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Perry Ellis tops ratings again after career game vs. TCU

1 - Perry Ellis: Playing the high post against TCU’s zone defense, Ellis was able to showcase his versatility. He scored a career-high 32 points, had eight rebounds and a career-high five assists. Ellis made 13 of 15 shots from the field, two dunks and 2 of 2 three-point shots, bringing his season long-distance totals to 5 of 11 (.455). His skills translate so well to attacking zones, that it helps to compensate for not having a great three-point shooting team.

2 - Wayne Selden: Other than making just 1 of 5 three-point shots — it seems as if he is long on most of his misses on three-point shots from the wing — he played a terrific game. His strength makes him a good finisher and helps him battle through screens defensively. He totaled 15 points, four assists, three steals and a blocked shot.

3 - Andrew Wiggins: When he takes the ball from the right wing dribbling with his left hand, sweeps across the lane and drops it in, it’s as pretty a play as there is in college basketball. Played a strong game, totaling 17 points, four rebounds, four assists, a steal and a blocked shot. And he didn’t turn it over once. 

4 - Jamari Traylor: Back after a one-game suspension, Traylor shook a slow start and used his superior strength and quickness compared to TCU’s interior players to post 10 points, eight rebounds and a blocked shot in 22 minutes.

5 - Frank Mason: The guy can really sky and makes a lot more happen at the rim than most sub-6-footers. Played with terrific energy at both ends and hustled his way to four points, two boards and a steal.

6 - Naadir Tharpe: In two games against TCU, Tharpe is scoreless and has attempted three shots with eight assists and one turnover. Had a couple of terrific inside dishes early in the game after getting to the paint. Was abused defensively in the first half by Kyan Anderson, who had 21 first-half points. At the starting point guard spot, TCU has outscored Kansas, 37-0, in the two games. Take Anderson and Tharpe out of the equation and Kansas has won the two games by a combined score of 186-97.

7 - Tarik Black: Started in place of injured Joel Embiid, but didn’t get to play much because fouls troubles resurfaced. Whistled for four fouls in nine minutes, Black scored seven points. 

8 - Andrew White: Heading into the game, he had not gotten off the bench in 11 of the past 15 games. He showed he has not forgotten how to hustle. Picked up four points and a rebound in five minutes.

9 - Conner Frankamp: Played 13 minutes without committing a turnover, but did commit three fouls and made just 1 of 4 three-pointers. Has played 128 minutes and has just three turnovers. Has one turnover in his past 68 minutes.

10 - Landen Lucas: Had three points, three offensive rebounds, a blocked shot and two turnovers in 11 minutes. It’s sometimes seems as if Lucas gets away with fouls and Black gets whistled for doing the same things.

11 -  Justin Wesley: One rebound in four minutes and one solid acting job in “Jayhawkers.”

SEASON STANDINGS

Andrew Wiggins 214

Perry Ellis 209

Joel Embiid 206

Wayne Selden Jr. 181

Naadir Tharpe 174

Frank Mason 162

Jamari Traylor 133

Tarik Black 116

Brannen Greene 67

Andrew White III 57

Conner Frankamp 50

Landen Lucas 47

Justin Wesley 12

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Comments

Sebastian Sanchez 7 months ago

Just by a bit, but I think Wiggins was better than Selden, more efficient in an otherwise pretty similar line and big deffensive effort. Also: "10.- Lucas: ... It’s sometimes seems", should it be "It sometimes seems"? I don't know, it just bothers me a bit... kthxbye

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Ian Emerson 7 months ago

Tom Keegan, If Joel stays would you ever consider a lineup with Perry at the 3 and Cliff at the 4?

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Joe Joseph 7 months ago

I've wondered the same thing. That'd be an unbelievable starting 5 with Selden and Tharpe rounding out the guard spots.

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Ian Emerson 7 months ago

In reality, it would be one of the most tremendous starting 5's of all time.

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tommy glenn 7 months ago

Aw3 over Connor? Geez Keegan did ya miss some of the game today? No wonder aw3 had that season total, you give him double points for showing up

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Joe Joseph 7 months ago

Interesting point regarding Lucas getting away with fouls that Black does not. It sure seems like Black gets picked on quite a bit.

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Don Johnson 7 months ago

I think Keegan is missing the point with Tharpe. If scoring was that important, and their point guard so much more than ours, how come we pounded the lights out of them in both games? TCU has to have their point guard score points. We do not. We could score at will from inside in the second half. In other games, Tharpe has shown he can score if needed. He also had foul trouble in the first half. Having Tharpe in the game is important. Note we did poorly in the first half and much better in the second half, when he was in the game more. I don't know that I would have put Mason ahead of Tharpe. It still seems to me we play better when Tharpe is in the game, regardless of how he scores.

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Don Johnson 7 months ago

I think Keegan is missing the point with Tharpe. If scoring was that important, and their point guard so much more than ours, how come we pounded the lights out of them in both games? TCU has to have their point guard score points. We do not. We could score at will from inside in the second half. In other games, Tharpe has shown he can score if needed. He also had foul trouble in the first half. Having Tharpe in the game is important. Note we did poorly in the first half and much better in the second half, when he was in the game more. I don't know that I would have put Mason ahead of Tharpe. It still seems to me we play better when Tharpe is in the game, regardless of how he scores.

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