Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ended up taking the final shot of the game, but only because the play that was drawn up in the huddle ran out of time.
“We were looking for Wenyen at the top of the key. It was a double pick set at the free throw line, he was going to pop out and shoot it, but it took too long to develop,” Gilgeous-Alexander explained in the locker room after the loss.
Wenyen Gabriel said, “The timing didn’t work out and Shai had to shoot it… The timing was off.”
Neither Gabriel nor Gilgeous-Alexander could explain how it was thrown off, or what Kansas State did to disrupt the play. Gabriel said he’d have to see the film to get a clear picture of what actually went wrong.