Play of the year?: Traylor's hustle draws high praises

Kansas forward Jamari Traylor (31) dives out of bounds for an attempted save before the Jayhawks' bench during the first half, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 at Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.

Kansas forward Jamari Traylor (31) dives out of bounds for an attempted save before the Jayhawks' bench during the first half, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 at Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

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Bill Self pleased with Jayhawks' efforts in win at Texas

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Brannen Greene and Cliff Alexander on KU's win at Texas

Kansas basketball subs Brannen Greene and Cliff Alexander combined for 29 points off the bench in KU's win at Texas. They discussed the Jayhawks' win with the media.

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KANSAS 75, TEXAS 62

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— Jamari Traylor, in one first-half frenzy of Kansas University’s 75-62 win at Texas Saturday afternoon, went flying into the Frank Erwin Center stands while chasing an offensive rebound. And he wasn't done there.

After running to the other end of the court, the junior forward dove on a loose ball near halfcourt, and knocked it off UT’s Demarcus Holland. The play ended with a basket and free throw from Frank Mason III. Traylor had eight floor burns in the game.

“He (Self) said it hands down was one of his favorite plays this year,” Traylor said. “He was happy the way the guys came out and competed. That was one of the highlights of the game for him, I guess.”

Let Traylor describe the action that so impressed Self and the bench: “I got my shot blocked. I ran down and blocked one. The ball bounced to me. I had to jump inbounds real quick to save it. I tried to get a good offensive rebound (off a Brannen Greene miss). I ended up falling into the crowd, falling on a cameraman. I was on my way back down, the ball happened to be rolling. I ran and dove to it. Frank (Mason III) ended up getting an and-one. It was pretty crazy.

“I feel it gave us a lot of energy, pumped up energy into everybody and got everybody going. I looked at the bench and everybody was hyped so I was like, ‘Oh man, it must have been something,’” Traylor added.


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