When Kansas State’s 68-60 victory over Loyola Chicago turned out to be tougher than expected, the Wildcats needed one of their reserves to step up and make a few big plays.
Martavious Irving came off the bench and did exactly that.
The sophomore guard hit two big three-pointers, went four for four from the free-throw line and scored 12 points while committing zero turnovers.
When asked about his performance, Irving said he was simply trying to, “play my role and make some shots.”
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K-State coach Frank Martin is glad he did.
“Credit Martavious,” Martin said, “who wasn’t shooting the ball real well and on his own — on top of everything that we do — he’s come into that gym day and night and shot free throw after free throw after free throw. Credit him for going to the line and making those free throws. I wish more guys on our team would take that kind of pride.” (more…)