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Lawson's huge game leads Kansas, ratings in 80-76 win over Iowa State

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Kansas forward Dedric Lawson (1) puts up a shot over Iowa State guard Talen Horton-Tucker (11) during the first half, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas forward Dedric Lawson (1) puts up a shot over Iowa State guard Talen Horton-Tucker (11) during the first half, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

1 - Dedric Lawson - So good when Kansas had nothing going and so good when Kansas got going. His monster night was exactly the kind Kansas is going to need if it wants to be a true contender. And Lawson appears to be poised to deliver. Finished with 29 points and 15 rebounds on 13-of-17 shooting.

2 - Marcus Garrett - Finished with 16 points on 8-of-12 shooting and is becoming a bona fide two-way player who still suffocates opponents with his defense first.

3 - Devon Dotson - Completely flipped the script from his disastrous 7-turnover West Virginia game by tallying 8 assists and 0 turnovers in this one.

4 - Lagerald Vick - Hit a couple of HUGE 3-pointers and did just enough everywhere else to justify his 37 minutes.

5 - Ochai Agbaji - Sparked the Jayhawks in the first half and started the second while returning to his reliable sixth man role.

6 - K.J. Lawson - Played some big minutes and hit a key bucket in the run that turned the game in Kansas' favor.

7 - Charlie Moore - Recorded 1 steal in 2 minutes.

8 - Quentin Grimes - Recorded 1 steal in 19 minutes.

9 - David McCormack - Didn't do anything other than grab one rebound in 2 minutes and look a little out of sorts in terms of understanding what he was supposed to be doing.

Season Standings:

1 - Dedric Lawson – 146

2 - Devon Dotson – 140

3 - Lagerald Vick – 115

4 - Marcus Garrett – 112

5 - Quentin Grimes – 85

6 - Mitch Lightfoot – 64

7 - Charlie Moore – 57

8 - David McCormack – 51

9 - K.J. Lawson – 50

10 – Ochai Agbaji – 29

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.

Comments

Michael Maris 8 months, 4 weeks ago

If the season gets deep into February and then Silvio happens to be rules eligible. Is it worth burning a redshirt year for potential of 15 games or less?

Jeff Coffman 8 months, 4 weeks ago

Yes...our big play falls off when Lawson isn't on the court.

SDS provides sustainability when Lawson isn't on the court and will also provide scoring, which is definitely not there when Lawson isn't present.

Plus SDS isn't going to be at KU for 5 years, if he isn't an NBA prospect he is a prospect immediately at his home country. If this doesn't get resolved, he'll leave during the off-season.

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