Devonte' Graham tops ratings vs. Texas with terrific first half
1 - Devonte’ Graham: Played so aggressively, yet so under control, in a remarkably efficient first half in which he made 5 of 7 shots, 3 of 5 3’s, scored 15 points, dished three assists without a turnover and contributed two steals. Moved over and let Frank Mason take over in second half. Graham didn’t score in the second half until drilling a 3 with 1:07 left to put the Longhorns down by 12 points and out of reach. Finished with game-high 18 points, five assists, five rebounds, no turnovers and three steals. Made 4 of 8 3-pointers.
2 - Frank Mason: Scored 12 of his 17 points in the second half and finished with seven assists and just one turnover. Made 2 of 4 3-pointers.
3 - Josh Jackson: Stole an interior pass on UT’s first possession and had three more steals, which partially offset a six-turnover day. Texas dared him to shoot 3’s and he did so with success, making 2 of 5 during a 15-point, five-rebound day.
4 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Made a couple of big 3’s and finished well with left hand, but had a bit of a sloppy afternoon. Totaled 12 points, four rebounds and three steals and turned it over three times.
5 - Landen Lucas: If it were a day off he would have stayed in bed because he was too sick to do anything else. Still, he laced them up, played 31 minutes and used his ability to gain position to grab 14 rebounds and block two shots. Missed all four shots from the field and scored two points.
6 - Carlton Bragg: Missed a couple of easy shots at the bucket, including one in which he went to the line and made both free throws. Contributed eight points and two offensive boards in 15 minutes, but also turned it over twice and didn’t have a defensive rebound. Again, 15 minutes without a single defensive rebound. Not good.
7 - Mitch Lightfoot: Coach Bill Self called his tip-in the best Kansas has had all season. Lightfoot also picked up a defensive rebound during his four minutes on the floor.
8 - Lagerald Vick: Remains a defensive liability because he hasn’t yet figured out how to provide help defensively in a way that enables him to recover to his man in time to prevent him from shooting 3’s. Totaled five points, three rebounds and two turnovers in in 18 minutes.
1- Frank Mason - 173
2 - Devonte’ Graham - 156 (moves up)
3 - Josh Jackson - 154 (moves down)
4 - Svi Mykhailiuk - 119
5 - Landen Lucas - 110
6 - Lagerald Vick - 103
7 - Carlton Bragg - 93
8 - Udoka Azubuike - 48 (out for season)
9 tie - Dwight Coleby - 27
9 tie - Mitch Lightfoot - 27