Frankenmartin does what Lon Kruger, Dana Altman, Tom Asbury, Jim Woolridge and Bob Huggins couldn't.
Now someone fetch him a tailor.
In my travels over the past few weeks, I've had the chance to visit three arenas for the first time: UCLA's Pauley Pavilion, Tennessee's Thompson-Boling Arena and Kansas State's Bramlage Coliseum. All three trips were for big rivalry games: USC at UCLA, Vandy at Tennessee and Kansas at Kansas State. And I'm amazed how much louder Bramlage was than the other two. The students in Manhattan were in an absolute frenzy for the entire upset of the second-ranked Jayhawks on Wednesday, so much so that KU coach Bill Self said afterward, "We will not play in an environment like this again this year. I couldn't even hear the whistle blow." No doubt the KSU kids were particularly riled because the KU was in town -- they were vaulting press row just to get on the court afterwards -- but if they can come close to replicating the atmosphere for the rest of their Big 12 home games, this will be one of the most underrated home-court advantages in college hoops. Said forward Bill Walker, "My ears were ringing when I finally got back to the locker room." The question now is, can Kansas' students sufficiently return the favor when the Wildcats enter the Phog on March 1?
Freshman Forward Bill Walker
On the win...
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