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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.
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.”
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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