K-State looks to future after season eclipsing expectations

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March 27, 2018 - 11:00 PM

College Basketball: Kansas State Wildcats

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State was picked to finish eighth in the rugged Big 12, and coach Bruce Weber began the season with even some of the most strident Wildcat fans calling for his job.

They wound up among the last eight teams playing in the NCAA Tournament, and Weber threw a big ol’ bucket of ice water on his hot seat, as they came within a game of playing in the Final Four.

“I mean, it stinks right now,” star guard Barry Brown Jr. said after a season-ending Elite Eight loss to Loyola of Chicago, “but looking back on it, with the expectations of a lot of people, we exceeded a lot. Even though we knew what we were capable of ourselves. I think within the next few days we’re going to take it all in, come together, and really embrace what we did.”

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