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Coming out of a timeout with eight seconds left in OT and down two points, the Jayhawks put the ball in Elijah Johnson’s hand.
The senior PG drove right and had what looked to be a clear path to the basket. Rather than taking it all the way to the rim, Johnson kicked the ball out to Naadir Tharpe, who launched a last-second three-pointer that failed to find the bottom of the net.
When the question was asked in the postgame press conference concerning this last play, senior wing Travis Releford said,
“The original plan was to go for a two, but it was ‘take what the defense gives us.’ And we didn’t get a good look at the end.”
You hate that games come down to a situation like this...but they do.