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Bill Self acknowledges Svi Mykhailiuk traveled on game-winner

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LAWRENCE, KS - JANUARY 03: Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk #10 of the Kansas Jayhawks celebrates with teammates after making the game-winning shot as the Jayhawks defeat the Kansas State Wildcats 90-88 to win the game at Allen Fieldhouse on January 3, 2017 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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Kansas defeated in-state rival Kansas State on Tuesday night on a controversial game-winning bucket by junior guard Svi Mykhailiuk.

Mykhailiuk went 70-feet give the Jayhawks a thrilling 90-88 win over the Wildcats. However, the 6-foot-8 guard only took one dribble past half-court, appearing to shuffling his feet at the top of the key.

On Thursday, Kansas head coach Bill Self spoke to reporters and confirmed what K-State fans had already known to be true.

“I saw it,” Self told reporters, according to Gary Bedore of the Kansas City Star. “He took off early and certainly took more than two steps. Yeah, he did.”

Kansas State fell to 12-2 (1-1 Big 12) with the loss. The Wildcats are better than many thought heading into the season, and sure could have used a marquee win, especially on a road in a venue almost every team fails to win at. With two games apiece against Baylor and West Virginia, as well as another crack at the Jayhawks, K-State has no shortage of opportunities to bolster its NCAA Tournament resume.