Garrett's career night tops ratings after KU's 80-78 grinder over Texas
1 – Marcus Garrett – Added a serious dose of offense to his always-solid defensive effort and recorded a career-high 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting. Easily the best all-around game of his career and KU needed every ounce of it.
2 – Lagerald Vick – Led everyone with 21 points on 5-of-8 shooting from 3-point range and was ultra-aggressive going to the rim early in the game. His shot is back and his head appears to have come with it.
3 – Dedric Lawson – A quiet first half because of foul trouble gave way to what we’ve become used to seeing — the Kansas offense playing through Lawson and the KU junior putting up points as a result.
4 – Devon Dotson – Matched Texas, athlete for athlete, and tallied 10 hard-earned points to go along with five rebounds and five assists. More important than any of those numbers, though, was the big ZERO in the turnover column.
5 – Ochai Agbaji – Easily his worst of the three games he’s played, but we’re founding out that Agbaji at his worst is still better than a lot of people at their best. Four points, four rebounds, 2 assists and a steal in 25 minutes. He once again was out there at the end and, after the game, KU coach Bill Self tossed around the T word — trust — when talking about what he likes most about Agbaji.
6 – Quentin Grimes – Made 2 of 5 from 3-point range, including one in the opening minutes of the game, but did little else and had one of KU’s four turnovers.
7 – David McCormack – Made his eight minutes count with pure effort and even a little polish. Grabbed three offensive rebounds and scored what turned out to be a big bucket inside during the second half.
8 – Charlie Moore – Missed his lone shot in three minutes, but did set up Mitch Lightfoot inside with a nice dime.
9 – Mitch Lightfoot – Missed the two free throws that came from Moore’s would-be assist and recorded one foul in 6 minutes.
1 - Dedric Lawson – 128
2 - Devon Dotson – 126
3 - Lagerald Vick – 103
4 - Marcus Garrett – 94
5 - Quentin Grimes – 79
6 - Mitch Lightfoot – 62
7 - Charlie Moore – 53
8 - David McCormack – 42
9 - K.J. Lawson – 41
10 – Ochai Agbaji – 21
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.