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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Frank Mason III nearly hit desperation heave

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) celebrates next to Kansas head coach Bill Self following the Jayhawks' 90-84 win, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) celebrates next to Kansas head coach Bill Self following the Jayhawks' 90-84 win, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 at Allen Fieldhouse.

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Frank Mason III fired up a half-court shot that almost won Saturday’s Kansas-Kentucky game in regulation.

The 5-foot-11 junior’s missile that beat the buzzer actually hit the right side of the rim before clanging away, the two teams headed to OT tied at 76, before Mason's Jayhawks prevailed, 90-84.

“When it left my hand, I felt I had a great chance of making it. It didn’t fall, though,” Mason said after scoring 13 points, grabbing eight rebounds and dishing four assists while playing 42 minutes in KU’s 90-84 overtime win.

“No, I didn’t think it was going in,” KU coach Bill Self said. “I am decent at following the ball. I thought it had a chance. Although we’d have taken it, that’s not how the game shoulda ended. The game should have played on.”

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By the Numbers: Kansas 90, Kentucky 84 (OT)

By the Numbers: Kansas 90, Kentucky 84 (OT)

Comments

Harlan Hobbs 3 years, 9 months ago

Bill Self is absolutely correct that the game should not have ended on a "prayer". Winning decisively in overtime is much better. Of course, had we lost, I would have taken the "prayer". Great win, guys! Celebrate. You deserve it.

Bryce Landon 3 years, 9 months ago

It would have been cool to end like that. That's how Indiana beat Kentucky in December 2011, or how Colorado beat Kansas in December 2013.

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