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From The Couch – 2010 NCAA Tournament Part Four – K-State vs. Butler

From The Couch – 2010 NCAA Tournament Part Four – K-State vs. Butler

K-State’s 2010 run to the Elite 8 ended with a loss to a Butler team led by Shelvin Mack, Gordon Heyward and Brad Stevens.  All ended up in the NBA.  Let’s take a look at some of the key quotes coming out of that game. Shelvin Mack scored 16 and Ronald Nored and Willie Veasley keyed an in-your-face defensive effort on K-State guards Jacob Pullen and Denis Clemente to help Butler become the first school from a true, mid-major conference…

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From The Couch – 2010 NCAA Tournament Part Three – K-State vs. Xavier

From The Couch – 2010 NCAA Tournament Part Three – K-State vs. Xavier

Today is the 10th anniversary of the classic Sweet 16 game between Kansas State and Xavier.  Let’s take a look at what some in the media and those involved in the game had to say back then.  And now. “Pullen’s 3-pointers put Kansas State in Elite Eight,”…headline on ESPN, March 26, 2010 JM:  Pullen deservedly got a lot of the credit in this one, but there’s more to the story. “Jacob Pullen — the guard who brought the phrase “Fear…

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From The Couch – 3/24/2020 – Cartier Diarra Talk and Michael Bishop Interview on 810 WHB

From The Couch – 3/24/2020 – Cartier Diarra Talk and Michael Bishop Interview on 810 WHB

I was out and about today and heard Jason Anderson and Cory Anderson on SportsRadio 810 WHB talking about Cartier Diarra prior to conducting a long interview with Michael Bishop.  Some of what they discussed was interesting, so I’m taking a break from the NCAA columns to talk about some current events.  Let’s dive right in. “I don’t think (Cartier Diarra) is an NBA player.  I don’t think he’s a guy that’s gonna be on an NBA roster.”…Jason Anderson, 810…

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From The Couch – 2010 Tournament Part Two – K-State/BYU

From The Couch – 2010 Tournament Part Two – K-State/BYU

K-State beat seven seed BYU in the second round of the 2010 NCAA tournament.  Here are some notable quotes about the game… “Pullen scored 20 of his career-high 34 points in the first half to help rally No. 2 seed Kansas State back from an early 10-point deficit, and the Wildcats turned away Jimmer Fredette and BYU 84-72 on Saturday night in the second round of the NCAA tournament”…Associated Press, March 20, 2010 JM:  34 points for Jacob Pullen in…

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