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Postgame: K-State 69, Nebraska 53

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.

“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…)