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Current, former and future players react to KU's win at Kentucky

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Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) gives some of his family members a hug following the Jayhawks' 79-73 win over Kentucky, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky.

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) gives some of his family members a hug following the Jayhawks' 79-73 win over Kentucky, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. by Nick Krug

Bill Self will tell you his Kansas basketball team’s game at Kentucky Saturday night doesn’t mean as much as the Big 12 games against West Virginia and Baylor that bookend it. But the KU coach also realizes how important a showcase matchup such as KU versus UK is to fans and the people who follow college basketball closely.

As you might have guessed, when the Jayhawks toppled Kentucky Saturday night at Rupp Arena, it sent KU fans, and even some former and future players, into a frenzy on Twitter and other social media platforms.

Analysts and national journalists, too, had plenty of praise to send KU’s was following an impressive road victory.

Below are some of the highlight reactions to the Jayhawks’ win in the SEC-Big 12 Challenge, including some from the men who made it happen.

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None by Sviat Mykhailiuk

None by Landen A. Lucas

None by Billy Preston♕

None by Markese Jacobs

None by Joel Embiid

None by Mario Chalmers

None by Sherron Collins

None by Sherron Collins

None by Scot Pollard

None by Cliff Alexander

None by Travis Releford

None by Travis Releford

None by Seth Greenberg

None by Pat Forde

None by Dick Vitale

None by Holly Rowe

None by Jeff Borzello

None by Luke Winn

None by Jeff Goodman

None by Dana O'Neil

None by Sporting News NCAAB

None by ESPN College BBall

None by SportsCenter

None by ESPN Stats & Info

Comments

Drew Doerfler 8 months, 3 weeks ago

you have got to love embiid! always supporting the hawks.....i was curious about why wiggins never is mentioned...checked his twitter.....nothing about the game...just video game stuff......Wiggins was a good player at KU, but i just got the impression that he was putting his year in and was gone and it didn't really mean all that much to him.....could be wrong.....but Embiid will be one of my favorites to keep track of...

Jonathan Allison 8 months, 3 weeks ago

WOW KU is 16-4 against top 5 teams under Bill Self. That's an incredible statistic.

I guess that shows why KU is consistently ranked in the top 4

Mike Kendall 8 months, 3 weeks ago

So much for the Kentucky fans saying back in New York in 2016: "Can't wait to get you in January, Coach Self." HA-HA----LOL. And btw, the guy that was Dorothy in the Kentucky crowd---He was plain dumb ugly!!!!!

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