Devonté Graham outstanding as KU beats WVU
1 - Devonté Graham: Made his first five three-pointers, attempted just 10 field goals and scored 27 points. Added five rebounds and and four steals. Made 6 of 10 shots, 5 of 6 threes, 10 of 10 free throws. Kansas needed someone to have a huge game to counter the one West Virginia center Devin Williams produced (31 points, 10 rebounds). Was named Most Outstanding Player of the tournament.
2 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Has a knack for showing up in the right place defensively to thwart plans. He also had his three-point touch working, none bigger than the one that fell through the hoop as the shot clock expired. The shot, taken from in front of KU’s bench, gave Kansas an eight-point lead with 2:41 left. Had it missed and West Virginia took it the other way for a bucket, who knows?
3 - Perry Ellis: Scored 17 points and averaged 19.3 points for the tournament. Made 5 of 11 field goals and 7 of 7 free throws.
4 - Frank Mason III: Questionable for the game because of a bruised left (top) foot, Mason decided to give it a try after it felt “decent,” in warmups. He played 38 minutes. Had seven assists and just two turnovers against West Virginia’s relentless pressure.
5 - Landen Lucas: Fouled out in 24 minutes and totaled six points and seven rebounds. Couldn’t contain West Virginia’s Devin Williams (31 points, 10 rebounds), but neither could anyone else in the tournament.
6 - Carlton Bragg: Played 31 minutes in the tournament and totaled 24 points and 13 personal fouls.
7 - Brannen Greene: Made his only three-pointer, dribbling into it. Also had a pair of assists and a pair of turnovers.
8 - Jamari Traylor: Had three turnovers and three personal fouls, one point and one rebound in nine minutes.
9 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Played three minutes and missed his only shot, a three-pointer.
Perry Ellis — 295
Frank Mason III — 292
Wayne Selden Jr. — 268
Devonté Graham — 267
Landen Lucas — 181
Jamari Traylor — 171
Carlton Bragg — 151
Svi Mykhailiuk — 142
Brannen Greene — 140
Cheick Diallo — 97
Hunter Mickelson — 89
Lagerald Vick — 28
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More news and notes from KU’s Big 12 postseason crown
- Dual champs: Graham pushes KU to Big 12 postseason title
- Keegan: Tough group of Jayhawks keep on conquering
- Jayhawks likely No. 1 overall seed in NCAA tourney
- Notebook: Mason’s foot bothering him
- Williams redeems himself vs. Lucas
- Another day, another Selden clock for Uncle Anthony
- Big 12 champs: KU knocks off WVU for tourney title
- Keegan Ratings: Graham outstanding as KU beats WVU