Has Kansas State Peaked Under Martin?

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Frank Martin is very good at his job. This is important. Kansas State basketball was mostly garbage before he arrived in Manhattan, a full decade without even making the NCAA Tournament, and look at it now: March mainstay, consistent 20-win seasons, comfortably living in the top half of the Big 12.

That should be said first, the compliments right at the top, because the rest of this column is about Martin and K-State bumping against their ceiling.

K-State lost its first game of the Big 12 tournament 82-74 to Baylor in a game not nearly as close as the final score. In K-State’s defense, No. 12 Baylor would have beaten most anybody in the country on Thursday. This was the Baylor team everyone’s been waiting on. Explosive, graceful, tough. This was the ...

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