After winning its fifth straight game and taking down Kansas and Texas in the same month, the question has to be asked.
Is Kansas State playing as well, or better, right now than it did during its march to the Elite Eight last season?
“Two different teams playing different kinds of basketball,” Wildcats coach Frank Martin explained. “I’m just proud that our guys play for us … We hope we’ve got a lot of basketball left.”
If the Wildcats, who downed the Longhorns 75-70 on Monday in Austin, stay hot and continue their current late-season surge, they are looking at a handful more games.
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The regular season comes to an end Saturday against Iowa State, and the postseason starts soon after. How the Wildcats play in March will ultimately decide whether this team is performing at a comparable level to last season’s group that won 29 games.
“After Saturday there is nothing given anymore,” Martin said. “Last year’s team understood that and took advantage in postseason play, both in the conference tournament and the NCAA Tournament. This year is still in the moment.” (more…)