Dotson's monster effort tops ratings, leads Kansas to road win at TCU
1 – Devon Dotson – Played all 45 minutes of a ruthless game and delivered a career-high 25 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists to lead KU to a much-needed win on the road.
2 – Ochai Agbaji – His first half set the tone for the Jayhawks to have success and his final numbers were reminiscent of what people have come to expect from the freshman who just keeps soaring – 20 points, 11 rebounds, 41 minutes.
3 – K.J. Lawson – Hit without question the two biggest shots of the game and was ready and willing to play hard and with a good attitude when the Jayhawks had to have him. Finished with 10 points in 16 minutes, but his impact was far greater than those numbers suggest.
4 – Dedric Lawson – It wasn’t his best game by any means, and TCU was not interested in letting that happen again after he hit them for 31 points and 14 rebounds in the first meeting. Still, to grind it out and record yet another double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds in 35 minutes was absolutely huge for Kansas, which showed it doesn’t have to have Dedric be Superman to win.
5 – Mitch Lightfoot – His energy from that home win over Oklahoma State last weekend carried over to Monday night and the Jayhawks all appear to be catching his drift. Had just 4 points and 6 boards in 22 minutes, but also blocked 3 shots and competed for every second he was on the floor.
6 – Quentin Grimes – Not his night shooting the ball, though he did hit one crucial second-half 3-pointer, but his 4 assists and just 1 turnover in 36 minutes were important on a night when KU needed to take care of the ball to survive.
7 – David McCormack – Made the second start of his career, hit a couple of big free throws and one big shot in the second half and also flashed the kind of ball-screen defense KU fans have become used to seeing from injured big man Udoka Azubuike. This could go down as a big game in McCormack’s development so getting the win was big for that, as well.
8 – Charlie Moore – Missed the 3 shots he attemped and turned it over twice in 13 minutes.
1 - Devon Dotson – 195
2 - Dedric Lawson – 187
3 - Lagerald Vick – 132
4 - Marcus Garrett – 125
5 - Quentin Grimes – 110
6 - Mitch Lightfoot – 87
7 - Charlie Moore – 70
8 – Ochai Agbaji – 69
9 - K.J. Lawson – 66
10 - David McCormack – 62
Note: Injured center Udoka Azubuike had recorded 50 points through KU’s first 13 games of the season and freshman Ochai Agbaji did not start playing until Game 15. Senior Lagerald Vick left the team to take a leave of absence with no timetable two days before Game 24.