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:
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's not like we're Mount St. Mary's. We've played these kinds of games before."
"I wouldn't pick on the Mount if I were you. Coach Jim Phelan set theAnd Danielle K issues a threat: Watch out for the Mount.
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
Frank Martin, you have made a powerful enemy. Next time, save the digs for Maryland Eastern Shore.
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.