Wayne Selden, a rare bright spot for KU at Texas, tops ratings
1 - Wayne Selden: It was as if he drank leaded coffee and most of his teammates opted for decaf. Tried to make things happen with strong drives to the hoop and led team with 21 points.
2 - Joel Embiid: Did a great job setting himself well ahead of time and remaining completely still in taking a charge at mid-court that was called a block. Seemed bothered by UT’s physical interior defenders on a day the Longhorns blocked 12 shots.
3 - Jamari Traylor: Played 14 minutes and battled his way to six rebounds, five off the offensive glass. Didn’t commit a turnover, made 2 of 3 shots, had two assists, a block and a steal. Never let the lopsided scoreboard curtail his effort level.
4 - Frank Mason: Feisty, relentless competitor didn’t have enough company in that regard in this one. He drove it hard to the hoop, which gains him high ranking, even though he had trouble finishing. Totaled eight points, two assists and one turnover in 16 minutes.
5 - Tarik Black: Brought hustle and muscle in six minutes, time enough to pick up two rebounds. Missed both free throws.
6 - Perry Ellis: Had just two rebounds in 29 minutes on a day that Texas won the battle of the boards, 44-37. Didn’t match the physical play of the Longhorns.
7 - Andrew Wiggins: Made just 2 of 12 field goals and finished with seven points, five rebounds and two turnovers in 30 minutes before fouling out.
8 - Naadir Tharpe: Abused defensively, Tharpe had his first rough game in a long, long time.
9 - Landen Lucas: Not quick enough to hang with Texas big men, he battled hard, as always.
10 - Brannen Greene: Made 1 of 3 threes, but was exposed defensively and had four fouls in 10 minutes.
11 - Andrew White: Four minutes, one rebound, no other stats.
12 - Justin Wesley: Played one minute and posted a trillion-club entry.
Joel Embiid 194
Andrew Wiggins 180
Perry Ellis 177
Wayne Selden Jr. 155
Naadir Tharpe 148
Frank Mason 144
Jamari Traylor 117
Tarik Black 88
Brannen Greene 56
Andrew White III 53
Conner Frankamp 42
Landen Lucas 42
Justin Wesley 11