1 - Carter Stanley: Made his first start of the season and performed in a way that makes it difficult to imagine it will be his final start. Completed 24 of 32 passes for 247 yards and three touchdowns without throwing an interception. Was sacked five times for 27 yards in losses and finished the day at negative-1 in rushing yards since sacks count against a quarterbacks run totals in college, a system that differs from the NFL. Offense always seems to have a little extra bounce to it with Stanley at the controls.
2 - Pooka Williams: Rushed 13 times for 97 yards, an average of 7.5 yards. Most of it came on his 60-yard touchdown run. Pooka also caught six passes for 60 yards and his one kickoff return went for 32 yards. Has had a run from scrimmage of 41 yards or longer in each of his four college football games: 41 at Central Michigan, 52 vs. Rutgers, 72 at Baylor, 60 vs. Oklahoma State.
3 - Steven Sims: Offensive coordinator Doug Meecham shifted Sims from playing outside receiver to the slot and was creative in ways to try to get Sims the ball in space. Sims caught 10 passes for 89 yards, both totals his highest of the season, and a touchdown that went for 31 yards.
4 - Elmore Hempstead: Became the eighth Kansas player to intercept a pass for a team that intercepted four all of last season.
5 - Bryce Torneden: He has developed into the most reliable player in the Kansas secondary. Had eight solo tackles, one for a loss, and three assists.
6 - KeyShaun Simmons: Had three solo tackles, two assists, and one quarterback hurry.
7 - Jeremiah Booker: Picked up a touchdown reception for the third consecutive week, this one covering 22 yards.
8 - Kwamie Lassiter: Walk-on receiver scored KU’s first touchdown on a 20-yard throw from Stanley on the first play of the second quarter to cut KU’s deficit to 14-7.
9 - Mike Lee: Missed from time after sustaining an unspecified injury but returned to play well. Finished with four solo tackles and one assist.
10 - Joe Dineen: Eight solo tackles, one for a loss, and three assists.
1 - Pooka Williams (38)
2 - Joe Dineen (36)
3 - Bryce Tornenden (27)
4 - Daniel Wise (16)
5t - Khalil Herbert (13)
5t - Kerr Johnson (13)
7t - Carter Stanley (11)
7t - Shak Taylor (11)
7t - Stephon Robinson (11)
7t - Jeremiah Booker (11)
9 - Keith Loneker (10)
10 - Mike Lee (9)
11 - Steven Sims (8)
12t - Gabriel Rui (7)
12t - Elmore Hempstead (7)
14 - KeyShaun Simmons (5)
15t - Kyron Johnson (4)
15t - Ricky Thomas (4)
15t - Dom Williams (4)
18t - Kwamie Lassiter (3)
18t - Jeremiah McCullough (3)
18t - Osage Ogbebor (3)
18t - Kyle Thompson (3)
22t - Brian Lipscomb (2)
22t - Miles Kendrick (2)
24t - Corione Harris (1)
24t - Andru Tovi (1)
1 - Pooka Williams: Rushed for 158 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries, averaging 8.8 yards for the game and season. His third touchdown of the season went for 52 yards.
2 - Bryce Torneden: Has steadily improved since joining the program and has stood out three weeks in a row, this time with an interception return of 39 yards for a touchdown and a fumble recovery go go with three solo tackles and three assists.
3 - Khalil Herbert: Scored on a 59-yard touchdown run on his first carry and gained 5 yards on his only other one.
4 - Mike Lee: Did a great job of following blockers and cutting across the field on 31-yard touchdown return for a touchdown. Also had three solo tackles.
5 - Joe Dineen: Had six solo tackles, four assists and a fumble recovery.
6 - Deron Thompson: Entered late in the game and looked terrific. Had a 55-yard touchdown and gained 70 yards on three carries.
7 - Kyron Johnson: Speedy edge rusher had a tackle for a loss, a forced fumble and a pass breakup.
8 - Shak Taylor: Had two tackles, one behind the line, one forced fumble and covered well.
9 - Miles Kendrick: Received most playing time of the season and rushed for 28 yards and a touchdown, averaging 4.7 yards per rush. Completed 6 of 11 passes for 66 yards and one touchdown.
10 - Corione Harris: Picked up his first career interception, did well in coverage. Also was in on three tackles.
1 - Joe Dineen (25)
2 - Pooka Williams (20)
3 - Bryce Tornenden (15)
4t - Khalil Herbert (13)
4t - Kerr Johnson (13)
6 - Shak Taylor (11)
7 - Stephon Robinson (9)
8 - Daniel Wise (8)
9t - Mike Lee (7)
9t - Gabriel Rui (7)
11 - Keith Loneker (6)
12t - Kyron Johnson (4)
12t - Ricky Thomas (4)
12t - Dom Williams (4)
15t - Jeremiah McCullough (3)
15t - Kyle Thompson (3)
17t - Brian Lipscomb (2)
17t - Keith Loneker (2)
17t - Miles Kendrick (2)
20t - Corione Harris (1)
20t - Andru Tovi (1)
1 - Devonte’ Graham: As was the case two years ago in the Elite Eight, Graham was the team’s best player against Villanova. He scored 23 points, made 4 of 8 3-pointers and had three rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Graham ends his career ranked 13th in Kansas history in scoring (1,750 points), second in 3-pointers (296), fifth in assists (632) and seventh in steals (197). He set single-season school records in minutes (1,435) and played every minute in 17 of 39 games.
2 - Malik Newman: Had 21 points and eight rebounds. He reached the 20-point milestone in eight postseason games. Made 2 of 5 3-pointers and scored 14 of his 21 points in the second half.
3 - Udoka Azubuike: Stayed out of foul trouble but didn’t have the anticipated impact on the game. Finished with eight points, five rebounds and a blocked shot.
4 - Silvio De Sousa: Had seven points and seven rebounds (six offensive) in 10 minutes off the bench. Made 3 of 4 free throws.
5 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Scoreless in the first half, he finished with 10 points, two rebounds and three assists. .
6 - Lagerald Vick: Finished with eight points and two rebounds on a quiet 32-minute night.
7 - Marcus Garrett: Outside shot needs complete overhaul. Went 0 for 4 from the field and 0 for 2 from 3. One of his 3-point attempts hit the side of the backboard. Had two rebounds and one assist in 18 scoreless minutes.
8 - Sam Cunliffe: Skied for defensive rebound during two-minute stint at end of game.
9 - Mitch Lightfoot: Two minutes without a stat. Projects as a possible redshirt next season.
FINAL SEASON STANDINGS
1 - Devonte' Graham (338)
2 - Svi Mykhailiuk (285)
3 - Udoka Azubuike (282)
4 - Malik Newman (261)
5 - Lagerald Vick (252)
6 - Marcus Garrett (204)
7 - Mitch Lightfoot (170)
8 - Silvio De Sousa (85)
9 - Sam Cunliffe (46)
1 - Malik Newman: Had six points in the first half and finished with 32. Scored all of KU’s 13 points in overtime. Also made overtime possible by playing terrific defense on Grayson Allen on the final possession of regulation. Named outstanding player of Midwest Regional, adding to similar hardware he won the Big 12 tournament. Complemented his 32 points with seven rebounds, two assists and three steals.
2 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Missed three consecutive 3-pointers with less than 10 minutes left in regulation, but came through in clutch by hitting one to tie the game with 26 seconds left. Totaled 11 points, 10 rebounds and five assists, and did great job of guarding Marvin Bagley III with the help of trapping teammates.
3 - Devonte’ Graham: Played 45 minutes and turned it over just twice. Had 11 points, six rebounds, six assists and played some disruptive defense when dropping off his man to harass Bagley.
4 - Udoka Azubuike: Terrific 19 minutes before fouling out with nine points, eight rebounds (five offensive), two assists and a blocked shot.
5 - Lagerald Vick: Shook off shaky start to finish with 14 points, three rebounds and two assists.
6 - Silvio De Sousa: Life-saver on the boards with 10 in 26 minutes. Also scored four points and blocked a shot. Had three turnovers.
7 - Marcus Garrett: A terrific offensive rebounder, he had two of them in eight minutes, scored four points and had two assists, playing in the middle of the Duke zone for part of his time on the floor.
1 - Devonte' Graham (328)
2 - Svi Mykhailiuk (279)
3 - Udoka Azubuike (274)
4 - Malik Newman (252)
5 - Lagerald Vick (247)
6 - Marcus Garrett (200)
7 - Mitch Lightfoot (168)
8 - Silvio De Sousa (78)
9 - Sam Cunliffe (44)
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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- The Keegan Ratings: Devonte' Graham tops ratings in blowout of Oklahoma
- Matt Tait's Postgame Report Card
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