#54 Kansas State Wildcats: College Basketball 111 in 111

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Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series.  Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season.

We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, transfers, incoming freshmen, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

It is still one of the strangest off-season occurrences in my opinion; Frank Martin leaving Kansas State for South Carolina.  Fired Illinois head coach Bruce Weber lands in Manhattan and to be blunt, needs to prove the last few years of underachieving with the Illini wasn’t due to his poor coaching before I can pick the Wildcats to be anything but an average Big 12 team.

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Jacob Pullen rips Kansas State for Bruce Weber coaching hire

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Former Kansas State star and current professional basketball player (in Italy) Jacob Pullen had some harsh words for recently fired Illini head Coach Bruce Weber, the man introduced as the new Coach at KSU this morning.

Pullen tweeted:

“Bruce Webber didn’t think I was good enough to play at Illinois and I don’t think he is good enough to coach at Kansas State”

“I support kstate for life no matter what but I’m not a Bruce Webber fan and I think Kstate can do a lot better”

Wow! vitriol. His arguments would be a lot more convincing if he could spell Weber’s name correctly.

Couldn’t agree more with what’s espoused by Yahoo’s Ryan Greene below:

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