Devonte' Graham tops ratings vs. Syracuse with second consecutive 35-point game
1 - Devonte’ Graham: Tied career-high with 35 points, made 7 of 13 3-pointers, had five assists, most on lobs, and five turnovers with two steals. Outscored Syracuse 14-4 at end of first half and stayed hot throughout second half. Averaging 35 points in past two games.
2 - Lagerald Vick: Terrific night. Did a nice job of getting the ball in the middle of the zone and reading his options. Can hit the mid-range jumper, one of the things that makes him dangerous in that spot. Also did a nice job of finding open 3-point shooters. Flirted with a triple-double with 20 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Had two steals and three turnovers and his high-flying left-handed flush on a lob from Graham ranks high on his building career-highlight video.
3 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Bad passing led to three first-half turnovers and four for the night. Made 3 of 7 3-pointers, scored 11 points and had four rebounds and four assists.
4 - Udoka Azubuike: Looked puzzled as to where he should be at times against Syracuse’s 2-3 zone. Didn’t make himself available for post feeds, but did nice job on the boards. Had six points, nine rebounds and one blocked shot. Two first-half fouls limited him to six minutes.
5 - Malik Newman: Rough night. Vick consistently fed him for wide-open 3-pointers but Newman couldn’t drain them and finished 1 for 8 from the field and 0 for 6 from beyond the arc. Had five rebounds, five assists and three turnovers.
6 - Marcus Garrett: Scoreless in eight minutes, he had two rebounds and a turnover and was whistled for three fouls, which isn’t necessarily the same as saying he committed three fouls.
7 - Mitch Lightfoot: Threw down a lob, blocked a shot and committed four fouls in eight minutes.
1 (tie) - Svi Mykhailiuk (60)
1 - (tie) Lagerald Vick (60)
3 - Devonte' Graham (59)
4 - Udoka Azubuike (51)
5 - Malik Newman (44)
6 - Marcus Garrett (39)
7 - Mitch Lightfoot (29)
More news and notes from Kansas vs. Syracuse
- Jayhawks squeeze Orange in Miami
- Keegan: Graham even impresses NBA exec Riley, who’s seen it all
- Notebook: Vick finds groove vs. Syracuse’s 2-3 zone
- Report Card: Jayhawks beat Orange
- Preston doesn’t travel to Miami
- Graham again tops Keegan Ratings
- Graham, walk-on Young spark KU past ’Cuse