KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kansas State coach Bruce Weber used Iowa, of all teams, as an example of what he said is lacking respect for the Big 12 Conference.
The problem: Weber misfired on both of his facts.
In the postgame press conference after Iowa State beat the Wildcats, 91-85, Weber was asked about the treacherous night-in, night-out road in his conference.
“I don’t think, nationwide, people appreciate how good our league is,” Weber said. “And I thought it was a little disrespectful, the polls. We just keep beating each other and other teams. You know, Iowa lost six out of seven and stayed in the polls. It didn’t make a lot of sense to me.”
One issue with Weber’s thought: Iowa has lost five of six, not six of seven.
The other misstep for Weber, a former Big Ten coach at Illinois: Iowa did indeed fall out of the polls after that stretch.
Media around the Sprint Center wondered aloud, however, at why Weber chose to single out the Hawkeyes, who were hundreds of miles northeast at the Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis.