Kansas basketball coach Bill Self has seen tape of Svi Mykhailiuk’s dash to the basket that resulted in a buzzer-beating, game-winning layup Tuesday night against Kansas State.
Self acknowledged on Thursday’s Big 12 coaches teleconference that it appeared junior guard Mykhailiuk did take an extra step or two before finishing a scoop shot that propelled the Jayhawks to a 90-88 victory in Allen Fieldhouse.
“Yeah, I watched the game, so I saw the play and you know, it looked like he took extra steps, there’s no question about that, so I don’t disagree with anybody from a K-State perspective being upset with that,” Self said. “The game could have easily gone (to) overtime.
“But I do know that there’s a lot of calls throughout a game — a lot — and certainly everything is magnified in the last several possessions because there’s no time to make up those mistakes if they are mistakes whether they be as a player or as an official, but that’s part of the basketball game.”
KU will next meet Texas Tech at 6:15 p.m. on Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse.
Self also addressed the topic at his weekly news conference.
“I saw it,” Self said of the replay. “He took off early and certainly took more than two steps. Yeah, he did.”