Bill Self’s 500th career win came with a bit more controversy than the Kansas coach is probably used to. With Iowa State up and very little time remaining, the refs first decided to keep their whistles silent on a block-or-charge no call and then sent the Cyclones crowd into a fury when they later called a foul on their man while everyone was scrambling for a loose ball.
The resulting foul shots tied the game and then sent it into overtime, where Kansas simply overpowered the underdogs out of Iowa State. Elijah Johnson absolutely took over, scoring the final two of his career-high 39 points on an uncontested dunk with less than three seconds remaining.
It was a classless act, to be sure, but it does not excuse the behavior of some (definitely a very small majority) Iowa State fans.
Especially not this one guy in particular, who had to be restrained in his pursuit of Self (and we mean the coach, not something undefined and existential).
After Self TV interview, that fan charged at Self, got shoulder-to-shoulder. Policeman pushed him back …
— Jesse Newell (@jessenewell) February 26, 2013
— Nick Krug (@nickkrug) February 26, 2013
Then again, passionate fans as we are here at Gamedayr, we can kind of see where the guy is coming from: The big, bad Big 12 bullies in Kansas were in town, and if the team was going to let them barely escape, this dude was not — until a security guard got a hand on him, that is.