Perry Ellis misses one shot, tops ratings in Big 12 semis loss to Cyclones
1 - Perry Ellis: Made 11 of 12 shots from the field, made his only three-pointer and made 7 of 8 free throws. Also had seven rebounds in 37 minutes. Tight spin move was his go-to shot. Cyclones changed defensive tactics on Ellis in the second half. They double-teamed him every time Kansas fed him. He scored 21 of his 30 points in the first half.
2 - Andrew Wiggins: The ball kept spinning out on him and he made just 7 of 21 shots and 1 of 4 three-pointers, finishing with 22 points and seven rebounds. When he came flying in from the right wing and the shot glanced off the left wing, a blink later he was tapping it in with from the left side of the basket. Or was it his identical twin? Amazing play.
3 - Naadir Tharpe: Had nine assists and two turnovers, made 5 of 6 free throws and didn’t have a field goal.
4 - Tarik Black: Committed four fouls in 18 minutes, time enough to contribute six points, 10 rebounds and a steal.
5 - Wayne Selden: DeAndre Kane is a tough matchup for everyone in the Big 12 and Selden is no exception. Selden made just 1 of 7 three-pointers and scored nine points with three rebounds and two blocked shots.
6 - Jamari Traylor: Had six points and two rebounds in 16 minutes. Once he develops more confidence in a mid-range jumper teams won’t be as comfortable playing as far off him as Cyclones did.
7 - Brannen Greene: Was on the floor when Kansas went on its 16-0 run and he had the final three points of it, nailing a three from the top of the arc.
8 - Frank Mason: Two points, two fouls, a turnover and a steal in 12 minutes.
9 - Conner Frankamp: Played two minutes.
10 - Landen Lucas: On the floor for less than a minute.
Andrew Wiggins 290
Perry Ellis 265
Joel Embiid 246
Wayne Selden Jr. 246
Naadir Tharpe 225
Frank Mason 198
Jamari Traylor 187
Tarik Black 173
Brannen Greene 93
Conner Frankamp 71
Andrew White III 66
Landen Lucas 59
Justin Wesley 18