Despite flattening Tylor Perry on the court, Dickinson expressed his frustration with the call in his post game press conference saying, “When we cut it to two and I ran him over, I really don’t understand how that can be a foul, but I guess I can’t give the defender any contact on a screen.”
While physics would suggest that Dickinson, a 7-foot-2, 260-pound center making contact to the 5-foot-11, 180-pound Tylor Perry, would result in an offensive foul, with the Jayhawks losing a winnable game after leading the Wildcats by 11, some frustration is warranted.
Despite the late foul call on Dickinson, he had an impressive performance against his in-state rival recording 21 points and 12 rebounds. Kansas State would go on to get the last laugh however, largely in part to a stellar performance from Tylor Perry (26/5/4).
While debating fouls seems to be a tale as old as time in the Big 12 Conference, after an exciting round one matchup in the first Sunflower Showdown of the season, Kansas will have a chance to bounce back on Tuesday, March 5th in Lawrence.