After KU's 114-71 win over Texas Southern on Tuesday, coach Bill Self was asked about a variety of topics in the postgame press conference.
One thing that came up was KU's record 3-point day. The Jayhawks hit 12 3s in the first half and 19 on the night, both of which were school records.
"I couldn't be happier," Self joked of the history. "I think we should celebrate for a week."
Moments after Kansas' 114-71 win over Texas Southern, senior guard Svi Mykhailiuk spoke to the media about the record-setting performance.
Mykhailiuk hit five 3-pointers in the win, helping the Jayhawks reach their final total of 19. That mark broke the school's 3-point record for a game, while the 12 3s they hit in the first half was also a school record.
"We did not miss a lot," Mykhailiuk said. "It's just great to make history."
After a toned-down reaction on Saturday, David Beaty opened his press conference by calling the handshake snub by the KU captains unacceptable.
Beaty announced the captains from the last game would be stepping down, noting they’d be replaced by the seniors for the final game of the season against Oklahoma State.
“We’re going to make mistakes from time to time, but our guys, they want to represent that bird on their chest with ultimate integrity,” Beaty said. "And they understand that and we’re going to demand that from them."
After snubbing Baker Mayfield of a handshake before Saturday’s 41-3 loss to Oklahoma, the KU football captains met with the media on Tuesday to address the incident and reaction.
The captains were stripped of their captaincy for the final game of the season against Oklahoma State. That role will instead be held by the seniors.
“Kind of an impulse decision,” said Daniel Wise. “That’s not who we are, really.”
“We weren’t thinking, at all,” added Jeremiah Booker, who stood next to Wise during the pregame festivities, but wasn’t noticed because he was in a hoodie.
Joe Dineen, the only captain to speak after the game, said he wasn’t frustrated by being the face of the incident. He said he took full responsibility for his actions and echoed the words of his coach earlier in the day.
“It was dumb,” said Dineen. "Obviously looking back it was a horrible idea."
KUsports.com's Benton Smith and Tom Keegan discuss the handshake snub during the coin toss and post-game reactions from both teams.
The KU football team didn’t need to wait for kickoff for the fireworks to start.
As the captains stood at midfield, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield extended his arm for a handshake. No KU players stepped forward, prompting the quarterback to clap a few times before heading back to the sideline.
Speaking after the game, KU coach David Beaty provided some clarity on the moment.
“I’m proud of our guys for getting to a point (where) we’re not going to take it any more,” Beaty said. "I’ve got to do a better job as their coach, maybe teaching them how to manage that a little bit better.”