Kansas' Svi Mykhailiuk Gets Away with Epic Travel to Beat Rival Kansas State at the Buzzer

Kansas' Svi Mykhailiuk Gets Away with Epic Travel to Beat Rival Kansas State at the Buzzer

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Kansas' Svi Mykhailiuk Gets Away with Epic Travel to Beat Rival Kansas State at the Buzzer

Kansas State hadn’t won a men’s basketball game in Lawrence since 2006, and it was a 13.5-point underdog entering Tuesday’s game at No. 3 Kansas. That the game was tied with five seconds left was an upset in itself, propelled by a brilliant performance by big man Dean Wade, who scored 20.

Kansas hadn’t shown it could stop the Wildcats from scoring, and overtime would have been a tossup. This was a huge opportunity for the Wildcats, and their embattled coach, Bruce Weber.

The Jayhawks wanted to inbound the ball to Frank Mason, their point guard and best player. K-State made a good denial, and forced it instead to Sviatoslav Mikhailiuk, a 6-foot-8, 19-year-old junior from Ukraine. He averages 11.2 points per game off the bench.

And Svi did this:

The refs didn’t call it and Kansas won 90-88.

Mikhailiuk had 11.

It has been meme’d.

 

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