December 19, 2006

Martin propels Cats past UMES

It was only a matter of time before freshman Bill Walker made his first career start, and that opportunity came in the place of Cartier Martin Tuesday night against Maryland Eastern Shore. Martin did nothing to lose his spot, however. The senior offered up the position in hopes of giving the talented newcomer more minutes, but Martin still ended up being the one to spark K-State (8-3) to a 79-58 win by pouring in 17 first-half points.

"That was a decision me and coach came to," Martin, who ended the game with a team-high 23 points, said. "We needed to get Bill on the floor, and I was fine coming off the bench. I'm a team player. I want to have a good team."

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