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Notes from the K-State basketball banquet

The biggest news to come out of Kansas State’s postseason awards banquet on Wednesday was Jacob Pullen’s announcement that he will likely return to school for his senior season without first testing the NBA waters.

But I have some other interesting factoids to pass along as well.

For starters, the banquet was sold out, and close to 500 people celebrated a great season on the floor of Bramlage Coliseum. Compared to four years ago, when coach Frank Martin was just arriving in Manhattan and 50 people came out to the Alumni Center, it was an enjoyable evening for everyone involved.

“It’s great,” Martin said. “That’s what this is all about. This is a night to honor these kids. It’s great that so many people show up and are excited about the program.” (more…)