce Weber has rounded out his Wildcat staff, hiring former Illinois assistant Wayne McClain as the director of student-athlete development, the school announced Wednesday. McClain spent 11 seasons as an assistant coach with the Illini, including nine working for Weber. “[McClain] is one of the most successful coaches in the…

  7. Kansas State adds Wesley Iwundu for 2013

    Sep 17, 2012, 9:10 PM EDT

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    Bruce Weber is steadily adding to his future teams before he’s coached his first game for Kansas State. Brian Snow of Scout.com reports that 6-6 forward Wesley Iwundu committed to the Wildcats on Monday, joining Austin Etherington and Marcus Foster in Weber’s 2013 recruiting class. “He went ahead and committed to Coach Weber and Coach…

  8. Kansas State senior Jeremy Jones leaves team

    Jul 28, 2012, 9:41 AM EDT

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    Kansas State senior Jeremy Jones has left the team, according to a statement released by coach Bruce Weber. “Over the past couple of weeks, he and I have had several discussions about his future and he thinks this gives him the best chance to be successful,” Weber said in the release. Jones, recruited by former…

  9. Kansas State coach Bruce Weber calls reserve Omari Lawrence the “surprise of the summer”

    Jul 4, 2012, 1:02 PM EDT

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    As Bruce Weber begins his tenure at Kansas State, the player standing out to him most in workouts may not be who you think. “You know who has played really well?” Weber told the Wichita Star. “Omari Lawrence. I think he has been the surprise of the summer.” Lawrence, the St. John’s transfer who spent…

  10. Bruce Weber kicks off tenure as Kansas State coach with wide-ranging recruiting plan

    Jun 14, 2012, 1:03 PM EDT

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    Bruce Weber is leaving no stone unturned (except, perhaps, the West Coast) in his first summer as head coach of the Kansas State Wildcats. In a Big 12 conference call on Thursday, Weber outlined a plan. “We would obviously like to hit Kansas City and Kansas, this part of the Midwest,” Weber said, reported by…

  11. Bruce Weber hires former Illinois guard Chester Frazier as assistant at Kansas State

    May 17, 2012, 11:32 AM EDT

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    Former Illinois guard Chester Frazier will follow his college coach, Bruce Weber, to Kansas State and join the Wildcat staff as an assistant, Frazier tweeted Thursday morning. Frazier confirmed the news to multiple people who inquired about a previous tweet that seemed to report his move, including to former Missouri guard and fellow Baltimore native…

  12. Former Kansas State commit Robert Upshaw looking to make decision

    Apr 14, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

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    When Frank Martin left Kansas State for South Carolina last month, it ended up leaving a massive hole in the Wildcats’ 2012 recruiting class. How large? 6-11, 250 pounds. Robert Upshaw of Fresno, Calif., decommitted from Kansas State and is now looking at programs across the country for a new landing spot. According to Dave…

  13. Ex-Illinois coach Bruce Weber hired at Kansas State

    Mar 31, 2012, 12:24 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: The hire’s official. Kansas State has scheduled a press conference Saturday to announce news regarding its basketball program and, according to Kellis Robinett of the Kansas City Star, the Wildcats will announce the hiring of former Illinois coach Bruce Weber. Weber wasn’t out of work for long, if this report holds true, as he…

  14. Report: Frank Martin to become next head coach at South Carolina

    Mar 26, 2012, 12:11 PM EDT

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    Kellis Robinett of the Wichita Eagle and Kansas City Star is reporting that a source close to Frank Martin has acknowledged that Martin has agreed in principle to become the next head coach at South Carolina. A press conference is set for tomorrow. Chatter had been picking up and some reports had come out that…

  15. Syracuse’s depth proves too much for Kansas State

    Mar 17, 2012, 2:41 PM EDT

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    If No. 16 UNC-Asheville could run Syracuse to the wire in the Round of 64, Kansas State had to have some confidence heading into their Round of 32 game against the Orange, but then they lost big man Jamar Samuels. Reportedly because of nothing that had to do with academic problems or behavior, Samuels sat…

  16. Kansas State exposes Missouri’s flaws, but Tigers can recover

    Feb 21, 2012, 10:29 PM EDT

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    Just a week ago, after a loss to in-state rival Kansas, it looked like the tournament hopes of Frank Martin’s Kansas State team were bleak. What a difference seven days can make. With their big win over No. 9 Baylor and Tuesday night’s 78-68 win over No. 3 Missouri, the Wildcats should be on the…

  17. Viewer’s guide to November hoops tourneys

    Nov 15, 2010, 8:27 PM EDT

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    ‘Tis the time for early season college basketball tournaments. If you’re like us, you’ll spend the next two weeks glued to the TV, watching every game you can and trying to figure out a way to DVR the rest. In fact, there’s so much basketball to watch, it’s too much for one person to properly…

  18. College hoops storylines to watch this season

    Nov 8, 2010, 12:42 PM EDT

    OK, enough chatter. The 2010-11 college hoops season is finally here. Well, maybe a little more chatter. How about the storylines to follow this season? Call it your last-second primer. Is everyone really chasing Duke?That’s the general consensus. The AP, coaches, most every writer and even the fine folks at Basketball Prospectus expect the Blue…

  19. K.C. rules BBQ — now hoops is on the menu

    Nov 4, 2010, 7:25 PM EDT

    We’re a football nation. The NFL rules the TV ratings, college football rules Saturdays and high school football’s the choice for Friday night fun. But there are pockets where hoops still rules. L.g. Patterson / AP Memphis, for one. The Raleigh-Durham corridor. Lexington, Ky. Kansas City. Those are some of the biggies. There are many,…

  20. Pullen's beard rounding into form for season

    Oct 18, 2010, 11:36 PM EDT

    Love Jacob Pullen’s game. Love the defense, the shooting range, the drive and the intangibles. It’s all why the Kansas State senior’s among the national player of the year candidates. But mostly? I love the beard. I’m not alone in this regard. Jacob Pullen’s Beard has 1,225 Facebook fans. Fans wore beard replicas for the…

  21. Midnight Madness throws in some fireworks

    Oct 16, 2010, 2:19 PM EDT

    AP Not everyone loves Midnight Madness. Sure, it’s a glorified scrimmage with a few goofy skits, speeches and a fancy entrance or two, but those celebrations are why fans embrace the whole thing. Well, that and the chance to see their basketball team for the first time. Friday was that night. And fans got to…

  22. No. 3: Kansas State Wildcats

    Oct 15, 2010, 1:32 PM EDT

    2009-10 record: 29-8 (11-5), tied for second in Big 12Lost to Butler in Elite EightCoach: Frank Martin, 72-32 3 yearsLast NCAA miss: 2009 2010-11 roster [click here]2010-11 schedule [click here] The good: Jacob Pullen and the frontcourt. Sounds like a band, and a really good one at that. Pullen’s a national player of the year…

  23. K-State no longer a lonely trip down I-70

    Oct 10, 2010, 11:20 PM EDT

    The stretch of I-70 between Kansas City and Manhattan, Kan., is 130 miles of flat, fairly boring road. It’s also a killer for Kansas State recruiting. Not only is it hard on coaches heading out to scout players, it’s hardly appealing for anyone making their on-campus visit. Until American Eagle became the blessed saint of…

  24. All hail the rise of K-State athletics

    Oct 5, 2010, 9:56 PM EDT

    Kansas State hoops hit a huge “first” Tuesday – coaches tabbed the Wildcats as the team to beat in the Big 12. And Bill Snyder couldn’t be happier. Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Snyder staged one of the all-time football turnarounds (K-State had two winning seasons in 34 years and lost 27 straight games before he guided it…

  25. Sutton finds a spot at N.C. Central (not a typo)

    Aug 2, 2010, 6:31 PM EDT

    Dominique Sutton wasn’t playing around. He wanted to play closer to his girlfriend and two daughters, and he wanted to do it soon. So after three seasons at Kansas State where he was a defensive stopper and solid starter (7.8 points and 5.8 rebounds a game last season), Sutton focused on the North Carolina schools.…