1 - Perry Ellis: His strong senior season continued with a ho-hum 23-point, 10-rebound performance. Too quick and efficient for the Horned Frogs to handle, Ellis made 11 of 12 two-point field goals. He missed both three-point attempts.
2 - Devonté Graham: Hustled his way to multiple floor burns and played with a contagious enthusiasm on his way to 15 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals on a day he did not turn it over.
3 - Jamari Traylor: Scrapped his way to six points and seven rebounds in 15 minutes before fouling out. Grabbed five offensive rebounds, which means he rebounded more of KU’s misses than any other Horned Frog did.
4 - Frank Mason III: Made just 1 of 5 three-pointers and had three turnovers, but was active defensively and dished six assists.
5 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Battling the flu, his shot was way off (1 for 5, 0 for 4 from three), but his physical defense gave TCU problems and he had five assists and just one turnover.
6 - Landen Lucas: Guards did a great job of feeding the post and although he didn’t always finish, Lucas did make 4 of 4 free throws and both field-goal attempts on his way to eight points and three rebounds in 17 minutes.
7 - Cheick Diallo: Was extremely active during his 10 minutes on the floor. He grabbled five rebounds, scored two points, blocked a shot and had a steal to go with two turnovers. Whistled for two personal fouls, both avoidable.
8 - Carlton Bragg: Snagged five rebounds, including one off a teammate’s missed free throws, in 10 minutes.
9 - Lagerald Vick: Knocked down a three from the right corner after Bragg snagged a missed free throw and fired a pass to him.
10 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Had wide-open shots and couldn’t bury them, making just 1 of 3 three-pointers and missing both shots inside the arc. One of his stints on the floor ended quickly because of shoddy defense.
11 - Hunter Mickelson: Played two minutes and picked up an offensive rebound, a missed shot and a personal foul.
12 - Brannen Greene: His two appearances on the floor added up to one scoreless minute. Benched for lazy defense seconds into his first appearance on the floor.
Perry Ellis — 207
Wayne Selden Jr. — 192
Frank Mason III — 189
Devonté Graham — 175
Jamari Traylor — 112
Carlton Bragg — 109
Landen Lucas — 99
Svi Mykhailiuk — 98
Brannen Greene — 95
Cheick Diallo — 71
Hunter Mickelson — 69
Lagerald Vick — 23
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1 - Perry Ellis: Senior is shooting 50 percent from three after going 3 for 3 on his way to a 19-point game. Had two steals and five rebounds. Made 8 of 11 shots from the field.
2 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Forgotten man had a night to remember with 10 points, four assists and three steals in 21 minutes off the bench. Good chance he’ll get big minutes again Saturday at TCU.
3 - Jamari Traylor: Totaled five points, four rebounds and two blocked shots and a steal in 13 minutes.
4 - Landen Lucas: Had eight points, six rebounds and played 25 minutes before fouling out.
5 - Devonté Graham: Made K-State play sloppy and had three steals. Made just 1 of 4 three-pointers and totaled 10 points, three rebounds and four assists. Turned it over twice.
6 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Failed to follow up phenomenal game vs. Kentucky with a good one. Played 24 minutes, made 1 of 5 three-point shots and 3 of 9 field goals. Totaled seven points, no rebounds and three turnovers. Some of his shots were ill-advised.
7 - Frank Mason III: His drives to the hoop sometimes amount to driving a bridge to nowhere. Opponents don’t foul him as often as in the past and he gets caught without an easy play. Made 1 of 5 shots.
8 - Brannen Greene: Shot 3 of 3 from the field, 1 of 1 from three, 1 of 1 from the free-throw line and did not turn it over on a night he scored eight points in six minutes.
Yet, as far as the coach was concerned, Greene had the most obnoxious night of anyone in the building. (Then again, the coach had no way of knowing about the woman who stood behind me the whole game screeching unbelievably loudly in my ear all night, damaging my hearing). Any way, back to Greene. He dunk with one second remaining, instead of dribbling out the clock, which absolutely infuriated his coach, who spent the rest of the night apologizing for it.
9 - Carlton Bragg: Scored two points, blocked a shot and had a turnover in five minutes.
10 - Cheick Diallo: Played two minutes in the first half.
Perry Ellis — 195
Wayne Selden Jr. — 184
Frank Mason III — 180
Devonté Graham — 164
Carlton Bragg — 104
Jamari Traylor — 102
Svi Mykhailiuk — 95
Brannen Greene — 94
Landen Lucas — 92
Hunter Mickelson — 67
Cheick Diallo — 65
Lagerald Vick — 19
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1 - Wayne Selden Jr.: His one-handed slam over 6-foot-11 Skal Labissiere, who also wears No. 1 on his jersey, will be played to the delight of Allen Fieldhouse crowds for the rest of his Kansas career. Selden never has been better than he was Saturday. He repeatedly stung Kentucky with drives to the hoop and long three-pointers (3 for 5) on his way to a 33-point night. He played 44 minutes and never looked tired. Not many perimeter players in the country can match his strength.
2 - Perry Ellis: Kentucky executed a sound game plan to perfection against Ellis, limiting his scoring chances. He made 1 of 4 field goals and hit just 8 of 13 free throws. Battled his way to 10 points and nine rebounds, four off the offensive glass.
3 - Jamari Traylor: He doesn’t bring a lot of basketball skills to the equation and he is on the short side for an inside player, but he never is athletically overmatched and he doesn’t shy from contact. Lent a strong defensive effort and chipped in with five points, a block, a steal and five boards, four offensive.
4 - Carlton Bragg: Ellis was limited by foul trouble to six first-half minutes and Bragg rode to the rescue with six first-half points in nine minutes. Excellent shooters have such soft touches and get the shooter’s bounce. He forever gets the shooter’s bounce.
5 - Frank Mason III: Kentucky’s super-quick point guard Tyler Ulis gave Mason more than he could handle until Kansas switched to a triangle-and-two defense. Made 1 of 7 two-point field goals and 2 of 4 three-pointers. Contributed eight defensive rebounds, four assists, three turnovers and two steals. Playing point guard against KU’s schedule is like playing cornerback in the Big 12.
6 - Brannen Greene: Was the only player to make all of his free throws (shot four of them), made 1 of 2 threes and picked up four defensive rebounds in 10 minutes. Committed two turnovers.
7 - Devonté Graham: He and Mason combined for eight turnovers in the first half, one in the remaining 25 minutes.
8 - Cheick Diallo: Made a long jumper and contributed three rebounds, two off the offensive boards, in 10 minutes.
9 - Landen Lucas: Struggled to keep pace with Kentucky’s athletic big men. Committed four personal fouls in 13 minutes to go with three points, three rebounds and a turnover. Made just 3 of 6 free throws.
10 - Lagerald Vick: Played two minutes, missed an ill-advised three and was whistled for a foul.
Perry Ellis — 185
Wayne Selden Jr. — 179
Frank Mason III — 176
Devonté Graham — 158
Carlton Bragg — 102
Jamari Traylor — 94
Brannen Greene — 91
Svi Mykhailiuk — 86
Landen Lucas — 85
Hunter Mickelson — 67
Cheick Diallo — 64
Lagerald Vick — 19
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1 - Perry Ellis: Was matching Georges Niang shot for shot for a stretch, and was the one Jayhawk whose performance never dropped off when the Cyclones took control of the game. Shot 6 of 10 from the field in the second half, when the rest of the team shot 4 of 15. Scored a game-high 23 points and played hard for 36 minutes.
2 - Brannen Greene: Contributed nine points, four rebounds and three assists in 24 minutes. Made 2 of 4 three-pointers (was slapped on the side of the hand on one of his misses without drawing a whistle) and made Iowa State account for his whereabouts at all times.
3 - Frank Mason III: Looked like his old self in the first half, driving hard to the hoop, but didn’t do a good job of securing the ball in the second half. Finished with 16 points, six rebounds, three assists and six turnovers.
4 - Devonté Graham: His enthusiasm is a plus. Now it’s time for him to take the next step and show some tough love to teammates when they deserve to hear it. Finished with seven points, four rebounds and four assists.
5 - Landen Lucas: Two things should never come as a surprise about Landen Lucas: First, he can’t score. Second, he sure can rebound. Had two points and nine rebounds, meaning that in the last two games he has two points and 19 rebounds.
6 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Made just 1 of 6 three-pointers and had just two rebounds and one assist. Has not been as good a player in Big 12 action as in non-conference games.
7 - Carlton Bragg: Had two points, two rebounds and a turnover in six minutes.
8 - Jamari Traylor: Picked up two quick fouls and wasn’t a factor for the rest of the night.
9 - Cheick Diallo: Four minutes, zeroes across the board.
10 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Trillion-club entry.
11 - Lagerald Vick: Played one minute and took his requisite three-pointer, missing this time.
Perry Ellis — 176
Frank Mason III — 170
Wayne Selden Jr. — 169
Devonté Graham — 154
Carlton Bragg — 95
Brannen Greene — 86
Jamari Traylor — 86
Svi Mykhailiuk — 86
Landen Lucas — 83
Hunter Mickelson — 67
Cheick Diallo — 61
Lagerald Vick — 18
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1 - Perry Ellis: Perimeter jumper looks better than ever, which opens up everything him. Not many players who guard him will have quickness to stay with him when he pump-fakes and drives around the them. Made 9 of 15 shots for a game-high 26 points. Used quickness to pick up three offensive rebounds.
2 - Devonte' Graham: Hit huge shots at crucial times and turned 5 of 10 shooting and 3 of 6 three-point shooting into a 14-point game. Also had six assists and three rebounds.
3 - Wayne Selden: Caught fire from long distance in the second half and scored 11 of his 19 points after intermission. Made 4 of 8 three-pointers.
4 - Frank Mason: Couldn’t get his shots to fall (3 of 14), but lent physical defense at times and picked up eight rebounds and three assists and had just one turnover.
5 - Landen Lucas: His statistical line had a Dennis Rodman look to it: Zero points, 10 rebounds, six offensive boards. He started, played 23 minutes and was whistled for four personal fouls.
6 - Jamari Traylor: Immediately had positive impact on game that was headed the other way in a hurry when he checked into the game. He lent physical defense without being whistled for a foul and had two points, five rebounds and two assists in 15 minutes.
7 - Carlton Bragg: Knocked down another mid-range jumper shortly after checking into the game. Played five minutes and blocked a shot.
8 - Brannen Greene: Great hustle play: Knocked ball loose from Isaiah Taylor at top of key, joined the race for the ball at the other end and went to the floor for it. His foot was out of bounds, so KU never gained possession, but the play received an ovation from coach Bill Self. Went 0 for 2 from three.
Perry Ellis — 165
Wayne Selden Jr. — 163
Frank Mason III — 161
Devonté Graham — 146
Carlton Bragg — 90
Svi Mykhailiuk — 84
Jamari Traylor — 82
Brannen Greene — 76
Landen Lucas — 76
Hunter Mickelson — 67
Cheick Diallo — 58
Lagerald Vick — 17
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1 - Carlton Bragg: Other than getting into foul trouble (four whistles in 11 minutes), he had a strong night. He’s a terrific mid-range shooter and is making the close shots he was missing earlier. Had eight points, four rebounds and a steal.
2 - Devonté Graham: Totaled 10 points and five assists and had just one turnover.
3 - Landen Lucas: Kansas played better defense when he was in the game, although his lack of quickness was exposed at times. Contributed five points and five rebounds in 13 minutes.
4 - Perry Ellis: Made just 3 of 10 shots from the field and 7 of 12 free throws. Totaled 13 points and three rebounds in 33 minutes.
5 - Frank Mason III: Played 34 minutes without an assist and couldn’t keep Jawun Evans in front of him. Scored a team-high 14 points.
6 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Shot was off (1 for 4 three-pointers) and finished with seven points, two rebounds, two assists and three turnovers.
7 - Cheick Diallo: Makes astonishing, as in astonishingly good and astonishingly bad, plays. On one startling defensive possession, when the play was to step up, he retreated out of bounds. Started and played 13 minutes. Produced four points, two rebounds and a steal.
8 - Lagerald Vick: Played eight minutes and turned it over just once. Made his only shot, a three-pointer. He has made 5 of 10 for the season.
9 - Svi Mykhailiuk: With Brannen Greene sidelined by a knee injury, Kansas needed a big shooting night from Svi. Teammates set him with open shots, but he couldn’t hit them. He made just 1 of 5 three-point shots and was 1 for 7 overall.
10 - Jamari Traylor: Played six minutes, picked up two rebounds, two fouls, a turnovers and a steal.
11 - Hunter Mickelson: Played two minutes and had an assist.
Perry Ellis — 157
Wayne Selden Jr. — 157
Frank Mason III — 156
Devonté Graham — 139
Carlton Bragg — 88
Svi Mykhailiuk — 84
Jamari Traylor — 79
Brannen Greene — 75
Landen Lucas — 72
Hunter Mickelson — 67
Cheick Diallo — 58
Lagerald Vick — 17
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1 - Perry Ellis: Had to sit because of foul trouble and when he sits, the Kansas offense suffers. Played 25 minutes and totaled 10 points, nine rebounds, three blocked shots and a steal. Energized the team with an explosive dunk in traffic.
2 - Cheick Diallo: Played an extremely active 21 minutes, time enough to produce nine points, nine rebounds and five blocked shots.
3 - Wayne Selden: Made some terrific passes, not all of which were converted. Totaled 11 points, four boards, three assists and a steal and turned it over twice. Shot lacked normal loft and made just 1 of 4 three-pointers.
4 - Devonte Graham: Scored all 10 of his points in the first 14 minutes and finished with six assists and two turnovers.
5 - Frank Mason: Couldn’t get his shot to drop and made just 3 of 10 from the field, 0 of 3 from three-point range. Committed just one turnover in 36 minutes and had six rebounds and four assists. Winced often from pain in padded left eblow.
6 - Carlton Bragg: Scored 8 of his 10 points and had all four of his rebounds in an impressive first half after Perry Ellis went to the bench with two fouls. His soft shooting touch is evident when he gets favorable bounces from the rim, which happened on two jumpers.
7 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Had an eye-popping spin move in the lane on his way to a bucket and finished with seven points in 13 minutes. Made just 1 of 5 three-point shots.
8 - Hunter Mickelson: Failed to convert on terrific pass from Selden, but made a nice pass himself during his five scoreless minutes.
9 - Jamari Traylor: Had four rebounds in eight scoreless minutes, his day ending when he took an inadvertent shot to the eye from Diallo.
10 - Brannen Greene: Due to catch fire one of these days. Took just two shots, both three-pointers, and made one.
11 - Landen Lucas: Rough five minutes.
12 - Lagerald Vick: Trillion club.
Wayne Selden Jr. — 151
Frank Mason III — 149
Perry Ellis — 149
Devonté Graham — 129
Svi Mykhailiuk — 81
Carlton Bragg — 77
Jamari Traylor — 77
Brannen Greene — 75
Hunter Mickelson — 66
Landen Lucas — 63
Cheick Diallo — 53
Lagerald Vick — 13
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1. Perry Ellis – The only guy who got anything going offensively, Ellis finished with team highs in points (21) and rebounds (7) and probably should've touched the ball 100 more times.
2. Landen Lucas – His numbers — 2 points, 6 rebounds, 4 fouls, 1 block, 1 turnover — don't tell the story. Lucas was up off the bench early and appeared to be ready for the physical battle that West Virginia brought. But a couple of silly fouls kept him from finding a rhythm and hurt the Kansas defense.
3. Jamari Traylor – Two points, four boards and two steals in 11 minutes isn't bad. His turnover was, but at least it looked like Traylor cared, as he displayed by slamming two hands onto the scorer's table after a miscue. Both he and Lucas at least looked like they wanted to play.
4. Devonté Graham – Played frantic all night and never looked comfortable with the ball. Managed seven points, three assists and three rebounds before fouling out and gets the nod here because he had just one turnover.
5. Wayne Selden Jr. – Hit two three-pointers early and appeared to be headed for a big scoring night. But then he went cold, made just one of five shots the rest of the night and turned it over an improbable six times.
6. Frank Mason III – An off night any way you slice it. Turned it over seven times and scored 11 points on 3-of-6 shooting in just 25 minutes.
7. Hunter Mickelson – Started yet again but played just five minutes and scored one bucket with two rebounds, one offensive.
8. Carlton Bragg – Three points and three rebounds in six minutes. Also turned it over once and was called for basket interference.
9. Brannen Greene – Looked a little too much like the Brannen Greene of old. No effort, no energy, no intensity no makes on two attempts. Did manage to snag four rebounds.
10. Svi Mykhailiuk – Played 17 minutes and had next to nothing to show for it. Missed all four shots he attempted — 0-of-3 from three-point range — and fouled three times.
11. Cheick Diallo – Had a chance to spark the team on a night it really needed a lift, but committed two out-of-control fouls, one rebound and one steal in four minutes.
12. Lagerald Vick – Came in with the outcome already decided and banked in a three-point shot to give him three points. Also grabbed one rebound and a foul.
Wayne Selden Jr. — 141
Frank Mason III — 141
Perry Ellis — 137
Devonté Graham — 120
Svi Mykhailiuk — 75
Jamari Traylor — 73
Brannen Greene — 72
Carlton Bragg — 70
Landen Lucas — 61
Hunter Mickelson — 61
Cheick Diallo — 42
Lagerald Vick — 12
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1 - Frank Mason III: Hit two big three-pointers in the second half and finished with 17 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and two turnovers. The rest of the team combined for eight assists and 13 turnovers.
2- Perry Ellis: Had 15 points and 10 rebounds. Norense Odiase gave Ellis a lot of trouble when he checked him late in the game.
3 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Made 2 of 3 three-point shots, including a big one late in the game. Scored seven points in 14 minutes and looked very comfortable for an 18-year-old.
4 - Landen Lucas: Physical style wore down the Red Raiders and played a part in a 42-26 rebound disparity, even though Lucas had just two rebounds. Had two assists and a big blocked shot and scored five points in 16 minutes.
5 - Brannen Greene: Had a couple of nice stretches early in the first half, made 2 of 3 three-pointers and had four rebounds. Also had three turnovers, which limited his playing time to 11 minutes.
6 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Had the biggest shot of the night, burying a three from deep in the left corner just ahead of the shot clock expiring. Couldn’t get anything to fall in the first half, when he missed all seven field-goal attempts. Heated up as the game progressed and finished with nine points and just one turnover.
7 - Carlton Bragg: Had four points, three rebounds and three turnovers.
8 - Devonté Graham: Rough night for the sophomore guard. Made just 1 of 6 shots from the field and missed both three-point attempts.
9 - Hunter Mickelson: Scored the team’s first bucket but didn’t get another point or rebound and played just five minutes.
10 - Jamari Traylor: Foul trouble limited his minutes. Was scoreless with two rebounds and two turnovers in 12 minutes.
11 - Cheick Diallo: Limited to three minutes after making a mistakes at both ends.
Frank Mason III — 134
Wayne Selden Jr. — 133
Perry Ellis — 125
Devonté Graham — 111
Svi Mykhailiuk — 72
Brannen Greene — 68
Carlton Bragg — 65
Jamari Traylor — 63
Hunter Mickelson — 55
Landen Lucas — 50
Cheick Diallo — 40
Lagerald Vick — 11
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1 - Perry Ellis: Played 53 minutes, most of it in the paint, and never backed down from contact. Opened the game on a tear and had another scoring binge late before running out of gas. Totaled 27 points, 13 rebounds, three assists and just one turnover. Made 2 of 3 three-pointers and had a nice variety of hook shots that found the bottom of the net.
2 - Frank Mason: Also played 53 minutes and saved his best for the last 12 seconds. Deflected the inbounds pass from Buddy Hield at that point of the game, chased down the loose ball and a couple of dribble moves later was on his way for an uncontested layup when Hield fouled him with nine seconds left. Made both free throws for the game’s final points. Perhaps from exhaustion from chasing around Hield for the second half and all three overtime periods, Mason made just 5 of 20 shots from the field.
3 - Wayne Selden: Made some huge shots in the clutch and played 43 minutes without turning it over once. Made 9 of 17 shots and 3 of 7 three-pointers.
4 - Devonte Graham: Looked younger, less ready for the big stage than most of the players on the floor in the first half. He sure grew up in a hurry after intermission.
5 - Jamari Traylor: Played a terrific second half, showing fire at times when teammates were dragging. Used explosive jumping ability to stop Oklahoma from scoring at the hoop. Had three blocked shots, made all three field-goal attempts and had three rebounds in 15 minutes.
6 - Landen Lucas: Shook off a poor first half to make huge play after huge play in the overtime periods. Made 5 of 6 free throws, had a huge tip-in, and finished with seven points, eight rebounds and a blocked shot.
7 - Brannen Greene: Made 2 of 3 three-pointers, had two assists and a steal and had five defensive rebounds. Showing better effort defensively but still spaces out here and there at that end of the floor.
8 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Hit a three from the right corner, but also committed three fouls in six minutes. Didn’t look as quick as the players he guarded.
9 - Hunter Mickelson: Scored team’s first bucket on a short-corner jumper but didn’t score again and totaled nine minutes of action. Two of his three rebounds came off the offensive boards.
10 - Carlton Bragg: One day, he’ll thrive in a game of skill and will such as this one, but that day isn’t here yet.
11 - Cheick Diallo: Not quite ready for a game against a team with such experienced players.
Wayne Selden Jr. — 127
Frank Mason III — 123
Perry Ellis — 115
Devonté Graham — 107
Svi Mykhailiuk — 63
Brannen Greene — 61
Jamari Traylor — 61
Carlton Bragg — 60
Hunter Mickelson — 52
Landen Lucas — 42
Cheick Diallo — 39
Lagerald Vick — 11
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