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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

— See what people were saying about KU's rematch with rival Kansas State during KUsports.com's live coverage


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Reply 16 comments from Mallory Briggans Janet Olin Arthur Ankeney John Randall Zabudda Jayhawkmarshall Chuckberry32 Robert  Brock Keithii Ashwingrao and 2 others

Landen Lucas keeps rebounding, improving

Kansas forward Landen Lucas (33) gets in the face of Oklahoma State guard Jeff Newberry (22) on a shot during the second half, Monday, Feb. 15, 2016 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas forward Landen Lucas (33) gets in the face of Oklahoma State guard Jeff Newberry (22) on a shot during the second half, Monday, Feb. 15, 2016 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

1 - Landen Lucas: Scored a career-high 14 points and produced his third consecutive double-figure rebounding game with 10 boards, five off the offensive glass. Lucas is KU’s most improved player and he vows he eventually will hit an open jumper.

2 - Frank Mason III: He and fellow perimeter starters Devonté Graham and Wayne Selden Jr. combined for 92 minutes without turning it over once. Mason had some tough rebounds in traffic and finished with 14 points, six assists and five rebounds. He seems fresher than when he was playing through a lot of pain in his left elbow.

3 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Shook a slow start and heated up, making 4 of 7 three-pointers. He produced 18 points, five rebounds and three assists.

4 - Brannen Greene: Made the most of his 18 minutes with 11 points and five rebounds. Compensated for defensive lapses by shooting 3 of 3 from three and had a particularly stylish celebration of his three at the end of the first half. Think: cowboy with two pistols spinning. I wonder if he watches a lot of Westerns.

5 - Perry Ellis: Overcame rough first half (1 for 7) to finish with 15 points, but had just four rebounds in 25 minutes.

6 - Devonté Graham: Followed the game of his life in Norman, where he was the best player on the floor at both ends in both halves, with a solid performance. Totaled 10 points and made 2 of 5 three-pointers. Took an ill-advised three-pointer early in the clock, up 11 points with 14 minutes left in the game.

7 - Carlton Bragg: Played seven minutes, scored six points and gave up four at the other end. A talented scorer gifted with a soft shooting touch, Bragg projects to develop into a star once he figures out how to defend and rebound against other big, quick players.

8 - Jamari Traylor: Had two points, a rebound and a blocked shot in 13 minutes.

9 - Cheick Diallo: Played a scoreless seven minutes with two turnovers, but also blocked three shots and had five rebounds.

10 - Hunter Mickelson: Was whistled for a foul on a clean blocked shot. He can’t seem to catch a break in the blocked-shot department. Statisticians will miss one here and there and refs will steal from him as well. He’s a nice guy. Cut him a break!

11 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Played three minutes and hustled.

12 - Lagerald Vick: I can’t remember who was standing alone in the right corner, but he should have passed it to him because he was wide open. Instead he jacked a shot and missed. Not good.

SEASON STANDINGS

Perry Ellis — 222

Frank Mason III — 216

Wayne Selden Jr. — 210

Devonté Graham — 198

Landen Lucas — 129

Jamari Traylor — 124

Carlton Bragg — 118

Brannen Greene — 116

Svi Mykhailiuk — 102

Cheick Diallo — 81

Hunter Mickelson — 72

Lagerald Vick — 24

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Landen Lucas out-pounds Mountaineers on the glass

Kansas forward Landen Lucas (33) gets up for a lob dunk over West Virginia forward Nathan Adrian (11) during the first half, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2016 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas forward Landen Lucas (33) gets up for a lob dunk over West Virginia forward Nathan Adrian (11) during the first half, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2016 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

1 - Landen Lucas: He picked a good time to have a career night, because without a rugged defensive rebounder hanging tough nobody is going to beat West Virginia. Lucas totaled nine points, 16 rebounds and four blocked shots, the latter two totals career highs. He made 4 of 5 field goals and has been finishing better of late.

2 - Perry Ellis: His scoring totals in KU’s past five Big 12 contests: 26, 23, 19, 23 and on Tuesday night 21 points. He made 7 of 9 field goals and 1 of 2 three-pointers. In his past three games, Ellis has made 26 of 34 field goals, a .765 percentage. His spin move is ridiculously quick and his three-point touch forever improves. He’s shooting .475 from long range.

3 - Frank Mason III: Appeared to have the spring back in his step and he used it to produce 14 points, five rebounds and a steal. He has not been as consistent this season, perhaps because he battles so many bumps and bruises, but his point total is remarkably consistent. He has come out of the past 15 games with a season scoring average that never has been below 13 points and never higher than 13.4 points.

4 - Brannen Greene: He burst out of the doghouse with 10 points and four defensive rebounds in 16 active minutes. Made 2 of 3 three-pointers. Fired up the crowd.

5 - Devonté Graham: He ran into some traps and turned it over five times, but it’s more difficult to take care of the ball against West Virginia than any team in the country. He also buried 2 of 4 three-point shots and had four rebounds and four assists to go with 10 points in 38 minutes. Made sure Kansas pushed the pace from the outset.

6 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Woofing in the face of an opponent right next to a referee after scoring a bucket drew him a technical, his second foul of the first half. Played well defensively and made some nice passes en route to 11-point, two-assist effort.

7 - Cheick Diallo: Had an active two-minute stretch in the first half and picked up an offensive rebound and a personal foul.

8 - Jamari Traylor: Played nine scoreless minutes, picked up one rebound, one assist, two turnovers, two blocked shots and a steal.

9 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Scoreless in four minutes.

10 - Carlton Bragg: Played one minute and committed a foul.

SEASON STANDINGS

Perry Ellis — 216

Frank Mason III — 197

Wayne Selden Jr. — 197

Devonté Graham — 181

Jamari Traylor — 115

Carlton Bragg — 110

Landen Lucas — 109

Brannen Greene — 102

Svi Mykhailiuk — 100

Cheick Diallo — 75

Hunter Mickelson — 69

Lagerald Vick — 23

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Reply 9 comments from Colby Hebert Mouseclicker Doug Clark Gregor Southard Pius Waldman Jhawki78 Oldjayhawkjack Craig Alexander

Guess who: Perry Ellis carries Kansas at TCU

Kansas forward Perry Ellis elevates to the rim during the second half, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 at Schollmaier Arena in Forth Worth, Texas.

Kansas forward Perry Ellis elevates to the rim during the second half, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 at Schollmaier Arena in Forth Worth, Texas. by Nick Krug

1 - Perry Ellis: His strong senior season continued with a ho-hum 23-point, 10-rebound performance. Too quick and efficient for the Horned Frogs to handle, Ellis made 11 of 12 two-point field goals. He missed both three-point attempts.

2 - Devonté Graham: Hustled his way to multiple floor burns and played with a contagious enthusiasm on his way to 15 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals on a day he did not turn it over.

3 - Jamari Traylor: Scrapped his way to six points and seven rebounds in 15 minutes before fouling out. Grabbed five offensive rebounds, which means he rebounded more of KU’s misses than any other Horned Frog did.

4 - Frank Mason III: Made just 1 of 5 three-pointers and had three turnovers, but was active defensively and dished six assists.

5 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Battling the flu, his shot was way off (1 for 5, 0 for 4 from three), but his physical defense gave TCU problems and he had five assists and just one turnover.

6 - Landen Lucas: Guards did a great job of feeding the post and although he didn’t always finish, Lucas did make 4 of 4 free throws and both field-goal attempts on his way to eight points and three rebounds in 17 minutes.

7 - Cheick Diallo: Was extremely active during his 10 minutes on the floor. He grabbled five rebounds, scored two points, blocked a shot and had a steal to go with two turnovers. Whistled for two personal fouls, both avoidable.

8 - Carlton Bragg: Snagged five rebounds, including one off a teammate’s missed free throws, in 10 minutes.

9 - Lagerald Vick: Knocked down a three from the right corner after Bragg snagged a missed free throw and fired a pass to him.

10 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Had wide-open shots and couldn’t bury them, making just 1 of 3 three-pointers and missing both shots inside the arc. One of his stints on the floor ended quickly because of shoddy defense.

11 - Hunter Mickelson: Played two minutes and picked up an offensive rebound, a missed shot and a personal foul.

12 - Brannen Greene: His two appearances on the floor added up to one scoreless minute. Benched for lazy defense seconds into his first appearance on the floor.

SEASON STANDINGS

Perry Ellis — 207

Wayne Selden Jr. — 192

Frank Mason III — 189

Devonté Graham — 175

Jamari Traylor — 112

Carlton Bragg — 109

Landen Lucas — 99

Svi Mykhailiuk — 98

Brannen Greene — 95

Cheick Diallo — 71

Hunter Mickelson — 69

Lagerald Vick — 23

— See what people were saying about Kansas at TCU during KUsports.com’s live coverage.


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Reply 5 comments from Jared Reeves Michael Lorraine Pius Waldman Robert  Brock Jayhawkmarshall

Perry Ellis shows off his 3-point skills vs. Wildcats

Kansas forward Perry Ellis (34) heads up for a dunk against Kansas State forward Dean Wade (32) during the second half on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas forward Perry Ellis (34) heads up for a dunk against Kansas State forward Dean Wade (32) during the second half on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

1 - Perry Ellis: Senior is shooting 50 percent from three after going 3 for 3 on his way to a 19-point game. Had two steals and five rebounds. Made 8 of 11 shots from the field.

2 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Forgotten man had a night to remember with 10 points, four assists and three steals in 21 minutes off the bench. Good chance he’ll get big minutes again Saturday at TCU.

3 - Jamari Traylor: Totaled five points, four rebounds and two blocked shots and a steal in 13 minutes.

4 - Landen Lucas: Had eight points, six rebounds and played 25 minutes before fouling out.

5 - Devonté Graham: Made K-State play sloppy and had three steals. Made just 1 of 4 three-pointers and totaled 10 points, three rebounds and four assists. Turned it over twice.

6 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Failed to follow up phenomenal game vs. Kentucky with a good one. Played 24 minutes, made 1 of 5 three-point shots and 3 of 9 field goals. Totaled seven points, no rebounds and three turnovers. Some of his shots were ill-advised.

7 - Frank Mason III: His drives to the hoop sometimes amount to driving a bridge to nowhere. Opponents don’t foul him as often as in the past and he gets caught without an easy play. Made 1 of 5 shots.

8 - Brannen Greene: Shot 3 of 3 from the field, 1 of 1 from three, 1 of 1 from the free-throw line and did not turn it over on a night he scored eight points in six minutes.

Yet, as far as the coach was concerned, Greene had the most obnoxious night of anyone in the building. (Then again, the coach had no way of knowing about the woman who stood behind me the whole game screeching unbelievably loudly in my ear all night, damaging my hearing). Any way, back to Greene. He dunk with one second remaining, instead of dribbling out the clock, which absolutely infuriated his coach, who spent the rest of the night apologizing for it.

9 - Carlton Bragg: Scored two points, blocked a shot and had a turnover in five minutes.

10 - Cheick Diallo: Played two minutes in the first half.

SEASON STANDINGS

Perry Ellis — 195

Wayne Selden Jr. — 184

Frank Mason III — 180

Devonté Graham — 164

Carlton Bragg — 104

Jamari Traylor — 102

Svi Mykhailiuk — 95

Brannen Greene — 94

Landen Lucas — 92

Hunter Mickelson — 67

Cheick Diallo — 65

Lagerald Vick — 19

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Reply 5 comments from Arthur Ankeney The_muser Leikness Jared Reeves Dirk Medema

Wayne Selden Jr. takes his game to another level vs. Kentucky

Kansas guard Wayne Selden Jr. (1) cuts to the bucket under the Kentucky defense during the second half, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas guard Wayne Selden Jr. (1) cuts to the bucket under the Kentucky defense during the second half, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

1 - Wayne Selden Jr.: His one-handed slam over 6-foot-11 Skal Labissiere, who also wears No. 1 on his jersey, will be played to the delight of Allen Fieldhouse crowds for the rest of his Kansas career. Selden never has been better than he was Saturday. He repeatedly stung Kentucky with drives to the hoop and long three-pointers (3 for 5) on his way to a 33-point night. He played 44 minutes and never looked tired. Not many perimeter players in the country can match his strength.

2 - Perry Ellis: Kentucky executed a sound game plan to perfection against Ellis, limiting his scoring chances. He made 1 of 4 field goals and hit just 8 of 13 free throws. Battled his way to 10 points and nine rebounds, four off the offensive glass.

3 - Jamari Traylor: He doesn’t bring a lot of basketball skills to the equation and he is on the short side for an inside player, but he never is athletically overmatched and he doesn’t shy from contact. Lent a strong defensive effort and chipped in with five points, a block, a steal and five boards, four offensive.

4 - Carlton Bragg: Ellis was limited by foul trouble to six first-half minutes and Bragg rode to the rescue with six first-half points in nine minutes. Excellent shooters have such soft touches and get the shooter’s bounce. He forever gets the shooter’s bounce.

5 - Frank Mason III: Kentucky’s super-quick point guard Tyler Ulis gave Mason more than he could handle until Kansas switched to a triangle-and-two defense. Made 1 of 7 two-point field goals and 2 of 4 three-pointers. Contributed eight defensive rebounds, four assists, three turnovers and two steals. Playing point guard against KU’s schedule is like playing cornerback in the Big 12.

6 - Brannen Greene: Was the only player to make all of his free throws (shot four of them), made 1 of 2 threes and picked up four defensive rebounds in 10 minutes. Committed two turnovers.

7 - Devonté Graham: He and Mason combined for eight turnovers in the first half, one in the remaining 25 minutes.

8 - Cheick Diallo: Made a long jumper and contributed three rebounds, two off the offensive boards, in 10 minutes.

9 - Landen Lucas: Struggled to keep pace with Kentucky’s athletic big men. Committed four personal fouls in 13 minutes to go with three points, three rebounds and a turnover. Made just 3 of 6 free throws.

10 - Lagerald Vick: Played two minutes, missed an ill-advised three and was whistled for a foul.

SEASON STANDINGS

Perry Ellis — 185

Wayne Selden Jr. — 179

Frank Mason III — 176

Devonté Graham — 158

Carlton Bragg — 102

Jamari Traylor — 94

Brannen Greene — 91

Svi Mykhailiuk — 86

Landen Lucas — 85

Hunter Mickelson — 67

Cheick Diallo — 64

Lagerald Vick — 19

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Reply 4 comments from Gregor Southard Cshjhawk Brett McCabe Stupidmichael

Perry Ellis remains consistent amid road collapse

Kansas forward Perry Ellis (34) catches a pass inside before Iowa State guard Deonte Burton (30) during the second half, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016 at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa.

Kansas forward Perry Ellis (34) catches a pass inside before Iowa State guard Deonte Burton (30) during the second half, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016 at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa. by Nick Krug

1 - Perry Ellis: Was matching Georges Niang shot for shot for a stretch, and was the one Jayhawk whose performance never dropped off when the Cyclones took control of the game. Shot 6 of 10 from the field in the second half, when the rest of the team shot 4 of 15. Scored a game-high 23 points and played hard for 36 minutes.

2 - Brannen Greene: Contributed nine points, four rebounds and three assists in 24 minutes. Made 2 of 4 three-pointers (was slapped on the side of the hand on one of his misses without drawing a whistle) and made Iowa State account for his whereabouts at all times.

3 - Frank Mason III: Looked like his old self in the first half, driving hard to the hoop, but didn’t do a good job of securing the ball in the second half. Finished with 16 points, six rebounds, three assists and six turnovers.

4 - Devonté Graham: His enthusiasm is a plus. Now it’s time for him to take the next step and show some tough love to teammates when they deserve to hear it. Finished with seven points, four rebounds and four assists.

5 - Landen Lucas: Two things should never come as a surprise about Landen Lucas: First, he can’t score. Second, he sure can rebound. Had two points and nine rebounds, meaning that in the last two games he has two points and 19 rebounds.

6 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Made just 1 of 6 three-pointers and had just two rebounds and one assist. Has not been as good a player in Big 12 action as in non-conference games.

7 - Carlton Bragg: Had two points, two rebounds and a turnover in six minutes.

8 - Jamari Traylor: Picked up two quick fouls and wasn’t a factor for the rest of the night.

9 - Cheick Diallo: Four minutes, zeroes across the board.

10 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Trillion-club entry.

11 - Lagerald Vick: Played one minute and took his requisite three-pointer, missing this time.

SEASON STANDINGS

Perry Ellis — 176

Frank Mason III — 170

Wayne Selden Jr. — 169

Devonté Graham — 154

Carlton Bragg — 95

Brannen Greene — 86

Jamari Traylor — 86

Svi Mykhailiuk — 86

Landen Lucas — 83

Hunter Mickelson — 67

Cheick Diallo — 61

Lagerald Vick — 18

— See what people were saying about the KU-ISU game at Hilton Coliseum during KUsports.com’s live coverage.


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Reply 11 comments from John Randall Doug Clark The_muser Barry Weiss Arthur Ankeney Brett McCabe Babyphog Robert  Brock Bob Bailey

Freshman Carlton Bragg best of bunch on bad night

Kansas forward Carlton Bragg Jr. (15) fights for a rebound with Oklahoma State guard Leyton Hammonds (23) during the second half, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla.

Kansas forward Carlton Bragg Jr. (15) fights for a rebound with Oklahoma State guard Leyton Hammonds (23) during the second half, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla. by Nick Krug

1 - Carlton Bragg: Other than getting into foul trouble (four whistles in 11 minutes), he had a strong night. He’s a terrific mid-range shooter and is making the close shots he was missing earlier. Had eight points, four rebounds and a steal.

2 - Devonté Graham: Totaled 10 points and five assists and had just one turnover.

3 - Landen Lucas: Kansas played better defense when he was in the game, although his lack of quickness was exposed at times. Contributed five points and five rebounds in 13 minutes.

4 - Perry Ellis: Made just 3 of 10 shots from the field and 7 of 12 free throws. Totaled 13 points and three rebounds in 33 minutes.

5 - Frank Mason III: Played 34 minutes without an assist and couldn’t keep Jawun Evans in front of him. Scored a team-high 14 points.

6 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Shot was off (1 for 4 three-pointers) and finished with seven points, two rebounds, two assists and three turnovers.

7 - Cheick Diallo: Makes astonishing, as in astonishingly good and astonishingly bad, plays. On one startling defensive possession, when the play was to step up, he retreated out of bounds. Started and played 13 minutes. Produced four points, two rebounds and a steal.

8 - Lagerald Vick: Played eight minutes and turned it over just once. Made his only shot, a three-pointer. He has made 5 of 10 for the season.

9 - Svi Mykhailiuk: With Brannen Greene sidelined by a knee injury, Kansas needed a big shooting night from Svi. Teammates set him with open shots, but he couldn’t hit them. He made just 1 of 5 three-point shots and was 1 for 7 overall.

10 - Jamari Traylor: Played six minutes, picked up two rebounds, two fouls, a turnovers and a steal.

11 - Hunter Mickelson: Played two minutes and had an assist.

SEASON STANDINGS

Perry Ellis — 157

Wayne Selden Jr. — 157

Frank Mason III — 156

Devonté Graham — 139

Carlton Bragg — 88

Svi Mykhailiuk — 84

Jamari Traylor — 79

Brannen Greene — 75

Landen Lucas — 72

Hunter Mickelson — 67

Cheick Diallo — 58

Lagerald Vick — 17

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By the Numbers: Oklahoma State 86, Kansas 67

By the Numbers: Oklahoma State 86, Kansas 67

Reply 20 comments from Sarah Carr William Weissbeck Zabudda Stupidmichael Barry Weiss Tim Gershon Robert  Brock Dr_mister Craig Alexander Babyphog and 4 others

Perry Ellis provides rare bright spot in KU loss

Kansas forward Perry Ellis drives to the basket for two points in a game between the Jayhawks and the Mountaineers at the WVU Colliseum in Morgantown, W.V. Tuesday.

Kansas forward Perry Ellis drives to the basket for two points in a game between the Jayhawks and the Mountaineers at the WVU Colliseum in Morgantown, W.V. Tuesday. by Mike Yoder

1. Perry Ellis – The only guy who got anything going offensively, Ellis finished with team highs in points (21) and rebounds (7) and probably should've touched the ball 100 more times.

2. Landen Lucas – His numbers — 2 points, 6 rebounds, 4 fouls, 1 block, 1 turnover — don't tell the story. Lucas was up off the bench early and appeared to be ready for the physical battle that West Virginia brought. But a couple of silly fouls kept him from finding a rhythm and hurt the Kansas defense.

3. Jamari Traylor – Two points, four boards and two steals in 11 minutes isn't bad. His turnover was, but at least it looked like Traylor cared, as he displayed by slamming two hands onto the scorer's table after a miscue. Both he and Lucas at least looked like they wanted to play.

4. Devonté Graham – Played frantic all night and never looked comfortable with the ball. Managed seven points, three assists and three rebounds before fouling out and gets the nod here because he had just one turnover.

5. Wayne Selden Jr. – Hit two three-pointers early and appeared to be headed for a big scoring night. But then he went cold, made just one of five shots the rest of the night and turned it over an improbable six times.

6. Frank Mason III – An off night any way you slice it. Turned it over seven times and scored 11 points on 3-of-6 shooting in just 25 minutes.

7. Hunter Mickelson – Started yet again but played just five minutes and scored one bucket with two rebounds, one offensive.

8. Carlton Bragg – Three points and three rebounds in six minutes. Also turned it over once and was called for basket interference.

9. Brannen Greene – Looked a little too much like the Brannen Greene of old. No effort, no energy, no intensity no makes on two attempts. Did manage to snag four rebounds.

10. Svi Mykhailiuk – Played 17 minutes and had next to nothing to show for it. Missed all four shots he attempted — 0-of-3 from three-point range — and fouled three times.

11. Cheick Diallo – Had a chance to spark the team on a night it really needed a lift, but committed two out-of-control fouls, one rebound and one steal in four minutes.

12. Lagerald Vick – Came in with the outcome already decided and banked in a three-point shot to give him three points. Also grabbed one rebound and a foul.

SEASON STANDINGS

Wayne Selden Jr. — 141

Frank Mason III — 141

Perry Ellis — 137

Devonté Graham — 120

Svi Mykhailiuk — 75

Jamari Traylor — 73

Brannen Greene — 72

Carlton Bragg — 70

Landen Lucas — 61

Hunter Mickelson — 61

Cheick Diallo — 42

Lagerald Vick — 12

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