Frank Mason III makes comeback, OT win possible


Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) beats West Virginia guard Jevon Carter (2) to a steal Tuesday, March 4, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse..

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) beats West Virginia guard Jevon Carter (2) to a steal Tuesday, March 4, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse..

1 - Frank Mason III: Shook off a poor first half to lead Kansas to the finish line. Scored as many points (12) as West Virginia in the last 5:47 of the game. Finished with 19 points and made 11 of 12 free throws to go with seven rebounds, three assists and three steals.

2 - Jamari Traylor: With Cliff Alexander hanging in NCAA limbo, Traylor honored him with a remarkably explosive dunk set up by Wayne Selden Jr.’s great pass. In a game that could restore Traylor’s lost confidence, he totaled 14 points, nine rebounds and two steals.

3 - Kelly Oubre Jr.: Good things happen when he stays close to the baskset. Limited to just 19 minutes before fouling out, that was enough time to produce 12 points, three rebounds and two steals.

4 - Hunter Mickelson: Extremely active, Mickelson contributed eight points, two blocked shots and three steals in 13 minutes. Made both shots from the field and all four from the line, making his most significant contribution as a Jayhawk.

5 - Devonté Graham: One of his four turnovers was a pass into the stands. Oops. He compensated with 10 points, an assist and a steal in 22 minutes.

6 - Landen Lucas: Had a huge blocked shot at the end of regulation. Without it, Kansas wouldn’t have clinched the outright title. Scored just one point, blocked two shots and had six rebounds in 26 minutes.

7 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Played 37 minutes, defended well and continued to struggle getting the ball in the basket. Made 2 of 7 shots and went 0 for 4 from three. Had five turnovers, most coming in the opening minutes of the game. Made an amazing catch-and-pass in mid-air to Traylor to set up amazing dunk.

8 - Perry Ellis: Played 17 minutes with the flu and played like a guy playing with the flu. Of more concern was the knee injury that he suffered that kept him out of the second half.

9 - Brannen Greene: Missed all six shots from the field, including all five three-pointers. Shot looked better than it has. He just needs one to fall to break the tension. Is 0 for 11 from three in past three games and 2 for 19 in past six games. Went 4 of 4 from the line in 14 minutes.

10 - Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk: Stat line reads like the number three trillion.


Frank Mason III - 229

Perry Ellis - 218

Wayne Selden Jr. - 191

Kelly Oubre Jr. - 175

Cliff Alexander - 170

Brannen Greene - 132

Jamari Traylor - 131

Devonté Graham - 107

Landen Lucas - 98

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk - 84

Hunter Mickelson - 38

No Selection - 10


Reggie Flenory 6 years, 1 month ago

Frank mason is sooooooooooooooo tough I hope at the end of his time at ku he has a chance to play in the nba

Ashwin Rao 6 years, 1 month ago

We need to get Svi involved in OK... We need his skill for the tournament.

Mark Lindrud 6 years, 1 month ago

Svi isn't ready. He hasn't shown aggressiveness and looks lost. We should have put him in more earlier this season. At this point he needs to wait until next year to really contribute.

Chris Baker 6 years, 1 month ago

Cliff's score of 170 ranks him higher than Kelly's score of 175?

Jesse Johnson 6 years, 1 month ago

Keegan, how could you neglect to mention Graham making the two most important free throws of the game? He should easily be above Mickelson for that.

John Randall 6 years, 1 month ago

Jesse, Your bias is not any prettier coming from that side of the 'Us Vs Them' aisle.

Dale Rogers 6 years, 1 month ago

Keegs, I'm glad you credited Selden for that pass for the Traylor slam. Most other articles don't even mention it and, to me, that amazing pass was the key to that slam.

Dale Rogers 6 years, 1 month ago

I hope Svi hangs in there and realizes his time is coming. He's going to be a great player at Kansas. It would be difficult coming from where he was a major contributor and now is sitting on the bench. I hope he's learning lots and working hard on strength and conditioning. We will need him down the road.

John Randall 6 years, 1 month ago

Dale – not "would be difficult," it WILL be difficult, because we need him (and all able bodies) on Saturday, won't we?

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