Wooldridge out at KSU

Well this was an easy call. It's too bad, because Wooly's defintely a good guy, but you just can't lose games like this. KSU would be lucky to get Bob Huggins, but it won't happen, at least I don't think it will. DALLAS - Kansas State coach Jim Wooldridge was fired immediately following the Wildcats' 73-65 loss to Texas Tech in the first round of the Big 12 tournament Thursday at American Airlines Center.

Wooldridge went 83-90 in six seasons as K-State's head coach. It was widely speculated that his tenure in Manhattan would end once the Wildcats lost in the conference tournament. That turned out to be true, as athletic director Tim Weiser met with Wooldridge just minutes after K-State's loss Thursday.

No official announcement was made immediately following the game, but K-State players confirmed the firing.

"Coach (Wooldridge) told us to play hard for the next coach," K-State junior guard Mario Taybron said.

Good luck Wooly.

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