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


Steve Zimmerman 6 years, 12 months ago

Hats off to Perry! Keep it up! Somebody needs to step up when Wiggs is off. I'm very happy Perry's shots kept falling. Didnt' even realize his 11/12, that's quite impressive, you erased my doubt.

Bernard Gregory 6 years, 12 months ago

hats off to his offense, but his defense is so bad it makes other players look bad and I don't think its lack of effort he just seems confused. One example is when the ball was in the corner and the pass went right pass him to a player standing near the basket practically beside him and he was watching someone around the free throw line. Don't let me get started on the pick and roll ,I know coach not teaching it the way he plays it at time. I love his offensive game at times but the D got to get better.

Steve Zimmerman 6 years, 11 months ago

You nailed that one well. He seems to slooow to react, he didn't spread his legs well. But what can I say. It's his personality. He's too shy and looks scared to get whistled.

Tony Bandle 6 years, 11 months ago

Perry scored 30 many points did the man he guarded score? College Ball ought to have a "net scoring" statistic, kind of like the plus/minus system in the NHL. You score, you get one/two/three points, your man scores, you lose one/twothree points.

I understand there would be a lot of judgement calls as to responsibility but at least you could do this during a tape session after the game running the game film in slow motion.


Ethan Berger 6 years, 11 months ago

This idea is insane but I love it. It makes sense and probably could improve the quality of the sport across all levels.

Suzi Marshall 6 years, 11 months ago

I'd bet you a dollar Self's mind always calculates this stat. Did you see how he chewed on Ellis for poor D early in the game....and Ellis was like 3 for 3 at that point.

Erich Hartmann 6 years, 11 months ago

Tony, nobody is picking on Ellis for any 1-game defensive inadequacy. What most of Jayhawk Nation has seen ALL season long is Ellis (& Naa's) sub-par play on the defensive end.

And really, do we need any more reminders of Roy ball: Score 80+ pts, yet still lose the game because the other guy scored 90+ on us.

What more lesson do these kids need than watching Wiggs go for 41 (yet we lose), or now Ellis go for 30 (& we still lose)?


To quote Andrew Wiggins: "I'd rather only have scored 5 pts, if we'd actually won the game".

defense, defense, defense--> We arent a Bill Self team without it.

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