When we first invited K-State Online editor Matt Hall on the podcast, we planned to focus almost entirely on the upcoming basketball season, since we didn’t expect there would be a lot of good football things to talk about. Then Saturday happened, so we called an audible and spent nearly 20 minutes discussing K-State’s huge upset, as well as looking forward a bit to the game in Lawrence on Saturday. It was a lot of fun.
But we also didn’t want to abandon our original plan, particularly with BotC’s in-house basketball expert Eric Rubottom joining us. Consensus formed around the belief that K-State should be better than projected, but beyond that it’s hard to tell just how good this team will be. Many questions must be answered, including but not limited to whether Cartier Diarra and Xavier Sneed can increase their scoring output, if Makol Mawien is ready to become a more consistent contributor, which new players could find their way into the starting lineup, and if the Cats can shoot better from 3 even with the line moved back this season.
The good news is basketball starts earlier than ever with a home game next Tuesday against North Dakota State. Don’t forget to check out the great coverage of football, basketball and more by Matt and his staff over at KSO, where they’ve got a special deal going on for new subscribers. You can also follow Matt on Twitter at @Matthew_D_Hall.
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