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Bill Self Livid After Late Foul Seals No. 3 Kansas Upset Loss to West Virginia

No. 3 Kansas fell on the road against West Virginia on Saturday in a tightly fought game that came down to the final seconds.

Neither team led by more than seven points all night, and in the final minute of action, it was the Mountaineers that held the advantage, leading 85–83 with just under 30 seconds to play.

Kansas pressed for a turnover as West Virginia brought the ball inbounds and attempted to cross half-court, and for a moment, it looked as though the Jayhawks had stripped the ball clean.

But a late whistle brought the play to a halt, and sent West Virginia to the line with a chance to all but seal the game.

Unsurprisingly, Kansas coach Bill Self was furious with the call, and let the refs know his feelings pretty clearly.

West Virginia’s Kerr Kriisa would make both free throws and the Mountaineers would hold on to win, 91–85.

The court was stormed.

Had the ref swallowed the whistle, Kansas might have had a chance to tie or take the lead in the final seconds. Instead, the Jayhawks suffered their second loss in their past four games, falling to 15–3 on the year.