Landen Lucas out-pounds Mountaineers on the glass
1 - Landen Lucas: He picked a good time to have a career night, because without a rugged defensive rebounder hanging tough nobody is going to beat West Virginia. Lucas totaled nine points, 16 rebounds and four blocked shots, the latter two totals career highs. He made 4 of 5 field goals and has been finishing better of late.
2 - Perry Ellis: His scoring totals in KU’s past five Big 12 contests: 26, 23, 19, 23 and on Tuesday night 21 points. He made 7 of 9 field goals and 1 of 2 three-pointers. In his past three games, Ellis has made 26 of 34 field goals, a .765 percentage. His spin move is ridiculously quick and his three-point touch forever improves. He’s shooting .475 from long range.
3 - Frank Mason III: Appeared to have the spring back in his step and he used it to produce 14 points, five rebounds and a steal. He has not been as consistent this season, perhaps because he battles so many bumps and bruises, but his point total is remarkably consistent. He has come out of the past 15 games with a season scoring average that never has been below 13 points and never higher than 13.4 points.
4 - Brannen Greene: He burst out of the doghouse with 10 points and four defensive rebounds in 16 active minutes. Made 2 of 3 three-pointers. Fired up the crowd.
5 - Devonté Graham: He ran into some traps and turned it over five times, but it’s more difficult to take care of the ball against West Virginia than any team in the country. He also buried 2 of 4 three-point shots and had four rebounds and four assists to go with 10 points in 38 minutes. Made sure Kansas pushed the pace from the outset.
6 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Woofing in the face of an opponent right next to a referee after scoring a bucket drew him a technical, his second foul of the first half. Played well defensively and made some nice passes en route to 11-point, two-assist effort.
7 - Cheick Diallo: Had an active two-minute stretch in the first half and picked up an offensive rebound and a personal foul.
8 - Jamari Traylor: Played nine scoreless minutes, picked up one rebound, one assist, two turnovers, two blocked shots and a steal.
9 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Scoreless in four minutes.
10 - Carlton Bragg: Played one minute and committed a foul.
Perry Ellis — 216
Frank Mason III — 197
Wayne Selden Jr. — 197
Devonté Graham — 181
Jamari Traylor — 115
Carlton Bragg — 110
Landen Lucas — 109
Brannen Greene — 102
Svi Mykhailiuk — 100
Cheick Diallo — 75
Hunter Mickelson — 69
Lagerald Vick — 23
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More news and notes from KU’s home win over West Virginia
- Program guy: Veteran Landen Lucas helps KU topple WVU
- Tom Keegan: Brannen Greene escapes doghouse at perfect time
- Bob Huggins not surprised by Landen Lucas’ performance
- Perry Ellis both consistent and efficient in scoring department
- Notebook: Frank Mason III’s toughness shows up vs. WVU
- Campaign aims to digitalize Phog Allen documents
- Jayhawks beat WVU, setting up three-way tie for first in Big 12
- Keegan Ratings: Lucas out-pounds Mountaineers on the glass