1 - Josh Jackson: He’s getting better and he was awfully good in the first place. His sixth double-double and second in a row against a top 4 team included 23 points and 10 rebounds. Had two blocked shots in the first half. Pump-fake, drive and two-hand slam broke 64-64 tie and Kansas never trailed.
2 - Frank Mason: Played phenomenal defense at the end and drove to the lane so relentlessly to draw fouls, more than making up for an off shooting night. Made just 3 of 12 shots and 1 of 3 3-pointers, but was 12 for 12 from the line, had four rebounds, three steals, six assists and just two turnovers in 38 minutes. In a word, he’s a winner.
3 - Devonte’ Graham: Strong game on his way to 13 points on 5 of 9 shooting from the field and 3 of 6 from 3-point range.
4 - Landen Lucas: All five of his points came in the second half, as did 7 of 11 rebounds.
5 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Made 3 of 5 3-pointers and is shooting .423 on the season on them. Scored 11 points and is averaging 10.6.
6 - Mitch Lightfoot: Set up beautifully by Mason for an easy bucket and blocked two shots in a productive five minutes.
7 - Dwight Coleby: Scoreless in six minutes, he was made a couple of defensive mistakes, but he also had six rebounds.
8 - Lagerald Vick: Missed all four shots, including two 3-pointers, in a scoreless 14 minutes.
1- Frank Mason - 199
2 - Josh Jackson - 184
3 - Devonte’ Graham - 181
4 - Svi Mykhailiuk - 138
5 - Landen Lucas - 132
6 - Lagerald Vick - 115
7 - Carlton Bragg - 96 (suspended indefinitely)
8 - Udoka Azubuike - 48 (out for season)
9 - Mitch Lightfoot - 39
10 - Dwight Coleby - 38
1. Dorance Armstrong – Had two first-half sacks and a third was nullified by teammate's penalty. He’s fast, really fast.
2. Ben Johnson – Knows how to get open. Had five receptions for 86 yards.
3. Fish Smithson – Timed his leap perfectly to come down with interception and mixed in five tackles.
4. Keith Loneker – Put Kansas on the board with a safety and dropped an interception he might have turned into six points. Plays with a lot of fire.
5. Marcquis Roberts – The box score shows he was in on five tackles, including 1.5 behind the line of scrimmage. What it doesn’t show is how much he must inspire teammates who watch him limp off the field after every game, his body screaming after another solid effort in which he gets the most out of his ability because he’s such a smart driven football player.
6. Damani Mosby – Quietly having a strong senior year, he made two tackles behind the line of scrimmage.
7. Steven Sims – Had six receptions for 59 yards and a touchdown.
8. Cameron Rosser – Put heat on the quarterbacks all night and had three tackles, one sack.
9. Courtney Arnick – Five tackles, one for a loss.
10. Joe Gibson – Returned to the lineup after an injury and the snaps were true.
- Steven Sims Jr. – 24
- LaQuvionte Gonzalez – 20
- Dorance Armstrong - 19
- Marcquis Roberts - 19
- Daniel Wise – 18
- Damani Mosby – 15
- Montell Cozart – 12
- Courtney Arnick – 11
- Fish Smithson - 11
- Khalil Herbert - 10
- Bazie Bates IV – 10
- Ben Johnson - 9
- Keith Loneker Jr. - 7
- Ke'aun Kinner - 6
- Ryan Willis – 6
- Joe Dineen Jr. - 5
- Tyler Patrick – 4
- Isaiah Bean - 3
- Cameron Rosser - 3
- Osaze Ogebor - 2
- Tevin Shaw - 2
- Chevy Graham – 1
- Matthew Wyman - 1
- Cole Moos - 1
- Joe Gibson -1
1 - Devonté Graham: Led team with 17 points and added seven rebounds. Made 5 of 9 three-pointers and the rest of the team made 1 of 13. Villanova did a terrific job of taking away KU’s favorite ways of feeding Ellis and Graham did not have any assists and had three turnovers.
2 - Landen Lucas: Had to play 35 minutes because when he sat Villanova immediately fed Daniel Ochefu for easy buckets. As always, Lucas dominated the defensive boards, picking up 11 of his 12 at that end. Made 3 of 3 field goals and had two assists.
3 - Frank Mason III: Played all 40 minutes and scored five points in a 12-second stretch of the final half-minute. Pump-faked Ryan Arcidiacono into the air and hit a three-pointer with 27 seconds left and contorted his body for a layup with 15 seconds left to pull Kansas within one. Finished with 16 points.
4 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Had 16 points but went 0 for 6 from three and tended to be long with his shot.
5 - Perry Ellis: Made 1 of 5 shots, scored a season-low four points and turned it over four times.
6 - Carlton Bragg: Had a nice post feed to Landen Lucas, turned it over once and did not take a shot or get a rebound.
7 - Jamari Traylor: Scoreless with two fouls and a turnover in five minutes. Gave up buckets to Ochefu on consecutive possessions in the first half and quickly was taken out.
8 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Missed his only shot, a three-pointer from the left corner, and committed a foul during his scoreless seven-minute stretch.
Perry Ellis — 325
Frank Mason III — 314
Wayne Selden Jr. — 297
Devonté Graham — 292
Landen Lucas — 212
Jamari Traylor — 187
Carlton Bragg — 162
Svi Mykhailiuk — 159
Brannen Greene — 144
Cheick Diallo — 102
Hunter Mickelson — 90
Lagerald Vick — 32
— See what people were saying about KU's Elite Eight loss during KUsports.com's live coverage
More news and notes from KU’s Elite Eight loss to Villanova
- Frustrating finish: Jayhawks baffled by Villanova
- Keegan: Brutal first-half stretch doomed KU
- Villanova game-planned to stop Ellis
- Seniors likely not only players KU will lose
- Graham addresses controversial fifth foul
- Self: Elite Eight loss hard for everybody
- Prep bigs Maker and Ayton to play for World Team
- Villanova ends KU’s season, reaches Final Four
- Keegan Ratings: Graham’s big night not enough vs. Villanova
1 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Devonté Graham stole the ball at mid-court and a Kansas fan seated in the front row immediately said, “Lob to Selden.” Sure enough, bam! But there was no way of knowing that Graham would throw it up that high and Selden would punish the rim that much. Selden defended well and contributed 22 points, seven rebounds, three assists and a blocked shot to the cause.
2 - Perry Ellis: He repeatedly was the tonic for scoring droughts and scored in such a wide variety of ways. His pet moves, even though scouted well, can be impossible to stop. For example, when he drives left, he likes to spin to the middle, but does it so quickly that even the defender who knows it’s coming can’t keep up. His jumper was on from every distance, enabling him to make 9 of 12 field goals, including 2 of 3 three-point shots. Finished with 21 points and eight rebounds.
3 - Landen Lucas: Blocked UConn’s first shot, a Sterling Gibbs drive, to let the Huskies know right off the bat that points in the paint would not come easily. One of the nation’s most improved players finished with six points, 12 rebounds, four assists, three blocked shots and a steal. In the first half, he had almost as many rebounds (eight) as the entire UConn team (11).
4 - Devonté Graham: Made 2 of 5 three-pointers on the way to 13 points, five rebounds and a huge steal he turned into a lob for Selden.
5 - Frank Mason III: Rough shooting night (1 for 8), but he mixed it up and chased down five rebounds and made 5 of 5 free throws.
6 - Jamari Traylor: Had three blocked shots, including one heard ’round the world, a line drive that whistled out of bounds. Definitely energizes team on the defensive end.
7 - Carlton Bragg: Went after offensive rebounds hard during his four minutes. Missed a put-back, retrieved his own miss and put it off the glass and in for a bucket.
8 - Brannen Greene: Scoreless in nine minutes with one rebound, he did not attempt any shots.
9 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Scoreless in six minutes, he missed his only shot, had a turnover and made 1 of 2 free throws.
Perry Ellis — 313
Frank Mason III — 303
Wayne Selden Jr. — 285
Devonté Graham — 280
Landen Lucas — 199
Jamari Traylor — 184
Carlton Bragg — 157
Svi Mykhailiuk — 155
Brannen Greene — 144
Cheick Diallo — 102
Hunter Mickelson — 90
Lagerald Vick — 32
— See what people were saying about Kansas vs. UConn during KUsports.com's live coverage
More news and notes from KU’s win over UConn
- On to the next round: Jayhawks show swag in tourney win over UConn
- Keegan: Lucas and Traylor closing the lane on defense
- Husky wants best for Jayhawk pal Selden
- Self likes Jayhawks’ feisty attitude
- Notebook: Ellis fine after bumping knee
- Moving on: Jayhawks get back to Sweet 16 with win over UConn
- Keegan Ratings: Selden wows as Kansas moves on in NCAAs
1 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Caught fire catching-and-shooting from deep in the corner, dribbled into buckets, got up high on a slam and generally showed off the tools that NBA scouts find intriguing on his way to career-high 23 points (9 of 11 field goals, 4 of 5 threes). Smooth operator.
2 - Landen Lucas: Played just 14 minutes, time enough to produce career-high 16 points, eight rebounds and two blocked shots. Made 6 of 7 field goals.
3 - Perry Ellis: I think I saw him make a spin move into a jump hook on the right block, but I’m not sure because I blinked. What’s a defender to do? He has such a strong game, beginning with how swiftly he races down the court. Made 8 of 12 field goals and scored 21 points.
4 - Jamari Traylor: Hustled all-out to dominate the offensive boards in the first half, demoralizing the Governors. Scoreless, he played big with nine rebounds and two blocked shots in 18 minutes.
5 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Hit his first NCAA Tournament three-pointer on the game’s first possession. Finished with 14 points in 19 minutes. Made more field goals (5 of 10) in this one than previous four tourney games (4 of 16).
6 - Devonté Graham: Scoreless, he was more concerned with setting up teammates, which he did with six assists. Did not turn it over.
7 - Frank Mason III: Spring didn’t quite seem to be 100 percent there. Hip? Foot? Or maybe the competitive fires weren’t stoked because they didn’t need to be for Kansas to cruise to easy victory. Had nine points, four assists and one turnover.
8 - Cheick Diallo: Didn’t get in until late in the game and was extremely active, producing nine points, four rebounds and a blocked shot.
9 - Lagerald Vick: Perfect shooting day from inside the arc, outside it and at the free-throw line on way to seven points in 10 minutes. Also mixed in two assists, a steal and a blocked shot.
10 - Carlton Bragg: Four points, three rebounds, an assist and a steal. And, but of course, three personal fouls in nine minutes.
11 - Brannen Greene: Playing through a sore back, Greene hustled his way to four assists and three steals. Feed to Diallo for a dunk was a beauty.
12 - Hunter Mickelson: Played five minutes, committed four fouls and made 1 of 5 shots. Nobody could accuse him of spectating on the floor.
Perry Ellis — 305
Frank Mason III — 298
Wayne Selden Jr. — 276
Devonté Graham — 274
Landen Lucas — 192
Jamari Traylor — 180
Svi Mykhailiuk — 154
Carlton Bragg — 154
Brannen Greene — 142
Cheick Diallo — 102
Hunter Mickelson — 90
Lagerald Vick — 32
— See what people were saying about KU's first-round victory during KUsports.com's live coverage
More news and notes from KU’s victory over Austin Peay
- Impeached: Governors no match for Jayhawks in first round
- Keegan: Jayhawks have no need to stress this March
- Governors: Even KU’s bench players were great
- Everybody plays: Seldom-used subs thrive against APSU
- Notebook: Jayhawks not thrilled with defense in tourney rout
- KU freshmen overjoyed by first taste of NCAAs
- Jayhawks fly by Austin Peay in NCAA opener
- Keegan Ratings: Mykhailiuk puts on show in first-round blowout
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.
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
— See what people were saying about the Big 12 title game during KUsports.com’s live coverage
More news and notes from KU’s Big 12 postseason crown
- Dual champs: Graham pushes KU to Big 12 postseason title
- Keegan: Tough group of Jayhawks keep on conquering
- Jayhawks likely No. 1 overall seed in NCAA tourney
- Notebook: Mason’s foot bothering him
- Williams redeems himself vs. Lucas
- Another day, another Selden clock for Uncle Anthony
- Big 12 champs: KU knocks off WVU for tourney title
- Keegan Ratings: Graham outstanding as KU beats WVU
1 - Perry Ellis: Scored 20 points in 25 minutes, giving him 41 points for the Big 12 Tournament.
2 - Wayne Selden Jr.: He made a nice poster with a high-flying one-handed jam over Ishmail Wainright. Selden also played such strong defense that his second consecutive 0-for-3-from-three night was beside the point on an 11-point night.
3 - Devonté Graham: Made many confident passes on the fly, most notably a lob from long distance thrown down by Carlton Bragg. Graham’s really pushing the pace, cranking up the energy at both ends. He totaled 14 points (3 of 7 threes), eight assists, four rebounds and four steals in 38 minutes.
4 - Frank Mason III: Another very efficient game for the junior guard resulted in nine points, six rebounds, three assists and a steal. He made 4 of 6 shots and 1 of 2 three-pointers.
5 - Carlton Bragg: He had just one double-figures scoring output in the regular season and now has three. Has scored 22 points in 21 minutes and has committed nine fouls. Bragg did not have a rebound against Kansas State and had seven against Baylor.
6 - Jamari Traylor: Scored just one point and had trouble holding onto the ball, but still managed six rebounds and lent strong defense (one steal one block) in 19 minutes.
7 - Landen Lucas: Baylor has high-flying, quick athletes making things happen near the rim, so the Bears aren’t the best matchup for Lucas. Still, he contributed seven rebounds, a blocked shot and three steals on a night he didn’t attempt a field goal and made just 1 of 4 shots from the line.
8 - Hunter Mickelson: Made both free throws.
9 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Turned it over three times and committed three fouls in 10 minutes.
10 - Brannen Greene: Off night from three (0 for 2), from the line (2 for 4) and securing the ball (two turnovers) in six minutes.
11 - Cheick Diallo: Played one minute and committed two fouls during the late implosion. His handlers won’t like hearing this: NBA scouts are unimpressed.
12 - Lagerald Vick: Committed a foul in one minute during the late collapse.
Perry Ellis — 288
Frank Mason III — 286
Wayne Selden Jr. — 260
Devonté Graham — 258
Landen Lucas — 176
Jamari Traylor — 169
Carlton Bragg — 147
Svi Mykhailiuk — 141
Brannen Greene — 137
Cheick Diallo — 97
Hunter Mickelson — 89
Lagerald Vick — 28
— See what people were saying about KU's semifinal victory during KUsports.com's live coverage
More news and notes from KU’s Big 12 semifinal victory
- Clocked: Selden highlights KU’s semifinal victory over BU
- Keegan: Bragg following Ellis’ development path
- Bears: Some of us got dunked on
- Self’s halftime message to Jayhawks short and blunt
- Kansas knows WVU will bring pressure in title game
- KU to face West Virginia for Big 12 tourney title
- Jayhawks dunk their way to Big 12 semifinal victory
- Keegan Ratings: Once again, Ellis carries KU to victory
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.
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
— See what people were saying about KU’s quarterfinal vs. rival K-State during KUsports.com’s live coverage
1 - Perry Ellis: Made 9 of 11 shots, drove the ball aggressively, using his superior quickness to get to the hoop and made his lone three-point shot attempt. Ellis scored a game-high 20 points and had four rebounds and four assists.
2 - Frank Mason III: Knew when to pull up and shoot, and when to drive to the hoop. Made great decisions all night, did a terrific job of keeping Isaiah Taylor from scoring (five points, 1 of 10 shots, one assist) and from breaking down the defense to set up teammates. Mason made 5 of 6 shots and all three three-point shots.
3 - Devonté Graham: Played aggressively at both ends and contributed 13 points, seven rebounds and two steals, but also turned it over four times. Graham made 4 of 6 field goals and 3 of 4 three-pointers.
4 - Landen Lucas: Set the defensive tone early, picking up three of his five blocked shots during the 15-0 start to the game. He also had eight points and eight rebounds. He’s played so well the second half of the season. Amazing improvement.
5 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Shot looked better and he made 2 of 5 three-pointers on his way to a nine-point night.
6 - Jamari Traylor: Quick, somebody check to see if he has landed yet from that lob he threw down. It’s not often players soar that high during a game. Wow! Scored eight points and defended well in 15 minutes, but didn’t have a rebound.
7 - Brannen Greene: Productive 11-minute effort. He totaled five points and four rebounds.
8 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Had three fouls, two points and two assists in 13 minutes.
9 - Carlton Bragg: Fought as hard on the floor for a loose ball as a player can fight. Also picked up two rebounds, two fouls, an assist and a steal.
10 - Hunter Mickelson: In four minutes, came away with a pair of rebounds and a fluid late-game dunk. Also missed a pair of free throws.
11 - Lagerald Vick: Played three minutes and made his only shot, a three-pointer, naturally.
12 - Cheick Diallo: Played three minutes and made 2 of 4 free throws.
Frank Mason III — 257
Perry Ellis — 255
Wayne Selden Jr. — 235
Devonté Graham — 229
Landen Lucas — 160
Jamari Traylor — 150
Svi Mykhailiuk — 129
Brannen Greene — 128
Carlton Bragg — 128
Cheick Diallo — 90
Hunter Mickelson — 79
Lagerald Vick — 26
— See what people were saying about No. 1-ranked KU’s Big Monday game at Texas during KUsports.com’s live coverage.
More news and notes from KU’s dominant victory at Texas
- Turned up at Texas: KU cruises to claim sole possession of Big 12 title
- Keegan: Jayhawks not taking passive approach to anything
- Longhorns suffer emotional hangover, can’t hang with KU
- Traylor’s alley-oop leading candidate for KU’s best dunk of season
- Notebook: Self says Big 12 not one-team league
- Smart: KU’s Big 12 streak unheard of
- Maker to take official KU visit
- Jayhawks hammer Longhorns on road to win Big 12 outright
- Ellis establishes assertive offense for Kansas in rout
1 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Missed his final shot when a drive trickled out. Otherwise he would have had a perfect shooting day. He made 6 of 7 shots, including 5 of 5 three-pointers. His pull-up jumper inside the semi-circle reeked of confidence. Looks more sure of himself than ever. All in all, not bad for an 18-year-old basketball player.
2 - Frank Mason III: Hustled down a loose ball to keep it from going out of bounds and made the pass that was available, a behind-the-back beauty to Devonté Graham, who fed Wayne Selden Jr., who completed the play with a reverse layup. Also made 3 of 5 three-pointers on way to 16-point, two-steal day.
3 - Jamari Traylor: Made play of the day when he ripped away offensive rebound on missed free throw and immediately fed Svi for a three. Produced three points, three rebounds, a steal and a blocked shot in 13 energetic minutes off the bench.
4 - Devonté Graham: Four assists against just one turnover and two steals compensated for off day from three (1 for 4). Showed serious quickness in finishing drive to hoop through traffic.
5 - Landen Lucas: Produced seven points and eight rebounds in 20 minutes.
6 - Cheick Diallo: Hustled his way to two points, six rebounds, two blocked shots and a steal in 13 minutes.
7 - Perry Ellis: Couldn’t get shots to drop (4 of 13) and scored just eight points with five boards in 28 minutes.
8 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Slumping shooters go through phases that leave them aiming instead of shooting. Selden’s in one of those phases. He made 1 of 8 field goals, 1 of 4 free throws and missed all four three-point attempts. Didn’t show great shot selection in this one.
9 - Carlton Bragg: Turned beautiful post feed from Brannen Greene into two points and picked up a rebound in five-minute run.
10 - Brannen Greene: Limited to three minutes, he made the only two shots he took, both free throws.
Frank Mason III — 246
Perry Ellis — 243
Wayne Selden Jr. — 227
Devonté Graham — 219
Landen Lucas — 151
Jamari Traylor — 143
Svi Mykhailiuk — 124
Carlton Bragg — 124
Brannen Greene — 122
Cheick Diallo — 89
Hunter Mickelson — 76
Lagerald Vick — 24
— See what people were saying about Kansas vs. Texas Tech during KUsports.com’s live coverage
More news and notes from KU’s win over Texas Tech
- Still streaking: Kansas makes it 12 conference crowns in a row
- Keegan: Mykhailiuk’s emergence makes KU even more dangerous
- Smith: Self deserves to be Big 12 Coach of Year
- Jayhawks figure to open week as new No. 1
- Notebook: Former PG Miles impressed with KU’s determination
- Jayhawks earn share of 12th straight Big 12 title
- Keegan Ratings: Mykhailiuk’s shooting highlights KU’s victory over Tech