Perry Ellis best Jayhawk in Sunflower Showdown loss
1 - Perry Ellis: Led KU with 19 points and 11 rebounds and had two steals and a blocked shot.
2 - Andrew Wiggins: Made just 4 of 12 shots, missed all four three-pointers and made just 8 of 15 from the line on his way to a 16-point, five-rebound game. Competed hard, just didn’t finish well at the rim or shoot well anywhere.
3 - Brannen Greene: Came up huge in the comeback from a nine-point deficit in the final 1:53 of regulation and finished with 10 points, five rebounds and three steals in 15 minutes. In overtime he turned his head to see where to throw a pass before he caught one and lost the ball out of bounds. There would not have been an OT if not for him turning a missed shot and a steal into four points in a six-second span.
4 - Tarik Black: Battled hard down low, contributing eight points and seven rebounds in 22 minutes. Tweaked ankle he injured earlier in the season.
5 - Naadir Tharpe: Played poorly defensively for much of the night, but came alive at the other end in the second half and finished with 13 points, 10 assists and three turnovers.
6 - Conner Frankamp: Did better than KU’s other points when defending Will Spradling and totaled six points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 15 strong minutes.
7 - Joel Embiid: Limited to 18 minutes by a sore knee and back, he had six points and six boards.
8 - Wayne Selden: Didn’t look as quick as on most nights, missed all three three-pointers and made 1 of 6 shots overall on his way to a two-point, zero-rebound night in 28 minutes.
9 - Landen Lucas: Scored on a nice hook shot and missed a free throw in five minutes.
10 - Frank Mason: Was the Kansas half of a double-technical, one of his three fouls in six minutes. Scoreless, he took one shot, had one assist and one turnover.
Joel Embiid 206
Andrew Wiggins 205
Perry Ellis 198
Wayne Selden Jr. 171
Naadir Tharpe 168
Frank Mason 155
Jamari Traylor 125
Tarik Black 111
Brannen Greene 67
Andrew White III 53
Conner Frankamp 47
Landen Lucas 45
Justin Wesley 11