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Postgame: K-State 85, Emporia St. 61

Jacob Pullen made his 241st three-pointer to become the top outside shooter in K-State history, Freddy Asprilla played his finest game of the season and Kansas State easily defeated Emporia State 85-61 in front of a smaller-than-usual crowd at Bramlage Coliseum.

You know all that by now, so instead of looking back at a game against a Division II opponent, let’s examine coach Frank Martin’s bizarre postgame rant about former standout Michael Beasley and the Miami Heat.

“It’s Michael Beasley’s fault,” Martin said. “That’s what the Miami Heat said for two years. I just thought maybe it would work for us. That’s what I heard for the last two years, that it’s Beasley’s fault. So maybe it’s his fault that we’re not very good right now. Poor Michael Beasley. It’s his fault that we’re not very good defensively right now. He forgot his rotations again today.”

That sarcasm-filled answer came in response to a question about the leadership of K-State’s veteran players. It was so random that Martin chuckled when he was done.

“I don’t know where that came from,” he said. (more…)