1 - Devonte Graham: Was spectacular defensively, shooting from outside, driving too hoop and hitting the boards in leading Kansas back from 21-11 deficit to six-point halftime lead. Scored 19 of his game-high 29 points in the first half. Also had six assists, just two turnovers and three steals.
2 - Lagerald Vick: Penn couldn’t stop him when he drove to the hoop. He should have done so more often, but still contributed 14 points, making 5 of 7 shots overall and 2 of 4 3-pointers. Also had two steals, but just two rebounds.
3 - Mitch Lightfoot: Shook a sluggish and scoreless first half to finish with nine points, 11 rebounds and three blocked shots.
4 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Made 2 of 3 3-pointers, but just 1 of 5 shots from inside the arc and had just two rebounds. Finished with 10 points, three assists, didn’t turn it over and had two blocked shots and two steals.
5 - Malik Newman: Missed both of his 3-point attempts but still was able to contribute 10 points and six rebounds.
6 - Marcus Garrett: When he makes a mistake he’s good at making up for it immediately. He threw a pass under the Penn hoop that was intercepted for an easy bucket. He responded with an aggressive drive to the hoop for a bucket. Had five rebounds and scored two points in 22 minutes.
7 - Silvio De Sousa: Two points, four rebounds and one turnover in 10 minutes.
8 - Udoka Azubuike: Check into game with 8:32 left in first half and ran the floor hard.
9 - Sam Cunliffe: Played in the final minute.
1 - Devonte' Graham (317)
2 - Svi Mykhailiuk (263)
3 - Udoka Azubuike (251)
4 - Lagerald Vick (234)
5 - Malik Newman (230)
6 - Marcus Garrett (193)
7 - Mitch Lightfoot (168)
8 - Silvio De Sousa (69)
9 - Sam Cunliffe (44)
1 - Malik Newman: Well, what did you expect from a McDonald’s All-American? He certainly looked the part for the second night in a row, following a 30-point performance with a 22-point beauty that also featured six rebounds, four assists and three steals. He made 5 of 8 3-pointers and turned back three Kansas State second-half rallies with swished 3-pointers.
2 - Devonte’ Graham: Even with his shooting seemingly hindered by tired legs, Graham put his winning stamp on the game. He had a game-high eight assists and two steals and made all eight of his free throws to compensate for a 3-for-11 shooting night that included him missing all but one of his six 3-pointers.
3 - Silvio De Sousa: The team’s best rebounder played 19 minutes and totaled eight points and 11 rebounds. Has a long way to go as a defender and won’t get there this season, but really knows how to soar to get his hands on missed shots. Graham set him up with a beautiful lob from close range but he wasn’t ready for it and had to earn the two points at the free-throw line.
4 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Defenses are working hard at trying to deny him the ball, but he still managed to make 4 of 8 3-pointers to account for all of his points. Picked up just two rebounds and didn’t have an assist.
5 - Marcus Garrett: Turned a clever steal into a bucket and contributed eight points and five boards.
6 - Lagerald Vick: Had 10 points, four rebounds, two assists, three turnovers and two steals.
7 - Mitch Lightfoot: Struggled defensively against the stronger Makol Mawien (29 points in 34 minutes) and committed four fouls, but also had eight points, two offensive rebounds and two blocked shots.
8 - Sam Cunliffe: Played two minutes and committed a foul and a turnover.
1 - Devonte' Graham (297)
2 - Udoka Azubuike (248)
3 - Svi Mykhailiuk (249)
4 - Lagerald Vick (219)
5 - Malik Newman (216)
6 - Marcus Garrett (183)
7 - Mitch Lightfoot (156)
8 - Silvio De Sousa (56)
9 - Sam Cunliffe (44)
1 - Devonte' Graham: Made 3 of 7 3-pointers, but just 1 of 7 2-pointers on his way to 15 points. Also had eight assists, two steals and three turnovers. Hit big shots in first half to keep Cowboys from running away with it early.
2 - Udoka Azubuike: Had eight points and seven rebounds, but also turned it over four times.
3 - Marcus Garrett: Had seven points and five rebounds and gave team a first-half defensive boost.
4 - Silvio De Sousa: Hustled and showed his athleticism on a Graham pitch-ahead that he turned into a throw-back dunk in transition. Has to do a better job of preventing passes to his man in the post, but showed nice knack for the ball in picking up 2 of 3 rebounds on the offensive end. Scored seven points in 13 points.
5 - Lagerald Vick: Another quiet day for the puzzling junior. Made just 1 fo 5 3-pointers and totaled eight points and five rebounds. Averaging 4.7 points in past three games.
6 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Rough day. Bothered by the Cowboys' pressure in the half court, Svi turned it over four times and had trouble finishing (2 of 7 field goals, 1 of 2 3-pointers) and defending. Did have two steals, but scored just five points.
7 - Mitch Lightfoot: Five points and three rebounds in seven minutes. Not his best defensive performance.
8 - Malik Newman: Not the assertive performance team looking for from him. Didn't have an assist and had three turnovers. Totaled seven points and three rebounds on a day team needed more of both from him.
9 - Sam Cunliffe: Produced two points and a rebound in three minutes.
1 - Devonte' Graham (280)
2 - Udoka Azubuike (248)
3 - Svi Mykhailiuk (240)
4 - Lagerald Vick (215)
5 - Malik Newman (206)
6 - Marcus Garrett (173)
7 - Mitch Lightfoot (145)
8 - Silvio De Sousa (42)
9 - Sam Cunliffe (41)
1 - Udoka Azubuike: Mo Bamba was a scratch because of a sprained toe, which created the opportunity for Azubuike to dominate the paint. He did, producing 20 points, eight rebounds and five blocked shots, numbers that could have been better but for a rough night at the free-throw line (0 for 4) and a questionable traveling call that nullified a dunk. As it was, the sophomore center from Nigeria punished the rim with six dunks and made 10 of 11 shots from the field.
2 - Devonte’ Graham: Had seven assists in the first half and finished with 11 to go with 10 points. Made 2 of 4 3-pointers.
3 - Marcus Garrett: He has a nose for the ball and he used it to pick up three steals and four rebounds. Also had 11 points, three assists and a blocked shot and turned it over just once. Made 2 of 4 3-point shots and had a terrific night in every phase of the game.
4 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Finished a couple of drives early in the game with nifty scoop shots, one with each hand. Had the hot hand, making 7 of 11 from the field and 3 of 5 from beyond the arc. Produced 17 points, three rebounds and two assists in 35 minutes.
5 - Malik Newman: Not his best night and not his worst. Made 4 of 9 shots and 1 of 4 3-pointers on a night he totaled nine points and four rebounds.
6 - Lagerald Vick: Made a couple of strange passes on what wasn’t a great night for him, but he did snare six rebounds and had four assists and four points in 28 minutes.
7 - Mitch Lightfoot: Had four defensive rebounds, matching his Big 12 season-best total, and scored six points.
8 - Silvio De Sousa: Produced two offensive rebounds and three points in four minutes..
1 - Devonte' Graham (270)
2 - Udoka Azubuike (239)
3 - Svi Mykhailiuk (235)
4 - Lagerald Vick (209)
5 - Malik Newman (203)
6 - Marcus Garrett (165)
7 - Mitch Lightfoot (141)
8 - Sam Cunliffe (39)
9 - Silvio De Sousa (35)
1 - Devonte’ Graham: Scored a game-high 26 points in his usual 40 minutes and completely took over the game late, turning back challenge after challenge with spectacular plays. Scored 18 of KU’s final 29 points in the last 13:59. Also had four assists, one on a spectacular bounce-pass to Malik Newman in the left corner for a 3-pointer. Showed that without a doubt he deserves to be named Big 12 Player of the Year.
2 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Made 4 of 10 3-point shots and had 21 points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals. Scored 15 first-half points.
3 - Uodoka Azubuike: Did a nice job of protecting the rim. Was credited with three blocked shots, but actually had four, two coming within seconds of each other. Norense Odiase did a nice job of keeping him from getting position down low and Azubuike did the same to Odiase at the other end. Azubuike totaled six points and seven rebounds in 29 minutes.
4 - Malik Newman: Totaled 12 points and five rebounds and made 3 of 4 3-point shots.
5 - Mitch Lightfoot: Had trouble keeping Tech off offensive boards, as did teammates, but did produce four points, three rebounds, an assist and a blocked shot in 10 minutes.
6 - Marcus Garrett: Was able to get free in the lane and took it in for uncontested dunk. Made 1 of 2 free throws and had two assists and one rebound in 15 minutes.
7 - Lagerald Vick: Not his day. Made 1 of 5 shots from the field and missed all three 3-point attempts. Picked up just one rebound in 39 minutes. Didn’t have an assist, but had two steals and just one turnover. Statisticians gave him credit for one of Azubuike's blocked shots.
1 - Devonte' Graham (261)
2 - Udoka Azubuike (229)
3 - Svi Mykhailiuk (228)
4 - Lagerald Vick (204)
5 - Malik Newman (197)
6 - Marcus Garrett (157)
7 - Mitch Lightfoot (137)
8 - Sam Cunliffe (39)
9 - Silvio De Sousa (32)
1 - Devonte’ Graham: Outplayed Oklahoma’s Trae Young in more ways than simply outscoring him, 23-13. Graham made 5 of 11 3-pointers and had seven assists, five rebounds, two steals and two turnovers. In leading KU to a 20-4 advantage, Graham totaled nine points, two rebounds, two assists and a steal. Has just one game left in Allen Fieldhouse and is going out in style.
2 - Udoka Azubuike: Drew big praise from coach Bill Self for the way he guarded ball screens. Totaled 10 points, eight rebounds, three blocked shots and three steals. He’s turning into a huge force at both ends.
3 - Malik Newman: Had 20 points, five assists and two steals and looked good handling the ball in transition. Made 4 of 6 3-pointers and 7 of 11 field goals. He’s played with more intensity of late.
4 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Broke his shooting slump in a big way, hitting 4 of 7 3-pointers and finished with 16 points, even rebounds, four assists and a steal and didn’t have any turnovers.
5 - Lagerald Vick: He’s back. Made 3 of 4 3-pointers and finished with 17 points, six rebounds and four assists.
6 - Silvio De Sousa: In nine games before tonight: 22 minutes, five points, seven rebounds, eight personal fouls, six turnovers, zero assists. In 13 minutes in this game: 10 points, six rebounds, one assist, one turnover. Kansas not only won a game, it added a player to the rotation.
7 - Marcus Garrett: His two points came on a put-back, which is a real strength of his. Also had two rebounds and played well defensively in 14 minutes.
8 - Mitch Lightfoot: Blocked three shots in a first-half span of 47 seconds. Other than that, found himself out of position and allowed offensive rebounds and struggled some defensively. Scored four points in seven minutes, but did not get a rebound.
9 - Sam Cunliffe: Showed his athleticism by driving and open lane and throwing down a dunk. Also had a turnover and steal in two minutes.
1 - Devonte' Graham (251)
2 - Udoka Azubuike (221)
3 - Svi Mykhailiuk (219)
4 - Lagerald Vick (200)
5 - Malik Newman (190)
6 - Marcus Garrett (152)
7 - Mitch Lightfoot (131)
8 - Sam Cunliffe (39)
9 - Silvio De Sousa (32)
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1 - Udoka Azubuike: Blocked shots, dunks, a lefty hook shot, free throws. That’s right, free throws. He made 7 of 10 from the line and 7 of 8 from the field. Azubuike totaled 21 points, five rebounds, three blocked shots (a big one late) and two steals (a big one late).
2 - Devonte’ Graham: Took just six shots from the field and scored 15 points to go with seven assists and just two turnovers in, you guessed it, 40 minutes. Made 2 of 5 3-pointers and 9 of 10 free throws.
3 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Steal that he took in for a dunk was huge, cutting a lead that had been 10 points to six, 50-44. It was one of his three steals and he also had four assists and just one turnover.
4 - Malik Newman: Came on strong late and hit what was biggest shot of the game, a 3 from the right corner in transition that tied it, 66-66, with 2:13 left.
5 - Lagerald Vick: Strong first half, when he scored 10 of his 13 points to go with five rebounds. Didn’t have an assist, steal or blocked shot, but also didn’t turn it over.
6 - Marcus Garrett: Gave team huge boost first half, when he scored seven of his eight points in 15 minutes. Drove aggressively to the hoop and made a 3-point shot. Played just four second-half minutes because coach Bill Self wanted his best scorers on the floor to come back from a double-digit deficit.
7 - Mitch Lightfoot: Didn’t score a point or get a rebound or blocked shot in nine minutes. it was a good day for Azubuike to log 31 minutes.
1 - Devonte' Graham (241)
2 (tie) - Svi Mykhailiuk (212)
2 (tie) - Udoka Azubuike (212)
4 - Lagerald Vick (194)
5 - Malik Newman (182)
6 - Marcus Garrett (148)
7 - Mitch Lightfoot (128)
8 - Sam Cunliffe (37)
9 - Silvio De Sousa (27)
1 - Udoka Azubuike: Picked up third foul 21 seconds into second half but coach Bill Self left him on the court and the center rewarded the coach for that decision. He did a terrific job of establishing position down low and teammates did a great job of looking for him. Scored 12 of his team-high 19 points in the second half and all of his rebounds (three) and blocked shots (three) in the second half. Made 9 of 10 shots from the field, hitting hook shots and an up-and-under to go with the lobs he threw down late in the game. Also made a nifty pass to Devonte' Graham cutting toward the hoop.
2 - Malik Newman: Played with the sort of fire in his eyes that sometimes seems lacking and used it to fuel him to 17 points, six rebounds and four assists.
3 - Lagerald Vick: Left unguarded on the perimeter at times the way Newman was in the first game vs. the Cyclones, Vick made them pay with a big second half, scoring 13 of 16 points. He made a trio of wide-open 3-pointers early in the second half to extend KU’s lead. Made some disruptive defensive plays and had four rebounds and two assists with just one turnover.
4 - Devonte’ Graham: Contributed 13 points, six rebounds and five assists without turning it over, but continued to miss an excessive number of layups. Made 3 f 16 shots from the field and 1 of 7 from 3-point range. Made Made his first five free throws but then missed 3 of 4 down the stretch.
5 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Made 2 of 6 3-pointers and finished with 10 points, just one rebound, two assists and two turnovers.
6 - Mitch Lightfoot: Two points, two rebounds, one block, two steals and three fouls in 15 minutes off the bench.
7 - Marcus Garrett: Played well defensively in 19 minutes and totaled three points, one assists, one rebound, one steal and one turnover.
8 - Silvio De Sousa: Played final 2:44 of first half, scored three points, two coming after he got away with a travel and scored on a put-back. Had three rebounds and gave up one bucket down low. Held his own during stretch that ensured neither Azubuike nor Lightfoot would head into second half with three fouls.
9 - Sam Cunliffe: Played final 1:12 of first half to prevent Newman from risking a third foul.
1 - Devonte' Graham (232)
2 - Svi Mykhailiuk (204)
3 - Udoka Azubuike (202)
4 - Lagerald Vick (188)
5 - Malik Newman (175)
6 - Marcus Garrett (143)
7 - Mitch Lightfoot (124)
8 - Sam Cunliffe (37)
9 - Silvio De Sousa (27)
1 - Devonte’ Graham: Played the usual 40 minutes and was the reason Kansas didn’t get blown right out of the gym. Led Kansas with 23 points, made 8 of 17 field goals, 4 of 10 3-pointers, and all three free throws. Had four assists and three turnovers. Easily KU's most consistent performer.
2 - Malik Newman: Scored 11 of his 14 points in the second half. Shared team rebounding lead with three teammates with four. Benched in favor of Marcus Garrett, a decision coach Bill Self said was based on practice attitude, Newman made 5 of 16 shots and 2 of 10 3-pointers.
3: Lagerald Vick: Played 32 minutes off the bench, including all 20 in the second half, which went much better for him than the first half. At one point, Vick scored six consecutive points. Unfortunately for him and the Jayhawks, two of those were for Baylor. He went up for a defensive rebound and accidentally knocked the ball in the basket. All nine of his points and all four of his rebounds came in the second half. Played 12 first-half minutes and all he had to show for it was a pair of missed shots, two personal fouls, an assist and two turnovers.
4: Udoka Azubuike: Had a couple of careless fouls, which limited his minutes to 19 on a day he was the only suited to matching up with Baylor’s size. He didn’t defend well when in the game and had trouble holding onto the ball. Made all four field-goal attempts and turned it over three times. Totaled eight points and four rebounds with one blocked shot.
5 - Marcus Garrett: He started, but Kansas needed more offensive punch in the second half, so he didn’t start the second half and didn’t get in until the final three minutes. Totaled six points, three rebounds and two steals in 20 minutes. Teams don’t guard him on the perimeter.
6: Mitch Lightfoot: Fouled out in 22 minutes after producing two points, three rebounds (all offensive), two assists and two blocked shots. Made just 1 of 6 shots and struggled against Baylor’s size.
7: Svi Mykhailiuk: Garrett’s hand swung back on a missed dunk in warmups and accidentally smacked Svi in the face, his right eye catching the brunt of it. At one point in the layup line, Svi’s eye was partially swollen shut. Ice treatments opened it back up. He said his vision was fine, but it appeared hindered based on how he shot. Made 1 of 8 shots and missed all six 3-pointers. Totaled two points, four rebounds, two assists and one turnover. Has made 2 of 13 3-pointers in past three games.
8: Silvio De Sousa: He checked into the game, King McLure shot a lane jumper over him for an easy bucket, then De Sousa went to the other end, tried to make a move in the post and was whistled for a charge. He checked back out of the game, never to return. He played 28 seconds.
1 - Devonte' Graham (225)
2 - Svi Mykhailiuk (198)
3 - Udoka Azubuike (192)
4 - Lagerald Vick (180)
5 - Malik Newman (166)
6 - Marcus Garrett (139)
7 - Mitch Lightfoot (119)
8 - Sam Cunliffe (34)
9 - Silvio De Sousa (23)
1 - Devonte’ Graham: Led team to victory with terrific 40-minute effort. Defended well, made 5 of 9 3-pointers, and totaled 24 points, six rebounds, five assists and two steals. Plays with an enthusiasm that ignites teammates and the home crowd. His positive aura will be difficult to replace once he uses up his eligibility. He has just three remaining home games, which is another way of saying he’ll play another 120 minutes in Allen Fieldhouse because to put him on the bench is to risk losing the game for making that decision. West Virginia, Oklahoma and Texas are his final three home opponents. He has had terrific games against all three opponents during his career.
2 - Udoka Azubuike: Worked hard to establish position and teammates did a nice job of setting him up for his five dunks on his way to 16 points to go with 11 rebounds and two blocks shots. It can’t be any fun guarding him. He made 4 of 7 free throws for the second game in a row.
3 - Marcus Garrett: Had a big tip for a bucket at end of the first half and finished with 10 points and two offensive boards in 15 minutes. Didn’t miss a shot, making 2 of 2 inside the arc and 2 of 2 3-pointers.
4 - Malik Newman: Made just 1 of 9 shots and missed all five of his 3-point attempts, but had one of his better play-making games. Had four of his five assists in the first half. He entered with just nine assists in 10 games. Didn’t turn it over and picked up six defensive rebounds.
5 - Mitch Lightfoot: Hustled his way to six points, four rebounds, two blocked shots and a steal in first start of his career.
6 - Lagerald Vick: Shook off bad first half at both ends off the bench to contribute 8 of 10 points in second half. Made just 3 of 9 shots and misfired on all three 3-pointers, but played aggressively enough in second half to go to the line four times and cashed in on each one. Had just one rebound.
7 - Svi Mykahiliuk: His man never left him to help out on others and Svi attempted just two shots in 36 minutes and missed them both. Score one point, and three rebounds, one assist, one turnover and one steal.
1 - Devonte'aham (215)
2 - Svi Mykhailiuk (194)
3 - Udoka Azubuike (185)
4 - Lagerald Vick (172)
5 - Malik Newman (157)
6 - Marcus Garrett (133)
7 - Mitch Lightfoot (114)
8 - Sam Cunliffe (34)
9 - Silvio De Sousa (20)