I’m courtside at the McKale Center in Tucson, Arizona, where Penn State-Temple just tipped to start play here, one of two West Regional games to start the day. San Diego State takes on Northern Colorado in the other. The two Southeast Regional games this evening are Wisconsin-Belmont followed by, of course, Utah State-Kansas State, which is scheduled for about a 7 p.m. tip here and 9 p.m. back home. The campus, and this arena in particular, has a ton of tradition. And today, a ton of green. Enough so that it looks like we’re at a Notre Dame game.
Yestreday’s media day was eventful, but the biggest story was Kansas State guard Jacob Pullen’s illness. Or Cheeseburgergate, if you prefer. Whatever it was, it shook up KSU fans a little bit (on Twitter, at least) but K-State officials said Pullen ate breakfast with his teammates this morning and will play today. I’ll be giving updates all day at www.twitter.com/t_adame – the majority of which will be concerning KSU-Utah St. and I will definitely be giving updates on how Pullen looks when he comes out for warmups – i.e. if he seems pallid or dragging a little bit.
Here’s the links to what Kellis Robinett, Bob Lutz, photo/video guy Travis Heying and myself were working on yesterday:
Kansas State likes their matchups, story by Kellis
Travis’ photo gallery from yesterday’s practice/media sessions (love the pic of Frank Martin talking to Reggie Miller)
Notes on Utah State and K-State, including a pretty funny aside on what Curtis Kelly watched for motivation.
And finally, my feature on Utah State guard Brockeith Pane, the last of Sandra Combs’ three children.
Enjoy the games.