Earlier this season, Kansas State was a methodical basketball team. When it built leads, it did so slowly. Points were hard to come by and big runs were scarce.
But during Saturday’s 77-62 victory over Oklahoma at Bramlage Coliseum, the Wildcats proved they have progressed from their early-season form. Sure, the Sooners aren’t anything special, but K-State lit them up for big, fast scoring spurts that turned the final score into a blowout.
In the first half, the Wildcats went on runs of 13-0 and 9-0 to take a 39-24 lead. In the second half, after allowing the Sooners to make things interesting with less than 6 minutes remaining, they responded with a 14-0 run.
What’s different between then and now?
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“We pass the ball,” K-State coach Frank Martin said. “The ball doesn’t stop.”
Added senior guard Jacob Pullen: “We’re executing our offense. Frank is designing up some good plays. Our assistant coaches are drawing up some good plays. They’re reading the defense and calling out some sets. We’re executing. (more…)