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Here are three looks at Svi Mykhailiuk’s block in KU’s win over K-State

Kansas guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk drove for a basket against Kansas State forward Dean Wade during Monday’s game.
Kansas guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk drove for a basket against Kansas State forward Dean Wade during Monday’s game. The Associated Press

As The Star’s Sam Mellinger noted, the defensive play of the year for Kansas – and perhaps in all of college basketball – came in the Jayhawks’ 70-56 win at Kansas State on Monday night.

The Wildcats’ Xavier Sneed thought he was headed for a dunk that would have sent Bramlage Coliseum into a frenzy.

Instead, KU’s Svi Mykhailiuk swooped in from behind and knocked the ball from Sneed’s hand. “Foul!” cried the Wildcats fans. Alas, there was no whistle, and there shouldn’t have been one.

Here is a look at the play in real time:

And this is another look at the play, but in slow motion:

One more view, and this shows Mykhailiuk chasing down Sneed:

Kansas seniors Devonte’ Graham and Svi Mykhailiuk discuss the Jayhawks' 70-56 win over Kansas State on Monday night in Manhattan, Kan.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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