Kansas won a thrilling Big 12 matchup with in-state rival Kansas State on Tuesday night, but it came with an undeniable bit of controversy.
Kansas State went on the road and gave the No. 3-ranked Jayhawks all they could handle, and the Wildcats were just 5.6 seconds away from forcing overtime.
Kansas inbounded the ball under its own basket and pushed it up the court, then Svi Mykhailiuk was able to hit a runner in the lane as time expired for the win.
Here’s the thing, though: Mykhailiuk took roughly 39 steps before getting the shot off, and it’s clear traveling should have been called.
Jayhawk? More like Jaywalk, know what we’re saying?
At the very least that’s three steps, maybe even four. Alas, it went uncalled.
“I think everybody knows what happened. Want to see my phone? There’s a hundred (messages),” Kansas State coach Bruce Weber told reporters after the game, per The Associated Press. “Everybody knows what happened. I mean, it’s obvious. The TV people came up to me. Everyone.”
Everyone except the referees, that is.