Feb 18, 2014; Lubbock, TX, USA; Kansas Jayhawks guard Andrew Wiggins (22) slam dunks the ball in the last minute to help the Kansas Jayhawks defeat the Texas Tech Red Raiders 64-63 at United Spirit Arena. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins hits game winner (gif)


The Kansas Jayhawks nearly fell to Texas Tech last night. Which is kind of like getting beat up by your imaginary friend, Larry. It’s not that Texas Tech is horrible or anything, but because Kansas is not supposed to lose to teams like that. It’s part of the college basketball rules handbook (which can be found aksfjkasdjf). Thankfully for Kansas, Andrew Wiggins read that handbook and follows it as if it is part of his life’s mission statement.

That is everything you assumed an Andrew Wiggins type game winning shot would look like. Wiggins, while the play was breaking down, got the ball in traffic and put in a layup to give Kansas a one point lead. A lead in which they kept because the handbook does not allow Texas Tech to have any miracles.

All kidding aside, that was a huge play by Wiggins. Kansas cannot afford to lose to programs like Texas Tech if they want to be seeded highly in the NCAA Tournament. And with only a few Big 12 games remaining on their schedule until the conference tournament starts, a healthy Joel Embiid back in the lineup and Wiggins playing some good ball as of late, Kansas might be able to play their way to a one-seed if they are able to win the rest of the way (and some teams in front of them fall to the wayside or any combination of it, really).

Does this mean Andrew Wiggins is living up to the crazy hype that insane people set for him? I don’t know, but I am sure enjoying the ride.

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