Determined Cliff Alexander leads KU off the bench at UT
1 - Cliff Alexander: Aggressiveness beats height every time. Playing against one of the nation’s tallest teams, the freshman from Chicago powered his way to 15 points, nine rebounds, two assists and a blocked shot.
2 - Brannen Greene: Quickly got Kansas back in the game with eight quick points right after he checked in and hit a pair of huge shots in second half as well. Had 14 points and four rebounds in 20 minutes. Made 4 of 5 three-pointers. Has played 35 minutes combined in past two games and made 9 of 13 field goals and 7 of 9 three-pointers.
3 - Perry Ellis: Active and unafraid to take it to the Texas big men, Ellis totaled 14 points, five rebounds and three assists with a steal and a blocked shot.
4 - Frank Mason III: Did not have a single turnover in 35 minutes and had four assists. Played terrific down the stretch, finishing strong on drives by contorting his body.
5 - Jamari Traylor: Had the hustle play of the day in the first half and several players said it made them play at a different energy level and sparked them to victory.
6 - Kelly Oubre Jr.: His shot wasn’t dropping, but he did his usual strong defensive and rebounding work and finished with eight points and six boards.
7 - Devonté Graham: Didn’t turn it over in in 17 minutes and contributed three rebounds, three assists and two steals.
8 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Made 2 of 3 three-pointers, and had two of the team’s three turnovers. Still having trouble finishing drives, Selden missed all three of his attempts inside the arc.
Frank Mason III - 147
Cliff Alexander - 134
Perry Ellis - 131
Wayne Selden Jr. - 119
Kelly Oubre Jr. - 108
Jamari Traylor - 85
Brannen Greene - 77
Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk - 77
Devonté Graham - 66
Landen Lucas - 50
Hunter Mickelson - 21