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Azubuike caps dominant season with 15th double-double in 66-62 win at Texas Tech

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Texas Tech's TJ Holyfield (22) defends against Kansas' Udoka Azubuike (35) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)

Texas Tech's TJ Holyfield (22) defends against Kansas' Udoka Azubuike (35) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson) by Associated Press

1 – Udoka Azubuike – Texas Tech made it hard for KU to get Azubuike the ball, but his numbers did not reflect that. He finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds and helped KU dominate Tech, 38-16, in points in the paint. It wasn’t quite the monster showing that Azubuike has shown in recent weeks, but it was another double-double and another KU win.

2 – Devon Dotson – Shot just 5-of-16 from the floor, but hit four clutch free throws and grabbed 7 rebounds while dishing 5 assists. So many of those misses led to Azubuike points that they might as well have counted as assists, too.

3 – Marcus Garrett – His tough shot in the final minute was as big as any in the game. And his defense on Jah’mius Ramsey might have been the most impressive part of anybody’s game on Saturday. Oh, yeah, and Garrett did all of it while battling through that foot injury.

4 – Ochai Agbaji – Didn’t find much luck with his shot but also didn’t let that stop him from making an impact. Finished with 12 points and 6 rebounds on 5-of-13 shooting in 37 minutes.

5 – Christian Braun – Guaranteed himself a spot in the top five for the late steal and transition bucket alone. After the game, before talking with reporters outside the KU locker room, Kansas coach Bill Self joked, “Guy makes two shots and the media wants to talk to him.” One of those two shots was that big.

6 – David McCormack – The 7 rebounds (3 offensive) made up for the 1-of-5 shooting clip. Played incredibly hard in his 11 minutes on the floor and seems to have settled nicely into the role as Azubuike’s back-up.

7 – Isaiah Moss – Another off shooting day, Moss hit just 1-of-6 shots from the floor and grabbed 2 rebounds and 1 steal in 28 minutes. The looks are there and his teammates continue to find him. Moss Just needs to find his groove again.

8 – Tristan Enaruna – Played just 3 minutes and did not record a statistic.

Final Regular Season Standings

1 – Udoka Azubuike – 215

2 – Marcus Garrett – 206

3 – Devon Dotson – 192

4 – Ochai Agbaji – 158

5 – Isaiah Moss – 134

6 – Christian Braun – 119

7 – David McCormack – 118z

8 – Tristan Enaruna – 65

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.

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