Aggressive Xavier tops ratings
1. Xavier Henry: Taking it to the basket with more purpose than ever, Henry made all seven field-goal attempts, both three-pointers and both free throws in an 18-point first half on the way to 23 points, five rebounds, two blocked shots and an assist without turning it over.
2. Sherron Collins: Caught fire in the second half and finished with 17 points, six assists and two turnovers.
3. Cole Aldrich: Struggled early against the muscular freshman Tiny Gallon but hung tough and didn’t let lack of whistles in his favor discourage him.
4. Marcus Morris: Some shots that usually drop didn’t, but he had a solid performance with 10 points, seven boards and three assists.
5. Tyshawn Taylor: Stayed in aggressive mode, but was not without an occasional defensive lapse.
6. Markieff Morris: Could have done without his three-point attempt, but overall did some good things, such as getting six rebounds to go with five points.
7. Thomas Robinson: Played much calmer than usual and finished with four points, two rebounds and a steal in seven minutes.
8. Brady Morningstar: Jumper is off, but he’ll figure it out.
9. Tyrel Reed: Took just one shot and scored with an aggressive drive to the hoop. Also had two assists without a turnover in 14 minutes.
The Keegan Ratings: Season Standings
1. Sherron Collins (217 points)
2. Cole Aldrich (215 points)
3. Marcus Morris (201 points)
4. Xavier Henry (178 points)
5. Tyshawn Taylor (149 points)
6. Markieff Morris (133 points)
7. Tyrel Reed (108 points)
8. Brady Morningstar (92 points)
9. Thomas Robinson (78 points)
10. Elijah Johnson (60 points)
11. Jeff Withey (23 points)
12. C.J. Henry (21 points)
The Keegan Ratings: Big 12 Standings
1. Marcus Morris (104 points)
2. Cole Aldrich (98 points)
3. Sherron Collins (92 points)
4. Xavier Henry (74 points)
5. Brady Morningstar (66 points)
6. Tyshawn Taylor (62 points)
7. Markieff Morris (57 points)
8. Tyrel Reed (49 points)
T9. Jeff Withey (22 points)
T9. Thomas Robinson (22 points)
11. Elijah Johnson (10 points)
Cole Aldrich 8
Marcus Morris 7
Sherron Collins 6
Xavier Henry 4
Markieff Morris 1
Elijah Johnson 1
Tyshawn Taylor 1
Notes: C.J. Henry, though he is a walk-on, will be included in the Keegan Ratings.