We welcomed the sports editor and managing editor of the K-State Collegian, DeAundra Allen to provide some insight on the state of Kansas State basketball as it enters a pivotal stretch that includes two tough games this week at Texas on Wednesday and vs. Texas Tech on Saturday. We tried to diagnose some of the recent issues, determine how Kamau Stokes can be reintegrated back into the offense, and figure out a realistic path to the Big Dance. It won’t be easy.
But our analysis didn’t focus only on this season, as we took a wider view of Bruce Weber’s tenure that hasn’t included a top half of the Big 12 finish since 2014. While he deserves some credit for unlocking Dean Wade’s confidence, developing some impressive backcourts and running a clean and respectable program, flaws like an alarming inconsistency/volatility in quality of play as well as trouble finding reliable interior post players keep haunting Bruce each year.
Be sure to check out DeAundra’s work on the Collegian’s website, and you can also follow her on Twitter @DeAundraAl. She’s going to be an intern at the KC Star this summer through the Sports Journalism Institute, so her career is clearly going places.
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