Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Kansas State falls to Duke ... was it the curse of Mount St. Mary's?

Posted by on Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 11:00 AM

click to enlarge Bad karma bites K-State against Duke.
  • Bad karma bites K-State against Duke.

Kansas State, you will always be remembered as Coach K's 800th victory. Yeah, you'd probably like to forget last night -- and you should -- because the Duke Blue Devils rolled to an 82-68 victory.

K-State All-American guard Jacob Pullen and his neck beard was horrible, shooting 1-of-12 from the field and committing four of the Wildcats' 21 turnovers. Terrible night for the EMAW crowd -- and I wonder if it was bad karma for Frank Martin's dig at Mount St. Mary's.


In the buildup to the game, Martin told reporters who asked how he'd prepare the Cats to face the No. 1 team in the nation that he wasn't concerned because:

"It's not like we're Mount St. Mary's. We've played these kinds of games before."


That didn't sit well with the Mountaineer faithful, who unleashed their wrath in the comments section of this post. Here's a sampling:

"it is not like you are Kansas either. i may have to put my Duke hate on the back burner for this one," wrote Richard.

Linda Sherman offered a history lesson on the Mount:
"I wouldn't pick on the Mount if I were you. Coach Jim Phelan set the

bar after coaching 49 years, 830 wins over 1300 games. Are we heavily

recruited by the NBA, No, we're heavily recruited by the FBI, Big 8

accounting firms, Lockheed, Northrup-Grumman and NSA. Considering how

many college players make it to the NBA you might want to consider this

fact: 96% of our grads are employed or in grad school within a year of

graduation, 63% walk across the stage to get their diploma knowing they

already have a job. We might be small but we're mighty big where it

counts.

And Danielle K issues a threat: Watch out for the Mount.

Frank Martin, watch yourself. The Mount is not a force to taken

likely nor to be made the blunt of a joke. Mounties are everywhere and

anywhere. They are more passionate about basketball and their university

than your university could possibly ever be. While they may be one of

the smallest schools in Division I basketball, they (and their fans)

have more heart than most in the game. Do you remember the game during

The Big Dance in March 2008 when The Mount played North Carolina? In a

place full of 50,000 people, less than 200 of them were Mount fans. And

they were the LOUDEST in the place. You better hope that the

mountaineers don't make it the march madness.

Frank Martin, you have made a powerful enemy. Next time, save the digs for Maryland Eastern Shore.

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