Even last year, when Colorado struggled through a 15-loss Big 12 campaign, Kansas State basketball coach Frank Martin says he saw a Buffaloes team on the verge of becoming good.
“Now it’s time to turn the corner,” Martin said. “They’ve obviously done that.”
If all it takes to turn the corner is beat a ranked team at home (No. 22 Baylor) than the Buffs have succeeded.
There are still plenty of skeptics out there, though. Sure, Colorado played Arizona and Gonzaga tough in Maui, and stayed with No. 1 ranked Texas last week in Austin. But other than Baylor, it doesn’t have any impressive wins to brag about.
With No. 13 K-State coming to Colorado tomorrow, the Buffs will get the chance to prove themselves, though. Back-to-back wins over top 25 teams would look awfully good on an up-and-coming team’s resume. (more…)