Andrew Wiggins far and away top Jayhawk in loss at WVU
1 - Andrew Wiggins: Unstoppable driving to the hoop, Wiggins drew enough fouls to go 15 for 19 from the line and he made 12 of 18 shots from the field. He made 2 of 5 three-pointers. Positively influenced the game in every area and totaled 41 points, eight rebounds, five steals and four blocked shots. Leading his team to a regular-season championship in what some consider the toughest conference in the country, Wiggins has positioned himself well for first-team All-American consideration. Set KU freshman record for points in a game and was the first KU player to reach 40 since Terry Brown in 1991.
2 - Jamari Traylor: His non-stop hustle during the comeback from a 25-point deficit was big. He finished with six points, seven rebounds, a blocked shot and a steal and earned the praise of coach Bill Self, who wasn’t giddy with team’s overall performance.
3 - Frank Mason: Scored 10 points and made 3 of 4 three-point shots, two of them pulling KU within five points in the final 1:29. Made some rookie mistakes, including fouling with a couple of seconds left on the shot clock, which enabled Mountaineers to grow lead from five points to seven in final minute-and-a-half.
4 - Perry Ellis: Needed to insert himself into battles in the paint and did not. Had a quiet 14 points and five rebounds.
5 - Wayne Selden: Made 2 of 5 shots outside the arc but just 1 of 4 inside it.
6 - Brannen Greene: Two rough defensive possessions limited him to five minutes, time enough for him to pick up a rebound and an assist and to make a three-pointer from way beyond the top of the arc.
7 - Tarik Black: Picked up two fouls by the first TV timeout and didn’t get into a rhythm all day. Totaled two points, four boards and an assist in 22 minutes.
8 - Landen Lucas: Quicker West Virginia players drew four fouls from him in seven minutes. He did contribute two points, two rebounds and a blocked shot.
9 - Naadir Tharpe: Didn’t produce a point, rebound or assist in 16 minutes. He had so much trouble at the defensive end that it seemed to impact his play at the other end as well.
10 - Conner Frankamp: So wide open that he appeared to be aiming his shot instead of catching and shooting, Frankamp missed all six shots, including four from long distance.
11 - Andrew White: Played three minutes, had a steal and a turnover and had his only shot, a three-pointer, was blocked.
12 - Justin Wesley: Played two minutes, zeroes across the board.
Andrew Wiggins 272
Joel Embiid 246
Perry Ellis 250
Wayne Selden Jr. 232
Naadir Tharpe 213
Frank Mason 192
Jamari Traylor 175
Tarik Black 160
Brannen Greene 88
Conner Frankamp 69
Andrew White III 66
Landen Lucas 56
Justin Wesley 18