Location: Halstead, Kansas, United States

This is my seventh year at Halstead which is also where I live with my wife and my soon to be two year old daughter.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Basketball In Kansas Is Over

What a depressing week for Kansas basketball.

First K-State Men do not get an NIT bid

Then KU loses in the first round of the NCAA tournament

Then Wichita State loses on an incredible hail mary pass with 0.7 seconds to go for a wide open layup in the NIT second round

And finally K-State women lose late last night to a very good Vanderbilt team.

I would think that this is about as bad as it can get for basketball in the state.


Blogger Mr. McAlister said...

KU, KSU(women), and KSU (men) all deserved what they received based on their performances either throughout the year or during the game they played that knocked them out of the NCAA tourney. As for WSU I cannot say.

10:29 AM  
Blogger Mr. Warsnak said...

Yeah I think you are probably right. Still, I am running out of teams to cheer for.

2:12 PM  
Blogger Corey Wells said...

KU deserved what they got. All year long they played to the level of their opponent. KSU women, i dont know how they deserve to lose in the second round other than that Vanderbilt is a good team. The K-State men should have gotten an NIT bid without a doubt. It is wrong for them to put together a season like that and then not get rewarded for it. What happened to WSU is typical of WSU this year. When an opportunity arises, they find a way to blow it. This is just my take

9:34 AM  
Blogger Coach Brown said...

I linked you up on my blog. Excellent to see a fellow econ teacher!

12:32 PM  
Blogger Mr. Warsnak said...

I especially agree with you comment about WSU. They were not a reliable team this year, but they sure seemed to have the talent. Sadly, I think Coach T is to blame for the debacle at the end of the game.

9:55 PM  
Blogger Corey Wells said...

The end of the game situation is an interesting one. I think that the players should have enough awareness on the floor of all 5 opponents, not to mention keep them in front of you. The part that is amazing is that 3 WSU players got caught in the same spot at the same time. Its easy to play 5 on 2

12:35 PM  
Blogger Mr. Warsnak said...

I totally agree with you about keeping people in front of you. I always tell palyers in that situation that if the man you are defending is running away from the basket then let them go. Coach G. told me that he thought the players had been told to switch all screens which is not typical for WSU. That is not a bad strategy in the situation but WSU does not do that and it might have led to the debacle. Anyway it was very depressing.

9:00 PM  

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