The Cyclones played just one basketball game in 22 days, and Yale was not exactly the warm-up they were looking for before they headed to Phog Allen Fieldhouse, the place where the Jayhawks have won 30 straight games.
Fred Hoiberg’s identity seeking team was a heavy underdog, but they kept up.
With 30 seconds to play, ISU was nearing the college basketball upset of the season.
In the final seconds Jayhawks tie it up to head into overtime.
Kansas escapes defeat, 97-89.
Here’s Hoiberg on why he decided not to foul.
“Came down to a freak play at the end… the question always is, do you foul in that situation up three? We felt with Georges [Niang] out of the game, we felt we were small, we felt that with a couple of extra possessions anything could happen and if they did hit one free throw or tap one out so it’s where you could lose a game.”
Reflecting on the loss, the coach added, “I can’t tell you how proud I am of the effort.”