Kansas hammered Monmouth on Friday. Beatdown. Slaughter. Dismantling. All of the above, though the real beatdown may have come after the game when Bill Self mocked his own player for his role in the viral George Papas' dunk.
The Jayhawks led 26-4 nine minutes in, held a 38-point halftime lead and won 112-57, their largest margin of victory since a 57-point win over Ohio in November 2010. The final score was 110-55 until Monmouth guard George Papas stole the ball from a clock-killing Tristan Enaruna and did this:
Papas was issued a technical foul for expressing his feelings after the dunk, which resulted in Michael Jankovich hitting two free throws to push it back to a 55-point margin.
"I’m a super, super, super competitive guy, and we lost our cool a little bit here at the end of the game," Monmouth head coach King Rice said. "We’re down by 100 points and then we dunk and then we bark at the kid. That’s uncalled for."
Bill Self didn't have a problem with it. In fact, he laid the blame on Enaruna, saying, "We've been on Tristan the whole time about being casual, and that's a prime example of what happens when you're casual. I told the team afterwards he may be on ESPN twice for two dunks: One on him and one he got." Self was referencing an earlier alley-oop dunk.