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Wayne Selden Jr. wows as Kansas moves on in NCAAs

Kansas guard Wayne Selden Jr. (1) leans in for a shot over Connecticut forward Shonn Miller (32) during the first half on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Kansas guard Wayne Selden Jr. (1) leans in for a shot over Connecticut forward Shonn Miller (32) during the first half on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. by Nick Krug

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.

SEASON STANDINGS

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

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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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Wayne Selden Jr. helps Jayhawks cruise against Bears

Kansas guard Wayne Selden Jr. (1) hangs for a shot against Baylor forward Taurean Prince (21) during the second half, Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas guard Wayne Selden Jr. (1) hangs for a shot against Baylor forward Taurean Prince (21) during the second half, Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

1 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Made his first seven shots on four three-pointers, two drives and one stop-and-pop, mid-range jumper. Had 18 of his 24 points in the first half. Made 5 of 6 three-point shots.

2 - Devonté Graham: Came out on fire and never stopped hustling. Made 6 of 8 shots, 2 of 4 threes and contributed 15 points, four assists and three steals, without turning it over.

3 - Perry Ellis: For the second game in a row he came out for the second half in super-aggressive mode and made key plays. Showed his wide array of scoring methods on his way to a 17-point, six-rebound, three-assist day in 24 minutes of action. Looks so natural shooting threes now and has made 9 of 17, including 1 of 2 Saturday.

4 - Frank Mason III: Shook off a so-so first half and took over for a stretch when Kansas needed to put more cushion on its lead. Had 11 points, five rebounds and four assists.

5 - Hunter Mickelson: If two of his blocked shots had not wrongly been whistled as personal fouls, his line would have read seven points, six rebounds, five blocked shots. Is giving opposing drivers something to think about before they enter the lane.

6 - Brannen Greene: Left in the final minutes, clutching his right thumb in serious pain. As has been the case lately, looked to drive more often and hustled defensively. Had eight points, three boards and a steal.

7 - Carlton Bragg: Looked a little more comfortable and produced six points and three rebounds in 10 minutes. Knocked down a three.

8 - Cheick Diallo: Looked extremely athletic blocking a shot that turned into an outlet pass for a fast-break bucket. Also looked more raw then ever offensively. Produced four points and two rebounds in six minutes.

9 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Was aggressive enough to make five free throws in four minutes of action and picked up a rebound.

10 -Lagerald Vick: For the second game in a row, Vick hit a three-pointer at the end of the game.

11 - Jamari Traylor: Emphatic blocked shot of a Lester Medford drive threw a charge into the crowd and was the highlight of his day that included two assists and four personal fouls in 10 scoreless minutes without a rebound.

12 - Landen Lucas: Two points, two boards and two turnovers in 11 minutes.

SEASON STANDINGS

Wayne Selden Jr. — 1118

Frank Mason III — 113

Perry Ellis — 104

Devonté Graham — 99

Svi Mykhailiuk — 59

Carlton Bragg — 58

Brannen Greene — 56

Jamari Traylor — 54

Hunter Mickelson — 49

Cheick Diallo — 38

Landen Lucas — 36

Lagerald Vick — 11


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Wayne Selden’s hustle, passing stand out in rout

Kansas guard Wayne Selden Jr. (1) wrestles a ball away from Montana guard Walter Wright (5) during the first half, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas guard Wayne Selden Jr. (1) wrestles a ball away from Montana guard Walter Wright (5) during the first half, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

1 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Repeatedly pestered Montana guards into turnovers with intense defensive pressure, did a great job of moving the ball and made terrific passes that ranked every bit as high on substance as style and they were plenty stylish. Set a high bar for intensity and teammates fell in line. Had 11 points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals and had just one turnover. Fed Carlton Bragg with a lob delivered from a few steps past half court. Terrific hustle from start to finish on a day he made 5 of 6 two-point attempts and was 0-for-4 beyond the arc.

2- Perry Ellis: Was too much for the Grizzlies to handle. Totaled 18 points and nine rebounds, made all 10 of his free throws and was a big reason Montana’s best player, Martin Breunig, was limited to 26 minutes by foul trouble.

3 - Brannen Greene: Moved great without the ball, didn’t pout when he was open and the ball didn’t come his way and looked like such a big-time talent when the ball did end up in his hands. Made 3 of 4 three-point shots and scored on an aggressive baseline drive. Had 11 points, three assists, a steal and just one turnover in 19 quality minutes.

4 - Frank Mason III: Had nine assists without a single turnover in 23 minutes. Ball was in danger of being stripped as he went up for a bucket in transition, at which point instinct took over and with his left hand Mason wrapped the ball behind his back and put up a shot with his right hand from the left block. He made it and was fouled. Don’t worry if you missed it. It won’t be difficult to find on highlight reels.

5 - Carlton Bragg: Earned a second half start and was on the floor with Ellis when Kansas opened the half on a 12-0 run. Had nine points and fed Ellis from the high post for a bucket. Had just two rebounds but also contributed a blocked shot and a steal.

6 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Ran down a too-long outlet pass from Bragg and looked fast doing so. Made 4 of 7 shots, including 2 of 4 three-pointers, which enabled public address announcer to say, “Svi for three,” twice. Scored 10 points in 16 minutes.

7 - Devonté Graham: Was late arriving to the fieldhouse and paid by not getting to start. Came off the bench to score nine points in 21 minutes and had two offensive rebounds.

8 - Hunter Mickelson: Had a blocked shot that the statisticians missed, but his two points, seven rebounds and one steal in 15 minutes were recorded on the official box score.

9 - Landen Lucas: Had seven points, six boards and a steal in nine minutes.

10 - Cheick Diallo: Always active, sometimes a little too active. Fouled out in 10 minutes, after totaling four points, three rebounds, an assist, a blocked shot, a steal and two turnovers.

11 - Jamari Traylor: Hustled his way to three rebounds and two blocked shots in 11 scoreless minutes. Also had three turnovers.

SEASON STANDINGS

Wayne Selden Jr. — 86

Frank Mason III — 84

Perry Ellis — 72

Devonté Graham — 70

Svi Mykhailiuk — 51

Carlton Bragg — 48

Jamari Traylor — 41

Brannen Greene — 37

Hunter Mickelson — 29

Landen Lucas — 26

Cheick Diallo — 24

Lagerald Vick — 5

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By the Numbers: Kansas 88, Montana 46

By the Numbers: Kansas 88, Montana 46

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Wayne Selden Jr. steals show on Cheick Diallo’s big day

Kansas guard Wayne Selden Jr. (1) hangs on the rim after delivering a dunk against Loyola during the first half, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas guard Wayne Selden Jr. (1) hangs on the rim after delivering a dunk against Loyola during the first half, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

No. 1 - Wayne Selden Jr.: It’s not easy to control a game from the wing, but Selden managed on a night he totaled 18 points, six rebounds and four assists. He made half of his six three-point shots and is shooting .571 from long range on the season.

No. 2 - Cheick Diallo: Dribbled more than half the court, put his left hand behind his head and slammed it home with his right, sending Allen Fieldhouse into a manic state. In 10 second-half minutes, Diallo totaled 13 points, five rebounds and two blocked shots.

No. 3 - Jamari Traylor: Got his team off to a strong second-half start with disruptive defense, and in 14 minutes had six rebounds and a blocked shot. Has performed consistently well so far.

No. 4 - Frank Mason III: Threaded the needle on a bounce pass to the bucket from near half court. Amazing play from an amazing athlete. Made just 4 of 13 shots, but hit 2 of 5 threes and had five assists, six rebounds and four steals. The 5-foot-11 junior leads the team in defensive rebounding.

No. 5 - Devonté Graham: Picked up pace at both ends and finished with eight points, three rebounds and two assists.

No. 6 - Perry Ellis: Needs to do a better job of finishing through contact and hitting the defensive boards. Even on an off night he still contributed 15 points and six rebounds.

No. 7 - Hunter Mickelson: Landen Lucas was out with a toe injury and Mickelson made the most of his opportunity. Hustled his way to eight points, three rebounds and three blocked shots in 15 minutes.

No. 8 - Carlton Bragg: Missed shots at the bucket but was active, as always. Totaled four points, five rebounds (three on offensive glass) and a blocked shot in 13 minutes.

No. 9 - Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk: Watched more than he defended in the first half and dribbled his way into trouble too often in a poor first half. Played better in the second half and finished with 10 points in 16 minutes.

No. 10 - Lagerald Vick: Slammed home an offensive rebound, dished a pair of assists, had one turnover and went 0-for-2 from the line in 10 minutes.

SEASON STANDINGS

Wayne Selden Jr. — 49

Frank Mason III — 45

Devonté Graham — 41

Perry Ellis — 41

Jamari Traylor — 34

Svi Mykhailiuk — 33

Carlton Bragg — 29

Brannen Greene — 16

Landen Lucas — 15

Hunter Mickelson — 15

Cheick Diallo — 9

Lagerald Vick — 4

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Wayne Selden Jr. has another big night in championship loss

Kansas guard Wayne Selden Jr. (1) tries to drive on Iowa State's Naz Long (33) in the Jayhawk’s 70-66 loss to Iowa State in the championship game of the Big 12 Tournament Saturday in Kansas City, MO.

Kansas guard Wayne Selden Jr. (1) tries to drive on Iowa State's Naz Long (33) in the Jayhawk’s 70-66 loss to Iowa State in the championship game of the Big 12 Tournament Saturday in Kansas City, MO. by Richard Gwin

1 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Made the all-tournament team by averaging 17.3 points and shooting .667 from the field. Scored 25 points in the title game, making 8 of 12 shots, 1 of 2 threes and all eight free throws. Also had five rebounds. 

2 - Frank Mason III: Threw Iowa State point guard Monté Morris off his game at times with scrappy defense, but couldn't get his shots to drop (2 of 11). Totaled 13 points, four rebounds and four assists and turned it over just once.

3 - Landen Lucas: Started the game with strong defense against tourney Most Outstanding Player Georges Niang, but in time Niang was having his way no matter who checked him. Moved his banged-up body well enough to total six points and five rebounds in 24 minutes.

4 - Devonté Graham: Blamed himself for the loss because of an ill-advised, high-risk, off-target pass toward Lucas that was picked off, the game's most crucial play. Gave team a huge spark at end of first half, when he scored with the left hand on a contested drive and hit a tightly guarded three. Finished with seven points, four assists, three rebounds and that one costly turnover.

5 - Perry Ellis: Didn't move well on defense and didn't have the spring to make inside shots and generally looked like a guy playing on a sore knee, which is what he was. Totaled seven points and nine rebounds in 30 minutes. 

6 - Hunter Mickelson: Caught the ball on the break and instead of realizing the best play was to let teammates catch up to him, went to the basket on a 1-on-2 break and was whistled for a charge. Otherwise, didn't do too poorly and produced two points, two rebounds and a blocked shot in eight minutes.

7 - Brannen Greene: Made 1 of 4 shots and 1 of 3 threes, didn't get a rebound, had an assist, two steals and three turnovers on a three-point night.

8 - Kelly Oubre Jr.: Made just 1 of 3 shots and totaled three points, two rebounds and three turnovers in 17 minutes.

9 - Jamari Traylor: Didn't seem as active as usual  in 10 scoreless minutes with two rebounds.

SEASON STANDINGS

Frank Mason III - 257

Perry Ellis - 231

Wayne Selden Jr. - 216

Kelly Oubre Jr. - 199

Cliff Alexander - 170

Jamari Traylor - 141

Brannen Greene - 138

Landen Lucas - 124

Devonté Graham - 124

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk - 92

Hunter Mickelson - 52

No Selection - 10

Reply 4 comments from Rockn_chalkn_ku Cshjhawk Stupidmichael Jonathan Briles

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

Reply 7 comments from Doug Merrill Texashawk10_2 Dirk Medema Jonathan Briles Robert  Brock

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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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

Reply 4 comments from Reggiecomedy Dale Koch Rodney Crain Asad Zoberi

Sophomore PG Frank Mason orchestrates road rout

Kansas guard Frank Mason III, (0) saves a loose ball from going out of bounds during the first half on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 at United Supermarkets Arena.

Kansas guard Frank Mason III, (0) saves a loose ball from going out of bounds during the first half on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 at United Supermarkets Arena.

1 - Frank Mason III: Kept the ball moving, penetrated well, made 4 of 6 shots and both three-point attempts and had 10 points, eight assists, three rebounds and two steals. Had just one of KU’s 14 turnovers.

2 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Made 4 of 7 three-point shots, led team with 16 points to go with four rebounds and three assists. Did excellent work defensively.

3 - Perry Ellis: Had 14 points and nine rebounds and made 5 of 12 shots. Still needs to finish stronger, but is getting there.

4 - Brannen Greene: In 12 second-half minutes made all three shots, two from long range, and had 10 points, two rebounds and two assists without turning it over. Unbelievable shooter. Played just two minutes in first half.

5 - Cliff Alexander: Started for second time, played 20 minutes and delivered 10 points and five rebounds, but was outplayed by Texas Tech freshman center Norense Odiase (13 points, eight rebounds).

6 - Kelly Oubre Jr.: Made 2 of 5 three-pointers, but wasn’t active near the basket and turned it over twice in 16 minutes. Didn’t show as much defensive intensity as on some nights.

7 - Devonté Graham: Made a beauty of a bounce pass from the left corner to set up an easy basket for his lone assist. Has made just 2 of 11 shots in past four games.

8 - Landen Lucas: Hustled for three points and three rebounds in 11 minutes.

9 - Hunter Mickelson: Played just four minutes and scrapped his way to two points and two rebounds. Cold have had another bucket had Oubre seen him open before launching a three.

10 - Jamari Traylor: Scoreless with two rebounds, a block and a steal in 19 minutes.

11 - Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk: Played nine minutes, turned it over, missed both three-point attempts and one of them was blocked.

SEASON STANDINGS

Frank Mason III - 186

Perry Ellis - 171

Cliff Alexander - 158

Wayne Selden Jr. - 157

Kelly Oubre Jr. - 130

Brannen Greene - 109

Jamari Traylor - 103

Devonté Graham - 81

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk - 80

Landen Lucas - 70

Hunter Mickelson - 28

No Selection - 10

Reply 12 comments from Shannon Gustafson Surrealku Dirk Medema Len Shaffer Stupidmichael Mike Riches Scott Smetana Robert  Brock

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