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Hunter Dickinson on Tylor Perry Charge: ‘I Really Don’t Understand How That Could Be A Foul’

Kansas Basketball: Hunter Dickinson

As the Kansas Jayhawks left Manhattan Kansas following a 75-70 loss on Monday night, one play remained in the mind of senior center Hunter Dickinson.

With Kansas State surging to a late lead, Dickinson was called for a foul after running over Tylor Perry that sent K-State’s best free-throw shooter to the line with a chance to ice the game.

 

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.

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