His biggest gripe was with a technical foul on point guard Cartier Diarra that came with 6:34 remaining. The senior nailed back-to-back treys over the final 38 seconds, which included a buzzer-beater from 24 feet, to send both squads to the locker rooms with the score knotted at 34-34.
Moreover, I don't even want to try to picture the consequences if one chose to go rogue on Self with the game hanging in the balance.
The decisive play from last season is certain to be remembered, particularly by the opponent that nearly pulled off an upset of Kansas in Allen Fieldhouse.
K-State is now 12-5 overall and 2-3 in Big 12 play and will focus on Oklahoma as they take on the Sooners inside Bramlage Coliseum on Tuesday.
"Barry's unbelievable", Weber said. He had a practice Sunday on his own.
What was Brown supposed to do on the final play?
"Throw it to Dean".
"Barry, he's been unbelievable", Weber said. "His timing, we talked about making the right play, easy play, whether Dean makes it or not". "We've got to see him three more years".
Weber is in sixth season as the team's coach.
Since coming to Manhattan, Weber is 2-12 vs.
For their part, the Jayhawks won their last two games against the Iowa State Cyclones and the TCU Horned Frogs, at 83-78 and 88-84 respectively, but previously lost a game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders, at 85-73.
"It felt like a shot I've shot before, and I shot it with confidence", Brown said of the final play, which was created to go to teammate Dean Wade on a pick-and-pop. Senior guard Devonte' Graham led all players with 23 points, 15 of which came in the second half, and was joined in double figures by sophomore Udoka Azuibuke, who turned in an 18-point effort along with eight rebounds and a career-high five blocks.
"I am really disappointed with some of the calls, but we were all here previous year and same thing", Weber told reporters after the game. "A technical shouldn't make a difference in the game". "He was terrific and he controlled the game the second half for them". K-State led 59-57 at the time, and Makol Mawien had just blocked a driving shot attempt from Malik Newman. Diarra said he did not saying anything to the ref.
"I am sure there were, yes", Weber said. "I've worked too hard".
Let's just say Self and Weber don't count each other as friends, which adds subtle spice to the rivalry.
But the biggest thing Iowa State needs to learn before it starts winning again is how to close games out. "I'm not going to comment what another coach says, but if that's a reason for losing, or losing a great game, that was a great college basketball game where two teams played their butts off, I don't buy into that at all".
In games like this, the location of the game means very little, even if it's at Kansas.
Whatever happened with calls that upset Weber, it doesn't change the fact that in the final two possessions, Self's players did as instructed and one of Weber's did not.
With 15 seconds left down by one in Allen Field House, Brown had a chance to pass to an open Wade in the closing seconds but took an off-balance three that hit the front of the iron in a 73-72 loss.
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