Kansas guard Tyler Self shoots a 3-pointer against UC Davis. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Kansas coach Bill Self's son, Tyler, provided some of the few memorable moments during the Jayhawks' 100-62 win over UC Davis Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
The 6-foot-2 senior guard, who entered the game having played just 22 minutes all season, subbed in with just over three minutes remaining. He made two free throws with 2:21 left to get the crowd going, but he had an even bigger moment in store.
The crowd erupted when his 3-pointer with 21 seconds remaining pushed Kansas to the 100-point mark.
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It was just the third 3-pointer of his career, and he finished with a career-high five points. He said it was extra special to hit the shot in Tulsa, the city where he was born.
“Definitely a cool moment," he said. "You never know if you are going to get the chance to play or not."
His teammates were fired up, too.
Frank Mason lost his mind after Tyler Self's three. pic.twitter.com/5nnimiiqf8
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It was a special moment for dad, too.
"To see him out there and have some success is always good, but whether the ball goes in or if it doesn't go in, it really doesn't change anything from my perspective," coach Self said. "It probably does from his. But that was nice to see, and the guys were all happy for him because they know he's paid a pretty big price over the last five years."
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