The most positive thing about Kansas State’s 69-53 thumping of Nebraska on Wednesday at Bramlage Coliseum was the negative reaction it forced out of Doc Sadler.
Not that I have anything against the Nebraska coach or want him to feel bad, but his teams are widely respected for their abilities to play tough and with a consistent level of energy. Wildcats coach Frank Martin raves about that stuff every chance he gets.
That hasn’t always translated into victories for the Cornhuskers — Nebraska has lost every road game it has played since the conference season began — but it has normally made them competitive.
That wasn’t the case against the Wildcats.
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“I didn’t think we competed in any area,” Sadler said. “We darn sure didn’t compete well enough to come in here and compete with a team like Kansas State … It wasn’t even close. Frank had his team ready and I didn’t.” (more…)