Kansas beats Kansas State after obvious missed travel on buzzer-beater

Well this is something that almost took place on Tuesday night, but thanks to the effort of Svi Mykhailiuk, Kansas can breath easily.

But not without controversy.

In the postgame press conference, Weber had an opportunity to take aim at the officiating crew, a route many college and professional coaches take following a close and controversial loss.

At least, that's what Weber hopes for as his team prepares to host Oklahoma on Saturday.

"We had our chances". "We have got a good group". "We are a good team. we keep battling and keep coming back".

Instead, Wade tied a career high in points Tuesday night and almost etched his name into K-State lore with that missed 3-pointer. I think they'll improve (they allowed more than a point per possession in 7 of their first 8 Big 12 games last season), but they need to in a hurry.

Kansas coach Bill Self praised Kansas State, but wasn't happy - again - with his team's defense. "They pressed us hot and we were fortunate we were able to get behind them".

"I saw it", Self said, according to Gary Bedore of the Kansas City Star.

Mason added 15 points and Graham contributed 13.

Senior guard Wesley Iwundu chipped in 17 points for the Wildcats (12-2, 1-1 Big 12).

"That was a great shot", Iwundu said.

Kansas State finally tied the game 84-all when Brown scored high off the glance in transition, but the Jayhawks went right back inside to Lucas, whose basket made it 86-84 with 1:27 to go. "We did a good job staying poised".

In fact, it was Kansas State that raced to a 21-13 lead in the opening minutes.

The Wildcats' two losses have come by a combined three points.

The Wildcats didn't flinch, even as KU was outscoring them 37-18 to end the first half after K-State had taken an early nine-point lead. Jackson added five rebounds and five assists while helping with a 12-2 run that provided a 40-34 lead. G Frank Mason entered as the Big 12's top scorer with a 19.8-point average. "The game could have easily gone (to) overtime". The 6-foot-6 perimeter threat from Seattle averaged 9.5 points and 4.8 rebounds for the Sun Devils. But he also finished with 4 turnovers and was terrible down the stretch when Kansas had a chance to put the game away and didn't.

"No matter what, we will still have doubts", countered K-State forward D.J. Johnson, "because we didn't get the win". He got called for a couple bad fouls when the refs were trying to get a handle on the game, including DJ Johnson hooking him posting up on back to back possessions, but he also needs to fight for that position without fouling.