Waco, Texas Kansas University coach Bill Self was furious at halftime Tuesday of what turned out to be a 66-60 road win at Baylor.
First, Wayne Selden, Jr., charged with 1.9 ticks left.
Then BU’s Ishmail Wainright took the ball out, and threw it full-court to Rico Gathers in the left corner.
Gathers, a senior, hit the only three of his career on the only three-point attempt of his career.
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“He (Landen Lucas) let him catch and shoot it. I couldn’t believe it,” Self said. “When the ball is in the air, go get it. He let him catch and shoot it ,which is unbelievable to me.
“We’re fortunate that didn’t end up coming back to bite us more than it did. He more than made up for it late,” Self added.
Of the play, Lucas said: “I know coach wasn’t happy with me. I let him catch the ball. We don’t like to end the half like that. It was a letdown by me to even let him get the shot off. It gave them the lead which was unfortunate,” Lucas added.
Embiid to Qatar: Former KU forward Joel Embiid, the No. 3 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, who has yet to play for the Philadelphia 76ers because of a pair of right foot surgeries, will likely not play in the 2016 NBA Summer League, Sixers’ GM Sam Hinkie said last week. The 7-footer from Cameroon currently is in Qatar at a facility called Aspeter, Philly.com reports. It is a facility renowned in the sports medicine field.
Kansas basketball coach Bill Self discusses how his team toughened up in the final minutes to win at Baylor.
“We sent some of our personnel with him, and he is doing great,” Hinkie said.
Draft talk: KU freshman Cheick Diallo is listed as first pick of the second round in the current NBA draft projections by DraftExpress.com.
Earlier this season he was regarded as a top-five pick. Also, Wayne Selden, Jr., is listed as the sixth pick of the second round and Perry Ellis the final pick of the draft.
This, that: KU improved to 26-4 all-time against Baylor, including an 11-2 mark in Waco. ... Bill Self is 18-4 versus BU; Scott Drew 3-18 against KU. ... KU has 24 wins for the 11th straight season and 12 conference wins for the 16th straight season.
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