The Kansas Jayhawks were closing out a 75-59 win over their in-state rival Kansas State Wildcats on Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse, when Kansas junior Brannen Greene decided to make it a 77-59 final score instead, on a dunk before the buzzer.
“It was totally classless,” Self said, not mentioning Greene by name. “I guarantee you it will never happen again.”
Self held back even less in his radio interview just minutes after the game.
“Brannen Greene, we’ve put up with him doing some stuff in the past, but that was probably the biggest dick move I’ve ever had a player do during a game,” Self said. “To dunk the ball like that when the other team — even their players are going, ‘How disrespectful to the game.’
“It certainly showed unbelievably poor sportsmanship.”
“I’m so pissed right now.”
In that excerpt, Self mentions how Kansas has “put up with (Greene) doing some stuff in the past”. Kansas suspended Greene six games earlier this season for complaining about playing time, and suspended Greene for one game last season for “irresponsibility”.
Self began his postgame press conference by apologizing to Kansas State for Greene’s dunk:
Ironically, the Big 12 tweeted how Greene “knows how to close out a half for @KUHoops!” earlier on the night.
— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) February 4, 2016
Welp, Self may disagree with that one.