Lagerald Vick tops ratings in loss to Washington
1 - Lagerald Vick: Syracuse coach Mike Hopkins picked his poison and the poison he picked was Vick. He gave him the breathing room to operate inside the lane and extended the Washington zone to take away 3-pointers. Vick missed enough shots to make it work. He made 12 of 23 shots, scored 28 points and had five rebounds, seven assists and four turnovers.
2 - Udoka Azubuike: Totaled 10 points, nine rebounds and two blocked shots, but limited himself to seven first-half minutes by picking up two fouls. Had a brief stretch where he brought Kansas back to within one point, but for the most part didn't put his stamp on the game, wasn't aggressive enough on a night that he had opportunities to clean up inside.
3 - Devonte' Graham: Washington lost sight of him just once, when he picked up a loose ball and buried a 3-pointer in the first half, his only points. Made 1 of 8 shots and 1 of 5 3-pointers. He had five assists and could have had more had teammates made shots. He had just one turnover and picked up two steals.
4 - Marcus Garrett: Used his super quick hands to steal the ball and prevent Washington from getting up a shot on its final first-half possession. It was one of his three steals to go with two points, five rebounds, two assists and two turnovers.
5 - Mitch Lightfoot: Set up nicely by Vick for easy buckets early, Lightfoot picked up two fouls in five first-half minutes, denying himself more easy opportunities. Finished with four points and six rebounds in eight minutes.
6 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Made just 2 of 8 3-pointers and finished with eight points, four assists and three turnovers. Not a good rebounder for his size, he had just two boards.
7 - Malik Newman: Not fitting in yet. Looks to make scoring plays when the right play is to keep the ball moving by passing it. Had just two points heading into game's final minute and finished with eight by hitting a pair of 3-pointers.
1 - Lagerald Vick (70)
2 - Devonte' Graham (67)
3 - Svi Mykhailiuk (65)
4 - Udoka Azubuike (60)
5 - Malik Newman (48)
6 - Marcus Garrett (46)
7 - Mitch Lightfoot (35)