Wayne Selden Jr. steps up in Big 12 semifinal
1 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Missed his only two three-point shots, but more importantly, he made 7 of 7 inside the three-point semi-circle. He consistently drove hard to the hoops and drew whistles. Finished with 20 points, eight rebounds and three assists.
2 - Perry Ellis: Hit an early three and played well in many ways until limping off the court, never to return. Coach Bill Self said he expects Ellis to be fine for today’s Big 12 tournament title game. Played 26 minutes and totaled 11 points and six rebounds.
3 - Kelly Oubre Jr.: Not nearly as dynamic as in the quarterfinal victory vs. TCU, Oubre had a good defensive game and contributed nine points, five boards, an assist and a steal.
4 - Frank Mason III: Couldn’t get anything to drop early but came on late with a big steal and scored all eight of his points in the second half. Took one bad shot when he could have dumped it inside to Ellis. Had four assists, two steals and two turnovers in 33 minutes.
5 - Hunter Mickelson: Played just six minutes, but looked comfortable against Baylor’s big bodies and made his presence felt defensively. Totaled two points, two steals and two blocked shots.
6 - Landen Lucas: Totaled four points, six rebounds, two blocked shots in 25 valuable minutes.
7 - Devonté Graham: Turned it over twice in 11 minutes, which is the main reason he didn’t get on the court for longer. Made 2 of 3 shots and scored four points.
8 - Brannen Greene: Hit a three-point shot from the left corner, breaking a string of 15 consecutive misses. Strangely, he sometimes freezes for an instant before turning to run the other way in making transition from offense to defense and even from defense to offense at times. It’s subtle, but it’s there.
9 - Jamari Traylor: Made just 1 of 4 free throws and missed both shots from the field, but he five rebounds and two steals in 22 minutes.
Frank Mason III - 249
Perry Ellis - 226
Wayne Selden Jr. - 207
Kelly Oubre Jr. - 197
Cliff Alexander - 170
Jamari Traylor - 140
Brannen Greene - 135
Devonté Graham - 118
Landen Lucas - 117
Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk - 92
Hunter Mickelson - 48
No Selection - 10