The Karma that Killed Kansas

Submitted by Dailysportseditor on March 30th, 2013 at 3:11 AM

When a guy named Johnson punches our guy in the johnson, and virtually gets away with it, it becomes the Karma that Killed Kansas.

In the last 2:22 of regulation, Johnson committed 2 turnovers which led to 4 Michigan points, plus missed the front end of a 1 and 1 which led to Burke's tying 3-pointer.

In the OT, Johnson was 1 of 3 with an additional turnover.  At the end he drives for the tying basket, then (probably thinking about his missed free throw) passes up a sure chance at a lay-up or a two shot foul.

Its Karma baby, Karma!  Think not?  Just check out this Kansas Sports piece:


San Diego Mick

March 30th, 2013 at 3:30 AM ^

This is the 1st time I've ever appreciated 3 K's in a row!!!!

We were also fortunate the refs didn't call a foul on the KU guy who ran over Mitch before that epic 3 by Trey

San Diego Mick

March 30th, 2013 at 4:04 AM ^

near the beach area, Pacific Beach, lived there for 20 years and moved a year ago to an area called Rose Canyon (5 minutes away from PB) and can see La Jolla and other beautiful sights from my backyard, right on the canyon....just effing gorgeous, SD is so nice...Newport is sweet too

How bout them Wolverines, eh?


March 30th, 2013 at 7:56 AM ^

think of this as Karma going back to the 2008 championship game.  KU was thouroughly dominated the whole night, Memphis missed some key FT, Kansas drained an improbable three to force OT, then won in OT.


This doesn't quite even it out, but at least it comes close!


March 30th, 2013 at 10:27 AM ^

Flagrant 2 is basically fighting or seriously injuring someone with intention to do so. While EJ had intention to hurt McGary, McGary wasn't injured and didn't see any time away from the court due to the incident. I'd say it's on the line, but they made the right call last night. F2 should be used very sparingly.

Monocle Smile

March 30th, 2013 at 12:26 PM ^

Results-based officiating is the worst. McGary probably could have limped off and spent some time on the bench, but he's a tough guy and stuck it out. If you judge these things on their results, that just gives incentive to milk the drama.

I don't think any punches can be pulled where low blows like this one are concerned. Basketball players don't wear cups; you have to protect them.

UM Indy

March 30th, 2013 at 9:07 AM ^

This nut slapping episode was a direct result of Mitch leveling the VCU guy with that devastating (and legal) pick. This Johnson guy (maybe with coach instruction?) wanted to send a message that he wasn't going to do that to them. Dirty pool ... but it all worked out. Just feel bad for Mitch that he got sacked on national TV. Kid came back with a vengeance.

Doctor Wolverine

March 30th, 2013 at 9:33 AM ^

I remember thinking when the play happened how surprised I was that Self didn't pull Johnson (snicker) for at least a couple minutes when he got the flagrant. Especially when the refs spent a thorough amount of time explaining the dong punch dynamics. Definitely a dick move (snicker snicker). Speaking of fun with Johnson, my principle's name in grade school was Hue Johnson.

Blue boy johnson

March 30th, 2013 at 11:31 AM ^

McGary:   “I didn’t know Elijah played like that. I don’t know him or anything. I was just setting a screen for Trey (Burke) and he came up and whacked me right in the crotch. He used his fist. He dropped me,” McGary said of what was deemed a flagrant one foul.

“I was in the fetal position. I was waiting for him to blow the whistle and they did. I was like, ‘Check the monitor.’ And they were like, ‘He was just cutting for a screen.’ And I was like, ‘No, check the monitor.’ It was intentional