November 10, 2006
Cats have something to prove in opener
Cartier Martin and Kansas State didn't exactly make the type of splash fans were hoping for in last Saturday's exhibition contest against Washburn. K-State struggled to a 94-90 triple overtime victory over the Division-II Icabods, but the Wildcats are looking for a second chance to make that first impression in Saturday's season opener against William & Mary.
Little went right for Martin or his teammates in the contest against Washburn. K-State shot just 33 percent from the field and was out-rebounded 62-59 by the visitors. And Martin, one of the Big 12 Conference's best shooters for the past two seasons, connected on just one of 10 3-point tries.
"It was just one of those nights. I have to keep shooting the ball. It's what I do well," Martin, who shot four of 19 overall, said. "I struggled a little bit, but I kept shooting it, and that's what shooters do. The next day I was in the gym and shot the ball well. I'm going to keep shooting it, and it will fall."
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