Post-mortem, Colorado (03/05)

I’m going to start on an unconventional note. I love how Blake Young plays. He’s not perfect, not by any stretch, but he gives maximum effort. He was solid last night, hitting a big 3 in the second half.

It has to be said – does K-State lose if Bill doesn’t play as well as he did? How many more dramatic turns can this season take? At this point, is it even possible or realistic to guess what will transpire Saturday in Ames?

Bill is a proud kid. I think he’ll finish the season strong, just as strong as last night, and ride that momentum into declaring for the NBA Draft. That’s my hunch. But that doesn’t matter right now – the Wildcats are likely in the NCAA Tournament, and I’m surprised by some of the negativity I’ve seen in my in-box.

K-State wasn’t impressive last night. Things need to get better in a hurry, no doubt. But how can you fear any team when, as CU coach Jeff Bzdelik and Buffaloes guard Richard Roby said, the Wildcats have two pros on the team? Especially in an elimination tournament? Once you’re in, weird things tend to happen.

It’s going to be an interesting few weeks in March.