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Udoka Azubuike does it again for Kansas, nets monster double-double in win over Oklahoma State

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Kansas center Udoka Azubuike is doubled teamed by Oklahoma State guard Isaac Likekele (13) and Oklahoma State guard Lindy Waters III (21) during the first half on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas center Udoka Azubuike is doubled teamed by Oklahoma State guard Isaac Likekele (13) and Oklahoma State guard Lindy Waters III (21) during the first half on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

1 – Udoka Azubuike – Another day another double-double for the KU senior who is making a hard charge at All-American honors. He finished Monday’s 83-58 win over Oklahoma State with 19 points and 16 rebounds, all with his older brother who he had not seen in 10 years in the crowd watching.

2 – Christian Braun – I can’t remember the last time I saw someone sprint as hard to the other end of the floor from a defensive position the way Braun did on Monday night. His energy was way up in this one and he was physical and aggressive on the glass and with his shot. Knocked in 3-of-4 from the outside and had the look of the Braun who started a stretch of games for KU this season.

3 – Marcus Garrett – Didn’t shoot it well, but finished the night with a 7-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio. That did more to help the Kansas offense than his six missed shots in eight attempts hurt KU.

4 – Isaiah Moss – Great on the glass early and 3-of-6 from 3-point range for 9 points and 4 rebounds in 27 minutes. He continues to look comfortable playing his role and is becoming less and less hesitant to pull the trigger with each game.

5 – Ochai Agbaji – Finally got his shot going again and finished with 15 points after 5-of-9 shooting from the floor. Would have been ranked higher as a result, but the rest of his stat line was empty. One thing at a time with Agbaji. And him finding his scoring touch again on Monday was good news for the Jayhawks.

6 – Devon Dotson – Finished with 11 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists in 28 minutes, but shot just 3-of-12 from the floor and looked exhausted at times, a leftover effect from Saturday’s hard-fought win at Baylor. Some rest will do him and several of his teammates good this week.

7 – David McCormack – Shot 5-of-10 from the floor and finished with 10 points and 5 rebounds in 15 minutes. The minutes was the biggest thing because it represented McCormack playing a sizable portion of the game and allowing Azubuike to sit more than he did on Saturday.

8 – Tristan Enaruna – Enaruna’s minutes were up, as well, to 16 for the game. Unfortunately for him, he didn’t do a whole lot with them, making just 1-of-4 shot attempts and grabbing a pair of rebounds. Again, like McCormack, Enaruna’s time on the floor meant as much as any of the numbers he put up on Monday.

Season Standings

1 – Udoka Azubuike – 194

2 – Marcus Garrett – 190

3 – Devon Dotson – 170

4 – Ochai Agbaji – 148

5 – Isaiah Moss – 122

6 – David McCormack – 110z

7 – Christian Braun – 103

8 – Tristan Enaruna – 62

9 – Silvio De Sousa – 47+

10 – Jalen Wilson – 2x

x = broke his ankle 20 seconds into the second game of the season and is redshirting 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.

Comments

Joe Joseph 1 month, 1 week ago

This team is on the precipice of greatness. It may be Self's 2nd-best team and it's done it without real, NBA lottery-level talent.

Steve Zimmerman 1 month, 1 week ago

That putback dunk by David was super! That's how a REAL big man play! Keep those jumpers coming, too! But, please please please stop those illegal screens. So far, he's got at least one per game, IIRC. Take meditation/yoga class. You will focus more on your move, rather than too much moving.

I like how kids start faking before taking shots: Garrett's dribble drive and a spin after a fake layup was sick! Moss changing direction layup from the wing is just as good as Dotson's! Braun's fake pass while taking all the way to the rim was unguardable! Ochai's fake shot before taking 3 to the side was definitely a great move!

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