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Frank Mason III leads Kansas past Harvard

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Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) swoops in for a bucket between Harvard center Zena Edosomwan (4) and guard Agunwa Okolie (35) during the second half, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) swoops in for a bucket between Harvard center Zena Edosomwan (4) and guard Agunwa Okolie (35) during the second half, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

No. 1 - Frank Mason III: Played 38 minutes, played a big role in Harvard’s 19 turnovers, and totaled game-high 21 points, five assists, three rebounds and four steals. Made 2 of 3 three-pointers on day he matched career high in scoring.

No. 2 - Devonté Graham: Also played a big role in high Harvard turnover total, including picking up three steals. Had just one turnover and contributed 12 points, four rebounds and three assists. Took one or two questionable shots but other than that made strong 36-minute contribution.

No. 3 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Again played a tremendous game when he was on the floor but was limited to 22 minutes by foul trouble. Continues to throw terrific passes to the post and make three-point shots. Totaled nine points, four assists and a blocked shot. Made 2 of 3 three-pointers, his only free throw and 3 of 4 shots from the field.

No. 4 - Landen Lucas: Played 24 minutes and had twice as many rebounds (eight) as closest teammates. With help from trapping friends did a nice job of defending Harvard’s Zena Edosomwan, who made presence felt when Lucas was on the bench. Lucas made both of his field-goal attempts and totaled five points and eight rebounds.

No. 5 - Perry Ellis: Missed easy shots, didn’t defend inside well and had just 12 points and four rebounds in 27 minutes. Also contributed three assists, two steals and a blocked shot.

No. 6 - Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk: Had big opportunity, playing 25 minutes, but didn’t make most of it because he couldn’t get his shots to stay down (1 for 6 from three). Finished two strong drives to the hoop, one from left baseline, the other from right wing and pushed the ball at a high speed in transition. Had seven points with just one rebound. 

No. 7 - Jamari Traylor: Had three turnovers in 10 minutes during his poorest performance of the season.

No. 8 - Checik Diallo: Did not look comfortable, took an ill-advised shot and at another time missed a shot down low after being set up beautifully by Selden. Played just seven minutes and totaled four points, two rebounds and a blocked shot and made just 1 of 5 shots from the field, 2 of 4 from the line. He was very active, but not particularly efficient, during his seven minutes.

No. 9 - Carlton Bragg:  Would have been a good day to have a good day in terms of gaining extended playing time, but it didn’t happen. Totaled two points and two rebounds in nine minutes and made 1 of 3 field goals.

No. 10 - Hunter Mickelson: Played just two minutes and had a rebound and blocked shot.

SEASON STANDINGS

Wayne Selden Jr. — 57

Frank Mason III — 55

Devonté Graham — 50

Perry Ellis — 47

Svi Mykhailiuk — 38

Jamari Traylor — 38

Carlton Bragg — 31

Landen Lucas — 22

Hunter Mickelson — 16

Brannen Greene — 16

Cheick Diallo — 12

Lagerald Vick — 4

Comments

Ashwin Rao 3 years, 11 months ago

I believe that the time has come to Jamari to come off the bench, and have Hunter start. Hopefully we swap our starters with bench against Holy Cross and give them more playing time.

Kent Richardson 3 years, 11 months ago

What percentage chance do you think there is of seeing Hunter start? Our bench had it's worst game, so far, against Harvard.

I believe that the Harvard team used a mind control technique to confuse our bench players into thinking they were lousy.

Ashwin Rao 3 years, 11 months ago

Holy Cross is no Harvard even, so I would say give the 2nd team enough court time

Robert Brock 3 years, 11 months ago

Game ball to Lucas. The Hawks were being severely out-rebounded by Harvard; inserting Lucas at crunch-time won the game for us, IMO.

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