Perry Ellis once again carries Kansas
1 - Perry Ellis: Scored 15 of his game-high 24 points in the first half. Also had a game-high nine rebounds. Has developed into the Jayhawks’ best, most competitive player. Takes smart shots and makes the opposing defense build its strategy around him. Made 10 of 16 shots and his only three-point attempt. Also had a blocked shot and two steals.
2 - Kelly Oubre Jr.: Competed hard. Sometimes shot when a pass was the right play, but he hustled and came away with 14 points and seven rebounds.
3 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Drove hard to the hoop, but couldn't get a three-pointer to drop in three attempts. Had seven points, three rebounds, four assists and four turnovers.
4 - Devonté Graham: Gave the team a boost with 11 strong first-half minutes that included four points and a great post feed. Didn't play well in eight second-half minutes.
5 - Brannen Greene: Missed all four three-point shots, sometimes firing it before getting set. Still scored seven points in 11 minutes.
6 - Frank Mason III: Not his night. Took a shot or two when feeding Ellis would have been the right play. Made just 1 of 8 shots and had trouble keeping Nigel Johnson in front of him. Did have three assists and just one turnover, as well as three steals.
7 -Jamari Traylor: His best play of the night came after the game, when a K-State student shoulder-checked him near the bucket and Traylor had the discipline not to retaliate.
8 - Landen Lucas: Played 18 minutes and had two points and two rebounds. It wasn't a lack of effort, just a lack of athleticism that caused him to get beaten to boards.
9 - Cliff Alexander: He looked like a freshman playing against a veteran and was overmatched by Thomas Gipson in every way. Limited to 10 minutes because of foul trouble. In those 10 scoreless minutes, he had four fouls, four rebounds, a turnover, a blocked shot and a steal. If he decides to declare for the NBA draft, which many seem to think he will, he runs the risk of destroying his chances at a lucrative NBA career.
Frank Mason III - 211
Perry Ellis - 205
Wayne Selden Jr. - 181
Cliff Alexander - 170
Kelly Oubre Jr. - 158
Brannen Greene - 126
Jamari Traylor - 117
Devonté Graham - 99
Landen Lucas - 86
Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk - 82
Hunter Mickelson - 28