MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Kansas State coach Bruce Weber need only look at how difficult it was to build a schedule this season to know that his team, which returns all six guys who started every game on its Elite Eight run a year ago, is going to be a dangerous foe.
Weber wanted to challenge those guys, rather than give them an easy road like he might a team full of newcomers. So he reached out to dozens of Power Five coaches.
"We thought we could get a higher BCS team at home this year and we just couldn't do it," he said. "I had a lot of cuss words on text messages sent to me from a lot of coaches."