As confetti fell from the Bramlage Coliseum ceiling and Kansas State basketball players began to celebrate on Saturday with the Big 12 championship trophy they had been working years to win, Bruce Weber became a spectator.
He watched Barry Brown dance as he placed a purple championship hat on his head. He smiled as Kamau Stokes flexed his muscles in front of the nearest camera. And he shook his head in disbelief as Dean Wade cut down the nets.
“It couldn’t be a better story,” Weber said later. “To have that group be honored like they were and win the game like this and to celebrate, it was special.