It's Always Sunny in Frank Martin's World
Posted on: February 10, 2011 2:02 pm
Posted by Eric Angevine
Who knew Frank Martin was a sunny, pie-in-the-sky optimist? Talking to Seth Davis the other day, the K-State head coach expressed that he felt good about his team's chances to come from sixth place in the Big 12 to make the Big Dance.
There's little doubt that his team will have the chances, but they've shown little ability to take advantage of those opportunities. He lists third-leading scorer Curtis Kelly as a player who must excel for his team to make the postseason push, which may raise an eyebrow or two, considering that Kelly is under internal investigation for the second time this season.
K-State is currently tied with Colorado in sixth place in the conference, so Saturday's game in Boulder is huge for either team's hopes. If Martin can exhort his remaining troops to victory in that matchup, he gets in-state rival Kansas in the Octagon of Doom, which could be his biggest and best chance to make the selection committee sit up and take notice. After that, February 26 vs. Missouri and February 28 at Texas are the remaining big games.
If the Wildcats lose all three of those, they'll be without a real statement win in conference. If they lose to Oklahoma, Colorado, Nebraska or Iowa State, only a miracle run to the Big 12 title can save them.