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Wayne Selden Jr. steps up in Big 12 semifinal

Kansas guard Wayne Selden Jr. (1) lays in two of his 20 points in the Jayhawk’s 62-52 win over Baylor in the semi-final of the Big 12 Tournament Friday at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO.

Kansas guard Wayne Selden Jr. (1) lays in two of his 20 points in the Jayhawk’s 62-52 win over Baylor in the semi-final of the Big 12 Tournament Friday at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO. by Richard Gwin

1 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Missed his only two three-point shots, but more importantly, he made 7 of 7 inside the three-point semi-circle. He consistently drove hard to the hoops and drew whistles. Finished with 20 points, eight rebounds and three assists.

2 - Perry Ellis: Hit an early three and played well in many ways until limping off the court, never to return. Coach Bill Self said he expects Ellis to be fine for today’s Big 12 tournament title game. Played 26 minutes and totaled 11 points and six rebounds.

3 - Kelly Oubre Jr.: Not nearly as dynamic as in the quarterfinal victory vs. TCU, Oubre had a good defensive game and contributed nine points, five boards, an assist and a steal. 

4 - Frank Mason III: Couldn’t get anything to drop early but came on late with a big steal and scored all eight of his points in the second half. Took one bad shot when he could have dumped it inside to Ellis. Had four assists, two steals and two turnovers in 33 minutes. 

5 - Hunter Mickelson: Played just six minutes, but looked comfortable against Baylor’s big bodies and made his presence felt defensively. Totaled two points, two steals and two blocked shots.

6 - Landen Lucas: Totaled four points, six rebounds, two blocked shots in 25 valuable minutes.

7 - Devonté Graham: Turned it over twice in 11 minutes, which is the main reason he didn’t get on the court for longer. Made 2 of 3 shots and scored four points.

8 - Brannen Greene: Hit a three-point shot from the left corner, breaking a string of 15 consecutive misses. Strangely, he sometimes freezes for an instant before turning to run the other way in making transition from offense to defense and even from defense to offense at times. It’s subtle, but it’s there.

9 - Jamari Traylor: Made just 1 of 4 free throws and missed both shots from the field, but he five rebounds and two steals in 22 minutes.

SEASON STANDINGS

Frank Mason III - 249

Perry Ellis - 226

Wayne Selden Jr. - 207

Kelly Oubre Jr. - 197

Cliff Alexander - 170

Jamari Traylor - 140

Brannen Greene - 135

Devonté Graham - 118

Landen Lucas - 117

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk - 92

Hunter Mickelson - 48

No Selection - 10

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Kelly Oubre Jr. shines in postseason debut

Kansas guard Kelly Oubre, Jr. (12) knocks the ball loose from TCU's Karviar Shepard (14) in the Jayhawk’s 64-59 win over TCU Thursday at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO.

Kansas guard Kelly Oubre, Jr. (12) knocks the ball loose from TCU's Karviar Shepard (14) in the Jayhawk’s 64-59 win over TCU Thursday at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO. by Richard Gwin

1 - Kelly Oubre Jr.: Freshman showed that postseason basketball is a game he enjoys by scoring a career-high 25 points and carrying Kansas. It was not just the point total that was impressive about Oubre's day. He played smart, aggressive basketball and was unafraid all afternoon.

2 - Landen Lucas: Once upon a time, 13 points and 7 boards would've have seemed like made up numbers for Lucas. Now, those seem like the norm. Hit 6 of 7 shots and added 3 blocks, all in just 24 minutes.

3 - Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk: Scored just two points and added two assists but played 15 minutes and gave KU coach Bill Self an option when both Brannen Greene and Wayne Selden struggled. Svi was as aggressive and confident as he's been in weeks and even started the second half.

4 - Frank Mason III: Stats were far from spectacular — six points, five rebounds, two assists, two turnovers — but did play 37 minutes and added three steals. Self said he would've liked to see more energy from his point guard and floor leader. So I suspect that's what you'll see on Friday.

5 - Wayne Selden Jr.: As per usual, Selden did enough of the little things — an assist here, a steal there, an offensive rebound there — to impact the game, but his bottom line was still average at best. Scored seven points (on 3-of-6 shooting) and grabbed four boards but also turned it over four times and missed two of three free throw attempts.

6 - Devonté Graham: Recorded four assists and had no turnovers in 24 minutes and made at least three or four other really nice passes that could have become assists had the shots fallen.

7 - Jamari Traylor: Four fouls limited him to 20 minutes, which is a shame because Traylor was 3-for-3 from the floor and also blocked three shots. He's gotta find a way to stay on the floor.

8 - Hunter Mickelson: Not his best night. Two points and one rebound in eight minutes. Did record a block, but also air-balled a baseline jumper.

9 - Brannen Greene: Two points, three turnovers and 13 minutes. Not the kind of bounce-back performance you're looking for from a guy who sat in street clothes due to a suspension the last time out. Greene looks sped up and uncertain with just about everything he's doing right now.

SEASON STANDINGS

Frank Mason III - 243

Perry Ellis - 218

Wayne Selden Jr. - 198

Kelly Oubre Jr. - 190

Cliff Alexander - 170

Jamari Traylor - 139

Brannen Greene - 133

Devonté Graham - 115

Landen Lucas - 113

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk - 92

Hunter Mickelson - 43

No Selection - 10

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Frank Mason III finishes regular season strong

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SEASON STANDINGS

Frank Mason III - 237

Perry Ellis - 218

Wayne Selden Jr. - 193

Kelly Oubre Jr. - 181

Cliff Alexander - 170

Jamari Traylor - 136

Brannen Greene - 132

Devonté Graham - 111

Landen Lucas - 105

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk - 85

Hunter Mickelson - 41

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Frank Mason III makes comeback, OT win possible

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SEASON STANDINGS

Frank Mason III - 229

Perry Ellis - 218

Wayne Selden Jr. - 191

Kelly Oubre Jr. - 175

Cliff Alexander - 170

Brannen Greene - 132

Jamari Traylor - 131

Devonté Graham - 107

Landen Lucas - 98

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk - 84

Hunter Mickelson - 38

No Selection - 10

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Aggressiveness makes Perry Ellis best on court

Kansas forward Perry Ellis hangs for a shot over Texas forward Jonathan Holmes during the second half on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas forward Perry Ellis hangs for a shot over Texas forward Jonathan Holmes during the second half on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

1 - Perry Ellis: In three games since missing a shot at the rim that would have been a game-winner at West Virginia, Ellis has scored 23, 24 and 28 points. He was at his very best Saturday with 13 rebounds and three blocked shots. Ellis has become so aggressive of late, attacking off the dribble, throwing down dunks with authority and making it clear who the best player on the court is. He’s played himself into position to win Big 12 Player of the Year honors and he’s done it without a scoring threat playing opposite him in the post.

2 - Kelly Oubre Jr.: Has scored 14 points or more in four of his past five games and has averaged 6.6 rebounds in that stretch. He definitely has learned to use his perfect basketball body and athleticism to make things happen near the rim at the both ends. With Cliff Alexander, the team’s best defensive rebounder, sidelined, Oubre grabbed nine defensive boards.

3 - Frank Mason III: Isaiah Taylor is a tough point guard to guard and even though Mason couldn’t keep him out of the paint (nobody can), he made him work hard, pestering him relentlessly. Mason also made sure Kansas didn’t play sloppy. He had just one turnover in 39 minutes to go with 12 points, four rebounds and three assists.

4 - Landen Lucas: Had five points and four rebounds in 25 minutes.

5 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Still not finishing at the hoop. He made just 1 of 7 shots, but he did a good job of drawing fouls on wild drives to the hoop and made 5 of 6 free throws. Had a big blocked shot in the second half and two steals to go with seven points and three rebounds in 30 minutes.

6 - Jamari Traylor: Had two rebounds and a blocked shot in 11 scoreless minutes.

7 - Brannen Greene:  Had a three-pointer from the left corner blocked and once missed an open Ellis on the fast break. Had two points an assist and a rebound in 11 minutes. With defenses more mindful of not losing sight of him, Greene has rushed some shots and has made 2 of 14 three-pointers in the past five games.

8 - Hunter Mickelson: Played five minutes, blocked a shot and was whistled for two fouls.

9 - Devonté Graham:  Whistled for two fouls in seven minutes and missed the only shot he took.

10 - Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk: Played two minutes and produced a rebound and blocked shot.

SEASON STANDINGS

Frank Mason III - 219

Perry Ellis - 215

Wayne Selden Jr. - 187

Cliff Alexander - 170

Kelly Oubre Jr. - 167

Brannen Greene - 130

Jamari Traylor - 122

Devonté Graham - 101

Landen Lucas - 93

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk - 83

Hunter Mickelson - 31

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Perry Ellis once again carries Kansas

Kansas forward Perry Ellis (34) gets to the bucket against Kansas State forward Thomas Gipson (42) during the second half, Monday, Feb. 23, 2015 at Bramlage Coliseum.

Kansas forward Perry Ellis (34) gets to the bucket against Kansas State forward Thomas Gipson (42) during the second half, Monday, Feb. 23, 2015 at Bramlage Coliseum. by Nick Krug

1 - Perry Ellis: Scored 15 of his game-high 24 points in the first half. Also had a game-high nine rebounds. Has developed into the Jayhawks’ best, most competitive player. Takes smart shots and makes the opposing defense build its strategy around him. Made 10 of 16 shots and his only three-point attempt. Also had a blocked shot and two steals.

2 - Kelly Oubre Jr.: Competed hard. Sometimes shot when a pass was the right play, but he hustled and came away with 14 points and seven rebounds.

3 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Drove hard to the hoop, but couldn't get a three-pointer to drop in three attempts. Had seven points, three rebounds, four assists and four turnovers.

4 - Devonté Graham: Gave the team a boost with 11 strong first-half minutes that included four points and a great post feed. Didn't play well in eight second-half minutes.

5 - Brannen Greene: Missed all four three-point shots, sometimes firing it before getting set. Still scored seven points in 11 minutes.

6 - Frank Mason III: Not his night. Took a shot or two when feeding Ellis would have been the right play. Made just 1 of 8 shots and had trouble keeping Nigel Johnson in front of him. Did have three assists and just one turnover, as well as three steals. 

7 -Jamari Traylor: His best play of the night came after the game, when a K-State student shoulder-checked him near the bucket and Traylor had the discipline not to retaliate.

8 - Landen Lucas: Played 18 minutes and had two points and two rebounds. It wasn't a lack of effort, just a lack of athleticism that caused him to get beaten to boards.

9 - Cliff Alexander: He looked like a freshman playing against a veteran and was overmatched by Thomas Gipson in every way. Limited to 10 minutes because of foul trouble. In those 10 scoreless minutes, he had four fouls, four rebounds, a turnover, a blocked shot and a steal. If he decides to declare for the NBA draft, which many seem to think he will, he runs the risk of destroying his chances at a lucrative NBA career.

SEASON STANDINGS

Frank Mason III - 211

Perry Ellis - 205

Wayne Selden Jr. - 181

Cliff Alexander - 170

Kelly Oubre Jr. - 158

Brannen Greene - 126

Jamari Traylor - 117

Devonté Graham - 99

Landen Lucas - 86

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk - 82

Hunter Mickelson - 28

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Kelly Oubre Jr. one Jayhawk who knew how to counter WVU’s defense

Kansas guard Kelly Oubre, Jr. (12) attempts a steal from West Virginia guard Tarik Phillip (12) during the Jayhawks 62-61 loss to the Mountaineers Monday, February 16, 2105  in Morgantown, W.V.

Kansas guard Kelly Oubre, Jr. (12) attempts a steal from West Virginia guard Tarik Phillip (12) during the Jayhawks 62-61 loss to the Mountaineers Monday, February 16, 2105 in Morgantown, W.V.

1 - Kelly Oubre Jr.: Didn't need to remind himself to play in attack mode agains the West Virginia press. Came out in that mode and played big part in Kansas coming back from big early deficit. Finished with 14 points and seven rebounds. On drive to the hoop in final minutes he lost his footing in the lane and threw up a hard shot that missed.

2 - Frank Mason III: Made 3 of 5 threes, scored 18 points, had a big steal, but his night was marred by a late defensive mistake and a late turnover.

3 - Perry Ellis: Had 19 points and five rebounds, but kicked himself all the way back to Kansas for not scoring on the game's final play after Jamari Traylor set him up with a perfect baseball pass..

4 - Landen Lucas: Did the best job of any of KU's bigs on the boards with six in 16 minutes and also blocked a shot and came up with a steal. Scored two points and had two turnovers. Missed a free throw late.

5 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Had three first-half turnovers and never got into the flow of the game offensively. Finished with four points, four rebounds and three assists..

6 - Jamari Traylor: Repeatedly was beaten on the boards on a night West Virginia had 22 offensive rebounds. Had just two defensive rebounds in 26 minutes on a night West Virginia missed 40 field-goal attempts. Made a great baseball pass to Ellis at the end of the game that might have led SportsCenter had Ellis been able to turn it into a bucket.

7 - Cliff Alexander: After six scoreless first-half minutes with just one rebound, did not start the second half. Self said afterward he did not think Alexander was ready to perform well against West Virginia's trapping defense. Was exposed defensively by a driving Devin Williams.

8 - Brannen Greene: Bill Self didn't like the guarded three he put up shortly after checking in and he checked back out after failing to corral a defensive rebound. Had defensive troubles when he checked back in. Also dribbled the ball.

9 - Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk: Nothing else was working early in the first half, so Self turned to Svi That didn't work either. He played two minutes, missed a flat three-pointer and couldn't snag a pair of defensive rebounds in his area.

10 - Devonté Graham: Played like a freshman who did not look ready for the sort of intense defensive pressure West Virginia brings. In five scoreless first-half minutes, he turned it over three times and had a steal.

SEASON STANDINGS

Frank Mason III - 200

Perry Ellis - 188

Wayne Selden Jr. - 170

Cliff Alexander - 166

Kelly Oubre Jr. - 148

Brannen Greene - 115

Jamari Traylor - 109

Devonté Graham - 84

Landen Lucas - 83

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk - 82

Hunter Mickelson - 28

Reply 11 comments from William Weissbeck Jayhawkmarshall Babyphog Clara Westphal Kristen Downing Dirk Medema Dale Koch Gary McCullough Perses Mo Golany

Steady afternoon makes Perry Ellis stand out

Kansas forward Perry Ellis (34) looks for a steal as he defends Baylor guard Lester Medford (11) during the second half, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas forward Perry Ellis (34) looks for a steal as he defends Baylor guard Lester Medford (11) during the second half, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

1 - Perry Ellis: Made himself the steady go-to guy and played two strong halves on the way to 18 points, six rebounds and emphatic yet unemotional blocked shot late in the game. Under the radar, which is where he lives, he is becoming more aggressive.

2 - Kelly Oubre Jr.: Spent the whole game on fire, made 6 of 9 shots and 4 of 6 three-pointers and like Ellis, produced 18 points and six rebounds. Didn’t turn it over once.

3 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Played tough defense, made 8 of 9 free throws and both two-point field goals and finished with 15 points, four assists and three rebounds.

4 - Landen Lucas: Made the most of his 14 minutes by contributing nine points and four rebounds and hit a big jumper. Was on the court when Kansas finished the game so strong.

5 - Frank Mason III: Had trouble with Baylor’s zone in the first half but did a better job of setting up teammates in second half. Finished with five points and eight assists with two turnovers. Double-figures scoring streak ended at 21 games.

6 -Cliff Alexander: At times looked overwhelmed amidst all the long and/or big bodies. Had four points and five rebounds in 21 minutes.

7 - Brannen Greene: Visibly frustrated at being alone on the wing and not getting the ball, Greene was ready when Mason found him in the right corner and buried a huge three-pointer to give Kansas a 55-49 lead with 7:53 left. Teammates need to look for him more often. Landen Lucas found him the next time down with a great skip pass, but it didn’t go in that time. Teammates keep finding Greene like that and he’ll reward them, three points at a time. Made just 1 of 5 three-pointers, but he won’t have many such nights.

8 - Devonté Graham:  Is 0 for 7 in last three games, all scoreless efforts. Terrific heads-up play when Baylor’s Kenny Chery turned his head to the bench to listen to the coaches. Graham, who had been playing several feet off the ball, pounced on Chery and knocked the ball loose. Made another disruptive defensive play but needs to regain his confidence shooting.

9 - Jamari Traylor: Needs to get more than two rebounds in 12 minutes. Was scoreless and turned it over when he drove into the paint, got stuck and threw an errant pass.

SEASON STANDINGS

Frank Mason III - 191

Perry Ellis - 180

Wayne Selden Jr. - 164

Cliff Alexander - 162

Kelly Oubre Jr. - 138

Brannen Greene - 112

Jamari Traylor - 104

Devonté Graham - 83

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk - 80

Landen Lucas - 76

Hunter Mickelson - 28

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Hot hand of Selden separates sophomore guard in Big Monday win

Kansas guard Wayne Selden Jr. (1) pulls up for a three from the corner during the second half on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas guard Wayne Selden Jr. (1) pulls up for a three from the corner during the second half on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

1 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Caught fire from three, making 5 of 7, defended aggressively and led Kansas with 20 points. Went on a personal 8-0 run in the second half.
 

2 -  Kelly Oubre Jr.: He looked so big-time so often. Came away with 16 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and a blocked shot and scored in a wide variety of ways.

3 -  Perry Ellis: Contributed 17 points, six boards, four assists and didn’t turn it over. He also didn’t commit a foul, which is huge, because he needs to be on the court to give Kansas an inside presence.

4 -  Frank Mason III: Played tough defense against terrific Cyclones point guard Monté Morris, hounding him into four turnovers. Also contributed 12 points, five rebounds, eight assists and two steals with just two turnovers.

5 -  Brannen Greene: Has made 12 of 16 three-point shots in past five games, including 2 of 3 Monday, when he contributed 11 points and four rebounds in 19 minutes. He was alone on the wing a couple of times and didn’t get the ball, which can’t happen because the guy doesn’t miss.

6 -  Cliff Alexander: Strong defensive effort from the center, who did a better job of running the floor than in the first meeting with Iowa State. Played just 15 minutes, long enough to produce four points, five boards and two blocked shots.

7 -  Landen Lucas: Always hits the boards hard and produced six rebounds and two points in 14 minutes.

8 -  Jamari Traylor: Had three steals in 18 minutes, but also three turnovers. Scored four points and had one rebound, off the offensive glass.

9 -  Devonté Graham: Had four assists and didn’t turn it over in 14 minutes, but had a rough time keeping his man in front of him and fouled a three-point shooter late in the game with a big lead.

SEASON STANDINGS

Frank Mason III - 167

Perry Ellis - 155

Cliff Alexander - 146

Wayne Selden Jr. - 138

Kelly Oubre Jr. - 123

Jamari Traylor - 97

Brannen Greene - 95

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk - 79

Devonté Graham - 74

Landen Lucas - 63

Hunter Mickelson - 25

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Perry Ellis shows off his complete skill set vs. K-State

Kansas forward Perry Ellis (34) battles for a rebound with Kansas State guard Justin Edwards (14) during the first half on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas forward Perry Ellis (34) battles for a rebound with Kansas State guard Justin Edwards (14) during the first half on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

1 - Perry Ellis: Both when facing the basket and driving his man, and when using his footwork to set himself up for buckets, Ellis looked so quick. He made 7 of 9 shots from the field and had three assists and a blocked shot. Had a double-double by halftime on his way to 16 points and 12 rebounds.

2 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Blocked four shots, two of which drew quite a rise out of the crowd. Made 3 of 6 three-point shots and 2 of 7 two-pointers, widening the gap between his three-point (.360) and two-point percentages. Made Marcus Foster work hard for his shots.

3 - Kelly Oubre Jr.: Picked up all of his eight points and all but two of his nine rebounds in the first half and wasn’t nearly as active in the second half.

4 - Brannen Greene: Made 4 of 5 shots and 3 of 4 three-pointers to score 11 of his team’s 14 bench points. What a great shooter.

5 - Jamari Traylor: Did a better job on Thomas Gipson than did Cliff Alexander, and used his quickness to come up with two steals to go with three assists and two turnovers. Still doesn’t hit the open 15-footer, but did contribute six points and five rebounds..

6 - Frank Mason III: Threw a pass into the stands 99 seconds into the second half, after his roughest half of season (for non-Kentucky games) in many ways, and was replaced by Graham. Several minutes later, he returned and played well, extending his double-figures scoring streak to 18 games with a 10-point night. Made just 3 of 12 shots from the field.

7 - Devonté Graham:  Kansas State turned Graham’s taunting technical into four points. Had four assists and did not turn it over in 18 minutes. Had one steal. Hit just 1 of 4 shtos and got outmuscled on a few plays.

8 - Cliff Alexander: Looked small and played small when going against veteran wide-body Thomas Gipson. Couldn’t score on Gipson and couldn’t defend him. Played 19 scoreless minutes and produced four rebounds, an assist and a blocked shot.

SEASON STANDINGS

Frank Mason III - 161

Perry Ellis - 148

Cliff Alexander - 142

Wayne Selden Jr. - 129

Kelly Oubre Jr. - 115

Jamari Traylor - 95

Brannen Greene - 90

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk - 79

Devonté Graham - 73

Landen Lucas - 60

Hunter Mickelson - 25

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