Vick goes nuts in OT to lead Kansas and ratings
1 – Lagerald Vick – It took him a few minutes (or maybe it was a whole half) to get going, but once he did, the sweet shooting stroke returned and the defensive intensity picked up. And then he just absolutely took over in OT. Vick finished with 27 points on 7-of-11 from 3-point range in 43 minutes and kept his red-hot season rolling along.
2 – Dedric Lawson – This double-double was much more noticeable and hardly quiet. Carried the Jayhawks at stretches and was his old steady self at the free throw line, hitting
3 – Devon Dotson – Was so good to keep KU in it — on both ends of the floor — and played yet another wildly consistent contest while running the show for Kansas.
4 – Udoka Azubuike – Got it going for a stretch in the second half with a bunch of his signature slams. But played just eight minutes in the first half because of foul trouble.
5 – Marcus Garrett – Returned from a one-game absence because of concussion-like symptoms and showed, at times, what KU missed by not having him against Tennessee.
6 – Charlie Moore – Not his day shooting the ball, but was on the floor to close the game out and helped take some of the pressure off of Dotson on the ball. His drive and dish to Dedric Lawson late for an easy two was among the prettiest plays all day.
7 – Quentin Grimes – Another rough outing for the five-star freshman.
8 – K.J. Lawson – With Vick off to a slow start, the opportunity was there for Lawson to steal some more meaningful minutes. But Vick came back to life and Lawson didn’t do much when he was out there. Two points, two rebounds and a turnover in four minutes.
9 – Mitch Lightfoot – Stop me if you’ve heard this before... Lightfoot did was he was asked to do in the minutes he was on the floor. One rebound and all-out hustle in five minutes.
10 – David McCormack – Limited minutes again for the freshman forward, who did come in during the first half with KU trying to avoid foul trouble and in need of a spark. Played just one minute and grabbed a rebound in that 60 seconds.
- Lagerald Vick - 43
- Devon Dotson - 40
- Dedric Lawson – 34
- Udoka Azubuike - 33
- Quentin Grimes - 25
- Marcus Garrett - 22
- Charlie Moore - 20
- Mitch Lightfoot – 14
- K.J. Lawson - 13
- David McCormack - 11