OTC: K-State Beats Xavier In Best Game Ever

The best college basketball game from tip to horn I can remember watching, well, maybe ever. Heroes? Everywhere

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48 Responses to OTC: K-State Beats Xavier In Best Game Ever

  1. Anonymous says:

    Jayhawk Fan
    BRAVO KSU!!!
    Very nice job.

    The zebras tried to screw you(this game never should have had one overtime) but you overcame that noncall ( would have only ben a 2 pt shot) and KSU took care of business.

    Those made free throws towards the end of the game were very impressive.

    encore encore YOU CAN DO IT to Butler too.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Mike
    What is it about Gus Johnson and games like K-State vs. Xavier? It is unbelievable how he is always on the call for the best game of the tournament. As I texted to several friends, “This is a CLASSIC Gus Johnson game.”

    ‘Cats vs. ‘Dogs on Saturday. A battle as old as time itself.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Jayhawk Fan
    GH: What is the deal… locker rooms in SLC? …… Unpainted ….. a few shop-class wooden lockers? Is the economy that bad in Utah?

    LOL, might be a Morman thing ; ) ….

    and I was sure that you could NOT write this without taking some type of jab at KU, only question is how you would do it ….. ; )

    Viola….

    GH: Pullen is coming back next season and he just might be the most celebrated player in the state of Kansas

  4. Anonymous says:

    Poodle Bob Fescoe
    Kansas State is a fraud team.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Stevo
    CONGRATS K State on winning an epic. I’m not so sold like everyone else about the refs blowing it. Did you watch that game? You probably could have stabbed a guy in that one and they’d play on. KSU got a gift on that steal late in regulation where they called the white Xavier post player. They hadn’t called that the whole game.
    As Pullen goes, so will KSU. KSU fans you need to freaking buy in and get on his back! All I’ve heard this whole week is how you want to enjoy the ride. SCREW THAT! Go win the damn thing. Chances like this don’t come along every day. If someone told me Curtis Kelly would have 21 pts I would have thought KSU would win by 15. Big and IMPORTANT game for him. For KSU to win it all he needs to play exactly like that. No less.
    I wish KU was in the tourney still and we could be looking forward to a all Kansas final four. That would be so cool…and I’d be lying if I said I rooted for KSU tonight…I just couldn’t. But man what a team, what a performance when everything was on the line. Congratulations Wildcats! If you can make it to the NC game and play Duke or Kentucky, I promise I’ll lose my voice cheering for you!
    How good is Gus Johnson? It’s a shame we only get exposed to the master of madness for three weeks a year. GJ was born to call NCAA tournament games and he shines like the sun in these tense tourney games because he loses his shit…just like the rest of us! If you want to hear some more of Gus at his best, check out UCLA’s final minute upset of Gonzaga (when Adam Morrison started sobbing with time left on the clock)or Davidson’s final three for the win vs. KU that missed in ’08. I’m about 99% sure he does Pac 10 ball during the regular season but if the Big 12 wanted the best, I guarantee he’s not making as much as Brent Musberger. Seriously think about the excitement and pure fun he injected into that game compared with what we get from Knight and Musberger all year.
    Sorry about the ramblings but I can’t sleep after that jewel. Congrats Cats and good luck in the Elite 8 and beyond!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Jayhawk Fan
    : ) It is all good.

    I would love to see KSU win the National Title, that would be kewl for them, and ( although I doubt it)(looking at dickhead un-vital) maybe stfu some of the east coast biased a-holes.

    off the cuff, I have not seen a coach(Martin) so ballistic since Ditka.

    It would be funny if someone had the footage and the talent to mash up some Ditka/Matin screaming, vein popping video.

    I always made fun that Iron Mike that his blood pressure was going to scream so loud and hard that he was going to blow his heart through his chest ala “Alien” …. just a thought ; )

    I wish the best for KSU.

    PS
    BIG PROPS to Dexter, I think he has the bracket contest wrapped up.

    PPS
    I am just happy to see BIG DOG(whomever he/she is) come up strong in the ranks. He/she was picking too well to cellar dewll.

    PPPS
    GOOD JOB TO ALL THE BRACKET PICKER people rounds theses parts, ya’ll is not as dumb as ya’ll look ; )jk

    PPPPS
    jojo, we are waiting for you to reply to the foot race thingy.

    ok,
    back to F1 practice down under.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Dexter Morgan
    Awesome. Jump out of your seat and pump your fist awesome.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Jayhawk Fan
    Stevo sed;
    I wish KU was in the tourney still and we could be looking forward to a all Kansas final four. That would be so cool

  9. Anonymous says:

    Stevo
    K State also locked up the preseason #1 in the Big 12 with this win tonight. It’s crazy how perceptions change on one or two shots in a game. If they didn’t pull it out, we’d be saying they had a ton of heart. Now they look like a team of destiny. KSU burst onto the national scene tonight. How many potential recruits saw this game? They were already getting their fair share of run nationally thanks to their magnetic coach…but this game opened eyes so wide that even east coasters won’t soon forget there’s two teams in Kansas. I think that’s wonderful. I just wish my team was still in the tourney to bring the Cats back down to reality. Greg I bet the Xavier coach would take you up on that home and away series with KSU.

  10. Anonymous says:

    renton
    The only downside to this incredible game is that KK will be even more insufferable to listen to on Friday than he has all week.

  11. Anonymous says:

    MoCrash
    Although Gus Johnson did a good job with the description, his shouting was annoying. Yes, it was a great game with big moments and, no, I wouldn’t want Denny Matthews’ ho-hum, blase style, but Johnson was peaking the volume into the red so much that it was producing distortion — and frequently. He needs to learn how to display excitement through vocal modulation instead of mere volume. I would have much preferred Kevin Harlan on the mike.

  12. Anonymous says:

    mrkcbill
    Holy Crap!!! High Fives And Fist Bumps Oveh Heah!

    All I know is somebody ran out of Times Outs!!!

  13. Anonymous says:

    MandDShagger
    BRILLIANT GAME! Definitely one of my Top 10 games of all time. Props to both teams for slugging it out until the end. Nobody choked, everybody kept their poise and played with a maturity beyond their years.

    Butler over Syracuse, more white kids slaying ballers. I love it. Even the preppy’s from Cornell gave Kentucky a better game then I expected.

    Watched a bit of In The Paint with Frank and Soren. Soren, you need to to lose some weight, (I know the camera adds 20/lbs), and do something so you don’t look so gay. You’re a heart attack or TIA just waiting to happen. As annoying of a prick as you are at times you’re too talented to be calling games between the Saints and the Devils.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Ptolemy
    GH, KState fouling on the 3 after the missed call was bad execution, not bad coaching. And you can’t call-out Martin for that and not call out Mack for allowing Pullen to go largely unguarded on his 3’s. Pullen was the only go-to guy in Purple from beyond the arc. How was he left open?

    ___

    GH: Fatigue. X has no bench and was running on fumes in the two OTs. Pullen might be the most in-shape baller in the tourney. He is a physical specimen. X

  15. Anonymous says:

    dp
    Talk about a Gus Johnson special….

    Yeah, Frank told them to foul when the Xavier guy got to half court, Denis just didn’t foul hard enough, i.e. Memphis against KU before Chalmers hit. Anyway, who cares really?! Greatest game the Cats have played…at least in my lifetime. Can’t take Butler lightly, they may look like a bunch of middle school kids, but they execute and they’ll be ready.

    Dexter has Kentucky winning in the pool, correct? I can’t check at work….blocked. BS, I know. Haha.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Ptolemy
    Talking about bad coaching, why not commit the foul in the backcourt? Why does Frank tell Clemente to wait until he crosses the halfcourt line? THAT is bad coaching.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Ptolemy
    And great call on Jack Hairy and Twitter. That’s damn funny. Hey Jack, can you tweet on the colors of the uniforms? Are the teams moving right-to-left on our rado dials or left-to-right?

  18. Anonymous says:

    KSU in KC
    “GH, KState fouling on the 3 after the missed call was bad execution, not bad coaching. And you can

  19. Anonymous says:

    Rick
    Thanks K-State…..you made me late for work. GREAT GAME

  20. Anonymous says:

    jojo
    I screwed up royally. Walked into rays bar
    in downtown chicago and to my dismay was
    innundated with obnoxious/disgusting/low
    rent xavier fans.
    I was not wearing anything that read ku or
    k state or mu…and sat quietly while these
    people wnet nuts watching the game. Must
    have been 200 of them.
    I once thought that xavier was a jesuit
    conservative school…but I learned otherwise
    very quickly. They made the most rabid/
    obnoxious ku-ksttate or mu fans look like
    nuns.
    As the game ended…I got up…finished my
    final beer…and realized that cincinnatti
    is a breeding ground for animals.
    As I walked out I could only thinki how cool
    it was for k state fans to see their team
    make it to the elite 8. I remembered last year
    when my tigers got there and the incredible fun me and the other 10 tiger fans in kc had
    during the tournament.
    Frankie looked great and even the xavier
    fans/animals loved his expressions/gestures/
    and antic.
    go cats.
    For those of you who think your schools rivals
    are the worst fans you’ve seen…come to chicago and witness the most outrageous foul mouthed
    fans I’ve ever seen.
    I’ve been to the oakland raider stadium…ive
    been to fenway/yankee/cubbie/…I’ve been to
    the ghetto stadiums in miami/but no fans are
    worse than these.
    go cats…I’ll be cheering ya from chicago
    on saturday….how sweet it is aint it!

  21. Anonymous says:

    Johnny Utah
    Jack Harry can’t figure out how his typewriter fits into the internets anyway.

    Get off Martin’s back. he outcoached Xavier’s Mack. Martin kept Pullen fresh so he could be clutch late, and he kept telling KSU to pound it inside, which ultimately worked. Xavier hit some dreamer 3s while well-guarded. They gave up too many fouls inside and didn’t pressure Clemente enough to tire him out.

  22. Anonymous says:

    bschloz
    jojo…don’t you talk shit in public like you do on the boards….I figured you would of been hounding those animals….representing from the Big12. Good Post.

    Hell even Frank looked fatigued at one point standing 8 count.
    How does Gus Johnson get away with saying he has “Feline quickness” LOL

  23. Anonymous says:

    smartman
    Couldn’t bear to think KK would have a whole year to run with K-State winning the championship. Gotta put the voodoo, mojo, hex on the Cats.

  24. Anonymous says:

    dp
    Sports Guy is the best on Twitter….

  25. Anonymous says:

    JimmyD
    Emotionally and physically drained last night…from watching a basketball game. Where was McGruder? Curtis Kelly became a MAN last night. Fear the beard

  26. Anonymous says:

    mudslinger
    The only downside to this incredible game is that KK will be even more insufferable to listen to on Friday than he has all week.

    Man, I agree with that! I want to root for K State really bad, but KK’s endless rants about them over the past few years have made it so I can’t hear the mention of K State without thinking of his constant sickening banter. That aside I was happy for them and I do wish them the best.

  27. Anonymous says:

    Hammy
    hyperbole Greg. That was a GREAT game last night, but not the best game ever. The 1992 Duke/Kentucky battle is still #1. The drama of that game was intense, defending champs, going for the Final 4, against a young upstart. 2 HoF coaches, NBA players everywhere, 2 of the top 5 programs all time…on and on.

    ___

    GH: I cannot disagree that picking one great game — any great game — over another great game isn’t worthy of debate. I remember the Christian Laettner game well and the buzz it created — it was truly a classic. But for manic thrills and super-human, hit-your-head-on-the-ceiling individual plays — I’m going with last night’s drama.

  28. Anonymous says:

    Stevo
    Well just be glad that Kansas (KU and KSU)has had two of the top five or ten games of all times in the past three years. Who’s #1 depends on your team!

  29. Anonymous says:

    jjskck
    What a game. I was exhausted, but I simply couldn’t turn the TV off. Clutch play after clutch play…I can’t count how many times I said “wow” during that one.

    And on the “no call” – on the back side, the ref trailing the play could only see Clemente reach around Holloway’s back with one arm. On the front, there were two or three players between Holloway and the nearest ref. Clemente half-assed his foul attempt, and yes, he should have been instructed to foul before half court.

  30. Anonymous says:

    Jayhawk Fan
    I would love to see KSU win this whole thing, it might be a nice Kansas detente.

    KU would have no room to talk.
    KSU would own the title and I would hope would be restrained on too much big talk towards KU, and all would be peaceful until the war next year.

    GO KSU!!!!!!!
    GO BAYLOR!!!!

    FK DUKE!!!
    FK EAST COAST BIASED A-HOLES!!!

  31. Anonymous says:

    Jayhawk Fan
    I take that back.
    As I scan todays headlines I realize I used a poor choice of words.

    should have said …
    all would be peaceful until the “games” next year.

    war is fkd.
    FK WAR!!!

    good greif, who knows what is going on here, I hope not a real war>>>>
    http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/03/26/south.korea.ship.sinking/index.html

  32. Anonymous says:

    Stevo
    jayhawkfan are you crazy buddy? if k-state wins this whole thing they are going to be in your ear until KU wins another one. It really does set up for them as well. I think the only team I wouldn’t pick KSU to win against in this tourney is Kentucky. Ohio State? Please I’ll take KSU vs them any day. If they win tomorrow they’re going to play in the championship game. West Virginia will give them trouble and Kentucky would be the favorite against them. A NC run is just laying out there for them now…let’s see how they handle it.

  33. Anonymous says:

    jojo
    this mu tiger fan says…
    FRANKIE FOR PRESIDENT!
    sOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHO IS THE SHORT
    STRONG BALD HEADED GUY COACH ON THE K STATE BENCH
    IWANT THIS GUY TO BE MY BODY GUARD WHEN
    I GO DOWN TO THE P AND L IN 2 WEEKS.
    THE GUY LOOKS LIKE A KILLER…WHO IS HE?
    THE GUY IS RIGHT OUT OF DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER/…
    REPO MAN…AND MMA/UFC….

    ___

    GH: That’s Scott Greenawalt, KSU’s strength coach. I heard Doug Gottlieb talking about him and he said he is the toughest dude in town. Frank Martin says Greenawalt yells at the players more than him — and also at Martin! Here’s a link to a good story by Kevin Haskin on Greenawalt at CJ Online.
    http://cjonline.com/sports/basketball/2010-03-26/strength_coach_gets_results

  34. Anonymous says:

    jojo
    BSHLOZ….just had a few beers downtown…
    no …i have never seen ab more disgusting
    groupo f people /fans in my life.
    for a religious school/jesuit collee they hurled
    every foul word known to man at the cats.
    Tehy threw crap at the tv at the end of the
    game….it was almost a riot.
    had i had frankie and his soprano squad of
    assistant coaches we could have kicked evbery
    last on their asses. They called the k state
    team eeverything from f*cking hayseeds to
    *********,.,…totally out of control btu after
    a feew beers they were even worse.
    I can hanlde insults about fplayers and coaches..
    buit don’t f*ck with my people from kanssus.
    Frankie looked good on tv…where does he
    buy those suits? Peters/Michaels/Mens warehouse…he should be getting promotional
    money because they guy lookedvsharop.
    And i’m heading out to watch them saturday…
    lots of my gfriends went to k state. I didn
    t go there because i wantede to be a jurnalist
    like greg hall and walter cronkite.
    If you’reeeer in chicago you gotta go to the
    momma rosas restaurant…best italian food
    this side of the mississippi. Beats jasper
    (sorry j.r. but the ravioli is incredibile)
    go cats…go tigers…..need some help holding
    down the fortb in chicago. Sned reinforcements.

  35. Anonymous says:

    Stevo
    damn jojo is the kstate bandwagon big enough for your ego?

  36. Anonymous says:

    Jayhawk Fan
    “” Stevo sed: if k-state wins this whole thing they are going to be in your ear until KU …. “”

    They can do that, if they choose/want to, but if they do, someone might say something like “if this KU team played that KSU team, KU would win 3/5 games, or something like that ….. and someone from KU ( NOT ME, I LIVE WITH THE RESULTS AND MOVE ON ) KU might comment about the cup cake walks some teams have had in this tourny vs others … blah blah blah…

    but all that type of BS talk is not required for most normal folks ( mostly it is for talk radio guys trying to sell ads )

    cant we all just get along?

    GO KSU!!!!
    GO BAYLOR!!!
    FK DUKE!!!

  37. Anonymous says:

    Stevo
    Never, ever, ever has a NCAA tourney set up for a team the way this one has for KSU. North Texas, BYU, Xavier, Butler and Tennesee or Mich. St? My lord, Bill Self has to be vomiting in his mouth every time a games in on this side of the bracket. Let’s think objectively for a second…
    1. The only teams on KSU’s side of the bracket that were more athletic and posed a threat were KU and Syracuse.
    2. The only other teams in the tourney that pose the same threat are UK and West Virginia.
    Frank, welcome to the big time because if you don’t make the NC game you have fallen short. Never again in your career will something this sweet fall into your lap. Anything less than a national runner-up for KSU is a disappointment.

  38. Anonymous says:

    Jayhawk Fan
    come on Stevo. As you know, anything can happen in this crazy tourney.

    KSU can feel proud right now, (no matter what happens) they have had a great year.

  39. Anonymous says:

    bschloz
    Harold Peners has just opened a new location in Manhattan!
    I would of bet you were MU J school..nice.
    Chicago 2014 = Detroit

    Go Cats

  40. Anonymous says:

    Stevo
    I think for KSU to say they’ve had a better year than KU they need to win this game and get to the final four. A final four trumps the conference and tourney titles and three head-to-head losses to KU.

  41. Anonymous says:

    Jayhawk Fan
    Keep you chins up KSU fans.
    You all had a great run.
    KSU had a great year.

    I am not going to analyze it,
    I leave that to the talk radio guys.

    See you next year KSU.
    Get ready,
    cuz I am done being kind.
    My deal about you beating tx just expired.

    SEE YOU KSU FKRS NEXT YEAR, and
    we are gonna kick your asses : )

    I want next year to start next week : (

  42. Anonymous says:

    jojo
    OKAY KU FAN….GET READY FOR YOUR ASS AND
    KSU ASS TO GET WHIPPED BECAUSE THE REAL
    MONEY SPORT IS COMING DOWN THE PIKE.
    THE OLD MAN AND UNCLE TOM TURNER ARE GONNA
    GET AN ASS KICKING LIKE THEY’VE NEVER SEEEN
    BEFORE ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD.
    GABBERT LOOKS INCREDIBLE THIS SPRING AND
    THE TEAM IS GETTING READY TO RUN OVER THE
    KANSAS TEAMS LIKE A KANSAS TORNADO.
    WAIT A YEAR FOR KU TO CHOKE AGAIN…WAIT A
    YEAR FOR KSU TO CHOKE AGAIN…
    little reminder:
    2009:
    KU ELIMINATED VERY VERY EARLY
    MU MAKES ELITE 8 WITH ALMOST NO TALENT
    MU KICKS KU 41-39 IN GREAT COMEBACK VICTORY
    DURING KU’S “HISTORIC/record breaking”
    season…
    2010
    KU AND MU ADVANCE THE SAME DISTANCE IN TOURNEY.
    KSU GETS AS FAR AS MU IN 2009..

    SO NO BIG DEAL…
    BUT NOW WE CAN FOCUS ON THE REAL SPORT…FOOTBALL…JAYHAWK FAN…YOU SUCK!

    BUT GOOD LUCK FRANKIE IN 2010-2011…YOU’RE
    GONNA NEED IT BECAUSE THE UP AND COMING TIGERS
    ARE GONNA GIVE YOU AN ASS WHIPPING ON THE
    FOOTBALL FIELD AND BASKETBALL COURT…
    ENOUGH SAID…
    LETS TALK BASEBALL!

  43. Anonymous says:

    Jayhawk Fan
    uh, KU did not choke, but say whatever you want if it turns you on, it matters not to me.

    KU lost a game by 2 points … ah anyway .. yadda yadda yadda, no logic or facts will stop your talk … so blab away….

    But I will say this …
    As someone pointed out today about Perkins getting all that money … That money sure was better spent than any fking money on the Royals or Chiefs in the LAST YWENT YEARS. When was the last time either KC team had a consistant run like my KU basketball team has.

    I do not talk crap.
    I do not homer, for homers sake, so I am witholding any big BS talk about KU football, until I see what we got.

    I laugh at homers who blab no matter what.

    This years KU team was a good team, but winning this tourney is hard as fk, but we won it in 2008, and that FAR MORE than ANY OTHER team in a 500 mile radius can say ….. but go ahead … homer talk all you want.

    anyway .. I came back to quote a comment on the KC Star board.

    “Nothing slows down a bandwagon like Jason Whitlock hopping on.”

    LMAO!!!! THAT IS A FACT.

    That flip flopping fat fat goofball. fatlock is an idiot. He talked and blabbed and guaranteed this and guaranteed that. He is so full so shit that his … ah anyway…

    Maybe next year we buy him a ticket to Hawaii for 3 weeks, so he writes nothing about our local team. fatlock is the biggest BS SPOUTING idiot in a 500 ….. 1000 mile radius.

    “Nothing slows down a bandwagon like Jason Whitlock hopping on.”

  44. Anonymous says:

    Stevo
    yeah jojo keep talking about your wonderful elite 8 run. You know what? nobody cares about an elite 8 run. who cares. move on. Also don’t forget that the team that beat you in your wondrous, history making elite 8 season got beat by the team we lost to. No sir, final fours matter and that’s about all there is to it. KSU did not have a better season than KU. If they would have won today, the final four would have made up for no conference title, no conference tourney title and 0-3 vs KU. They played one classic against Xavier but it all means nothing now. Good run KSU, but you fell short and all your excusing it away means nothing. HUGE FAILURE!

  45. Anonymous says:

    smartman
    Frank Martin looked like a douchebag with his “Raging Bull” stare today. KSU was outplayed, outcoached, out-hussled,outclassed, out-everythinged. Results only Frankie! You were sweet, you were elite but in the end it’s still defeat. KK will still teabag you. That counts for something.

  46. Anonymous says:

    Stevo
    I have a chance Dexter Morgan. Look Out!!!

  47. Anonymous says:

    jason whitlock
    RIP KU
    RIP KSU
    RIP BAYLOR
    RIP MU
    RIP OSU
    RIP TEXASS
    YOU’RE ALL B.S.
    GO BUTLER!

  48. Anonymous says:

    Removable Wall Decals
    Removable Wall Decals…

    Removable vinyl sports wall decals are a great way to spruce up a room and show your team spirit at the same time. After the game you can even take them down and store them if you wish or move them to another location….

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