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Devonté Graham outstanding as KU beats WVU

Kansas guard Devonte' Graham (4) pushes the ball up the court against West Virginia guard Tarik Phillip during the second half, Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.

Kansas guard Devonte' Graham (4) pushes the ball up the court against West Virginia guard Tarik Phillip during the second half, Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. by Nick Krug

1 - Devonté Graham: Made his first five three-pointers, attempted just 10 field goals and scored 27 points. Added five rebounds and and four steals. Made 6 of 10 shots, 5 of 6 threes, 10 of 10 free throws. Kansas needed someone to have a huge game to counter the one West Virginia center Devin Williams produced (31 points, 10 rebounds). Was named Most Outstanding Player of the tournament.

2 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Has a knack for showing up in the right place defensively to thwart plans. He also had his three-point touch working, none bigger than the one that fell through the hoop as the shot clock expired. The shot, taken from in front of KU’s bench, gave Kansas an eight-point lead with 2:41 left. Had it missed and West Virginia took it the other way for a bucket, who knows?

3 - Perry Ellis: Scored 17 points and averaged 19.3 points for the tournament. Made 5 of 11 field goals and 7 of 7 free throws.

4 - Frank Mason III: Questionable for the game because of a bruised left (top) foot, Mason decided to give it a try after it felt “decent,” in warmups. He played 38 minutes. Had seven assists and just two turnovers against West Virginia’s relentless pressure.

5 - Landen Lucas: Fouled out in 24 minutes and totaled six points and seven rebounds. Couldn’t contain West Virginia’s Devin Williams (31 points, 10 rebounds), but neither could anyone else in the tournament.

6 - Carlton Bragg: Played 31 minutes in the tournament and totaled 24 points and 13 personal fouls.

7 - Brannen Greene: Made his only three-pointer, dribbling into it. Also had a pair of assists and a pair of turnovers.

8 - Jamari Traylor: Had three turnovers and three personal fouls, one point and one rebound in nine minutes.

9 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Played three minutes and missed his only shot, a three-pointer.

SEASON STANDINGS

Perry Ellis — 295

Frank Mason III — 292

Wayne Selden Jr. — 268

Devonté Graham — 267

Landen Lucas — 181

Jamari Traylor — 171

Carlton Bragg — 151

Svi Mykhailiuk — 142

Brannen Greene — 140

Cheick Diallo — 97

Hunter Mickelson — 89

Lagerald Vick — 28

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Mason once again paces Jayhawks

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) heads to the hoop against Oklahoma State forward Tavarius Shine (5) during the first half, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) heads to the hoop against Oklahoma State forward Tavarius Shine (5) during the first half, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

1 - Frank Mason III: Made just 1 of 5 three-pointers, but it was a big one on his way to 16 points and a game-high nine rebounds. Devonté Graham’s return figured to result in more rest for Mason, but the two small guards played so well together that Mason ended up playing 38 minutes.

2 - Kelly Oubre Jr.: When he puts it on the deck, it very often results in him drawing a foul. He made just 7 of 12 free throws and scored 14 points to go with three assists, four turnovers, a blocked shot and a steal.

3 - Deveonté Graham: Did a very nice job of guarding Phil Forte and was aggressive getting to the paint at the other end. Had nine points and three assists in 21 minutes and did not turn it over.

4 - Cliff Alexander: Flexed after a jaw-dropping jam over defender and was whistled for a technical during a productive first half. Picked up his third foul with 14:28 left in the game and never came back in.

5 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Another quiet night for the sophomore guard. Had six points, three rebounds, no assists. Blocked two shots and did a nice job of staying with Oklahoma State sharp-shooter Phil Forte most of the time.

6 - Perry Ellis: Did a nice job in the first half guarding Le’Bryan Nash, holding him to two of his 21 points, but continued his offensive struggles. He made 1 of 8 shots and committed five turnovers.

7 - Landen Lucas: Always hustles for rebounds and had  four more of those in 12 minutes and scored four points, two at the free-throw-line, two on an uncontested dunk. Has just two assists this season, but that’s a little deceptive because he never faces a double-team. Has trouble scoring on defenders down low and tends to get his shot blocked a lot.

8 - Jamari Traylor: Four points, two rebounds and one technical in 16 minutes.

9 - Brannen Greene: Didn’t go hard enough after a rebound, forced a three at the other end and never came back in the game. Played three minutes. Saving the worst for last here, he did not show good body language on the bench.

SEASON STANDINGS

Frank Mason III - 128

Cliff Alexander - 112

Perry Ellis - 108

Wayne Selden Jr. - 107

Kelly Oubre Jr. - 89

Jamari Traylor - 77

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk - 72

Brannen Greene - 63

Devonté Graham - 55

Landen Lucas - 49

Hunter Mickelson - 17

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