Dominant Dok tops ratings in 64-61 road win over No. 1 Baylor
1 – Udoka Azubuike – After limiting him to 6 points on 6 shots in the first meeting, the Bears got all they could want from Azubuike, and then some, in Saturday’s rematch. The KU senior finished with 23 points on 8-of-11 shooting and a career-high 19 rebounds to go along with 3 blocks in a 64-61 Kansas victory in which he completely dominated.
2 – Marcus Garrett – So smart, calm and crafty, Garrett delivered exactly the kind of game you’d expect him to in a matchup with the No. 1 team in the nation — 9 points, 7 assists and 2 steals in 33 minutes. The 5 turnovers and 4 fouls were a bit uncharacteristic, but few players are as able to make up for their mistakes as Garrett.
3 – Devon Dotson – Didn’t have his best game shooting the ball, but he was relentless in getting to the rim and each trip was so tough. He didn’t always finish, but even his misses wound up working out, as Azubuike cleaned up a handful of them.
4 – Isaiah Moss – Played a huge role in a few different ways, none bigger than the two free throws he hit in the final seconds to put KU up 3, forcing the Bears into a 3-point attempt to tie it at the buzzer. Drove to the rim, hit a couple of 3s and even defended Jared Butler fairly well in spots. A solid all-around game.
5 – Christian Braun – The KU freshman was scrappy on D and opportunistic on offense throughout the game. Finished with 4 points and a steal on 2-of-3 shooting in 21 minutes.
6 – Ochai Agbaji – Scoreless in 39:15, Agbaji was 0-of-5 from the floor, 0-of-2 from 3-point range and turned it over three times to go along with three assists. His inbounds gaffe in the final seconds that allowed Baylor to cut the KU lead to one was almost catastrophic. But, again, this one always comes back to Self’s willingness to keep Agbaji on the floor, even on nights when he doesn’t have it. Self trusts him so much and Agbaji tries so hard — particularly on defense — that it’s tough for the KU coach to take him out.
7 – David McCormack – Fouled out in four minutes and scored four points on 2-of-2 shooting to go along with one turnovers during his short stint in the game.
1 – Udoka Azubuike – 186
2 – Marcus Garrett – 184
3 – Devon Dotson – 167
4 – Ochai Agbaji – 144
5 – Isaiah Moss – 117
6 – David McCormack – 108z
7 – Christian Braun – 96
8 – Tristan Enaruna – 61
9 – Silvio De Sousa – 47+
10 – Jalen Wilson – 2x
x = broke his ankle 20 seconds into the second game of the season and will redshirt the season.
+ = 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.