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WVU Unlikely To Play Kansas State Three Times in Basketball Next Season


Frank Martin is leaving his post as Head Coach at Kansas State to take the same position at South Carolina. Martin took over at Kansas State when Bob Huggins left to take over as the Head Coach at West Virginia.

Martin reportedly agreed to a six-year contract paying close to two million dollars per season.

Martin and Huggins are great friends and have a ton of respect for each other. Martin joined the Bob Huggins Show for a segment at the 2011 Final Four in Houston and the two men talked about their relationship. Watch that conversation by clicking on the video above.

The two met on the court last season when Huggins took WVU to Wichita, Kansas to play Kansas State. The Wildcats were supposed to play the Mountaineers next season in Charleston, although that game appears to be unlikely.

WVU is officially joining the Big 12 on July 1. That means Kansas State and WVU will play a home and home series as part of Big 12 conference play. A game in Charleston would be a third meeting between the two schools.

"I doubt we will play them three times," West Virginia Athletic Director Oliver Luck said. "I haven't had any discussions with the Kansas State AD. He's been busy with the decision Frank [Martin] made to go to South Carolina. But, I would be surprised if we play them three times. That would be highly unusual, especially when you consider the fact that we could also run into them in the tournament. I doubt Bob [Huggins] is very interested in playing a good Kansas State team three times."

Future games against Kansas State will not be quite the same without the Huggins versus Martin, teacher versus pupil matchup. Perhaps that means West Virginia and South Carolina will look to play each other in the future.

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