Tonight’s report comes from Steve Collins over at the Relay (link on the blogroll, and worth checking out). Steve’s in Tar Heel country, by way of K-State, and originally from Colorado Springs. That makes him a three-time homer for covering these teams, but Pipeline People don’t care. Take it away, Steve:
Don’t know what to think yet with this team. Bob Huggins has come in and
there is always a firestorm of change with a new coach. The team today
seems to be a crazy mix of old players and new talent and where do they go
from here? Later in the season, this might be a good team. Right now, they
kind of suck.
Doug adds: As distasteful as Huggins is to some (hoping Jim from Hyperbole posts about Huggins just for the diatribe), the fact is Kansas State probably needs somebody like Huggins who is willing to overlook some things to put a competitve team on the floor. It’s difficult to get many players to go to K-State, and even a good coach (like Creighton’s Dana Altman) can fail there due to that reality. It would be nice to see a revival of what was one of the great programs of the 1970’s and 80’s. It would be even nicer if they brought back the lavender tops with the purple shorts.
The game against Ohio State was one of the better games I have seen in
years. It makes you remind of how good college basketball was back before
players left early and stayed around for their senior years. And these
guys were freshmen! I think UNC is going to be a powerhouse this year.
Air Force is a good sleeper for your fantasy pools. They are now 7-1, and
their one loss was against Duke, which they gave a good game to. They just
beat Wake Forest by 40 points. I will be looking at this team more closely
over the season.