Once again, Perry Ellis carries KU to victory
1 - Perry Ellis: Scored 20 points in 25 minutes, giving him 41 points for the Big 12 Tournament.
2 - Wayne Selden Jr.: He made a nice poster with a high-flying one-handed jam over Ishmail Wainright. Selden also played such strong defense that his second consecutive 0-for-3-from-three night was beside the point on an 11-point night.
3 - Devonté Graham: Made many confident passes on the fly, most notably a lob from long distance thrown down by Carlton Bragg. Graham’s really pushing the pace, cranking up the energy at both ends. He totaled 14 points (3 of 7 threes), eight assists, four rebounds and four steals in 38 minutes.
4 - Frank Mason III: Another very efficient game for the junior guard resulted in nine points, six rebounds, three assists and a steal. He made 4 of 6 shots and 1 of 2 three-pointers.
5 - Carlton Bragg: He had just one double-figures scoring output in the regular season and now has three. Has scored 22 points in 21 minutes and has committed nine fouls. Bragg did not have a rebound against Kansas State and had seven against Baylor.
6 - Jamari Traylor: Scored just one point and had trouble holding onto the ball, but still managed six rebounds and lent strong defense (one steal one block) in 19 minutes.
7 - Landen Lucas: Baylor has high-flying, quick athletes making things happen near the rim, so the Bears aren’t the best matchup for Lucas. Still, he contributed seven rebounds, a blocked shot and three steals on a night he didn’t attempt a field goal and made just 1 of 4 shots from the line.
8 - Hunter Mickelson: Made both free throws.
9 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Turned it over three times and committed three fouls in 10 minutes.
10 - Brannen Greene: Off night from three (0 for 2), from the line (2 for 4) and securing the ball (two turnovers) in six minutes.
11 - Cheick Diallo: Played one minute and committed two fouls during the late implosion. His handlers won’t like hearing this: NBA scouts are unimpressed.
12 - Lagerald Vick: Committed a foul in one minute during the late collapse.
Perry Ellis — 288
Frank Mason III — 286
Wayne Selden Jr. — 260
Devonté Graham — 258
Landen Lucas — 176
Jamari Traylor — 169
Carlton Bragg — 147
Svi Mykhailiuk — 141
Brannen Greene — 137
Cheick Diallo — 97
Hunter Mickelson — 89
Lagerald Vick — 28
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