Wayne Selden's hustle, passing stand out in rout
1 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Repeatedly pestered Montana guards into turnovers with intense defensive pressure, did a great job of moving the ball and made terrific passes that ranked every bit as high on substance as style and they were plenty stylish. Set a high bar for intensity and teammates fell in line. Had 11 points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals and had just one turnover. Fed Carlton Bragg with a lob delivered from a few steps past half court. Terrific hustle from start to finish on a day he made 5 of 6 two-point attempts and was 0-for-4 beyond the arc.
2- Perry Ellis: Was too much for the Grizzlies to handle. Totaled 18 points and nine rebounds, made all 10 of his free throws and was a big reason Montana’s best player, Martin Breunig, was limited to 26 minutes by foul trouble.
3 - Brannen Greene: Moved great without the ball, didn’t pout when he was open and the ball didn’t come his way and looked like such a big-time talent when the ball did end up in his hands. Made 3 of 4 three-point shots and scored on an aggressive baseline drive. Had 11 points, three assists, a steal and just one turnover in 19 quality minutes.
4 - Frank Mason III: Had nine assists without a single turnover in 23 minutes. Ball was in danger of being stripped as he went up for a bucket in transition, at which point instinct took over and with his left hand Mason wrapped the ball behind his back and put up a shot with his right hand from the left block. He made it and was fouled. Don’t worry if you missed it. It won’t be difficult to find on highlight reels.
5 - Carlton Bragg: Earned a second half start and was on the floor with Ellis when Kansas opened the half on a 12-0 run. Had nine points and fed Ellis from the high post for a bucket. Had just two rebounds but also contributed a blocked shot and a steal.
6 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Ran down a too-long outlet pass from Bragg and looked fast doing so. Made 4 of 7 shots, including 2 of 4 three-pointers, which enabled public address announcer to say, “Svi for three,” twice. Scored 10 points in 16 minutes.
7 - Devonté Graham: Was late arriving to the fieldhouse and paid by not getting to start. Came off the bench to score nine points in 21 minutes and had two offensive rebounds.
8 - Hunter Mickelson: Had a blocked shot that the statisticians missed, but his two points, seven rebounds and one steal in 15 minutes were recorded on the official box score.
9 - Landen Lucas: Had seven points, six boards and a steal in nine minutes.
10 - Cheick Diallo: Always active, sometimes a little too active. Fouled out in 10 minutes, after totaling four points, three rebounds, an assist, a blocked shot, a steal and two turnovers.
11 - Jamari Traylor: Hustled his way to three rebounds and two blocked shots in 11 scoreless minutes. Also had three turnovers.
Wayne Selden Jr. — 86
Frank Mason III — 84
Perry Ellis — 72
Devonté Graham — 70
Svi Mykhailiuk — 51
Carlton Bragg — 48
Jamari Traylor — 41
Brannen Greene — 37
Hunter Mickelson — 29
Landen Lucas — 26
Cheick Diallo — 24
Lagerald Vick — 5
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