Ellis continues hot streak in NCAA Tournament
1 - Perry Ellis: Virtuoso performance from the scoring artist. Ellis scored 27 points without the benefit of a three-pointer. Made 10 of 17 field goals and 7 of 7 free throws. Maryland coach Mark Turgeon could not blame his players for not following the scouting report. They knew to play him to go right. He went right. And they couldn’t stop him. He blows by defenders so well on the dribble that when he faces up and jab-steps them, they have to take the fake When they do, he creates space for himself, focuses on the rim and nails the jumper. He’s performing like a first-team All-American and has scored 20 points or more in 7 of 8 games down the stretch.
2 - Wayne Selden: One nasty competitor, Selden rattled in a huge three from the left corner to give KU a lead late in the first half and followed a three with a transition bucket to put the Jayhawks up 50-43 with 16:12 left. Maryland never drew closer than six points the rest of the way. Selden certainly has a way of coming through at times and in ways that turn the momentum of a game. He’s a clutch performer.
3 - Landen Lucas: He produced 14 points and 11 rebounds and held freshman sensation Diamond Stone to five points and four boards. Lucas’ physical presence under the boards, on defense and setting screens has enabled Ellis to play the best basketball of his career, freeing the creative scorer to do his thing.
4 - Frank Mason: Got off to a rough start and made just 1 of 6 shots with one assist and one turnover in the first half, but had a much better second half and finished with 11 points, five rebounds, four assists, one turnover and two steals. Made Melo Trimble work hard for his 17 points and at times did a nice job of controlling the pace of play.
5 - Devonte Graham: Rough night for the sophomore spark plug who was due to have a bad one. It had been a while. Lost control of the ball on his way to five turnovers and scored just two points. Too good a player not to bounce back with a strong effort Saturday.
6 - Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk: Had an aggressive drive to the hoop for a bucket and made 2 of 3 free throws, contributing four points and two rebounds in 11 minutes.
7 - Carlton Bragg: Looked a little nervous early but his hustle paid off with eight rebounds in 10 scoreless minutes on 0-for-4 shooting.
8 - Jamari Traylor: After making big contributions in both games in Des Moines, it was not his strongest effort. Did make a 15-footer, but was 1 for 4 from the field, committed four fouls and didn’t pick up a rebound in 10 minutes.
Perry Ellis — 321
Frank Mason III — 308
Wayne Selden Jr. — 292
Devonté Graham — 284
Landen Lucas — 205
Jamari Traylor — 185
Carlton Bragg — 159
Svi Mykhailiuk — 158
Brannen Greene — 144
Cheick Diallo — 102
Hunter Mickelson — 90
Lagerald Vick — 32
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