Second-ranked Kansas escaped with a 73-71 victory over Iowa State yesterday in Kansas City, Mo., to win the Big Eight basketball tournament.
Iowa State's Sam Hill took the last shot as time ran out but referee Woody Mayfield called traveling.
"My players hate him," Johnny Orr, the losing coach, said of Mayfield. "I don't like him. He made a terrible call two years ago that cost us the Nebraska game. We barred him from our games at Iowa State. If the game got close, I knew it would come down to his call. I knew it."
Mayfield said that his partner called a foul on the shot but that "my whistle made it a dead-ball situation, so there was no shot and no foul. After that, it was just a matter of determining whether time had expired. We determined that it had and the game was over."
Danny Manning led Kansas (31-3) with 23 points. Iowa State 20-10.
*Metro Conference: Eleventh-ranked Louisville wore out 10th-ranked Memphis State, 88-79, for the title before 19,611 in Louisville. Louisville took a 55-37 lead with a 15-2 earnly in the second half.
"We wanted to make them run and wear them down," Coach Denny Crum said. "They had to play three games in three days and us just two. That's the advantage of being the league champion. If you don't take advantage of that, you're not doing what's in the best interest of your team."
Milt Wagner scored 31 points and Pervis Ellison had 21 points and 13 rebounds for Louisville (26-7). Memphis State is 27-5.
"I thought they ran out of gas," said Ellison.
*Southwest Conference: In Dallas, Tony Benford scored 21 points to carry Texas Tech to a 67-63 upset over Texas A&M in the final.
The defending champion Red Raiders, who finished fifth during the regular season, will take a 17-13 record to the NCAAs. The second-seeded Aggies, one of the SWC's regular season tri-champions, are 20-11.
*Southwestern Conference: George Ivory's 26 points helped Mississippi Valley State end Prairie View's odd season, 75-58, in the final in Jackson, Miss. Prairie View entered the tournament 3-24, and got within a game of going to the NCAAs. Mississippi Valley (20-10) will go instead but will have to play top-ranked Duke.
*Arizona State 70, Arizona 63: In Tempe, Ariz., Tarre Isiah scored 18 points to help end Arizona's seven-game winning streak. But it will be Arizona, 23-8 overall and 14-4 in the Pac-10, that goes to the NCAAs. Arizona State ended 14-14 and 8-10.