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Rock Chalk Jaywalk: KU knocks off K-State in Sunflower Showdown Part 1

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Mykhailiuk buzzer-beater downs K-State, 90-88

Junior guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk drove the lane and laid in the game-winner as time expired to push No. 3/2 Kansas past Kansas State, 90-88.

Spectacular Svi: Mykhailiuk's buzzer beater lifts Jayhawks past K-State, 90-88 |

Asked what went through his mind after catching the pass from Graham, Mykhailiuk said: “I was just trying to make a layup because it was an open lane.”

Notebook: Lucas emerges as 'most consistent' player; Jackson earns another technical |

“Landen has kind of emerged as our most consistent player,” KU coach Bill Self said after Tuesday’s thriller. “I thought he played really well and was a presence. He scored inside tight (and) he’s kind of on a roll, not doing anything exceptional but certainly finishing a lot better.”

Postgame Report Card: Kansas 90, Kansas State 88 | Tale of the Tait |

They scored 52 points in the first half and, somehow, led by 10 after the Wildcats shot 54 percent from the floor and 50 percent from three-point range during the same 20-minute period. It’s to the point now where it’s newsworthy if the Jayhawks’ offense isn’t an A.

Officials didn’t decide the Sunflower Showdown, but they did decide when it ended

If we’re going to focus on officiating, there were strange calls both ways. If the refs should’ve called a travel on Mykhailiuk, they also could’ve called a reach-in on Iwundu. One official watched K-State’s Isaiah Maurice slap a dead ball away off the court, and told him, “I protected you on that one.” Another official heard Josh Jackson yell, “that’s a foul,” and called a technical.

KU’s second-to-last play also important ... and concerning from a big-picture perspective

Landen Lucas was helpless. The game was out of his team’s control. Kansas State’s Dean Wade had an open three to win it, and from the top of the key, the Kansas center had a front row seat to his team’s fate.

Kansas Jayhawks escape Kansas State Wildcats but show flaws in victory - Men's College Basketball Blog- ESPN

The Jayhawks escaped on Tuesday night. Barely. The same issues Bill Self's squad masked in previous games with a rare talent pool nearly cost Kansas a win Tuesday night. Here are three problems affecting Kansas.

Blatant travel not called on Kansas' buzzer-beating shot over K-State -

K-State could and should protest this outcome. A public acknowledgement from the head of Big 12 officiating will almost certainly be coming, a statement that acknowledges the zebras botched this ending. Anything short of that, well, shame on the Big 12.

Next 5 weeks feature 2 key stretches for Kansas basketball | Tale of the Tait |

Almost every year, without fail, there has been a small but impactful stretch, usually during conference play, when the Jayhawks have struggled and KU fans has questioned what in the heck was going on.


Blue bloods with Bobby: Jan. 3 | Call it a Nightengale |

Here’s a look at all of the top-10 teams in the country.

Texas Tech upsets No. 7 West Virginia in overtime with last-second shot -

Chris Beard gets a huge win over a top-10 foe in Lubbock.

Clemson's coach has words for Roy Williams in handshake line -

But after an interesting and erratic game, Clemson coach Brad Brownell was visibly heated and had some words -- and finger-pointing -- for UNC coach Roy Williams in the postgame handshake line. You can see Williams appearing to apologize to Brownell as Brownell continues to give Carolina's Hall of Fame coach a piece of his mind.

Minnesota fires coach Tracy Claeys after review of his one full season -

Claeys went 9-4 in 2016, but season marred by sex-assault scandal, player boycott

Minnesota players rip administration after coach firing, threaten to transfer -

Another unnamed underclassman told McMurphy, "We don't want to play for administration. Countless people will transfer if possible."


Sorry, officer.

I... didn't know I couldn't do that.

Oh, the tears of unfathomable sadness!

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