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Azubuike tops ratings after dominating Tennessee in 74-68 win

Tennessee head coach Rick Barnes congratulates Kansas center Udoka Azubuike (35) following the Jayhawks' 74-68 win, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2019 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Tennessee head coach Rick Barnes congratulates Kansas center Udoka Azubuike (35) following the Jayhawks' 74-68 win, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2019 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

1 – Udoka Azubuike – What a different game this was with Azubuike on the floor and with Azubuike off the floor. When he was out there, Tennessee pretty much had no answer on either end. More about that in today’s game story. Finished with a double-double of 18 points and 11 rebounds and added 4 blocks, including two big ones during a monster finish.

2 – Devon Dotson – Made everything go and played monster minutes with Azubuike out of the game. In fact, he played nearly the entire game and never let the heavy workload negatively affect his decision making or quickness. Tallied 22 points and 7 assists in 39 minutes.

3 – Marcus Garrett – Like Dotson, Garrett played big minutes and continued to play with the steady presence on both ends of the floor that makes this Kansas team so dangerous. Finished with 8 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals and no turnovers.

4 – Ochai Agbaji – Got things going again offensively and knocked in a couple of 3-pointers while playing 38 minutes. Finished 6-of-12 from the floor after missing his first two shots of the game.

5 – Christian Braun – Attacked, didn’t force 3-pointers and used his size and athleticism to help Kansas survive with Azubuike on the bench. Started the second half in place of Isaiah Moss and might be trending toward starting the first half of games, too.

6 – Isaiah Moss – Misfired on all but one shot attempt and looked a little lost and hesitant at times on both ends of the floor.

7 – Tristan Enaruna – Logged just 5 minutes in a game that most people thought he would play a lot more.

Season Standings

1 – Udoka Azubuike – 140

2 – Devon Dotson – 124

3 – Marcus Garrett – 123

4 – Ochai Agbaji – 111

5 – Isaiah Moss – 84

6 – David McCormack – 83z

7 – Christian Braun – 73

8 – Tristan Enaruna – 53

9 – Silvio De Sousa – 47+

10 – Jalen Wilson – 2x

x = broke his ankle 20 seconds into the second game of the season and is expected to be out at least three months.

+ = suspended for 12 games following KU’s 81-60 win over Kansas State on Jan. 21, 2020.

z = suspended for 2 games following KU’s 81-60 win over Kansas State on Jan. 21, 2020.

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Christian Braun goes bonkers to spark Kansas and top ratings in 81-60 win over K-State

Kansas guard Christian Braun (2) celebrates after hitting a three against Kansas State during the first half, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas guard Christian Braun (2) celebrates after hitting a three against Kansas State during the first half, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

1 – Christian Braun – His career-best six triples and 20 points were a huge part of pushing the Jayhawks out to an early lead that K-State had no answer for. Played aggressive and with a purpose on offense all night.

2 – Udoka Azubuike – K-State made it clear early on that they weren’t going to let Azubuike beat them with easy baskets. So he found another way to do it and killed the Cats on the glass, finishing with 14 on the night, 5 offensive.

3 – Marcus Garrett – So steady and another turnover-free game from the KU junior to go along with 8 points and 5 assists in 33 minutes.

4 – Devon Dotson – Far more important than any of his shots, points or free throws were Dotson’s steals. K-State could not handle his ball pressure and that made for a long night for the visitors.

5 – Ochai Agbaji – He didn’t exactly break out of his scoring slump — 6 points on 3-of-11 shooting in 31 minutes — but he played with much better energy and body language en route to making a strong impact on this game.

6 – Isaiah Moss – A step closer to what he showed at Oklahoma compared to his effort last Saturday at Texas. He still misses assignments from time to time on defense and needs to get a little more comfortable.

7 – Tristan Enaruna – Played real minutes for the first time in a while and looked aggressive and a little more confident while doing it. The more they can mix him into the rotation, the more flexibility this team will enjoy.

8 – Silvio De Sousa – Didn’t play much at all until then end, but also didn’t make too many mistakes when he was out there.

9 – David McCormack – Started again but was not out there with the first five to open the second half. The biggest issue with McCormack in the past couple of games has been his decision making and shot selection. He struggled with that again in this one.

Season Standings

1 – Udoka Azubuike – 133

T2 – Devon Dotson – 118

T2 – Marcus Garrett – 118

4 – Ochai Agbaji – 107

5 – David McCormack – 83

6 – Isaiah Moss – 82

7 – Christian Braun – 70

8 – Tristan Enaruna – 52

9 – Silvio De Sousa – 47

10 – Jalen Wilson – 2x

x = broke his ankle 20 seconds into the second game of the season and is expected to be out at least three months.

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Azubuike’s complete game at Texas earns top spot in ratings

Kansas center Udoka Azubuike (35) is fouled by Texas forward Jericho Sims (20) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Kansas center Udoka Azubuike (35) is fouled by Texas forward Jericho Sims (20) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) by Associated Press

1 – Udoka Azubuike – Dominated stretches of KU's 66-57 victory on both ends, including the start of the second half which gave KU control. Continues to show his maturity and improved understanding of what it takes to play hard all the time. Just missed yet another double-digit rebounding effort, with 9, and added 17 points, including 10 in the first five minutes of the second half when KU took control.

2 – Marcus Garrett – Another day, another ailment for Garrett, who hit the deck hard in the second half and had to go to the locker room temporarily before returning to the action. KU should wrap him in bubble wrap these days because he’s too steady to keep off the floor. Finished with a monster line of 13 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists and got it all in a fairly ho-hum manner.

3 – Devon Dotson – Hit four big free throws and a clutch 3-pointer that all but sealed the deal for the Jayhawks in his return from a one-game absence following a hip injury. Shot just 6-of-16 from the floor and 1-of-4 from 3-point range, but at least some of that can be attributed to rust. In the end, his 21 points

4 – David McCormack – There was nothing flashy about McCormack’s 20 minutes in this one. But they were solid. He finished with 6 points, 7 rebounds and did not turn it over. That’s really all the Jayhawks’ starting 4 man needs to do to be a positive presence on this team.

5 – Isaiah Moss – Scored 5 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 33 minutes, which included a starting nod in the second half. His 3-pointer from the corner after a KU timeout that followed Texas taking an 8-point first-half lead helped keep the Jayhawks close heading into halftime.

6 – Ochai Agbaji – Agbaji, who played 31 minutes in this one, could not find his offensive game, going just 1-of-6 from the floor and 0-of-3 from 3-point range. Made a few defensive miscues and also seemed to let his offensive struggles keep him from impacting the game elsewhere with his athleticism.

7 – Silvio De Sousa – Nothing special here, but three rebounds and at least one altered shot in 2+ minutes were enough of a contribution to say he mattered and did not hurt the team.

8 – Christian Braun – Played just 3:38 and lacked aggression from the perimeter. The one time he did get aggressive, he drove right into the teeth of the Texas defense and had his shot rejected.

9 – Tristan Enaruna – Played just over a minute and did not record any statistics.

Season Standings

1 – Udoka Azubuike – 125

2 – Devon Dotson – 112

3 – Marcus Garrett – 111

4 – Ochai Agbaji – 102

5 – David McCormack – 82

6 – Isaiah Moss – 78

7 – Christian Braun – 61

8 – Tristan Enaruna – 49

9 – Silvio De Sousa – 45

10 – Jalen Wilson – 2x

x = broke his ankle 20 seconds into the second game of the season and is expected to be out at least three months.

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Garrett, Moss finish 1-2 in ratings for second consecutive game

Kansas' Marcus Garrett (0) and Isaiah Moss (4) slap hands during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Oklahoma in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020.

Kansas' Marcus Garrett (0) and Isaiah Moss (4) slap hands during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Oklahoma in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. by Associated Press

1 – Marcus Garrett – Played 38 minutes as the team’s primary ball handler and top defender and committed just one foul and one turnover while tallying 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Arguably his best game as a Jayhawk.

2 – Isaiah Moss – A much more aggressive approach on offense led to a 20-point outburst as the senior sharp-shooter hit 6 of 11 3-pointers on a night when Kansas needed someone to pick up the scoring slack for Devon Dotson, who was out with an injury.

3 – Udoka Azubuike – Scored 16 points and grabbed 14 rebounds and might have been most impressive as a perimeter defender. Did whatever he could and whatever he had to to help will Kansas to a key road win.

4 – Christian Braun – Brought energy and aggressive play from the first minute he checked into the game. Didn’t do much in the way of recording offensive stats, but did grab six rebounds, a block and a steal in 25 minutes.

5 – Ochai Agbaji – Finished strong and started playing with a little joy again. Watch to see if that will be the catalyst for Agbaji to get on a hot streak in the weeks ahead.

7 – Tristan Enaruna – Played 11 minutes and scored a big put-back of his own miss. Minutes have been tough to come by for the KU freshman of late, but every one he gave the Jayhawks on Tuesday was important in a game where small ball ruled the day.

8 – David McCormack – The OU matchup was a nightmare for McCormack from the beginning, as he never found much rhythm on either end. Still managed to deliver 4 points and 3 rebounds in 15 minutes.

9 – Silvio De Sousa – Played just 2 minutes but grabbed 3 rebounds and did not record any negative statistics while he was out there.

Season Standings

1 – Udoka Azubuike – 116

2 – Devon Dotson – 105

3 – Marcus Garrett – 103

4 – Ochai Agbaji – 98

5 – David McCormack – 76

6 – Isaiah Moss – 73

7 – Christian Braun – 59

8 – Tristan Enaruna – 48

9 – Silvio De Sousa – 42

10 – Jalen Wilson – 2x

x = broke his ankle 20 seconds into the second game of the season and is expected to be out at least three months.

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Mr. Everything, Marcus Garrett, tops ratings after loss to Baylor

Kansas Jayhawks guard Marcus Garrett (0) and Kansas Jayhawks guard Isaiah Moss (4) slap hands after a three from Moss during the first half on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas Jayhawks guard Marcus Garrett (0) and Kansas Jayhawks guard Isaiah Moss (4) slap hands after a three from Moss during the first half on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

1 – Marcus Garrett – His numbers weren’t great, but without him this game would’ve been over way before it actually was. Playing point guard with Devon Dotson in the locker room, doing his best to guard Jared Butler all day and representing the only consistent offense KU had in the second half, Garrett gave everything he had and did it on two bad ankles without making any excuses.

2 – Isaiah Moss – A great first half was overshadowed a little by Moss disappearing in the second. But who didn’t? The senior guard who has been up-and-down throughout the season was much more aggressive looking for his shot and KU needs more of that from him the rest of the way.

3 – Udoka Azubuike – Worked hard for position and every rebound he got. Also blocked a career-best 7 shots. Only managed 6 points, though, and uncharacteristically missed three of the six shots he attempted.

4 – Christian Braun – Missed the only two shots he took but played extremely hard, fighting for rebounds and driving to the rim to draw contact. That led to another memorable outing, though not quite to the same level he’s reached during other recent games.

5 – Ochai Agbaji – After an aggressive offensive outing at Iowa State, Agbaji again looked a little timid in this one. Credit the Baylor defense for a lot of that. Finished with 6 points, 5 rebounds and 3 turnovers.

6 – Devon Dotson – Even without the injury factored in, this wasn’t Dotson’s best day. Davion Mitchell hounded him on defense and the entire Baylor backcourt put pressure on him with their aggressive play on offense. Give him credit for gutting it out while dealing a hip pointer, but KU’s offense sure doesn’t look the same without him attacking the rim the way he’s capable.

7 – Silvio De Sousa – Grabbed 4 rebounds, which only made him marginally better than McCormack. His lone bucket was a meaningless score at the end of the game. De Sousa’s still looking to turn the corner and isn’t closing on it very quickly.

8 – David McCormack – KU’s other starting big man finished 0-of-2 from the floor with just 1 rebound and has now played two of his worst games against two of the Big 12’s biggest and best teams.

9 – Tristan Enaruna – In a game that seemed tailor-made for his skill set, the freshman played just 5 minutes and was a non-factor.

Season Standings

1 – Udoka Azubuike – 110

2 – Devon Dotson – 105

3 – Marcus Garrett – 95

4 – Ochai Agbaji – 94

5 – David McCormack – 74

6 – Isaiah Moss – 66

7 – Christian Braun – 54

8 – Tristan Enaruna – 45

9 – Silvio De Sousa – 41

10 – Jalen Wilson – 2x

x = broke his ankle 20 seconds into the second game of the season and is expected to be out at least three months.

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Big Dave McCormack earns top spot after monster effort

Kansas forward David McCormack dunks during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Iowa State, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Kansas forward David McCormack dunks during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Iowa State, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) by Associated Press

1 – David McCormack – McCormack’s muscle and tenacious effort on the glass early on set the tone for a big night for the KU big men, who combined to score 28 points an grab 16 rebounds in the easy win.

2 – Ochai Agbaji – Made 6 of the 7 shots he took, including 4 of 5 from behind the 3-point line and looked a lot more aggressive on the offensive end than he has in recent weeks. Finished with 16 points, 2 assists and 2 steals but also turned it over 4 times.

3 – Devon Dotson – The sophomore point guard proved to be nearly impossible for the Cyclones to stop, as he used a blend of power and speed to rumble his way to 20 points and 6 assists in 34 minutes.

4 – Udoka Azubuike – His double-digit rebounding streak was snapped, but, in 23 minutes, Dok scored 10 points and grabbed 7 rebounds while hitting 4 of 5 free throw attempts and dishing 2 assists.

5 – Christian Braun – Hit 3 of 4 from 3-point range, including what KU coach Bill Self called two of the game’s most important shots. Finished with 9 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists in 25 minutes.

6 – Marcus Garrett – Played just 20 minutes because of the ankle injury but still managed to score 4 points, grab 3 rebounds and dish 3 assists to go along with 2 steals and a block. All of that was merely gravy for the Jayhawks, who played well even with Garrett out of the lineup.

7 – Silvio De Sousa – Still got sped up a little bit and lacked polish. But he played hard while he was out there and appeared to be as aggressive on both ends as he has been in weeks.

8 – Isaiah Moss – Made just 1 of 5 field goal attempts, including an 0-of-2 clip from 3-point range and finished with 2 points in 17 minutes.

9 – Tristan Enaruna – Swiped two steals but gave one of them back with a bad turnover. Still, his 16 minutes with Garrett out of the lineup were important minutes, even if his stat line does not fully show that.

Season Standings

1 – Udoka Azubuike – 103

2 – Devon Dotson – 101

3 – Ochai Agbaji – 89

4 – Marcus Garrett – 86

5 – David McCormack – 72

6 – Isaiah Moss – 58

7 – Christian Braun – 48

8 – Tristan Enaruna – 44

9 – Silvio De Sousa – 38

10 – Jalen Wilson – 2x

x = broke his ankle 20 seconds into the second game of the season and is expected to be out at least three months.

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Azubuike tops ratings after monster 2nd half in 60-53 win over West Virginia

Kansas center Udoka Azubuike (35) and West Virginia forward Derek Culver (1) fight for a rebound during the second half, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas center Udoka Azubuike (35) and West Virginia forward Derek Culver (1) fight for a rebound during the second half, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

1 – Udoka Azubuike – Back-to-back games with double-digit rebounds for the KU center, but I’m not sure I can recall him working this hard on the glass. Fighting and scrapping for everything that came off the rim with two of the biggest monsters in the Big 12, Azubuike willed Kansas to win this war and did plenty of damage to the rim in the process, finishing several lobs that deflated the Mountaineers and gave the Jayhawks and their home crowd a big lift.

2 – Christian Braun – Started the second half and proved over and over again that he was worthy. Braun used his junkyard dog mentality to battle his way to an important night of production in his first Big 12 game.

3 – Marcus Garrett – Always such a calming influence on the game and his teammates, Garrett was at his best with the game on the line, showing what experience and confidence can do for a player in crucial moments.

4 – Devon Dotson – As KU coach Bill Self pointed out after the victory, Dotson’s ability to play all 40 minutes and handle the kind of hounding pressure that WVU throws at a point guard was nothing short of remarkable. He wasn’t perfect on either end, but considering he played the entire way, he was pretty darn close.

5 – Ochai Agbaji – Still looks a bit tentative in certain moments and needs to get more aggressive on the offensive end, both with his shot and attacking the rim. But he played roughly 37 minutes and had a couple of crucial plays along the way.

6 – David McCormack – As KU’s other starting big, McCormack had a golden opportunity to test himself against an elite front line. But it never materialized. He played little and watched KU play better with four guards on the floor. Delivered a couple of big moments — a key rebound and dunk on back-to-back possessions late — but didn’t do much beyond that.

7 – Silvio De Sousa – At one point, De Sousa found himself out there alongside McCormack in what was one of the Jayhawks’ strangest lineup combinations of the day. Foul trouble dictated it but De Sousa’s tentative play and inability to show off the explosiveness he had during his freshman season ensured that the lineup was short-lived.

8 – Isaiah Moss – Misfired bad on the couple of 3-point shots he took and did not follow up last weekend’s stellar game at Stanford with anything worth writing home about.

9 – Tristan Enaruna – Often described as “too casual,” this monster of a matchup was not the kind of game in which Enaruna could flourish and he played just over a minute.

Season Standings

1 – Udoka Azubuike – 97

2 – Devon Dotson – 94

3 – Marcus Garrett – 82

4 – Ochai Agbaji – 81

5 – David McCormack – 63

6 – Isaiah Moss – 56

T7 – Tristan Enaruna – 43

T7 – Christian Braun – 43

9 – Silvio De Sousa – 35

10 – Jalen Wilson – 2x

x = broke his ankle 20 seconds into the second game of the season and is expected to be out at least three months.

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Isaiah Moss’ hot hand leads Kansas past Stanford, earns top spot in ratings

Kansas guard Isaiah Moss (4) runs upcourt after shooting a three-point basket against Stanford during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Stanford, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Kansas guard Isaiah Moss (4) runs upcourt after shooting a three-point basket against Stanford during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Stanford, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) by Associated Press

1 – Isaiah Moss – Hit 6-of-12 from the floor and 4 of 7 from 3-point range to lead the Jayhawks with 17 points in 27 minutes. Moss, who was much more active on both ends in this one, started the second half and added three rebounds and an assist to his line.

2 – Marcus Garrett – Back in the starting lineup as if nothing ever happened to his injured ankle, Garrett looked fine from start to finish in this one, cutting, driving and going to the glass like he always does. Finished with 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists.

3 – Christian Braun – Hit 3 of 4 3-pointers — all at key times — and came up with several of those hustle plays and possession thefts that KU coach Bill Self raved about throughout the summer. That’s three strong outings in a row for the KU freshman.

4 – Udoka Azubuike – Miss all five of his free throw attempts, turned it over five times and scored just 2 points. But his 13 rebounds were big and the KU center was much more active and aggressive than he was in the recent loss to Villanova.

5 – Ochai Agbaji – Scored 14 points on 5-of-11 shooting and looked more comfortable than ever in transition. Active defensively and purposeful on offense, Agbaji was solid throughout the game in a team-high 33 minutes.

6 – Devon Dotson – Not his best game from an offensive perspective, but even still, Dotson managed to prove that he was the fastest player on the floor and the toughest to stay in front of. Foul trouble and turnovers plagued him throughout this one, but he finished with 14 points and four steals in 33 minutes.

7 – Tristan Enaruna – Logged 12 key minutes as KU all but abandoned its two big man approach in the second half of this game. Finished with three rebounds and two turnovers while also making his only shot attempt.

8 – David McCormack – Three turnovers in 11 minutes and an 0-for-1 clip from the floor. Managed two rebounds and a steal but also fouled twice.

9 – Silvio De Sousa – With McCormack a little off and Azubuike managing foul trouble, De Sousa got a fair crack at playing the 5 for a few minutes. But instead of taking advantage of it, he fouled twice, turned it over once and made one of two shots from the floor.

Season Standings

T1 – Devon Dotson – 88

T1 – Udoka Azubuike – 88

3 – Ochai Agbaji – 76

4 – Marcus Garrett – 75

5 – David McCormack – 59

6 – Isaiah Moss – 54

7 – Tristan Enaruna – 42

8 – Christian Braun – 35

9 – Silvio De Sousa – 32

10 – Jalen Wilson – 2x

x = broke his ankle 20 seconds into the second game of the season and is expected to be out at least three months.

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KU sophomore Ochai Agbaji on top after tough day in Philly

Kansas' Ochai Agbaji plays during an NCAA college basketball game against Villanova, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Kansas' Ochai Agbaji plays during an NCAA college basketball game against Villanova, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) by Associated Press

1 – Ochai Agbaji – Played all but 49 seconds and was good defensively and also in transition. Didn’t shoot it well from the outside, but did anybody? Finished 5-of-8 from the floor with 11 points, 4 assists and 3 steals.

2 – Christian Braun – The freshman played some huge minutes in place of the injured Marcus Garrett. Scored six points on 3-of-5 shooting (all on drives to the rim) and added a couple of rebounds and a key block in 16 minutes.

3 – Udoka Azubuike – Not his best day by any means, but he was a load when he was clicking. Finished 6-of-10 from the floor and missed his only two free throw attempts to tally 12 points and 11 rebounds.

4 – Devon Dotson – Dotson struggled from the floor to the tune of 5-of-15 shooting and also turned it over three times. But added four assists, led Kansas with 15 points and picked up a key steal late that gave the Jayhawks a chance to save the game. He also missed a key free throw late, had the ball stolen from him in the same sequence and was a step slow on Villanova’s game-winning 3-point shot. KU wouldn’t have been in the game without him, but, at the same time, he has to be better in clutch moments.

4 – David McCormack – Great early and a much better option than Silvio De Sousa in the game’s opening minutes, but e still make just 3 of 7 field goal attempts and turned it over twice. Still, 6 points and 7 rebounds in 25 minutes was a decent outing on a low-scoring day.

6 – Tristan Enaruna – Contributed three points, three rebounds and two assists during an active day. Still needs to find more fire, but showed glimpses of it during this one.

7 – Marcus Garrett – Played just 13 minutes and missed three of the four shots he took, including the one he was injured on. Still, there’s little doubt that his absence was devastating for the Jayhawks on a day they needed a calm, veteran presence to get them to the finish line.

8 – Isaiah Moss – Missed all five shot attempts and turned it over twice in a forgettable 15 minutes.

9 – Silvio De Sousa – Played just 3:19 early on and had no energy or confidence during that stretch. That was enough for KU coach Bill Self to leave him on the bench the rest of the day.

Season Standings

1 – Devon Dotson – 84

2 – Udoka Azubuike – 82

3 – Ochai Agbaji – 71

4 – Marcus Garrett – 67

5 – David McCormack – 57

6 – Isaiah Moss – 45

7 – Tristan Enaruna – 39

8 – Silvio De Sousa – 31

9 – Christian Braun – 28

10 – Jalen Wilson – 2x

x = broke his ankle 20 seconds into the second game of the season and is expected to be out at least three months.

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David McCormack’s monster day earns top spot in KU’s 98-57 rout of Kansas City

Kansas forward David McCormack (33) pulls up for a shot against UMKC forward Javan White (25) and UMKC forward Josiah Allick (20) during the first half, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.

Kansas forward David McCormack (33) pulls up for a shot against UMKC forward Javan White (25) and UMKC forward Josiah Allick (20) during the first half, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. by Nick Krug

1 – David McCormack – The big time stat line was nice, but it was McCormack’s energy early that Kansas needed most. Behind stretches of pure effort and hustle, McCormack rumbled to 16 first-half points in 11:27 and finished the game with a career-high 28 points.

2 – Udoka Azubuike – Before McCormack got going, Azubuike was KU’s best player in this one, particularly on the defensive end. There were moments when Azubuike did what Azubuike does, dunking with power and ease, but he also finished with five rebounds, four assists and three blocks.

3 – Devon Dotson – He’s had better games, but the standard is pretty high for KU’s sophomore point guard who finished with 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting in 28 minutes. He also added three steals, two of them coming in the first half when KU built 19 points worth of separation by the break.

4 – Marcus Garrett – Made all three 3-pointers he attempted and added four assits while delivering another heady Marcus Garrett type of game.

5 – Ochai Agbaji – Was nearly scoreless for most of the game but that was more the result of what his teammates were doing than anything Agbaji did. No point in scoring big when your team doesn’t need you to.

6 – Silvio De Sousa – It was a rough first half for the KU junior, but he turned into a bully in the second half. De Sousa looked much more comfortable and also stronger while riding out the easy victory.

7 – Christian Braun – Got the highlight dunk he wanted in front of so many friends and family members late in the game. Finished with a hard-earned stat line of 4 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists in 20 minutes.

8 – Isaiah Moss – Made just 1 of 5 attempt from 3-point range but had one nice drive and finish at the rim in 19 minutes.

9 – Tristan Enaruna – Shot 1-of-10 from the floor on a forgettable offensive night. Added five rebounds to make up for some of the misses.

Season Standings

1 – Devon Dotson – 78

2 – Udoka Azubuike – 75

3 – Marcus Garrett – 64

4 – Ochai Agbaji – 62

5 – David McCormack – 52

6 – Isaiah Moss – 43

7 – Tristan Enaruna – 35

8 – Silvio De Sousa – 30

9 – Christian Braun – 20

10 – Jalen Wilson – 2x

x = broke his ankle 20 seconds into the second game of the season and is expected to be out at least three months.

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