Jamari Traylor's career-highs put him atop ratings
1 - Jamari Traylor: He never looked more athletic, stronger, more bursting with energy, than he did on his way to a 17-point, 14-rebound effort in 22 strong minutes. He made 7 of 8 field goals, blocked a shot and assisted two baskets. Two of his seven offensive boards came off missed free throws. One of them resulted in the signature play of his career. In a blink, he was above the rim, slamming home the miss with two hands, his knees folded toward his chest. Amazing play.
2 - Conner Frankamp: Kansas was caving to the Colonels' extended pressure defense until Frankamp entered the game and everything changed. He calmly found the open man and hit mid-range jumpers. His 25 minutes, 10 points and four assists all were career-highs on a night he extended his streak of minutes without a turnover to 122.
3 - Perry Ellis: Eastern Kentucky was vulnerable inside and Ellis capitalized with 14 points, 13 rebounds and active defense. He contributed two steals and several key deflections.
4 - Andrew Wiggins: Just when you think you have seen him soar as high as man can, he climbs a little higher to catch a lob and throw it down as he did for one of his four dunks. Led KU with 19 points.
5 - Tarik Black: Had four of KU’s 11 dunks and made all six field-goal attempts. Totaled 12 points, six rebounds and four blocked shots, firing up teammates with every loud contribution.
6 - Wayne Selden: Didn’t have a field goal or a rebound, but played strong second-half defense and did a nice job of getting the ball into the hands of KU’s bigs so they could use their size advantage to take over the game. Had four assists and one turnover.
7 - Frank Mason: Played nine minutes, time enough to contribute two points, four rebounds and four assists.
8 - Naadir Tharpe: Rough, rough first half in which he turned it over four times in 10 minutes, but he bounced back with a strong second half that did not include a turnover. Made 2 of 3 shots on the night.
Andrew Wiggins 295
Perry Ellis 271
Wayne Selden Jr. 249
Joel Embiid 246
Naadir Tharpe 226
Frank Mason 200
Jamari Traylor 195
Tarik Black 177
Brannen Greene 93
Conner Frankamp 78
Andrew White III 66
Landen Lucas 59
Justin Wesley 18