February 18: Post-game Roundup - KU vs Texas Tech
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Andrew Wiggins, never known to be an emotional player, was grinning as wide as he could as teammates mobbed him following Tuesday’s 64-63 victory over Texas Tech at United Spirit Arena.
Just a few seconds earlier, Wiggins had grabbed the ball after Joel Embiid lost control of it in the post, scooping it up to put in a short jumper with 1.7 seconds left and give KU a one-point lead.
LUBBOCK, Texas — First, there was a sly smile. Then raised eyebrows, then full-out laughter, like Andrew Wiggins could not believe what he was doing.
It was nearly 20 minutes after No. 8 Kansas’ 64-63 victory over Texas Tech on Tuesday night. It was after Wiggins has scooped up a loose ball and finished the first game-winning shot of his career, after Texas Tech had missed a desperation half-court shot at the buzzer, and after freshman Wayne Selden Jr. had swallowed up Wiggins in a vice-grip bear hug inside a stunned United Spirit Arena.
###Bedore: Andrew Wiggins’ first game-winner lifts Jayhawks###
Kansas University freshman phenom Andrew Wiggins — who has already accomplished superhuman feats in basketball, evidenced by all of his driving and dunking highlights shown on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” this year and last — added a first to his hoops résumé on Tuesday.
“It’s my first game-winner ever. It’s a great feeling, something I’ve dreamed about for a long time,” said the soon-to-turn-19-year-old Wiggins, who sank a one-footer with 1.7 seconds left, providing the margin of victory in KU’s 64-63 victory over Texas Tech before 12,667 fans in United Spirit Arena.
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Post-game interviews: Bill Self praises Embiid, Wigins after 64-63 victory at Texas Tech