Martin To Appear on ESPN2 Monday

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State head men's basketball coach Frank Martin will be a guest on the popular ESPN program "Outside the Lines," at 2 p.m., today.

Hosted by longtime ESPN personality Bob Ley, "Outside the Lines" is an Emmy-award winning program that examines critical issues in sports.  It has been a regular staple on ESPN since 1990.

Martin will be on the program to discuss parity in men's college basketball this season.  K-State knocked off previously unbeaten and No. 1 Texas, 71-62, on Jan. 18 for the school's third-ever win over a No. 1 team, while the Wildcats lost to the current No. 1 team Kansas, 81-79, in overtime on Jan. 30.  Martin will be joined on a panel discussion with Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim and ESPN analyst Jay Bilas.

The team's current 19-4 record is the sixth-best start in school history and the best since beginning the 1961-62 season at 21-2.  The Wildcats, who rank No. 10 in The Associated Press poll and No. 11 in the ESPN/USA Today coaches poll, should move into the Top 10 when both polls are released later today.  It would mark the second time this season that the squad has ranked in the Top 10 in both major polls.

Kansas State will have the week off before playing host to Colorado (11-12, 2-7 Big 12) at 5 p.m., Saturday in the first of back-to-back home games at Bramlage Coliseum.   A win against the Buffaloes would give the team at least 20 wins for the fourth consecutive season, which would be a first in school history, while it would make Martin the first coach at K-State to post 20 wins in each of his first three seasons.