College basketball fans in Kansas should be rejoicing all over the state right now. After Wichita State’s head coach Gregg Marshall made headlines several weeks ago by saying Kansas and Kansas State refused to schedule his undefeated Shockers — he even said if he was Bill Self or Bruce Weber he wouldn’t want to play them either — Bruce Weber, the head coach of Kansas State seems to be having a change of heart.
Via CBS Sports:
“I’m not against it,” Weber said of potentially setting up a game with Wichita State, which so far this season is undefeated and ranked No. 6. “But scheduling is one of the most difficult things about coaching. I don’t think people have any idea how hard it is. It might be more difficult than even recruiting.”
According to Weber, it would not be wise to jump at a game with Wichita State unless the circumstances are just right. He said he and K-State administrators talked last spring about the possibility of trying to set up a game with the Shockers at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.
“I did all the scheduling at Purdue when I was an assistant there to Gene Keady and he told me then, when I was young, that scheduling was more important than recruiting. But I like things that are good for basketball.”
Up to this point it did seem like Kansas and Kansas State have been running from Wichita State. They have been the top two teams in Kansas for so many years but they know that Gregg Marshall has built a program at WSU that can not only compete with their teams but can also beat their teams. For the first time ever their dominance is being threatened. Hopefully Self and Weber will stop running from the Shockers. If you’re the best then prove it because WSU is coming whether they like it or not.