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Mason soars to top of ratings with amazing bucket and 20-point game vs. Stanford

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) gets under Stanford center Josh Sharma (20) for a reverse layup and a foul during the second half on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) gets under Stanford center Josh Sharma (20) for a reverse layup and a foul during the second half on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

1 - Frank Mason: Actually flashed a smile after making an incredible shot on which he switched hands as a 7-footer crashed into him. Had a terrific day, especially in the second half. Finished with 20 points, four rebounds, five assists and one turnover in 35 minutes. Made 7 of 10 field goals and 2 of 3 threes. Another terrific performance from the senior.
2 - Devonte Graham: Was on fire in the first half, and in the second half had a beautiful pass fake that resulted in Josh Jackson throwing down a lob. Scored 15 points, all in the first half, when he made 5 of 8 three-pointers. Had three of his four assists in the second half and one turnover in 38 minutes for the game. Took one second-half shot.
3 - Josh Jackson: Had an out-of-control stretch during the first half but bounced back. Finished with 13 points, three rebounds, four assists, a blocked shot and three steals.
4 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Scored all of his 13 points in second half. Was hot from the right corner and made 3 of 5 three-pointers.
5 - Lagerald Vick: Sluggish first half but he awakened in the second half and produced one wow moment when he went back up so quickly with his own miss.
6 - Landen Lucas:Had three blocked shots in the first half and contributed eight points and five rebounds in 18 minutes. Missed some easy shots, but showed flashes of the player Kansas relied on heavily last season, just not enough of them. Gave himself a failing grade for defensive effort.
7 - Carlton Bragg: Encouraging rebounding performance from the player Kansas needs to hit the defensive boards hard. He grabbed six of them in 16 minutes and added seven points, two assists and a steal. Didn’t fare as well defensively.
8 - Udoka Azubuike: Threw a couple of nice passes without holding the ball too long, but had trouble playing without fouling against Stanford’s experienced big men. Totaled four points, four boards, an assist, three blocks and a steal. Has a long way to go, but has the talent and eagerness to get there.
9 - Dwight Coleby: Fouled out in seven rough minutes and picked up one offensive rebound and one point.
10 - Mitch Lightfoot: Had any offensive rebound and a steal in two minutes.

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Lagerald Vick shoots to top of ratings vs. Long Beach State

Kansas guard Lagerald Vick (2) puts up a three over Long Beach State guard Noah Blackwell (3) during the first half, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas guard Lagerald Vick (2) puts up a three over Long Beach State guard Noah Blackwell (3) during the first half, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

1 - Lagerald Vick: Perfect. Vick made 9 of 9 shots from the field, including 4 of 4 from long distance on his way to a career-high 23 points. Made 1 of 13 threes in his first six games and 7 of 8 in past two.

2 - Frank Mason: He changes paces so well and stays under control at any speed. Did an amazing job of making defenders trip all over themselves so that he could set up teammates for open shots at the rim and beyond the arc. Had no ego issues about letting others score the points. Finished with eight points, six rebounds and eight assists in 28 minutes.

3 - Devonte Graham: So quick at both ends and such a good finisher at the rim, Graham made 5 of 7 shots overall, 2 of 4 from three and contributed four assists (three turnovers), two steals and 12 points.

4 - Josh Jackson: Made remarkable passes in the first half and as always hit the floor hard chasing loose balls as if they were multi-million-dollar contracts. Grew sloppy in his final few minutes and dribbled his way into a stat line (four turnovers) that didn’t accurately reflect another terrific game. If you missed his bounce-pass to Svi in transition, don’t sweat it. It’ll be on the highlights for quite some time.

5 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Made 4 of 8 threes, scored 14 points, and is shooting .429 from three on season.

6 - Udoka Azubuike: His arms reach so far back to bring in off-target passes that he sends home with rim-bruising slams. Contributed eight points and seven rebounds in 23 minutes.

7 - Carlton Bragg: Came off the bench, picked up two fouls in less than a minute, and watched the rest of the half. Things went way better in the second half for him, at least until he committed a foul that nullified Vick’s breakaway bucket, which would have made Vick 10 for 10 and given him a share of the Kansas record (Norm Cook and Danny Manning) for most shot attempts without a miss in one game. Totaled six points, six rebounds, three fouls and two turnovers in 11 minutes.

8 - Dwight Coleby: Has played 40 minutes and has 14 rebounds, including five in 12 minutes vs. Long Beach. Blocked a shot, giving him six for the season. Has scored just five points, but he can help without scoring.

9 - Mitch Lightfoot: Looked explosive on a jam set up by Coleby’s pass and picked up three rebounds and four fouls in seven minutes.

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Lagerald Vick shoots to top of ratings vs. Long Beach State

Kansas guard Lagerald Vick (2) puts up a three over Long Beach State guard Noah Blackwell (3) during the first half, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas guard Lagerald Vick (2) puts up a three over Long Beach State guard Noah Blackwell (3) during the first half, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

1 - Lagerald Vick: Perfect. Vick made 9 of 9 shots from the field, including 4 of 4 from long distance on his way to a career-high 23 points. Made 1 of 13 threes in his first six games and 7 of 8 in past two.

2 - Frank Mason: He changes paces so well and stays under control at any speed. Did an amazing job of making defenders trip all over themselves so that he could set up teammates for open shots at the rim and beyond the arc. Had no ego issues about letting others score the points. Finished with eight points, six rebounds and eight assists in 28 minutes.

3 - Devonte Graham: So quick at both ends and such a good finisher at the rim, Graham made 5 of 7 shots overall, 2 of 4 from three and contributed four assists (three turnovers), two steals and 12 points.

4 - Josh Jackson: Made remarkable passes in the first half and as always hit the floor hard chasing loose balls as if they were multi-million-dollar contracts. Grew sloppy in his final few minutes and dribbled his way into a stat line (four turnovers) that didn’t accurately reflect another terrific game. If you missed his bounce-pass to Svi in transition, don’t sweat it. It’ll be on the highlights for quite some time.

5 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Made 4 of 8 threes, scored 14 points, and is shooting .429 from three on season.

6 - Udoka Azubuike: His arms reach so far back to bring in off-target passes that he sends home with rim-bruising slams. Contributed eight points and seven rebounds in 23 minutes.

7 - Carlton Bragg: Came off the bench, picked up two fouls in less than a minute, and watched the rest of the half. Things went way better in the second half for him, at least until he committed a foul that nullified Vick’s breakaway bucket, which would have made Vick 10 for 10 and given him a share of the Kansas record (Norm Cook and Danny Manning) for most shot attempts without a miss in one game. Totaled six points, six rebounds, three fouls and two turnovers in 11 minutes.

8 - Dwight Coleby: Has played 40 minutes and has 14 rebounds, including five in 12 minutes vs. Long Beach. Blocked a shot, giving him six for the season. Has scored just five points, but he can help without scoring.

9 - Mitch Lightfoot: Looked explosive on a jam set up by Coleby’s pass and picked up three rebounds and four fouls in seven minutes.

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LaQuvionte Gonzalez tops ratings in 34-19 loss to Kansas State

Kansas wide receiver LaQuvionte Gonzalez (1) tries to shake Kansas State defensive back Dante Barnett (22) during the fourth quarter, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.

Kansas wide receiver LaQuvionte Gonzalez (1) tries to shake Kansas State defensive back Dante Barnett (22) during the fourth quarter, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. by Nick Krug

1 - LaQuvionte Gonzalez: Showcased his impressive speed by getting behind the defense, catching Carter Stanley’s beautiful throw at the KU 44, racing along the right sideline until darting left for the final yards to the end zone. Targeted five times, he caught five passes for 127 yards.

2 - Carter Stanley: Started game in rough fashion with two first-half interceptions, but finished with a pair of second-half touchdown passes, the first a 95-yard TD on which Stanley, throwing from the end zone, hit Gonzalez in stride at KU’s 44. For the day, Stanley completed 24 of 44 passes for 302 yards with two picks and two touchdowns. He also rushed for 52 yards, including a 36-yard gain.

3 - Michael Zunica: More than just a blocker, Zunica covered the final 21 yards of fourth-quarter scoring drive in receptions, the second for a touchdown.

4 - Courtney Arnick: Broke through for KU’s lone sack and forced a fumble in the final game of a solid career.

5 - Mike Lee: Beaten on some plays, he came from out of nowhere to make stops on others. His physical tackling and aggressive style made the true freshman one of the highlights of the 2016 season. Had nine solo tackles.

6 - Dorance Armstrong: When he was lined up on the right side, which was most of the time, K-State right tackle Dalton Risner did a terrific job on him and had help from the tight end. Still, Armstrong was able to make five solo tackles, three for a loss, and was in on another.

7 - Tyler Patrick: Caught three passes for 64 yards.

8 - Fish Smithson: Finished strong career with 11 solo tackles and a pass-breakup that almost was an interception.

9 - Damani Mosby: had three solo tackles, two of them behind the line of scrimmage during an active, physical afternoon.

10 - Matthew Wyman: Booted field goals of 34 and 44 yards and executed successful onside kickoff.

SEASON STANDINGS:

1 - Dorance Armstrong - 77
2 - Steven Sims Jr. – 56
3 - Fish Smithson - 52
4 - LaQuvionte Gonzalez – 44
5 - Daniel Wise – 42
6 - Ke'aun Kinner - 37
6 - Courtney Arnick – 37
8 - Marcquis Roberts - 32
9 - Brandon Stewart - 28
10 - Carter Stanley - 25
11 - Mike Lee - 23
12 - Khalil Herbert - 19
13 - Taylor Martin - 18
14 - Damani Mosby – 17
15 - Keith Loneker Jr. - 16
15 - Tevin Shaw - 16
17 - Montell Cozart – 13
17 - Michael Zunica - 13
19 - Bazie Bates IV – 10
19 - Cameron Rosser - 10
21 - Ben Johnson - 9
22 - Tyler Patrick – 8
23 - Shakiem Barbel - 7
24 - Ryan Willis – 6
24 - Jeremiah Booker - 6
26 - DeeIsaac Davis - 5
26 - Joe Dineen Jr. - 5
28 - Anthony Olobia - 4
28 - Isaiah Bean - 4
30 - Cameron Rosser - 3
30 - Denzel Feaster - 3
30 - Matthew Wyman - 3
34 - Greg Allen - 2
34 - Osaze Ogebor - 2
34 - Joe Gibson - 2
34 - D'Andre Banks - 2
38 - Cole Moos - 1
38 - Joe Gibson -1
38 - Chevy Graham – 1
38 - Isi Holani - 1

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Devonte Graham serves the stuffing for others vs. UNC-Asheville

Kansas guard Devonte' Graham (4) looks a pass to Kansas center Udoka Azubuike for a dunk in the Jayhawks win against UNC Asheville Friday night, Nov. 25, in Allen Fieldhouse. Graham lead KU players with 11 assists.

Kansas guard Devonte' Graham (4) looks a pass to Kansas center Udoka Azubuike for a dunk in the Jayhawks win against UNC Asheville Friday night, Nov. 25, in Allen Fieldhouse. Graham lead KU players with 11 assists. by Mike Yoder

1 - Devonte Graham: Team-first attitude enables him to derive as much pleasure from setting up teammates as from scoring. Took just four shots and finished with six points, six rebounds, 11 assists and two steals. In the past four games, he has 29 assists and five turnovers. Made sure KU played at a fast pace and a high energy level. Instilled Udoka Azubuike and Lagerald Vick with tons of confidence by hitting them with passes in good spots. Executes fake passes in so many different ways, from facial expressions to ball fakes, etc.

2 - Frank Mason: Fives were wild. Shot 5 of 5 from three, had five rebounds and five assists and led the team in scoring for the fifth time in six games, this time with 21 points. Drew comparisons to Sherron Collins as a freshman because of his aggressive, fast style and ability to play bigger than his size. Comparisons still hold up. Collins averaged 13.2 points for his career with a high mark of 18.9 points as a junior. He shot .377 from three for his career. Mason’s averaging 21.5 points this season, 11.0 for his career and his shooting .395 from three.

3 - Josh Jackson: By halftime he was a threat to produce a triple-double with 10 points, four rebounds and five assists without turning it over and his best play of the half was his last. After missing a free throw, Jackson dove to the floor to gain possession of a loose ball, a hustle play that enabled Lagerald Vick to steal an extra basket, one second before the buzzer. Great play. Jackson finished with 14 points, four rebounds, seven assists, three blocked shots and two steals in 29 minutes.

4 -Udoka Azubuike: Responded to his first starting assignment by producing 11 points and three rebounds in the first half, by which time he had been whistled for two traveling violations. Both came on the same move: He took an extra step sweeping into the lane from the left block to set up hook shot. Finished with 17 points, seven dunks, three rebounds, three blocked shots and three turnovers in 23 minutes.

5 - Lagerald Vick: Started and repaid coach for confidence shown in him with 15 points and nine rebounds. Made 6 of 7 shots from the field, 3 of 4 from beyond the arc. Had missed 13 threes in a row coming into the night.

6 - Carlton Bragg: Came off the bench and committed two quick fouls. Finished with four points and five rebounds in 12 minutes and didn’t commit any additional fouls.

7 - Landen Lucas: Picked up two quick fouls after coming off the bench and those were his only of the night in 12 minutes. Totaled six points and four rebounds.

8 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Made 1 of 5 inside the arc and 2 of 4 three-pointers and had eight points, two rebounds and two assists.

9 - Dwight Coleby: Played just three minutes and had three rebounds and made 1 of 4 free throws.

10 - Mitch Lightfoot: Made a three-pointer and had four rebounds in two minutes.

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Josh Jackson flies to top of ratings vs. UAB

Kansas guard Josh Jackson (11) floats in for a bucket past UAB forward Chris Cokley (3) during the first half of the CBE Classic on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 at Sprint Center.

Kansas guard Josh Jackson (11) floats in for a bucket past UAB forward Chris Cokley (3) during the first half of the CBE Classic on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 at Sprint Center. by Nick Krug

1 - Josh Jackson: You’ve seen the high-flying tomahawk dunk, probably several times already. He already had clinched a terrific night in so many ways. He handles the ball well at really, really high speeds in transition, does a nice job of feeding it to teammates, attacks the basket, cares about defending well and brings Mario Chalmers anticipation skills to playing the passing lanes. Totaled 22 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals to go with three turnovers. Had two quick fouls midway through the first half and never committed another, which allowed him to stay on the court for 33 minutes, to the delight of the 10,071 spectators in Sprint Center.

2 - Devonte Graham: Soared for a remarkably athletic play for an all-ball blocked shot against 6-foot-9, 244-pound center Tosin Mehinti, but a panicky ref didn’t quite see it that way and whistled Graham for a foul. For some reason, it infuriated me. That was an incredible play and all Graham had to show for it was a foul. Oh well, I’ll get over it. He did. He came out on fire from long range and finished with 16 points, three boards, seven assists, three steals and two turnovers. In the past two games, Graham has totaled 16 assists and two turnovers.

3 - Frank Mason: Made half of his six three-point shots, scored 20 points and had five assists, four turnovers and three steals.

4 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Contributed 15 points and five rebounds, all at the defensive end, and made 4 of 5 three-point shots.

5 - Udoka Azubuike: Shared rebounding honors with Jackson with seven, all at the defensive end, in 16 minutes. Scored his three points on an and-one hook shot from the lane. Always active, he turned it over three times, blocked two shots and committed four fouls.

6 - Carlton Bragg: Missed some scoring opportunities after being set up by teammates and totaled five points five rebounds and two blocked shots. Made 2 of 6 shots from the field.

7 - Landen Lucas: Committed four fouls in 15 minutes, scored two points and grabbed six rebounds, four off the offensive glass.

8 - Lagerald Vick: Followed best game of his career with roughest performance of the season. Scoreless in 11 minutes, he turned it over three times to go with two rebounds, one assist and a steal.

9 - Dwight Coleby: Missed a shot and picked up a defensive rebound.

10 - Mitch Lightfoot: Missed one shot from the field and two from the free-throw line during scoreless three minutes.

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Dorance Armstong’s monster game puts him on top again in upset victory vs. Texas

Kansas defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. (2) puts Texas running back D'Onta Foreman (33) on the ground after recovering a fumble during the second quarter on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 at Memorial Stadium.

Kansas defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. (2) puts Texas running back D'Onta Foreman (33) on the ground after recovering a fumble during the second quarter on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 at Memorial Stadium. by Nick Krug

1 - Dorance Armstrong: Easily best player on the field in the first half, when he had two sacks, a forced fumble and had a fumble recovery he returned seven yards. Finished day with three tackles for loss and was in on 11 tackles, nine solos. If Texas had recruited Houston native him, the Longhorns would have won the game, just as if Texas had recruited Austin native Kelsie Payne, KU would not have clinched its first Big 12 volleyball championship Saturday.

2 - Steven Sims: Had a couple of clutch catches on KU’s fourth-quarter scoring drive and ran a two-point conversion in on a reverse, a play on which he had the option to pass and made the right call. Caught seven passes for 74 yards. But his best play of the day, a game-saver, came when he ripped a would-be interception out of the defender’s hands in the end zone.

3 - Brandon Stewart: Returned an interception 55 yards for a touchdown and broke up two more passes, one of which he nearly picked off. Having strong senior season.

4 - Daniel Wise: Battling injuries, he didn’t let it slow him down and was at his active best with three tackles for loss, two sacks, four solo tackles and five overall.

5 - Ke’aun Kinner: Rushed for 69 yards and totaled 68 yards in receptions.

6 - Mike Lee: Had 11 solo tackles and a huge interception in overtime.

7 - Fish Smithson: Missed a tackle that led to 75-yard touchdown on first play of game, but compensated with strong day. Intercepted a pass and returned it five yards and one of his 10 solo tackles took place behind the line of scrimmage. Saved a touchdown when he dragged D’Onta Foreman to the ground by himself.

8 - Keith Loneker: In on 16 tackles, 11 of the solo variety. Many of his first-half tackles came close to the line of scrimmage.

9 - Carter Stanley: Sparked the offense with a 21-yard run and delivered in the clutch late after a so-so passing day most of the afternoon. A gamer, he was better than his stats: 21 for 42, one interception, 220 yards.

10 - Matthew Wyman: Made a pair of 36-yard field goals, the second with seven seconds left to force overtime, then won it with a 25-yard three-pointer in OT. Texas called a timeout to ice him, at which point he said he repeated his mantra in his head: "When I look up, I (deleted) up."

SEASON STANDINGS:

Dorance Armstrong - 72
Steven Sims Jr. – 56
Fish Smithson - 49
Daniel Wise – 42
Ke'aun Kinner - 37
LaQuvionte Gonzalez – 34
Marcquis Roberts - 32
Courtney Arnick – 30
Brandon Stewart - 28
Khalil Herbert - 19
Taylor Martin - 18
Tevin Shaw - 16
Damani Mosby – 15
Carter Stanley - 16
Keith Loneker Jr. - 16
Montell Cozart – 13
Mike Lee - 17
Bazie Bates IV – 10
Cameron Rosser - 10
Ben Johnson - 9
Shakiem Barbel - 7
Ryan Willis – 6
Jeremiah Booker - 6
DeeIsaac Davis - 5
Joe Dineen Jr. - 5
Michael Zunica - 5
Tyler Patrick – 4
Anthony Olobia - 4
Isaiah Bean - 4
Cameron Rosser - 3
Denzel Feaster - 3
Greg Allen - 2
Osaze Ogebor - 2
Joe Gibson - 2
D'Andre Banks - 2
Matthew Wyman - 2
Cole Moos - 1
Joe Gibson -1
Chevy Graham – 1
Isi Holani - 1

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Carlton Bragg sets career highs in points, rebounds against Siena

Kansas forward Carlton Bragg Jr. (15) slaps hands with the fans as he leaves the court following the Jayhawks' 86-65 win over Siena on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas forward Carlton Bragg Jr. (15) slaps hands with the fans as he leaves the court following the Jayhawks' 86-65 win over Siena on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

1 - Carlton Bragg: Had 15 points, 11 rebounds, both career highs, and two steals and made 5 of 8 field goals. “He played like a big man,” coach Bill Self said. “He played inside-out.”

2 - Devonte Graham: Missed all three of his three-pointers and didn’t always play at his typically fast pace, but even at that, he had a big hand in Kansas getting enough good shots that it posted a .569 percentage from the floor. Had nine assists and didn’t turn it over.

3 - Frank Mason: Made some big shots when the game became tight and has led the team in scoring all three games, this time with 18 points.

4 - Lagerald Vick: Set career highs with 12 points and eight rebounds, made 6 of 9 field goals, and played alert defense.

5 - Josh Jackson: Made three beautiful passes early, mixed in a quick-jumping blocked shot at the hoop, stole a pass and took it all the way for a slam and generally looked like the best player on the floor when he was on the floor, which was only 21 minutes because of foul trouble.

6 - Landen Lucas: Blocked five shots in 21 minutes to go with six points and five rebounds. Didn’t win any points with the coach by expressing dissatisfaction with the refs’ whistles after play resumed.

7 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Heated up late to finish with eight points in 19 minutes.

8 - Udoka Azubuike: Large people tend to feel the fatigue of travel more than smaller individuals and he looked a little tired in his seven minutes. Even so, he managed three rebounds and a blocked shot.

9 - Dwight Coleby: Made his Kansas debut and picked up a defensive rebound.

10 - Mitch Lightfoot: Limited to one minute and joined the trillion club.

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Big shot Frank Mason tops ratings yet again

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) roars after hitting the final shot for a 77-75 win over Duke during the Champions Classic on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) roars after hitting the final shot for a 77-75 win over Duke during the Champions Classic on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 at Madison Square Garden in New York. by Nick Krug

1 - Frank Mason: All 19,812 fans and every coach and player in Madison Square Garden knew the shortest player on the court would take the final shot for Kansas. And there was nothing anybody could do to stop Mason, who scored the game-winner with three seconds left to become the dominant late-regulation player for Kansas for the second game in a row. He’s averaging 25.5 points per game. He beat Duke with 8 of 13 field goals, 5 of 7 free throws, 21 points, five assists, three rebounds and two steals. He turned it over just twice in 35 minutes. After feeding Carlton Bragg for a jumper, he scored KU’s final five points, three on a layup he finished through contact and a free throw, a play on which Duke’s post man Amile Jefferson fouled out.

2 - Josh Jackson: Was the best player in the game to start the second half, but was limited to 18 minutes on the night and fouled out. If not for a frustration technical in the first half, assessed when he slapped the ball out of a Duke player’s hands after a whistle, could have played more minutes. Made 7 of 9 field goals and didn’t turn it over. Had a steal and took it all the way for a dunk. Went 0 for 4 from the line, all in the first half.

3 - Devonte Graham: He played all but a fraction of a minute despite recurring leg cramps. Didn’t shoot well (1 of 6 from three), but took it to the rim aggressively and made 5 of 6 two-point attempts and finished with 13 points, three rebounds and two assists.

4 - Udoka Azubuike: Led the team with eight defensive rebounds and four offensive ones and did in just 15 minutes of action. All six of his points, plus a steal and a blocked shot came in the second half.

5 - Carlton Bragg: Swished a huge jumper in the final minutes from the left corner and totaled nine points and five rebounds in 16 minutes. Had a blocked shot and a steal, but also had a rough defensive night in some ways. Made 3 of 5 field goals and 3 of 4 free throws.

6 - Lagerald Vick: Played 91 minutes all last season, 31 Tuesday night. His inexperience didn’t show. Tallied nine points and five rebounds. Misfired on all four three-point shots but took it to the rim aggressively and made 4 of 5 shots inside the arc.

7 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Missed an easy shot late and was 1 for 5 overall and 0 for 3 from three.

8 - Landen Lucas: Totaled two points and one rebound in 14 minutes and took one ill-advised jumper. Picked up his fourth foul in the fourth minute of the first half and played just one minute after that. Has not played well in either game, no doubt in part because of a sore foot.

9 - Mitch Lightfoot: Missed two shots and and had a rebound and blocked shot in three minutes.

SEASON STANDINGS:

1- Frank Mason - 20

2 - Devonte Graham - 16

3 - Josh Jackson - 15

4 - Svi Mykhailiuk: 13

4 - Carlton Bragg: 13

6 - Udoka Azubuike: 10

7 - Lagerald Vick: 9

8 - Landen Lucas: 8

9 - Mitch Lightfoot:4


By the Numbers: Kansas 77, Duke 75

By the Numbers: Kansas 77, Duke 75

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Ke’aun Kinner has big day in fall-from-ahead loss to Iowa State

1 - Ke’aun Kinner: Rushed for 152 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries for an average of 8.4 yards per carry. Also turned a short pass into a 29-yard gain. His 39-yard touchdown up the middle was the longest TD run of season for Kansas. Aches and pains prevented him from carrying it late in the game. Not that many have noticed, but he’s had a heck of a senior season.

2 - Taylor Martin: Fastest player on the roster rushed for 83 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries, averaging 4.9 yards a carry. Has shown steady improvement throughout the season.

3 - Fish Smithson: Senior safety had an interception, a pass breakup and was in on six tackles.

4 - Carter Stanley: Undeniably added pep to the offense by getting plays off quickly, but didn’t have the arm strength to make accurate downfield throws. Completed 26 of 38 passes, the last his lone interception of the day, for 171 yards and a touchdown. Head coach David Beaty said he will start next week’s home finale against Texas.

5 - Brandon Stewart: Smoked Trever Ryan the instant he caught the two-point conversion pass pass to preserve Kansas’ 24-22 lead late in the third quarter.

6 - Michael Zunica: Blocking back did a magnificent job of paving way for Kinner and Martin with tagging defenders with some particularly punishing blocks.

7 - Tevin Shaw: Had a pass breakup and a couple of loud hits.

8 - Courtney Arnick: Senior linebacker had eight solo tackles and one tackle for a loss.

9 - De’Andre Banks: Offensive line has made strides and he has been the best of the bunch.

10 - Shakiem Barbel: Steady senior had six receptions for 60 yards and a touchdown.

SEASON STANDINGS:

Dorance Armstrong - 62
Steven Sims Jr. – 47
Fish Smithson - 45
Daniel Wise – 35
LaQuvionte Gonzalez – 34
Marcquis Roberts - 32
Ke'aun Kinner - 31
Courtney Arnick – 30
Brandon Stewart - 20
Khalil Herbert - 19
Taylor Martin - 18
Tevin Shaw - 16
Damani Mosby – 15
Carter Stanley - 14
Keith Loneker Jr. - 13
Montell Cozart – 13
Mike Lee - 12
Bazie Bates IV – 10
Cameron Rosser - 10
Ben Johnson - 9
Shakiem Barbel - 7
Ryan Willis – 6
Jeremiah Booker - 6
DeeIsaac Davis - 5
Joe Dineen Jr. - 5
Michael Zunica - 5
Tyler Patrick – 4
Anthony Olobia - 4
Isaiah Bean - 4
Cameron Rosser - 3
Denzel Feaster - 3
Greg Allen - 2
Osaze Ogebor - 2
Joe Gibson - 2
D'Andre Banks - 2
Cole Moos - 1
Joe Gibson -1
Chevy Graham – 1
Matthew Wyman - 1
Isi Holani - 1

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