The End Of This Game Brought To You By The Kansas Travel Advisory Board
The Kansas Jayhawks won their 50th straight game at home, 90-88 over Kansas State on Tuesday, and here's your winning shot, below. Kansas junior Svi Mykhailiuk converted a layup at the buzzer ... after taking a five-step stroll down the middle of the court, otherwise known outside of Kansas as "traveling".
Apparently, there's no traveling in Kansas anymore. They won 90-88 on this. https://t.co/fGArk5djUf
— Eric Rosenthal (@ericsports) January 4, 2017
Our official statement on the ending of Kansas State vs Kansas. pic.twitter.com/rtnqRNG0VC
— Big 12 Refs (@Big12Refs) January 4, 2017
We're expecting word from the real Big 12 any minute now, informing us that Mykhailiuk packed the ball like a Jayhawks running back, the basket shouldn't have counted and overtime should have ensued. But traveling violations, or lack thereof, are not reviewable per college basketball rules, so Kansas will still be 13-1 when the sun comes up today, and Kansas State will wonder no more how its rival is so tough to beat at home.
Mykhailiuk wouldn't cop to the travel after the game, saying only that it was "a good layup." Pfffttt. Ukraine not weak, I guess.
Or, Rock, Walk, Jayhawk.
UPDATE: Per Andy Katz of ESPN, the Big 12 does not plan to make an official statement on the play. Katz, quoting an unnamed source with the conference:
Officiating source: Big 12 doesn't plan on making a statement on Kansas Svi Mykhialuk's game-winning basket against Kansas State Tuesday at Phog Allen in Lawrence because it was a judgment call. Said the source, "That is a judgment call that in fast motion it is very hard to tell if he ended dribble with a foot on floor and went step step or if both feet were in air when ended dribble so it is legal to go step step. Tough play to call either way."
Hahahaha. Welcome to Dancing With the Idiots. I hope the Big 12 gets zero second-round NCAA Tournament berths.
Did You Know: Kansas G Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk is the 1st NCAA player to take 1 step for every letter in his name before making a game winner
— NOTSportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) January 4, 2017
Further update from Big 12 head of officials:
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