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Frank Mason III makes comeback, OT win possible

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) beats West Virginia guard Jevon Carter (2) to a steal Tuesday, March 4, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse..

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) beats West Virginia guard Jevon Carter (2) to a steal Tuesday, March 4, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse..

1 - Frank Mason III: Shook off a poor first half to lead Kansas to the finish line. Scored as many points (12) as West Virginia in the last 5:47 of the game. Finished with 19 points and made 11 of 12 free throws to go with seven rebounds, three assists and three steals.

2 - Jamari Traylor: With Cliff Alexander hanging in NCAA limbo, Traylor honored him with a remarkably explosive dunk set up by Wayne Selden Jr.’s great pass. In a game that could restore Traylor’s lost confidence, he totaled 14 points, nine rebounds and two steals.

3 - Kelly Oubre Jr.: Good things happen when he stays close to the baskset. Limited to just 19 minutes before fouling out, that was enough time to produce 12 points, three rebounds and two steals.

4 - Hunter Mickelson: Extremely active, Mickelson contributed eight points, two blocked shots and three steals in 13 minutes. Made both shots from the field and all four from the line, making his most significant contribution as a Jayhawk.

5 - Devonté Graham: One of his four turnovers was a pass into the stands. Oops. He compensated with 10 points, an assist and a steal in 22 minutes.

6 - Landen Lucas: Had a huge blocked shot at the end of regulation. Without it, Kansas wouldn’t have clinched the outright title. Scored just one point, blocked two shots and had six rebounds in 26 minutes.

7 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Played 37 minutes, defended well and continued to struggle getting the ball in the basket. Made 2 of 7 shots and went 0 for 4 from three. Had five turnovers, most coming in the opening minutes of the game. Made an amazing catch-and-pass in mid-air to Traylor to set up amazing dunk.

8 - Perry Ellis: Played 17 minutes with the flu and played like a guy playing with the flu. Of more concern was the knee injury that he suffered that kept him out of the second half.

9 - Brannen Greene: Missed all six shots from the field, including all five three-pointers. Shot looked better than it has. He just needs one to fall to break the tension. Is 0 for 11 from three in past three games and 2 for 19 in past six games. Went 4 of 4 from the line in 14 minutes.

10 - Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk: Stat line reads like the number three trillion.

SEASON STANDINGS

Frank Mason III - 229

Perry Ellis - 218

Wayne Selden Jr. - 191

Kelly Oubre Jr. - 175

Cliff Alexander - 170

Brannen Greene - 132

Jamari Traylor - 131

Devonté Graham - 107

Landen Lucas - 98

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk - 84

Hunter Mickelson - 38

No Selection - 10

Reply 8 comments from Dale Rogers Jessej421 Kingfisher Chris Baker Baldjedi Ashwin Rao Reggie Flenory

Aggressiveness makes Perry Ellis best on court

Kansas forward Perry Ellis hangs for a shot over Texas forward Jonathan Holmes during the second half on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas forward Perry Ellis hangs for a shot over Texas forward Jonathan Holmes during the second half on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

1 - Perry Ellis: In three games since missing a shot at the rim that would have been a game-winner at West Virginia, Ellis has scored 23, 24 and 28 points. He was at his very best Saturday with 13 rebounds and three blocked shots. Ellis has become so aggressive of late, attacking off the dribble, throwing down dunks with authority and making it clear who the best player on the court is. He’s played himself into position to win Big 12 Player of the Year honors and he’s done it without a scoring threat playing opposite him in the post.

2 - Kelly Oubre Jr.: Has scored 14 points or more in four of his past five games and has averaged 6.6 rebounds in that stretch. He definitely has learned to use his perfect basketball body and athleticism to make things happen near the rim at the both ends. With Cliff Alexander, the team’s best defensive rebounder, sidelined, Oubre grabbed nine defensive boards.

3 - Frank Mason III: Isaiah Taylor is a tough point guard to guard and even though Mason couldn’t keep him out of the paint (nobody can), he made him work hard, pestering him relentlessly. Mason also made sure Kansas didn’t play sloppy. He had just one turnover in 39 minutes to go with 12 points, four rebounds and three assists.

4 - Landen Lucas: Had five points and four rebounds in 25 minutes.

5 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Still not finishing at the hoop. He made just 1 of 7 shots, but he did a good job of drawing fouls on wild drives to the hoop and made 5 of 6 free throws. Had a big blocked shot in the second half and two steals to go with seven points and three rebounds in 30 minutes.

6 - Jamari Traylor: Had two rebounds and a blocked shot in 11 scoreless minutes.

7 - Brannen Greene:  Had a three-pointer from the left corner blocked and once missed an open Ellis on the fast break. Had two points an assist and a rebound in 11 minutes. With defenses more mindful of not losing sight of him, Greene has rushed some shots and has made 2 of 14 three-pointers in the past five games.

8 - Hunter Mickelson: Played five minutes, blocked a shot and was whistled for two fouls.

9 - Devonté Graham:  Whistled for two fouls in seven minutes and missed the only shot he took.

10 - Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk: Played two minutes and produced a rebound and blocked shot.

SEASON STANDINGS

Frank Mason III - 219

Perry Ellis - 215

Wayne Selden Jr. - 187

Cliff Alexander - 170

Kelly Oubre Jr. - 167

Brannen Greene - 130

Jamari Traylor - 122

Devonté Graham - 101

Landen Lucas - 93

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk - 83

Hunter Mickelson - 31

Reply 6 comments from Gregor Southard Brianna Zaleski John Randall Dirk Medema Ashwin Rao Stupidmichael

Perry Ellis once again carries Kansas

Kansas forward Perry Ellis (34) gets to the bucket against Kansas State forward Thomas Gipson (42) during the second half, Monday, Feb. 23, 2015 at Bramlage Coliseum.

Kansas forward Perry Ellis (34) gets to the bucket against Kansas State forward Thomas Gipson (42) during the second half, Monday, Feb. 23, 2015 at Bramlage Coliseum. by Nick Krug

1 - Perry Ellis: Scored 15 of his game-high 24 points in the first half. Also had a game-high nine rebounds. Has developed into the Jayhawks’ best, most competitive player. Takes smart shots and makes the opposing defense build its strategy around him. Made 10 of 16 shots and his only three-point attempt. Also had a blocked shot and two steals.

2 - Kelly Oubre Jr.: Competed hard. Sometimes shot when a pass was the right play, but he hustled and came away with 14 points and seven rebounds.

3 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Drove hard to the hoop, but couldn't get a three-pointer to drop in three attempts. Had seven points, three rebounds, four assists and four turnovers.

4 - Devonté Graham: Gave the team a boost with 11 strong first-half minutes that included four points and a great post feed. Didn't play well in eight second-half minutes.

5 - Brannen Greene: Missed all four three-point shots, sometimes firing it before getting set. Still scored seven points in 11 minutes.

6 - Frank Mason III: Not his night. Took a shot or two when feeding Ellis would have been the right play. Made just 1 of 8 shots and had trouble keeping Nigel Johnson in front of him. Did have three assists and just one turnover, as well as three steals. 

7 -Jamari Traylor: His best play of the night came after the game, when a K-State student shoulder-checked him near the bucket and Traylor had the discipline not to retaliate.

8 - Landen Lucas: Played 18 minutes and had two points and two rebounds. It wasn't a lack of effort, just a lack of athleticism that caused him to get beaten to boards.

9 - Cliff Alexander: He looked like a freshman playing against a veteran and was overmatched by Thomas Gipson in every way. Limited to 10 minutes because of foul trouble. In those 10 scoreless minutes, he had four fouls, four rebounds, a turnover, a blocked shot and a steal. If he decides to declare for the NBA draft, which many seem to think he will, he runs the risk of destroying his chances at a lucrative NBA career.

SEASON STANDINGS

Frank Mason III - 211

Perry Ellis - 205

Wayne Selden Jr. - 181

Cliff Alexander - 170

Kelly Oubre Jr. - 158

Brannen Greene - 126

Jamari Traylor - 117

Devonté Graham - 99

Landen Lucas - 86

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk - 82

Hunter Mickelson - 28

Reply 7 comments from Walter_bridges Michael Bennett Allison Steen Surrealku Jayhawkmarshall William Weissbeck Kingfisher

Devonté Graham nearly flawless vs. TCU

Kansas guard Devonte Graham (4) ducks under TCU guard Trey Zeigler (32) on his way to the bucket during the first half, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas guard Devonte Graham (4) ducks under TCU guard Trey Zeigler (32) on his way to the bucket during the first half, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

1 - Devonté Graham: Freshman guard entered on a 15-game stretch in which he shot just .333 from the field. Busted out in a big way. Made all seven shots from the field, including two three-pointers. Totaled 20 points with three rebounds and three assists. Did nice job of getting to the paint and dumping off to Perry Ellis early.  Shoots well vs. TCU: 10 for 10 overall, 3 for 3 from three.

2 - Perry Ellis: One-hand flush of Frank Mason III’s lob on the break over Trey Zeigler sent the crowd into a frenzy and he made the free throw to put Kansas up 64-50. Seconds later, his steal and ensuing dunk made it 66-60 with 6:30 left. Ellis dominated early by posting up and teammates went away from him and he dominated again when they went back to him in the second half. Strong footwork put TCU’s Karviar Shepherd in foul trouble.

3 - Frank Mason III: Didn’t penetrate as well as he usually does in first half but picked it up the rest of the way and finished with 14 points, five assists (four turnovers) and a steal. Made 5 of 8 shots and all four free throws. Graham’s big day enabled him to get eight minutes of rest, which for him is unusual.

4 - Brannen Greene: Did excellent work on the defensive boards and was active in all areas on his way to nine points and six rebounds in 20 minutes. Picked up a rare steal, his fifth of the season. His mere presence on the floor makes for more room for teammates, thanks to the respect opponents show him because of his shooting range.

5 - Jamari Traylor: Put pressure on the defense with drives to the hoop and scored eight points and blocked a shot. Still needs to do a better job on the defensive boards, where he had just two in 24 minutes.

6 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Didn’t have his best day in terms of feeding the post, where Ellis made himself available, but wasn’t always spotted.

7 - Cliff Alexander: Started, but in 11 minutes he didn’t seem 100 percent sure of himself and too often stood still. Had two points, two rebounds and a blocked shot.

8 - Kelly Oubre Jr.: Lazy pass from the point to Trey Zeigler, Oubre’s man, on the left wing was begging to be intercepted, or at the very least deflected. Oubre didn’t challenge it. It’s plays like that that keep him from being as disruptive a defender as he could be when he’s not at his most active. Had he stepped into the pass and taken it all the way, it might have spurred him onto a big day. As it was, he played 19 scoreless minutes with one blocked shot and two steals. Missed all three shots from the field, one of them blocked, two of them three-pointers.

9 - Landen Lucas: Played nine scoreless minutes without a rebound and missed all three shots from the field.

SEASON STANDINGS

Frank Mason III - 207

Perry Ellis - 196

Wayne Selden Jr. - 174

Cliff Alexander - 169

Kelly Oubre Jr. - 150

Brannen Greene - 121

Jamari Traylor - 114

Devonté Graham - 93

Landen Lucas - 84

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk - 82

Hunter Mickelson - 28

Reply 6 comments from David Kemp Surrealku Kingfisher Reggie Flenory John Randall

Kelly Oubre Jr. one Jayhawk who knew how to counter WVU’s defense

Kansas guard Kelly Oubre, Jr. (12) attempts a steal from West Virginia guard Tarik Phillip (12) during the Jayhawks 62-61 loss to the Mountaineers Monday, February 16, 2105  in Morgantown, W.V.

Kansas guard Kelly Oubre, Jr. (12) attempts a steal from West Virginia guard Tarik Phillip (12) during the Jayhawks 62-61 loss to the Mountaineers Monday, February 16, 2105 in Morgantown, W.V.

1 - Kelly Oubre Jr.: Didn't need to remind himself to play in attack mode agains the West Virginia press. Came out in that mode and played big part in Kansas coming back from big early deficit. Finished with 14 points and seven rebounds. On drive to the hoop in final minutes he lost his footing in the lane and threw up a hard shot that missed.

2 - Frank Mason III: Made 3 of 5 threes, scored 18 points, had a big steal, but his night was marred by a late defensive mistake and a late turnover.

3 - Perry Ellis: Had 19 points and five rebounds, but kicked himself all the way back to Kansas for not scoring on the game's final play after Jamari Traylor set him up with a perfect baseball pass..

4 - Landen Lucas: Did the best job of any of KU's bigs on the boards with six in 16 minutes and also blocked a shot and came up with a steal. Scored two points and had two turnovers. Missed a free throw late.

5 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Had three first-half turnovers and never got into the flow of the game offensively. Finished with four points, four rebounds and three assists..

6 - Jamari Traylor: Repeatedly was beaten on the boards on a night West Virginia had 22 offensive rebounds. Had just two defensive rebounds in 26 minutes on a night West Virginia missed 40 field-goal attempts. Made a great baseball pass to Ellis at the end of the game that might have led SportsCenter had Ellis been able to turn it into a bucket.

7 - Cliff Alexander: After six scoreless first-half minutes with just one rebound, did not start the second half. Self said afterward he did not think Alexander was ready to perform well against West Virginia's trapping defense. Was exposed defensively by a driving Devin Williams.

8 - Brannen Greene: Bill Self didn't like the guarded three he put up shortly after checking in and he checked back out after failing to corral a defensive rebound. Had defensive troubles when he checked back in. Also dribbled the ball.

9 - Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk: Nothing else was working early in the first half, so Self turned to Svi That didn't work either. He played two minutes, missed a flat three-pointer and couldn't snag a pair of defensive rebounds in his area.

10 - Devonté Graham: Played like a freshman who did not look ready for the sort of intense defensive pressure West Virginia brings. In five scoreless first-half minutes, he turned it over three times and had a steal.

SEASON STANDINGS

Frank Mason III - 200

Perry Ellis - 188

Wayne Selden Jr. - 170

Cliff Alexander - 166

Kelly Oubre Jr. - 148

Brannen Greene - 115

Jamari Traylor - 109

Devonté Graham - 84

Landen Lucas - 83

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk - 82

Hunter Mickelson - 28

Reply 11 comments from William Weissbeck Jayhawkmarshall Mick Allen Clara Westphal Kristen Downing Dirk Medema Dale Koch Gary McCullough Perses Mgolany

Steady afternoon makes Perry Ellis stand out

Kansas forward Perry Ellis (34) looks for a steal as he defends Baylor guard Lester Medford (11) during the second half, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas forward Perry Ellis (34) looks for a steal as he defends Baylor guard Lester Medford (11) during the second half, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

1 - Perry Ellis: Made himself the steady go-to guy and played two strong halves on the way to 18 points, six rebounds and emphatic yet unemotional blocked shot late in the game. Under the radar, which is where he lives, he is becoming more aggressive.

2 - Kelly Oubre Jr.: Spent the whole game on fire, made 6 of 9 shots and 4 of 6 three-pointers and like Ellis, produced 18 points and six rebounds. Didn’t turn it over once.

3 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Played tough defense, made 8 of 9 free throws and both two-point field goals and finished with 15 points, four assists and three rebounds.

4 - Landen Lucas: Made the most of his 14 minutes by contributing nine points and four rebounds and hit a big jumper. Was on the court when Kansas finished the game so strong.

5 - Frank Mason III: Had trouble with Baylor’s zone in the first half but did a better job of setting up teammates in second half. Finished with five points and eight assists with two turnovers. Double-figures scoring streak ended at 21 games.

6 -Cliff Alexander: At times looked overwhelmed amidst all the long and/or big bodies. Had four points and five rebounds in 21 minutes.

7 - Brannen Greene: Visibly frustrated at being alone on the wing and not getting the ball, Greene was ready when Mason found him in the right corner and buried a huge three-pointer to give Kansas a 55-49 lead with 7:53 left. Teammates need to look for him more often. Landen Lucas found him the next time down with a great skip pass, but it didn’t go in that time. Teammates keep finding Greene like that and he’ll reward them, three points at a time. Made just 1 of 5 three-pointers, but he won’t have many such nights.

8 - Devonté Graham:  Is 0 for 7 in last three games, all scoreless efforts. Terrific heads-up play when Baylor’s Kenny Chery turned his head to the bench to listen to the coaches. Graham, who had been playing several feet off the ball, pounced on Chery and knocked the ball loose. Made another disruptive defensive play but needs to regain his confidence shooting.

9 - Jamari Traylor: Needs to get more than two rebounds in 12 minutes. Was scoreless and turned it over when he drove into the paint, got stuck and threw an errant pass.

SEASON STANDINGS

Frank Mason III - 191

Perry Ellis - 180

Wayne Selden Jr. - 164

Cliff Alexander - 162

Kelly Oubre Jr. - 138

Brannen Greene - 112

Jamari Traylor - 104

Devonté Graham - 83

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk - 80

Landen Lucas - 76

Hunter Mickelson - 28

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Sophomore PG Frank Mason orchestrates road rout

Kansas guard Frank Mason III, (0) saves a loose ball from going out of bounds during the first half on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 at United Supermarkets Arena.

Kansas guard Frank Mason III, (0) saves a loose ball from going out of bounds during the first half on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 at United Supermarkets Arena.

1 - Frank Mason III: Kept the ball moving, penetrated well, made 4 of 6 shots and both three-point attempts and had 10 points, eight assists, three rebounds and two steals. Had just one of KU’s 14 turnovers.

2 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Made 4 of 7 three-point shots, led team with 16 points to go with four rebounds and three assists. Did excellent work defensively.

3 - Perry Ellis: Had 14 points and nine rebounds and made 5 of 12 shots. Still needs to finish stronger, but is getting there.

4 - Brannen Greene: In 12 second-half minutes made all three shots, two from long range, and had 10 points, two rebounds and two assists without turning it over. Unbelievable shooter. Played just two minutes in first half.

5 - Cliff Alexander: Started for second time, played 20 minutes and delivered 10 points and five rebounds, but was outplayed by Texas Tech freshman center Norense Odiase (13 points, eight rebounds).

6 - Kelly Oubre Jr.: Made 2 of 5 three-pointers, but wasn’t active near the basket and turned it over twice in 16 minutes. Didn’t show as much defensive intensity as on some nights.

7 - Devonté Graham: Made a beauty of a bounce pass from the left corner to set up an easy basket for his lone assist. Has made just 2 of 11 shots in past four games.

8 - Landen Lucas: Hustled for three points and three rebounds in 11 minutes.

9 - Hunter Mickelson: Played just four minutes and scrapped his way to two points and two rebounds. Cold have had another bucket had Oubre seen him open before launching a three.

10 - Jamari Traylor: Scoreless with two rebounds, a block and a steal in 19 minutes.

11 - Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk: Played nine minutes, turned it over, missed both three-point attempts and one of them was blocked.

SEASON STANDINGS

Frank Mason III - 186

Perry Ellis - 171

Cliff Alexander - 158

Wayne Selden Jr. - 157

Kelly Oubre Jr. - 130

Brannen Greene - 109

Jamari Traylor - 103

Devonté Graham - 81

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk - 80

Landen Lucas - 70

Hunter Mickelson - 28

No Selection - 10

Reply 12 comments from Shannon Gustafson Surrealku Dirk Medema Len Shaffer Stupidmichael Mike Riches Scott Smetana Robert  Brock

A first for the Keegan Ratings on a tough day for the Jayhawks

1 - No Selection: When Mark Mangino, once in a while, would say, “Defensive player of the week, so selection,” or, “Offensive player of the week, no selection,” or “Special teams player of the week, no selection,” I would think to myself, “Sombody must have played well.” Now I can relate.

2 - Wayne Selden: Made 4 of 5 three-pointers, but wasn’t able to exploit the much shorter Phil Forte closer to the basket. Missed a dunk and on another play, a break-away, he slowed himself down to set himself up for a dunk and missed when fouled. Did not get a single rebound in 33 minutes. Committed four turnovers and was without question as responsible as anybody for keeping KU in the game, hitting threes in clutch moments.

3 - Frank Mason: After big first half, had one point, one assist and one turnover in the final 20 minutes. In the last 57 seconds, he made just 1 of 3 free throws, missed a three and couldn’t finish through contact (no whistle) on a drive. Played terrific first half on his way to 10-point game with four assists, two turnovers and three steals. Didn’t get to the paint as often as he usually does, particularly in the first half.

4 - Perry Ellis: Made some nice offensive moves, but couldn’t finish at the rim well enough to score more than 10 points. Had 10 rebounds, but had he come down stronger with the ball could have had a few more. Forgettable double-double

5 - Brannen Greene: Oklahoma State made keeping him from shooting threes in the second half a big part of its focus and it worked. He made all three three-pointers in the first half, but missed both in the second half. Scored all 10 of his points in 13 first-half minutes. Looked as if he was too concerned with drawing a foul, rather than finishing through contact, on a shot in the final seconds. Needs to do a better job of keeping his man off the offensive glass. Had he done that better, he would have had more than six rebounds.

6 - Cliff Alexander: Did some nice bucket hanging for tip-ins in the first half, totaling eight points and four boards in 12 minutes. Four listless second-half minutes spelled the end to his day.

7 - Jamari Traylor: Hit the offensive boards, where he picked up four of his six rebounds, hard and had three steals, but looked rattled when handling the ball or passing it. Didn’t have any assists and had six turnovers.

8 - Landen Lucas: Had two rebounds, two personal fouls and one heck of a hustle play to save a possession in 12 minutes.

9 - Devonte Graham: Took a freight-train of a charge with a quick decision on the fly and tried to make things happen offensively, just couldn’t hit a shot or get to the paint. Scoreless in 14 minutes and had two turnovers to go with one assist and one steal. Missed all four shots, two from long range.

10 - Kelly Oubre: He’s at his best when he’s looking to make disruptive defensive plays and when crashing the offensive boards. He’s at his worst when in passive mode. In 14 minutes, scored one point and didn’t have an assist or a steal. Missed all three shots, two from three-point range.

Season Standings

Frank Mason III - 175

Perry Ellis - 162

Cliff Alexander - 151

Wayne Selden Jr. - 147

Kelly Oubre Jr. - 124

Jamari Traylor - 101

Brannen Greene - 101

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk - 79

Devonté Graham - 76

Landen Lucas - 66

Hunter Mickelson - 25

No Selection - 10

Reply 33 comments from Erich Hartmann Mick Allen Rodney Crain Doug Fogleman Len Shaffer Navyhawk Roger Ortega Greg Lux Gregor Southard John Randall and 13 others

Hot hand of Selden separates sophomore guard in Big Monday win

Kansas guard Wayne Selden Jr. (1) pulls up for a three from the corner during the second half on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas guard Wayne Selden Jr. (1) pulls up for a three from the corner during the second half on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

1 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Caught fire from three, making 5 of 7, defended aggressively and led Kansas with 20 points. Went on a personal 8-0 run in the second half.
 

2 -  Kelly Oubre Jr.: He looked so big-time so often. Came away with 16 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and a blocked shot and scored in a wide variety of ways.

3 -  Perry Ellis: Contributed 17 points, six boards, four assists and didn’t turn it over. He also didn’t commit a foul, which is huge, because he needs to be on the court to give Kansas an inside presence.

4 -  Frank Mason III: Played tough defense against terrific Cyclones point guard Monté Morris, hounding him into four turnovers. Also contributed 12 points, five rebounds, eight assists and two steals with just two turnovers.

5 -  Brannen Greene: Has made 12 of 16 three-point shots in past five games, including 2 of 3 Monday, when he contributed 11 points and four rebounds in 19 minutes. He was alone on the wing a couple of times and didn’t get the ball, which can’t happen because the guy doesn’t miss.

6 -  Cliff Alexander: Strong defensive effort from the center, who did a better job of running the floor than in the first meeting with Iowa State. Played just 15 minutes, long enough to produce four points, five boards and two blocked shots.

7 -  Landen Lucas: Always hits the boards hard and produced six rebounds and two points in 14 minutes.

8 -  Jamari Traylor: Had three steals in 18 minutes, but also three turnovers. Scored four points and had one rebound, off the offensive glass.

9 -  Devonté Graham: Had four assists and didn’t turn it over in 14 minutes, but had a rough time keeping his man in front of him and fouled a three-point shooter late in the game with a big lead.

SEASON STANDINGS

Frank Mason III - 167

Perry Ellis - 155

Cliff Alexander - 146

Wayne Selden Jr. - 138

Kelly Oubre Jr. - 123

Jamari Traylor - 97

Brannen Greene - 95

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk - 79

Devonté Graham - 74

Landen Lucas - 63

Hunter Mickelson - 25

Reply 10 comments from Margaret Schadler Gary McCullough Plasticjhawk Perses Ashwin Rao Kingfisher Dirk Medema Surrealku

Perry Ellis shows off his complete skill set vs. K-State

Kansas forward Perry Ellis (34) battles for a rebound with Kansas State guard Justin Edwards (14) during the first half on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas forward Perry Ellis (34) battles for a rebound with Kansas State guard Justin Edwards (14) during the first half on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

1 - Perry Ellis: Both when facing the basket and driving his man, and when using his footwork to set himself up for buckets, Ellis looked so quick. He made 7 of 9 shots from the field and had three assists and a blocked shot. Had a double-double by halftime on his way to 16 points and 12 rebounds.

2 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Blocked four shots, two of which drew quite a rise out of the crowd. Made 3 of 6 three-point shots and 2 of 7 two-pointers, widening the gap between his three-point (.360) and two-point percentages. Made Marcus Foster work hard for his shots.

3 - Kelly Oubre Jr.: Picked up all of his eight points and all but two of his nine rebounds in the first half and wasn’t nearly as active in the second half.

4 - Brannen Greene: Made 4 of 5 shots and 3 of 4 three-pointers to score 11 of his team’s 14 bench points. What a great shooter.

5 - Jamari Traylor: Did a better job on Thomas Gipson than did Cliff Alexander, and used his quickness to come up with two steals to go with three assists and two turnovers. Still doesn’t hit the open 15-footer, but did contribute six points and five rebounds..

6 - Frank Mason III: Threw a pass into the stands 99 seconds into the second half, after his roughest half of season (for non-Kentucky games) in many ways, and was replaced by Graham. Several minutes later, he returned and played well, extending his double-figures scoring streak to 18 games with a 10-point night. Made just 3 of 12 shots from the field.

7 - Devonté Graham:  Kansas State turned Graham’s taunting technical into four points. Had four assists and did not turn it over in 18 minutes. Had one steal. Hit just 1 of 4 shtos and got outmuscled on a few plays.

8 - Cliff Alexander: Looked small and played small when going against veteran wide-body Thomas Gipson. Couldn’t score on Gipson and couldn’t defend him. Played 19 scoreless minutes and produced four rebounds, an assist and a blocked shot.

SEASON STANDINGS

Frank Mason III - 161

Perry Ellis - 148

Cliff Alexander - 142

Wayne Selden Jr. - 129

Kelly Oubre Jr. - 115

Jamari Traylor - 95

Brannen Greene - 90

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk - 79

Devonté Graham - 73

Landen Lucas - 60

Hunter Mickelson - 25

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