AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Kansas State ranks among the best in college basketball on defense, so the Wildcats are not generally cited for lack of toughness.
But thats what their coach, Bruce Weber, did after a 67-47 loss to Texas in the Big 12 opener on Jan. 2. Nevermind that two Kansas State starters, Dean Wade and Kamau Stokes, missed the game with injuries.
The first game we were so soft, Weber said. I dont care whos in the game. it obviously makes a difference offensively, but it shouldnt defensively.