LAWRENCE, Kan. — Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk scored a layup as time expired to give No. 3 Kansas a 90-88 win over Kansas State in Big 12 play at Allen Fieldhouse on Tuesday night.
KANSAS ESCAPES AT HOME
With the score tied at 88 and 5.6 seconds left on the clock, Mykhailiuk went the length of the court and guided home a layup off his fingertip just before the light went off on the backboard.
Replays show that Mykhailiuk did get his shot off in time but he should have been called for a travel before making the basket.
“It was great having my family here but I was just thinking about my team,” said Mykhailiuk after his game-winning basket in front of his family.
Talented freshman Josh Jackson tied his career-high with 22 points on 9 of 15 shooting to go with nine rebounds and six assists, and Landen Lucas added a double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Jayhawks (13-1, 2-0 Big 12), who had all five starter scoring in double-digits.
“The other night I battled with foul trouble but I wanted to come out, bring energy and attack the basket a little more,” said Jackson.
Frank Mason III finished with 15 points and four assists, while Devonte Graham ended with 13 points and six assists and Mykhailiuk scored 11 points for Kansas, who shot 53.2 percent from the floor overall and 50 percent from long-range.
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Dean Wade equalled his career high with 20 points and Wesley Iwundu added 17 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals for Kansas State (13-2, 1-1).
Kamau Stokes and Barry Brown each scored 13 points, with Stokes also adding seven assists and six rebounds, and D.J. Johnson had 10 points in the defeat for the Wildcats, who shot 51 percent.
KANSAS MAKES IT 50 STRAIGHT AT HOME
With the nail-biting victory on Tuesday night, Kansas stretch their winning streak at home to 50 games.
The reigning Big 12 champions also extended their winning streak this season to 13 straight games.
Kansas State, which had its seven-game winning streak snapped, raced out to a 21-13 lead early in the first half but the Jayhawks rallied to lead 52-42 at halftime.
Kansas has dominated this series against the Wildcats and improved their record to 192-93 with the latest victory.
The Jayhawks will entertain Texas Tech at home on Saturday night.
Kansas State is also at home at the weekend where it will host Oklahoma on Saturday.