NEW YORK CITY – It was a great situation to be in.
At the same time it could, understandably so, have been a bit unnerving.
Jarvis Threatt is averaging 12 points, five boards, and 2.5 assists on the young season for Coach Monte Ross (Credit: Mark Jordan)
Delaware took the floor at Madison Square Garden. It was the Preseason NIT. It was the eve of Thanksgiving in New York City. And if it sounded intimidating or overwhelming, one can reason why.
Regardless, Delaware of the CAA and second round conqueror of Virginia, was competing toe-to-toe with Kansas State. They were in a one possession game against the Big 12 representatives, trailing by two at the half. A half their coach felt was far from their best effort.
The second half saw Kansas State’s transition and perimeter touch open a double-digit lead. In the waning moments it appeared Delaware’s valiant effort was over. But they fought back again, taking the game to the final possession before falling 66-63. That second 20 minutes...