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Frank Mason shows few flaws against K-State

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) pulls up for a shot against Kansas State forward Wesley Iwundu (25) during the first half, Thursday, March 10, 2016 at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) pulls up for a shot against Kansas State forward Wesley Iwundu (25) during the first half, Thursday, March 10, 2016 at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. by Nick Krug

1 - Frank Mason III: Played extremely efficient game at both ends and finished with 16 points and seven assists and made 6 of 8 shots.

2 - Perry Ellis: Completely shut down Dean Wade (five points) and was too quick for any Kansas State defender who tried to guard him. Had 21 points, six rebounds and two steals and made 8 of 11 field goals.

3 - Devonté Graham: Was best player on the floor at both ends in the first half, when he scored all 11 of his points and swiped two of his three steals. Had eight assists and one turnover.

4 - Carlton Bragg: Fouled out in 11 minutes, time enough to score 12 points. Made 5 of 6 shots and both three-pointers. Looked good running the break, catching and finishing, shooting from the perimeter and doing everything on the offensive end. He was targeted successfully at the other end.

5 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Looked so smooth in totaling six points, four rebounds and three assists in 17 minutes. Took two shots, both three-point swishes.

6 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Shot looked too flat and he made 1 of 6 overall and misfired a trio of three-pointers. Did nice job of setting up teammates, including a no-look beauty of a pass to Jamari Traylor, one of Selden’s three assists.

7 - Jamari Traylor: Whistled for four fouls in 14 minutes and turned it over three times, but also blocked two shots, scored six points and picked up four rebounds.

8 - Landen Lucas: Had four points and four rebounds in 17 minutes and played a part in D.J. Johnson not getting a rebound.

9 - Hunter Mickelson: Hustled way to two points, a block, a steal and three rebounds in six minutes.

10 - Brannen Greene: Had two points and five rebounds in 10 minutes.

11 - Lagerald Vick: Played three minutes, time enough to get up two shots, neither of which went in.

SEASON STANDINGS

Frank Mason III — 277

Perry Ellis — 276

Wayne Selden Jr. — 249

Devonté Graham — 248

Landen Lucas — 170

Jamari Traylor — 162

Carlton Bragg — 139

Svi Mykhailiuk — 137

Brannen Greene — 134

Cheick Diallo — 95

Hunter Mickelson — 84

Lagerald Vick — 27

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Frank Mason III ‘a pit bull’ in Jayhawks’ victory over Bears

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) puts a floater over Baylor forward Johnathan Motley (5) during the first half, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 at Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas.

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) puts a floater over Baylor forward Johnathan Motley (5) during the first half, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 at Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas. by Nick Krug

1 - Frank Mason III: Runners, teardrops, floaters, whatever you prefer to call them, Mason was making them. The junior guard shot 7-for-11 at Baylor, and made two of his four attempts from three-point range, while adding four rebounds, three assists and a steal in 37 minutes. Bill Self rightfully called Mason “a pit bull,” and KU’s MVP in the win.

2 - Devonté Graham: Hit a big three-pointer late, had seven assists and just two turnovers, and made 3 of 7 shots, all three-pointers.

3 - Perry Ellis: Totaled 15 points, three assists and two blocked shots, but only had two rebounds.

4 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Best player on the floor for the final few minutes. In the final 2:25 he picked up two offensive rebounds and scored four of his six points. Played a great defensive job all night against Taurean Prince (4 of 13).

5 - Landen Lucas: Huge steal with score tied at 55-55 and then scored on a put-back at other end with three minutes left. Followed it up with a defensive rebound. Picked up five of his 10 rebounds and 3 of his 5 points in the final 4:52. Rough, rough game until he played great down the stretch. For much of the night, Baylor front court players used superior quickness and explosiveness to beat him to rebounds. Bears dared him to shoot and he made just 2 of 6. After shooting an air-ball from the baseline, he passed up wide-open shots. That he could finish in such dominant fashion after playing so poorly much of the night is a testament to his toughness and maturity. He has plenty of both.

6 - Jamari Traylor: Turned it over twice, but also had a blocked shot, a steal, four points and a rebound. Committed four fouls in 12 minutes.

7 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Played nine minutes, made a couple of nice passes and finished with three points and an assist. Made one of two three-pointers, both good shots.

8 - Brannen Greene:  Made one of two shots, and hit a three-pointer, but played just seven minutes.

9 - Cheick Diallo:  Blocked a shot, committed a foul and turned it over in two minutes of action.

10 - Carlton Bragg:  Couldn’t finish in-bounds play that resulted with him with ball under hoop after cutting to the hoop.

SEASON STANDINGS

Perry Ellis — 239

Frank Mason III — 237

Wayne Selden Jr. — 224

Devonté Graham — 212

Landen Lucas — 145

Jamari Traylor — 135

Carlton Bragg — 122

Brannen Greene — 121

Svi Mykhailiuk — 114

Cheick Diallo — 84

Hunter Mickelson — 76

Lagerald Vick — 24

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Frank Mason III takes over key stretches of rivalry victory

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) drives against Kansas State forward Stephen Hurt (41) during the second half, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kan.

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) drives against Kansas State forward Stephen Hurt (41) during the second half, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kan. by Nick Krug

1 - Frank Mason III: Took over the game in key stretches, showing he has his zip back. Even when teammates lost their composure, he kept his and finished with 16 points, five assists, two steals and just one turnover. In a statistical oddity for the high-flying point guard, he did not have a rebound.

2 - Landen Lucas: Played just 13 minutes, but made a big impact before fouling out. During his time on the floor, Kansas outscored Kansas State by 15 points. When he watched, Kansas State outscored KU by six points. It was a physical game, which is always to Lucas’ liking. He’s the team’s best rebounder and post defender.

3 - Perry Ellis: Suffered a gash on the head that required stitches and a scratch to the eye that is cause for concern. Ellis still made an impact with 14 points, two assists and a steal in 30 minutes.

4 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Played a terrific all-around game, which just might give his confidence the boost it needed. Made 3 of 4 three-pointers, didn’t turn it over and contributed nine points, four rebounds, two assists and a steal.

5 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Drove hard to the hoop early and scored 8 of his 12 points in the first half. Didn’t have quite the same approach in the second half and took an ill-advised three when a drive was the right play. Had a good night on the boards, picking up five.

6 - Jamari Traylor: Fouled out after a productive 17 minutes that included six points, three rebounds, a blocked shot and a wild dunk that will show up early in his career highlight video.

7 - Devonté Graham: Rough shooting day, making 1 of 6 field goals and coming up empty on four three-pointers. Also turned it over five times.

8 - Hunter Mickelson: Had a key defection late and picked up one rebound in five minutes.

9 - Carlton Bragg: Played 12 minutes and totaled two points, three rebounds and two turnovers. Missed both of his free throws.

10 - Brannen Greene: Played five minutes and missed his only shot, a three. Committed two turnovers and two personal fouls. Needs to forget this one and play with confidence built in recent games.

11 - Cheick Diallo: Played two minutes and missed an ill-advised, fading shot in the paint.

SEASON STANDINGS

Perry Ellis — 231

Frank Mason III — 227

Wayne Selden Jr. — 217

Devonté Graham — 203

Landen Lucas — 139

Jamari Traylor — 130

Carlton Bragg — 121

Brannen Greene — 118

Svi Mykhailiuk — 110

Cheick Diallo — 82

Hunter Mickelson — 76

Lagerald Vick — 24

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Frank Mason III makes sure Jayhawks win at Texas Tech

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) moves past Texas Tech forward Matthew Temple (34) as he looks for an outlet during the first half, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016 at United Spirit Arena in Lubbock, Texas.

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) moves past Texas Tech forward Matthew Temple (34) as he looks for an outlet during the first half, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016 at United Spirit Arena in Lubbock, Texas. by Nick Krug

1 - Frank Mason III: Hit two big three-pointers in the second half and finished with 17 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and two turnovers. The rest of the team combined for eight assists and 13 turnovers.

2- Perry Ellis: Had 15 points and 10 rebounds. Norense Odiase gave Ellis a lot of trouble when he checked him late in the game.

3 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Made 2 of 3 three-point shots, including a big one late in the game. Scored seven points in 14 minutes and looked very comfortable for an 18-year-old.

4 - Landen Lucas: Physical style wore down the Red Raiders and played a part in a 42-26 rebound disparity, even though Lucas had just two rebounds. Had two assists and a big blocked shot and scored five points in 16 minutes.

5 - Brannen Greene: Had a couple of nice stretches early in the first half, made 2 of 3 three-pointers and had four rebounds. Also had three turnovers, which limited his playing time to 11 minutes.

6 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Had the biggest shot of the night, burying a three from deep in the left corner just ahead of the shot clock expiring. Couldn’t get anything to fall in the first half, when he missed all seven field-goal attempts. Heated up as the game progressed and finished with nine points and just one turnover.

7 - Carlton Bragg: Had four points, three rebounds and three turnovers.

8 - Devonté Graham: Rough night for the sophomore guard. Made just 1 of 6 shots from the field and missed both three-point attempts.

9 - Hunter Mickelson: Scored the team’s first bucket but didn’t get another point or rebound and played just five minutes.

10 - Jamari Traylor: Foul trouble limited his minutes. Was scoreless with two rebounds and two turnovers in 12 minutes.

11 - Cheick Diallo: Limited to three minutes after making a mistakes at both ends.

SEASON STANDINGS

Frank Mason III — 134

Wayne Selden Jr. — 133

Perry Ellis — 125

Devonté Graham — 111

Svi Mykhailiuk — 72

Brannen Greene — 68

Carlton Bragg — 65

Jamari Traylor — 63

Hunter Mickelson — 55

Landen Lucas — 50

Cheick Diallo — 40

Lagerald Vick — 11

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Speedy Frank Mason III once again leads Jayhawks

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) throws a pass to the wing around UC Irvine guard Alex Young (1) during the second half, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) throws a pass to the wing around UC Irvine guard Alex Young (1) during the second half, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

1 - Frank Mason III: Did a nice job of using quick hands to lend disruptive help to post defenders and played another tidy, high-speed game in both halves. Had 13 points, six assists and three steals.

2 - Perry Ellis: Had one point and seven rebounds in the first half and finished with 14 points and nine rebounds.

3 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Redirected a ball in mid-air for a 50-foot, on-the-money pass up court to Devonté Graham, one of Selden’s many terrific passes. Add quarterback to the list of positions he could play well in football, joining linebacker and tight end. Chose the right sport though and again did a little bit of everything to help Kansas win. Totaled eight points, seven rebounds and five assists. Seems to be jumping higher than ever, an indication he might be healthier than ever.

4 - Devonté Graham: Shot better in the first half, making a trio of three-pointers, and distributed the ball better in the second half, picking up all three of his assists.

5 - Landen Lucas: Never grew weary of leaning on UCI’s 300-pound center. Produced eight points, four rebounds and a steal in 15 minutes.

6 - Hunter Mickelson: Looked about 6-foot-2 and 12 years old when standing next to UCI’s 7-foot-6 center, Mamadou Ndiaye, but played well. Had six points, two boards, a block and two assists in 11 minutes as a starter.

7 -  Brannen Greene: Was aggressive enough to shoot 11 free throws in 18 minutes, but missed three of them and both of his three-point attempts.

8 -  Cheick Diallo: Scored six points, had two rebounds and made all four of his free throws. Also threw a way-too-high pass out to the perimeter for a turnover.

9 - Jamari Traylor: Picked up a point and a rebound and took an elbow to the head on a play on which he was whistled for a foul.

10 - Lagerald Vick: Hit a three-pointer to the delight of the crowd.

11 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Committed three personal fouls and one turnover in 10 scoreless minutes.

12 - Carlton Bragg: Fumbled a pass for a turnover and badly missed his lone shot, an open baseline jumper. Played nine scoreless minutes.

SEASON STANDINGS

Wayne Selden Jr. — 106

Frank Mason III — 104

Perry Ellis — 94

Devonté Graham — 88

Svi Mykhailiuk — 55

Jamari Traylor — 52

Carlton Bragg — 52

Brannen Greene — 49

Hunter Mickelson — 41

Landen Lucas — 35

Cheick Diallo — 33

Lagerald Vick — 8


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By the Numbers: Kansas 78, UC Irvine 53

By the Numbers: Kansas 78, UC Irvine 53

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Frank Mason III keys KU comeback in K.C.

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) wings a pass across the baseline around Oregon State guard Langston Morris-Walker (13) during the second half, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 at Sprint Center.

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) wings a pass across the baseline around Oregon State guard Langston Morris-Walker (13) during the second half, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 at Sprint Center. by Nick Krug

1. Frank Mason III: The Jayhawks were down 11 to Oregon State in the first half at Sprint Center when their junior point guard scored 7 straight points for Kansas and got a steal in that same stretch. Mason scored 18 points, dished 6 assists, stole the ball 3 times and reminded his teammates what it takes to compete and win. And he played all but 2 minutes.

2. Wayne Selden Jr.: When Kansas couldn’t do anything right offensively in the first half, it was the junior guard who rose up, and knocked down two must-have three-pointers in the final three minutes before halftime to keep the No. 2-ranked Jayhawks within reasonable distance of upset-minded Oregon State. Selden scored a game-high 22 points, drilled 5 of 8 from 3-point range, blocked 2 shots and came up with a steal in 36 minutes.

3. Devonté Graham: The third member of the three-guard lineup Self entrusted for all but the final minute of KU’s comeback victory, KU’s second starting point guard also came away with three steals and made OSU star Gary Payton III work for his 13 points and 7 assists. Graham shot 4-for-8, scored 10 points and grabbed 5 boards, but only shot 1-for-4 from both the free-throw line and 3-point range.

4. Perry Ellis: Like he so often does, KU’s star senior forward quietly put together a double-digit scoring night (13 points). More importantly, he helped Kansas edge OSU in rebounds, 32-31, with a 9-board night. Ellis missed his first 4 shot attempts, then shot 4-for-6 the rest of the way, and was a perfect 4-for-4 at the charity stripe.

5. Hunter Mickelson: Again getting the nod in KU’s fifth starting spot, Mickelson only played 4 minutes in the first half but was so active Bill Self was forced to give him a longer look in the second half. Mickelson scored 7 points, knocked down a pair of baseline jumpers just after halftime to help KU get its offense flowing and came away with 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks and 1 steal in 14 minutes.

6. Carlton Bragg: The only player outside the starting five whom Self trusted enough to use in the second half, the freshman big man hustled, passed the ball and scored it. Bragg put up 8 points, 4 boards (2 offensive), passed out 3 assists and swiped 2 steals.

7. Cheick Diallo: Didn’t play a single minute in second half as Self elected to shorten his bench. Diallo did manage 2 points (1-for-2 on FGs), 2 boards and a block in 7 minutes of first-half action.

8. Svi Mykhailiuk: The sophomore scored his only 2 points when inserted for the final minute-plus. Shot 1-for-2 and failed to register another stat in 6 minutes.

9. Brannen Greene: The 3-point specialist only got to hoist one from deep in the first half, when he played 7 minutes. That one missed, as Greene forced the shot amid KU’s woeful offensive first half. Also had a rebound.

10. Jamari Traylor: Self turned to his senior forward for some energy, but didn’t keep him in long (2 minutes) once Traylor snagged an offensive rebound and missed a put-back badly.

11. Landen Lucas: Played 4 more minutes than Traylor did, but missed his only shot attempt and turned the ball over. Didn’t record a rebound, which is kind of his specialty.

SEASON STANDINGS

Frank Mason III — 76

Wayne Selden Jr. — 75

Devonté Graham — 65

Perry Ellis — 62

Svi Mykhailiuk — 45

Jamari Traylor — 40

Carlton Bragg — 41

Brannen Greene — 28

Hunter Mickelson — 25

Landen Lucas — 23

Cheick Diallo — 22

Lagerald Vick — 5


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Frank Mason III leads Kansas past Harvard

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) swoops in for a bucket between Harvard center Zena Edosomwan (4) and guard Agunwa Okolie (35) during the second half, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) swoops in for a bucket between Harvard center Zena Edosomwan (4) and guard Agunwa Okolie (35) during the second half, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

No. 1 - Frank Mason III: Played 38 minutes, played a big role in Harvard’s 19 turnovers, and totaled game-high 21 points, five assists, three rebounds and four steals. Made 2 of 3 three-pointers on day he matched career high in scoring.

No. 2 - Devonté Graham: Also played a big role in high Harvard turnover total, including picking up three steals. Had just one turnover and contributed 12 points, four rebounds and three assists. Took one or two questionable shots but other than that made strong 36-minute contribution.

No. 3 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Again played a tremendous game when he was on the floor but was limited to 22 minutes by foul trouble. Continues to throw terrific passes to the post and make three-point shots. Totaled nine points, four assists and a blocked shot. Made 2 of 3 three-pointers, his only free throw and 3 of 4 shots from the field.

No. 4 - Landen Lucas: Played 24 minutes and had twice as many rebounds (eight) as closest teammates. With help from trapping friends did a nice job of defending Harvard’s Zena Edosomwan, who made presence felt when Lucas was on the bench. Lucas made both of his field-goal attempts and totaled five points and eight rebounds.

No. 5 - Perry Ellis: Missed easy shots, didn’t defend inside well and had just 12 points and four rebounds in 27 minutes. Also contributed three assists, two steals and a blocked shot.

No. 6 - Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk: Had big opportunity, playing 25 minutes, but didn’t make most of it because he couldn’t get his shots to stay down (1 for 6 from three). Finished two strong drives to the hoop, one from left baseline, the other from right wing and pushed the ball at a high speed in transition. Had seven points with just one rebound. 

No. 7 - Jamari Traylor: Had three turnovers in 10 minutes during his poorest performance of the season.

No. 8 - Checik Diallo: Did not look comfortable, took an ill-advised shot and at another time missed a shot down low after being set up beautifully by Selden. Played just seven minutes and totaled four points, two rebounds and a blocked shot and made just 1 of 5 shots from the field, 2 of 4 from the line. He was very active, but not particularly efficient, during his seven minutes.

No. 9 - Carlton Bragg:  Would have been a good day to have a good day in terms of gaining extended playing time, but it didn’t happen. Totaled two points and two rebounds in nine minutes and made 1 of 3 field goals.

No. 10 - Hunter Mickelson: Played just two minutes and had a rebound and blocked shot.

SEASON STANDINGS

Wayne Selden Jr. — 57

Frank Mason III — 55

Devonté Graham — 50

Perry Ellis — 47

Svi Mykhailiuk — 38

Jamari Traylor — 38

Carlton Bragg — 31

Landen Lucas — 22

Hunter Mickelson — 16

Brannen Greene — 16

Cheick Diallo — 12

Lagerald Vick — 4

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Wayne Selden Jr. has another big night in championship loss

Kansas guard Wayne Selden Jr. (1) tries to drive on Iowa State's Naz Long (33) in the Jayhawk’s 70-66 loss to Iowa State in the championship game of the Big 12 Tournament Saturday in Kansas City, MO.

Kansas guard Wayne Selden Jr. (1) tries to drive on Iowa State's Naz Long (33) in the Jayhawk’s 70-66 loss to Iowa State in the championship game of the Big 12 Tournament Saturday in Kansas City, MO. by Richard Gwin

1 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Made the all-tournament team by averaging 17.3 points and shooting .667 from the field. Scored 25 points in the title game, making 8 of 12 shots, 1 of 2 threes and all eight free throws. Also had five rebounds. 

2 - Frank Mason III: Threw Iowa State point guard Monté Morris off his game at times with scrappy defense, but couldn't get his shots to drop (2 of 11). Totaled 13 points, four rebounds and four assists and turned it over just once.

3 - Landen Lucas: Started the game with strong defense against tourney Most Outstanding Player Georges Niang, but in time Niang was having his way no matter who checked him. Moved his banged-up body well enough to total six points and five rebounds in 24 minutes.

4 - Devonté Graham: Blamed himself for the loss because of an ill-advised, high-risk, off-target pass toward Lucas that was picked off, the game's most crucial play. Gave team a huge spark at end of first half, when he scored with the left hand on a contested drive and hit a tightly guarded three. Finished with seven points, four assists, three rebounds and that one costly turnover.

5 - Perry Ellis: Didn't move well on defense and didn't have the spring to make inside shots and generally looked like a guy playing on a sore knee, which is what he was. Totaled seven points and nine rebounds in 30 minutes. 

6 - Hunter Mickelson: Caught the ball on the break and instead of realizing the best play was to let teammates catch up to him, went to the basket on a 1-on-2 break and was whistled for a charge. Otherwise, didn't do too poorly and produced two points, two rebounds and a blocked shot in eight minutes.

7 - Brannen Greene: Made 1 of 4 shots and 1 of 3 threes, didn't get a rebound, had an assist, two steals and three turnovers on a three-point night.

8 - Kelly Oubre Jr.: Made just 1 of 3 shots and totaled three points, two rebounds and three turnovers in 17 minutes.

9 - Jamari Traylor: Didn't seem as active as usual  in 10 scoreless minutes with two rebounds.

SEASON STANDINGS

Frank Mason III - 257

Perry Ellis - 231

Wayne Selden Jr. - 216

Kelly Oubre Jr. - 199

Cliff Alexander - 170

Jamari Traylor - 141

Brannen Greene - 138

Landen Lucas - 124

Devonté Graham - 124

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk - 92

Hunter Mickelson - 52

No Selection - 10

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Frank Mason III finishes regular season strong

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) hits his 3rd free-throw in a row after being fouled on a 3-point attempt late in the Jayhawks 75-73 loss to the Oklahoma Sooners Saturday.

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) hits his 3rd free-throw in a row after being fouled on a 3-point attempt late in the Jayhawks 75-73 loss to the Oklahoma Sooners Saturday. by Mike Yoder

1 - Frank Mason III: It doesn't matter how many times you've seen it happen, there's still something amazing about Mason scoring in the land of the giants. Led Kansas with 21 points and was 9-for-9 from the free-throw line, including the three pressure-packed shots in the final seconds that momentarily tied the game.

2 - Landen Lucas: Teammate Jamari Traylor called Lucas a rebounding machine after the game, which best summed up his night. Lucas was 6-of-8 from the floor, finished with career-highs in points (13) and rebounds (12) and might have been first in these ratings had he not missed two shots from point-blank range. Still, a fabulous all-around game for the guy whose confidence and productivity is growing by the game.

3 - Kelly Oubre Jr.: Early foul trouble limited his minutes, but Oubre's double-double (12 points, 10 rebounds) was clutch. He hit a huge three-pointer late and continued to show he's not afraid to drive to the rim looking to make things happen.

4 - Jamari Traylor: Fouled out in 26 minutes but played great when he was out there, particularly in the second half. Finished 5-of-6 from the floor and added two rebounds and two blocks. Fifth foul was suspect at best.

5 - Devonté Graham: Hit a couple of huge three-pointers and proved he was willing to help pick up some of the scoring (and shooting) slack in light of the absence of Perry Ellis (knee), Cliff Alexander (eligibility) and Brannen Greene (suspension). Credit him for being aggressive, but 3-of-14 is a rough shooting night any way you slice it. Finished with eight points, four rebounds and three assists in a season-high 29 minutes.

6 - Hunter Mickelson: Played 20 minutes and battled for every stat he recorded. Finished with five points (all from the free-throw line) and six rebounds and also blocked two shots.

7 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Offensively, Selden was non-existent. But give the guy credit for playing on a bum ankle and doing enough to make scoring hard for OU stud Buddy Hield, who finished 6-of-20.

8 - Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk: Didn't fill up the stat sheet — two points, two rebounds and 1-of-3 shooting — but played well enough to log 13 minutes on a day KU needed him to. Scored only points on a very nice backdoor set play that KU went to more than once.

SEASON STANDINGS

Frank Mason III - 237

Perry Ellis - 218

Wayne Selden Jr. - 193

Kelly Oubre Jr. - 181

Cliff Alexander - 170

Jamari Traylor - 136

Brannen Greene - 132

Devonté Graham - 111

Landen Lucas - 105

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk - 85

Hunter Mickelson - 41

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Frank Mason III makes comeback, OT win possible

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) beats West Virginia guard Jevon Carter (2) to a steal Tuesday, March 4, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse..

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) beats West Virginia guard Jevon Carter (2) to a steal Tuesday, March 4, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse..

1 - Frank Mason III: Shook off a poor first half to lead Kansas to the finish line. Scored as many points (12) as West Virginia in the last 5:47 of the game. Finished with 19 points and made 11 of 12 free throws to go with seven rebounds, three assists and three steals.

2 - Jamari Traylor: With Cliff Alexander hanging in NCAA limbo, Traylor honored him with a remarkably explosive dunk set up by Wayne Selden Jr.’s great pass. In a game that could restore Traylor’s lost confidence, he totaled 14 points, nine rebounds and two steals.

3 - Kelly Oubre Jr.: Good things happen when he stays close to the baskset. Limited to just 19 minutes before fouling out, that was enough time to produce 12 points, three rebounds and two steals.

4 - Hunter Mickelson: Extremely active, Mickelson contributed eight points, two blocked shots and three steals in 13 minutes. Made both shots from the field and all four from the line, making his most significant contribution as a Jayhawk.

5 - Devonté Graham: One of his four turnovers was a pass into the stands. Oops. He compensated with 10 points, an assist and a steal in 22 minutes.

6 - Landen Lucas: Had a huge blocked shot at the end of regulation. Without it, Kansas wouldn’t have clinched the outright title. Scored just one point, blocked two shots and had six rebounds in 26 minutes.

7 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Played 37 minutes, defended well and continued to struggle getting the ball in the basket. Made 2 of 7 shots and went 0 for 4 from three. Had five turnovers, most coming in the opening minutes of the game. Made an amazing catch-and-pass in mid-air to Traylor to set up amazing dunk.

8 - Perry Ellis: Played 17 minutes with the flu and played like a guy playing with the flu. Of more concern was the knee injury that he suffered that kept him out of the second half.

9 - Brannen Greene: Missed all six shots from the field, including all five three-pointers. Shot looked better than it has. He just needs one to fall to break the tension. Is 0 for 11 from three in past three games and 2 for 19 in past six games. Went 4 of 4 from the line in 14 minutes.

10 - Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk: Stat line reads like the number three trillion.

SEASON STANDINGS

Frank Mason III - 229

Perry Ellis - 218

Wayne Selden Jr. - 191

Kelly Oubre Jr. - 175

Cliff Alexander - 170

Brannen Greene - 132

Jamari Traylor - 131

Devonté Graham - 107

Landen Lucas - 98

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk - 84

Hunter Mickelson - 38

No Selection - 10

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