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Joe Dineen tops ratings in 45-0 loss at Iowa State

Kansas linebacker Joe Dineen Jr. (29) and the Jayhawks show their frustration as Iowa State wide receiver Marchie Murdock (16) runs in another touchdown during the third quarter on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa.

Kansas linebacker Joe Dineen Jr. (29) and the Jayhawks show their frustration as Iowa State wide receiver Marchie Murdock (16) runs in another touchdown during the third quarter on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa. by Nick Krug

1 - Joe Dineen: In on 16 tackles, 10 solo, two behind the line. Battled hard from first play to last.

2 - Daniel Wise: Forced a fumble, picked up a sack and two quarterback hurries.

3 - Osaze Ogbebor: Looked quick and was in on eight tackles, five unassisted.

4 - Dorance Armstrong: In on four tackles and was credited with two pass breakups and a quarterback hurry.

5 - Hakeem Adeniji: Kept edge rushers off the quarterback all day.

6 - Isaiah Bean: Still having trouble putting on weight, but used is speed for a sack and was in on three tackles.

7 - Hasan Defense: Back from a bout with mono, made a nice play in end zone, breaking up pass intended for Allen Lazard.

8 - Josh Ehambe: Credited with a sack and a forced fumble.

9 - Bryce Torneden: Four solo tackles, two assists and one for a loss. Slipped on wet turf once to allow a touchdown, but generally player better since moving to nickel from safety.

10 - KeyShaun Simmons: D-linemen capitalized on increased playing time to be in on five tackles, two solo, one behind the line.

SEASON STANDINGS

1 (tie) - Dorance Armstrong (36)

2 - Daniel Wise (34)

3 - Joe Dineen (31)

4 - Steven Sims (29)

5 - Khalil Herbert (27)

6 - Ben Johnson (20)

7 (tie) - Mike Lee (15)

7 (tie) - Hasan Defense (15)

9 - Chase Harrell (14)

10 - Hakeem Adeniji (13)

11 (tie) - Dom Williams (11)

11 (tie) - Josh Ehambe (11)

13 - Ryan Schadler (10)

14 - Peyton Bender (9)

15 - Osaze Ogbebor (8)

16 - Quan Hampton (7)

17 (tie) - Jeremiah Booker (6)

17 (tie) - Evan Fairs (6)

17 (tie) - Taylor Martin (6)

20 (tie) - Isaiah Bean (5)

20 (tie) - Mesa Ribordy (5)

22 (tie) - Zach Hanon (2)

22 (tie) - Chris Hughes (2)

22 (tie) - Deron Thompson (2)

22 (tie) - Bryce Torneden (2)

26 (tie) - J.J. Holmes (1)

26 (tie) - Keith Loneker (1)

26 (tie) - KeyShaun Simmons (1)

26 (tie) - Shakial Taylor (1)

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Dorance Armstrong tops ratings in 65-19 loss to Texas Tech

Kansas defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. (2) sacks Texas Tech quarterback Nic Shimonek (16) during the second quarter on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 at Memorial Stadium.

Kansas defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. (2) sacks Texas Tech quarterback Nic Shimonek (16) during the second quarter on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 at Memorial Stadium. by Nick Krug

1 - Dorance Armstrong: Picked up his first sack of the season and didn’t stop there. Forced and recovered a fumble and was in on nine tackles, including four solos.

2 - Steven Sims: Played through some pain on way to five catches for 102 yards.

3 - Josh Ehambe: Had a 10-yard sack, four solo tackles and three assists.

4 - Khalil Herbert: Broke free for what would have been a touchdown but was run down from behind when his hamstring tightened and he did not return after the 45-yard gain. Rushed for 65 yards on 10 carries.

5 - Daniel Wise: Had a sack and teamed with Armstrong on a tackle behind the line. In on five tackles, two solos.

6 - Ben Johnson: Caught five passes for 55 yards. Knows how to get open and gets down field for blocks too.

7 - Joe Dineen: Four solo tackles and five assists and had a pass breakup and a tackle behind the line.

8 - Mike Lee: Had an interception and eight solo tackles but also missed a number of tackles.

9 - Jeremiah Booker: Caught three passes for 39 yards and a touchdown.

10 - Keith Loneker: Three solo tackles and two assists.

SEASON STANDINGS

1 (tie) - Dorance Armstrong (29)

1 (tie) - Steven Sims (29)

3 - Khalil Herbert (27)

4 - Daniel Wise (25)

5 - Joe Dineen (21)

6 - Ben Johnson (20)

7 - Mike Lee (15)

8 - Chase Harrell (14)

9 (tie) - Dom Williams (11)

9 (tie) - Hasan Defense (11)

11 - Ryan Schadler (10)

12 - Peyton Bender (9)

13 - Josh Ehambe (8)

14 (tie) - Hakeem Adeniji (7)

14 (tie) - Quan Hampton (7)

16 (tie) - Jeremiah Booker (6)

16 (tie) - Evan Fairs (6)

16 (tie) - Taylor Martin (6)

19 - Mesa Ribordy (5)

20 (tie) - Zach Hanon (2)

20 (tie) - Chris Hughes (2)

20 (tie) - Deron Thompson (2)

23 (tie) - J.J. Holmes (1)

23 (tie) - Keith Loneker (1)

23 (tie) - Shakial Taylor (1)

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Khalil Herbert rushes for 291 yards, tops ratings vs. West Virginia

Kansas sophomore running back Khalil Herbert is taken off of his feet by a West Virginia defender during the first quarter on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 at Memorial Stadium.

Kansas sophomore running back Khalil Herbert is taken off of his feet by a West Virginia defender during the first quarter on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 at Memorial Stadium. by Nick Krug

1 - Khalil Herbert: Speed, balance, strength, tremendous cutting ability. It all adds up to teremendous potential. Yet, he carried the football just three times for 10 yards in the first two weeks, which didn’t add up. He earned more playing time by improving his practice habits. And Saturday at Memorial Stadium he turned in the best rushing performance of any KU running back since Tony Sands (396 yards vs. Missouri), gaining 291 yards on 36 carries with two touchdowns and a long run of 67 yards. The previous week, at Ohio, Herbert rushed for 137 yards and two touchdowns on 19 rushes. He’s averaging 7.6 yards per carry.

2 - Steven Sims: Broke free along the left sideline and Peyton Bender zipped a long one, hitting him right in stride for a 64-yard gain, a beauty at both ends of the play. Also scored on a 7-yard touchdown reception. Finished with six catches for 99 yards.

3 - Hasan Defense: Contributed the best performance by a member of the KU secondary all season. Turned a 50-50 ball into an interception by ripping it away, had a pass breakup and did not a nice job of staying with his man.

4 - Ben Johnson: Was a factor in run game with strong blocking, caught one pass for 23 yards and made himself avaiable on passes that went elsewhere.

5 - Taylor Martin: Threw a beautiful block on a blitzer to enable Peyton Bender to throw his touchdown pass. Also rushed for 59 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries, an average of 5.4 yards per carry. Fell down or might have been able to put himself in position to catch wide-receiver pass from Sims.

6 - Mesa Ribordy: A factor in clearing running room up the middle, Ribordy steadily improves.

7 - Hakeem Adeniji: A lot is put on the true sophomore left tackle and he’s always up to the task.

8 - Mike Lee: Made 10 solo tackles that led to who knows how many extra bags of ice worn after the game by Mountaineers.

9 - Chris Hughes: Might not have been as big a factor in the run game as fellow guard Andru Tovi, but wasn’t penalized as many times.

10 - Joe Dineen: Missed a lot of tackles for second week in a row but also had 11 solo tackles and three assists and made two stops behind the line, plus a quarterback hurry.

SEASON STANDINGS

1 (tie) - Khalil Herbert (20)

1 (tie) - Steven Sims (20)

3 (tie) - Dorance Armstrong (19)

3 (tie) - Daniel Wise (19)

5 - Joe Dineen (17)

6 - Ben Johnson (15)

7 - Chase Harrell (14)

8 - Mike Lee (12)

9 (tie) - Dom Williams (11)

9 (tie) - Hasan Defense (11)

11 - Ryan Schadler (10)

12 - Peyton Bender (9)

13 (tie) - Hakeem Adeniji (7)

13 (tie) - Quan Hampton (7)

15 (tie) - Evan Fairs (6)

15 (tie) - Taylor Martin (6)

17 - Mesa Ribordy (5)

18 - Jeremiah Booker (4)

19 (tie) - Zach Hannon (2)

19 (tie) - Chris Hughes (2)

19 (tie) - Deron Thompson (2)

22 (tie) - J.J. Holmes (one)

22 (tie) - Shakial Taylor (one)

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Khalil Herbert tops ratings in loss at Ohio

Kansas running back Khalil Herbert (10) takes off on a touchdown run past Ohio safety Kylan Nelson (23) during the second quarter on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 at Peden Stadium in Athens, Ohio.

Kansas running back Khalil Herbert (10) takes off on a touchdown run past Ohio safety Kylan Nelson (23) during the second quarter on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 at Peden Stadium in Athens, Ohio. by Nick Krug

1 - Khalil Herbert: Busted up the middle to open space and motored 56 yards for a touchdown and had more than 100 yards in the first half. Finished with 137 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries.

2 - Mike Lee: Big third-quarter interception in end zone with fancy footwork that enabled him to stay inbounds was game’s first turnover. Lee also was credited with a pass breakup and in on nine tackles, four of the solo variety, one for a loss.

3 - Dorance Armstrong: Three solo tackles, six assists and two tackles for seven yards in losses. Active in the run game. Still seeking his first sack of the season.

4 - Daniel Wise: In on six tackles, one behind the line of scrimmage.

5 - Evan Fairs: Big, fast, graceful, good pair of hands. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound sophomore from Fulshear, Texas is progressing nicely. Caught three passes for 77 yards. Exciting talent.

6 - Chase Harrell: Made terrific touchdown catch and had five receptions for 88 yards.

7 - Jeremiah Booker: Caught four passes for 59 yards and a touchdown.

8 - Hakeem Adeniji: When you tend not to notice the left tackle, that’s generally a good sign in much the same way as not noticing the third-base coach means he had a good night.

9 - Zach Hannon: Graduate transfer limited to special-teams duty during his Nebraska career took younger Antione Frazier’s spot at right tackle early in the game and upgraded the run game and pass protection.

10 - Steven Sims: Six catches for 60 yards for the junior coming off an ankle injury.

SEASON STANDINGS

1 (tie) - Dorance Armstrong (19)

1 (tie) - Daniel Wise (19)

3 - Joe Dineen (16)

4 - Chase Harrell (14)

5 (tie) - Dom Williams (11)

5 (tie) - Steven Sims (11)

7 (tie) - Ryan Schadler (10)

7 (tie) - Khalil Herbert (10)

9 (tie) - Mike Lee (nine)

9 (tie) - Peyton Bender (nine)

9 (tie) - Dom Williams (nine)

12 - Ben Johnson (eight)

13 - Quan Hampton (seven)

14 - Evan Fairs (six)

15 - Jeremiah Booker (four)

16 (tie) - Hakeem Adeniji (three)

16 (tie) - Hasan Defense (three)

18 (tie) - Zach Hannon (two)

18 (tie) - Deron Thompson (two)

20 (tie) - J.J. Holmes (one)

20 (tie) - Shakiel Taylor (one)

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Versatile, speedy Ryan Schadler tops ratings in loss to Central Michigan

Kansas wide receiver Ryan Schadler (33) is bumped by CMU defensive back Josh Cox (21) during the Jayhawks game against Central Michigan Saturday, Sept. 9 at Memorial Stadium. Pass interference was called on Cox.

Kansas wide receiver Ryan Schadler (33) is bumped by CMU defensive back Josh Cox (21) during the Jayhawks game against Central Michigan Saturday, Sept. 9 at Memorial Stadium. Pass interference was called on Cox. by Mike Yoder

1 - Ryan Schadler: Went 33 yards untouched on end-around reverse and returned a kickoff 46 yards, showcasing his sprinter’s speed on both plays. Also caught six passes for 60 yards and drew a pass-interference penalty.

2 - Dom Williams: Played the entire way as if the game were tied and rushed for 64 yards and two touchdowns in his second game out of high school. Also caught five passes for 42 yards.

3 - Joe Dineen: Did a nice job of getting into the backfield early and finished with 12 tackles (nine solo), 2.5 tackles for loss and one quarterback hurry.

4 - Quan Hampton: Remarkably quick at changing directions, Hampton rushed for 13 yards and caught six passes for 67 yards.

5 - Dorance Armstrong: Made seven tackles, including 1.5 behind the line. Still in search of first sack of season. Team went without one Saturday.

6 - Daniel Wise: Made three solo tackles, one behind the line, and batted a pass to the turf.

7 - Ben Johnson: Made seven receptions for 57 yards and showed speed hustling into position to make key block on Schadler’s touchdown.

8 - Chase Harrell: Caught three passes for 39 yards and had fumble recovery on punt.

9 - Deron Thompson: Rushed for 48 yards on 10 carries and caught a pass for a 4-yard gain.

10 - J.J. Holmes: Was in on five tackles, one behind the line.

SEASON STANDINGS

1 - Joe Dineen (16)

2 - Daniel Wise (12)

3 (tie) - Dorance Armstrong (11)

3 (tie) - Dom Williams (11)

5 (tie) - Steven Sims (10)

5 (tie) - Ryan Schadler (10)

7 (tie) - Peyton Bender (nine)

7 (tie) - Dom Williams (nine)

7 (tie) - Chase Harrell (nine)

10 - Ben Johnson (eight)

11 - Quan Hampton (seven)

12 - Hasan Defense (3)

13 - Deron Thompson (2)

14 (tie) - J.J. Holmes (1)

14 (tie) - Shakiel Taylor (1)

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Junior wideout runs wild, tops ratings in KU opener

Kansas wide receiver Steven Sims Jr. (11) tears up the sideline on a touchdown run during the first quarter on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 at Memorial Stadium.

Kansas wide receiver Steven Sims Jr. (11) tears up the sideline on a touchdown run during the first quarter on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 at Memorial Stadium. by Nick Krug

The top players and performers from Kansas football's season-opening, 38-16 victory over Southeast Missouri State on Saturday night at Memorial Stadium.

1 – Steven Sims – Set the tone early with his 77-yard touchdown sprint on a routine third-down conversion that gave Kansas a 7-0 lead. Finished with 142 yards and two TDs on four receptions and also proved sure-handed and effective as the Jayhawks’ top punt returner.

2 – Peyton Bender – The first-year QB’s Kansas debut did not disappoint. Despite not knowing he was starting until he ran onto the field, Bender finished 23-of-37 passing for 364 yards and four touchdowns, making quick decisions and flashing his big arm and quality accuracy. It was far from a flawless night, but he threw so many catchable balls and led the Kansas offense with poise.

3 – Joe Dineen Jr. - Back from a right hamstring injury that cost him most of the 2016 season, the junior linebacker picked up right where he left off, finishing with 15 tackles (11 solo and 2.5 for loss) to lead the Kansas defense.

4 – Daniel Wise – His overall numbers were not eye-popping, but his numbers were all over the place. So was Wise, from disrupting things in the backfield to chasing ball carriers down from behind. Wise finished with five tackles (all solo), three tackles for loss and two QB hurries.

5 – Chase Harrell – Most of his contributions came early, but they were big. A fourth-down catch kept one KU drive alive and his highlight-reel touchdown grab gave the Jayhawks a 14-0 lead. Hauled in two catches for 17 yards and added a heck of a hit on special teams, as well.

6 – Dorance Armstrong – Double-teamed and chipped most of the night, the Big 12’s preseason defensive player of the year still found a way to get close to SEMO QB Jesse Hosket, breathing on him for three quarterback hurries and adding three tackles, two solo, and 0.5 for loss.

7 – Ben Johnson – Take away the 57-yard touchdown catch in which he slipped down the seam and was left wide open for the Jayhawks’ easiest touchdown of the night, and Johnson still had a productive opening night to his final season in a KU uniform. Add it to his two other catches and you’re looking at a productive night.

8 – Hasan Defense – The aptly named KU cornerback picked up five tackles and two pass break-ups while bringing energy and emotion to the KU secondary throughout the night.

9 – Dom Williams – Flashed some burst and quickness that could be huge for the KU running game this season. Scored Kansas’ only rushing touchdown of the night on a 10-yard scamper up the middle early in the third quarter. Finished with

10 – Shakial Taylor – Like his newcomer counterpart on the other side, Taylor had a couple of memorable hits, two tackles and two pass break-ups while keeping Hosket from getting comfortable all night.

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Frank Mason tops ratings in loss to Oregon and for season

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) puts up a three over Oregon guard Casey Benson (2) during the first half on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Sprint Center.

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) puts up a three over Oregon guard Casey Benson (2) during the first half on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Sprint Center. by Nick Krug

1 - Frank Mason: Kansas scored 33 first-half points and Mason scored 17 of them, including points 17 through 31. He went in among the trees again, making floater after floater and 2 of 4 3-pointers. Finished with 21 points. Had at least a share of the team scoring lead in 25 of 34 games.

2 - Josh Jackson: Picked up a phantom second foul with 17:23 left in the first half, limiting him to 10 ineffective first-half minutes. Scored all 10 of his points in the final 11:23 and led the team with 12 rebounds and five assists. Had 10 points and 10 rebounds in the second half.

3 - Lagerald Vick: Gave Kansas a boost off the bench when Jackson encountered foul trouble. Had seven points and two assists in 17 first-half minutes.

4 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Made 2 of 4 3-points shots, had 10 points and two steals and didn’t pick up a rebound or an assist.

5 - Landen Lucas: Couldn’t beat the quicker, more explosive Jordan Bell (11 points, 13 rebounds, four blocked shots) to rebounds and missed a couple of hook shots early. Finished with nine points and three rebounds..

6 - Devonte’ Graham: Hottest shooter on team in first three tournament games came up the coldest in season finale. Went 0 for 7 from the field and 0 for 6 from 3-point range and scored just three points.

7 - Dwight Coleby: Hung in there for four minutes and grabbed an offensive rebound in four minutes.

FINAL SEASON STANDINGS

1- Frank Mason - 331

2 - Josh Jackson - 298

3 - Devonte’ Graham - 289

4 - Landen Lucas - 232

5 - Svi Mykhailiuk - 219

6 - Lagerald Vick - 189

7 - Carlton Bragg - 150

8 - Dwight Coleby - 79

9- Mitch Lightfoot - 61

10 - Udoka Azubuike - 48

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Nation’s top college basketball player tops ratings vs. Purdue

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) floats a shot over Purdue forward Vince Edwards (12) during the second half, Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) floats a shot over Purdue forward Vince Edwards (12) during the second half, Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. by Nick Krug

1 - Frank Mason: Floaters, a baseline jumper, hard drives to the hoop, 4 of 5 3-pointers and 4 of 5 free throws on his way to 26 points. He still had enough energy to mix in seven rebounds and seven assists.

2 - Devonte’ Graham: Wow! He’s as hot from the outside as anybody in the country and made 5 of 9 3-pointers, giving him 13 of 22 for the tournament. He scored 26 points, drove so aggressively to the hoop that he was able to make 7 of 9 free throws, and even with such an aggressive night he turned it over just once. had two assists and a steal.

3 - Josh Jackson: Such an active, versatile defender, Jackson knew that this night, more than ever, he would be needed on the boards at both ends and he responded with 15 points, 12 rebounds and four steals.

4 - Lagerald Vick: Stepped into the passing lane and executed a 360-degree dunk, a gutsy move that inspired the team to even greater heights. Good thing for him that he made it.

5 - Landen Lucas: Caleb Swanigan attempted just two field goals and scored six points in the first half and Lucas had a lot to do with that. Isaac Haas (all 11 points in the first half) was a tougher challenge for Lucas, who should be rested and ready to go Saturday after foul trouble limited him to 20 minutes.

6 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Hit a couple of big 3-pointers in the first half and finished with 10 points and three boards. Did not turn it over in 19 minutes.

7 - Dwight Coleby: Helped out with two points, a rebound, strong defense and four valuable fouls in 13 strong minutes.

8 - Carlton Bragg: Contributed six rebounds and a blocked shot in 10 scoreless minutes.

9 - Mitch Lightfoot: Hit a 3-point shot and in just two minutes scored five points.

SEASON STANDINGS

1- Frank Mason - 321

2 - Josh Jackson - 289

3 - Devonte’ Graham - 284

4 - Landen Lucas - 226

5 - Svi Mykhailiuk - 211

6 - Lagerald Vick - 182

7 - Carlton Bragg - 150

8 - Dwight Coleby - 75

9- Mitch Lightfoot - 61

10 - Udoka Azubuike - 48 (out for season)

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Josh Jackson tops ratings vs. Michigan State

Kansas guard Josh Jackson (11) lofts a shot over Michigan State guard Miles Bridges (22) during the first half on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla.

Kansas guard Josh Jackson (11) lofts a shot over Michigan State guard Miles Bridges (22) during the first half on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. by Nick Krug

1 - Josh Jackson: Scored 14 of his 23 points in a second-half highlight show that featured a big step-back 3-pointer and a one-handed jam that punctuated a quick drive down the lane. Is 4 of 4 from the free-throw line during the tournament. Spent a lot of time above the rim at both ends and was credited with two blocked shots and two steals, although a review of the game video might reveal more than that in both categories.

2 - Frank Mason: When nothing else works, it's nice for Kansas to know that Mason can always get to the lane and then the free-throw line, where he made 8 of 8 free throws. Heading into the postseason, Mason said he didn't see why Kansas couldn't shoot 80 percent from the line. So far KU is 31 of 35, 89 percent. Mason had 20 points, five assists and three steals and did not commit a turnover.

3 - Devonte' Graham: Just as easily could be ranked No. 1 on this list. Made four 3-point shots for the second game in a row, scored 18 points and had four assists and four steals. Made great passes in transition and in the half-court.

4 - Landen Lucas: Battled foul trouble, so he was limited to 25 minutes, enough time to produce a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Made a couple of nice hook shots.

5 - Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk: Solid with nine points, three rebounds and three assists without a turnover. Finished a nice lob from Graham for a flush in transition.

6 - Dwight Coleby: Kept Lucas' foul trouble from hurting Kansas. Entered in the second half and delivered three points, four rebounds and a steal. Had two huge offensive rebounds.

7 - Lagerald Vick: Had seven points and five rebounds, but needs to do a better job of recovering to his man behind the 3-point line.

8 - Carlton Bragg: Not his night. At all. Missed both shots, including a very easy one on an offensive rebound. Committed three fouls in five minutes.

9 - Mitch Lightfoot: Played in the final minute.

SEASON STANDINGS

1- Frank Mason - 311

2 - Josh Jackson - 281

3 - Devonte’ Graham - 275

4 - Landen Lucas - 220

5 - Svi Mykhailiuk - 206

6 - Lagerald Vick - 175

7 - Carlton Bragg - 146

8 - Dwight Coleby - 71

9- Mitch Lightfoot - 59

10 - Udoka Azubuike - 48 (out for season)

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Frank Mason tops the ratings vs. UC Davis

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) hangs to finish a bucket off a lob over UC Davis guard Siler Schneider (5) during the first half on Friday, March 17, 2017 at BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) hangs to finish a bucket off a lob over UC Davis guard Siler Schneider (5) during the first half on Friday, March 17, 2017 at BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. by Nick Krug

1 - Frank Mason: Led the team with 22 points and eight assists.

2 - Josh Jackson: Played where UC Davis players couldn't reach him and finished with 17 points and seven rebounds. He made 8 of 12 field goals and his only 3-point shot.

3 - Devonte' Graham: Made 4 of 7 shots, all 3-pointers and made all four free throws during a 16-point, four-assist night.

4 - Landen Lucas: Dominated the interior with 13 points and 11 rebounds against the much shorter Aggies.

5 - Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk: The partisan KU crowd counted down the shot clock, “Four, three, two, one,” as the tightly guarded Mykhailiuk executed a couple of dribble moves to free space for himself and got off a shot just in time. Swish. The 3-pointer pushed KU’s lead to 77-43 midway through the second half. He finished with 16 points, despite making just 2 of 7 3-pointers.

6 - Carlton Bragg: Had six points and five rebounds in 13 minutes.

7 - Lagerald Vick: Totaled three points and five rebounds in 25 minutes. Missed both 3-pointers, one of them hitting the side of the backboard.

8 - Dwight Coleby: Two points, three rebounds and a turnover in seven minutes.

9 - Mitch Lightfoot: Scoreless with two blocked shots and an assist in six minutes.

SEASON STANDINGS

1- Frank Mason - 302

2 - Josh Jackson - 271

3 - Devonte’ Graham - 267

4 - Landen Lucas - 213

5 - Svi Mykhailiuk - 200

6 - Lagerald Vick - 171

7 - Carlton Bragg - 143

8 - Dwight Coleby - 66

9- Mitch Lightfoot - 57

10 - Udoka Azubuike - 48 (out for season)

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Frank Mason tops ratings again in loss to TCU in Big 12 tournament

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) is fouled with seconds to go during the second half, Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Sprint Center. At right is TCU forward Vladimir Brodziansky (10).

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) is fouled with seconds to go during the second half, Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Sprint Center. At right is TCU forward Vladimir Brodziansky (10). by Nick Krug

1 - Frank Mason: Played 40 minutes, totaled 29 points and six assists and made 12 of 13 free throws, showing why he won the Big 12 Player of the Year trophy that was presented to him by commissioner Bob Bowlsby on the court before the game.

2 - Landen Lucas: Had 13 points and 14 rebounds and missed just two shots from the field, one a late left-handed hook that rimmed out. Missed Jackson’s help on defense and on the boards.

3 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Scored as many points (13) as TCU in the opening eight minutes to give Kansas a 24-13 lead. TCU outscored Svi, 72-5 over the game's final 32 minutes.

4 - Devonte’ Graham: Shot wasn’t falling. Made just 2 of 10, all from 3-point range.

5 - Lagerald Vick: Had nine points and six rebounds. Might have scored 11 had he made an attempt at a possibly-too-high lob sent his way by Mason late in the game.

6 - Carlton Bragg: Big blocked shot late but a disappointing performance overall. He totaled one point and three rebounds in 12 minutes and missed all three field-goal attempts and committed two turnovers.

7 - Dwight Coleby: Two points, two blocked shots andd a steal in six minutes.

8 - Mitch Lightfoot: One minute, one turnover.

SEASON STANDINGS

1- Frank Mason - 292

2 - Josh Jackson - 262

3 - Devonte’ Graham - 259

4 - Landen Lucas - 206

5 - Svi Mykhailiuk - 194

6 - Lagerald Vick - 163

7 - Carlton Bragg - 138

8 - Dwight Coleby - 63

9- Mitch Lightfoot - 55

10 - Udoka Azubuike - 48 (out for season)

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Frank Mason tops ratings in Stillwater with near triple-double

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) ducks under Oklahoma State forward Leyton Hammonds (23) for a shot during the first half, Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) ducks under Oklahoma State forward Leyton Hammonds (23) for a shot during the first half, Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Gallagher-Iba Arena. by Nick Krug

1 - Frank Mason: If justice is served, he locked up national player-of-the-year honors with another extraordinary performance. Nearly had his first triple-double with 27 points, eight rebounds and nine assists. He’s so hard to stop from getting to the hoop, especially in transition, where he had a couple of solo breaks for buckets. Amazing game, amazing season, amazing competitor.

2 - Josh Jackson: Has steadily improved his game in every area. His late 3-pointer was biggest shot of the game and even though his dunks might be what make it to the highlights, passing was by far what he did best. His height helps his vision and gives him the confidence to make tough over-the-top passes with great accuracy. His 17 points, nine rebounds and five assists didn’t begin to tell the story of the extent that he influenced the outcome.

3 - Devonte’ Graham: Played 39 minutes and didn’t let that heavy load slow him down. Made 4 of 8 3-pointers..

4 - Landen Lucas: Did a nice job of posting up and scoring in the second half and finished with 10 points, seven rebounds.

5 - Carlton Bragg: Scored 9 of 11 points in the first half, made 5 of 6 shots, including a pair of pick-and-pop jumpers and had two offensive rebounds and blocked shot. Played with so much more confidence than he has for most of the season.

6 - Lagerald Vick: Coach Bill Self said he forgot to go where he was supposed to on KU’s final bucket against full-court pressure and it turned out well. He was on the receiving end of Josh Jackson’s long pass and took to the bucket for the game-sealing points. Had three turnovers, a couple of them rough ones, but had several big plays and finished with nine points, eight rebounds, two steals and a block shot.

7 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Made a 3-pointer from the left corner to put Kansas up 6-2 at the 18:25 mark of the first half, but that didn’t shake him from his slump. He didn’t score again, picked up one rebound, one turnover and four personal fouls in 12 minutes..

8 - Dwight Coleby: Played one minute.

SEASON STANDINGS

1- Frank Mason - 282

2 - Josh Jackson - 262

3 - Devonte’ Graham - 252

4 - Landen Lucas - 197

5 - Svi Mykhailiuk - 186

6 - Lagerald Vick - 157

7 - Carlton Bragg - 133

8 - Dwight Coleby - 59

9- Mitch Lightfoot - 52

10 - Udoka Azubuike - 48 (out for season)

By the Numbers: Kansas 90, Oklahoma State 85

By the Numbers: Kansas 90, Oklahoma State 85

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Frank Mason says goodbye to Allen Fieldhouse in style, tops ratings vs. Oklahoma

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) celebrates a late bucket before Oklahoma center Jamuni McNeace (4) during the second half, Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) celebrates a late bucket before Oklahoma center Jamuni McNeace (4) during the second half, Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

1 - Frank Mason: His final half in Allen Fieldhouse was a memorable. Rallied team to a 31-9 finish down the stretch and 15 points, five assists, one turnover and two steals in the final 20 minutes. Scored a game-high 23 points with six assists and three steals.

2 - Devonte Graham: Swished a trio of 3-pointers in a 1:57 second-half span.

3 - Lagerald Vick: Some two games he had in a three-day span. Made 7 of 10 shots and all 4 3-pointers in the victories against Texas and Oklahoma. Scored 8 of 11 points in second half Monday and made two huge 3-pointers during the comeback.

4 - Landen Lucas: Didn’t miss a shot, had eight points and eight rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots. He’s carried a huge load all season and his putting strong finish on his career.

5 - Josh Jackson: Came alive late, but it was his sloppiest game of the season (eight turnovers). Even at that, he produced his seventh double-double in the past 10 games.

6 - Carlton Bragg: So tall, with long arms and a decent vertical leap, the wide-open dunk held so much promise. But much like his sophomore season, it fell short, blocked by the front of the rim, and he fell on his back. And the ball continues to slip-slide away from his hands (two turnovers). But he did hustle for five rebounds, a blocked shot and a steal in 13 minutes.

7 - Svi Mykhailiuk: While Vick was making 7 of 10 shots and 4 or 4 3-pointers in the past two games, Svi was shooting 1 for 9 and 0 for 7. Played 18 minutes vs. Oklahoma and had two points, a turnover and a steal to show for it. Did not pick up a rebound or assist.

8 - Dwight Coleby: Oklahoma’s quick big men didn’t make for as good a matchup for him as Texas’ bigger post players.

9 - Mitch Lightfoot: Didn’t get in until the final seconds.

SEASON STANDINGS

1- Frank Mason - 272

2 - Josh Jackson - 253

3 - Devonte’ Graham - 244

4 - Landen Lucas - 190

5 - Svi Mykhailiuk - 182

6 - Lagerald Vick - 152

7 - Carlton Bragg - 127

8 - Dwight Coleby - 56

9- Mitch Lightfoot - 52

10 - Udoka Azubuike - 48 (out for season)

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Jackson tops ratings in victory at Texas

Kansas guard Josh Jackson (11) shoots over Texas defenders Andrew Jones (1) and Jarrett Allen (31) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, in Austin, Texas.

Kansas guard Josh Jackson (11) shoots over Texas defenders Andrew Jones (1) and Jarrett Allen (31) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, in Austin, Texas.

1 - Josh Jackson: Shots when flying to the hoop rimmed out, but he had active 38 minutes. Made just 3 of 11 field goals, but hit 2 of 3 3-pointers. Came to Kansas with an ugly shot and has worked hard with shot doctor Kurtis Townsend to make it better. Has made 19 of 35 3-pointers (.543) in last 11 games. Led Kansas with 18 points and had five rebounds and five assists. He's such a gifted passer.
2 - Devonte Graham: Played under control most of the time at both ends on his way to 12 points, three rebounds, four assists and two steals.
3 - Frank Mason: When Texas drew close in the second half he got to the paint and then the free-throw line. His 26th game with at least one 3-point field goal wasn’t assured until four minutes and change remained. Made just 5 of 15 field goals and had 16 points, three rebounds, three assists and three turnovers.
4 - Landen Lucas: Eight points, eight rebounds, two assists and a steal and didn’t miss a shot in 38 minutes.
5 - Dwight Coleby: Dwight Coleby 12 points in 13 minutes? What next, is Bill Walton going to remove his shirt and replaced with a tie-dyed "Keep Austin Weird" T-shirt on air during the game? By far best game as a Jayhawk. The more distance he puts on acl surgery, the better he becomes. Not real quick, but strong with good hands. He made 5 of 6 field goals, all at the hoop and totaled 12 points and four rebounds in 13 minutes.
6 - Lagerald Vick: More attentive as a rebounder, he picked up four off the defensive boards to go with seven points in 24 minutes. Definitely on the upswing.
7 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Missed all five shots, all of them 3-pointers, and did not have an assist. Vick has been playing better than him of late.
8 - Carlton Bragg: Two fouls in three minutes and didn’t return. Disappointing coming on the heels of a good game.

SEASON STANDINGS

1- Frank Mason - 262

2 - Josh Jackson - 247

3 - Devonte’ Graham - 235

4 - Landen Lucas - 183

5 - Svi Mykhailiuk - 178

6 - Lagerald Vick - 152

7 - Carlton Bragg - 122

8 - Dwight Coleby - 53 (moves up)

9- Mitch Lightfoot - 50 (moves down)

10 - Udoka Azubuike - 48 (out for season)

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All-around action puts Josh Jackson at top of ratings in title-clincher vs. TCU

Kansas guard Josh Jackson (11) goes up to the bucket after a blocking foul by TCU forward Chris Washburn (33) during the first half, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas guard Josh Jackson (11) goes up to the bucket after a blocking foul by TCU forward Chris Washburn (33) during the first half, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

1 — Josh Jackson: Great dunks and passes, boards and deflections made for a coast-to-coast spectacular night for Jackson (15 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, one turnover, one steal). With all the technological advances in sports, when is someone going to invent a device that instantly flashes the velocity of dunks on the scoreboard? Jackson’s one-handed flush on a transition lob from Frank Mason early in the second half made a loud noise and triggered a louder one from the crowd. Jackson’s passing was every bit as impressive, including his lob to Lagerald Vick and quick interior pass to Landen Lucas. Jackson unwittingly also was responsible for the quietest moment of the evening. With 11:37 left in first half, he came down hard on his right foot, writhed in pain on the floor while gripping the bottom of his sneaker and immediately headed into the locker room and returned about five minutes of game clock later.

2 — Frank Mason: Made 4 of 6 3-pointers and scored a game-high 20 points to go with four assists, another strong night for his Wooden Award case.

3 — Carlton Bragg: Even Lazarus would have been impressed. Terrific night from the sophomore, who busted from a season-long slump with energetic, productive play. Ran the floor hard and had 15 points, seven rebounds and three blocked shots in 22 minutes. Had eight points, five rebounds and two blocked shots in 13 first-half minutes. In the strangest moment of the night, his early free throw got stuck on the side of the rim, not something you see every day on a free throw.

4 — Devonte’ Graham: Scoreless with seven minutes remaining in the first half, Graham caught fire and never cooled off. Finished with 17 points, four rebounds, seven assists and just one turnover. Reverse layin, a 3 from top of key off the dribble, another 3 after a shot fake and dribble got him off to a good start in the first two minutes and change of the second half. Celebrated his 22nd birthday by celebrating his school’s 13th consecutive Big 12 regular-season title.

5 — Landen Lucas: Picked up two fouls in seven scoreless first-half minutes with just one rebound. Finished with seven points and six rebounds on a night he committed four fouls and played just 17 minutes.

6 — Svi Mykhailiuk: Made 2 of 4 3-pointers, turned it over twice and finished with six points in an unimpressive night.

7 — Lagerald Vick: Has to get to the 3-point shooter a lot quicker, as in don’t think first, just run at him, eliminate that blink of a hesitation and get those long arms in front of the shooter. Missed all three 3-point attempts, but did trigger wild reaction from crowd by throwing down lob from Jackson and pitched in with three rebounds and a blocked shot in 10 minutes.

8 — Dwight Coleby: Emphatically slammed home offensive rebound in final minute.

9 — Mitch Lightfoot: Trillion-club entry. One minute, zeros across the board.

SEASON STANDINGS

1- Frank Mason - 254

2 - Josh Jackson - 237

3 - Devonte’ Graham - 226

4 - Landen Lucas - 176

5 - Svi Mykhailiuk - 174

6 - Lagerald Vick - 147

7 - Carlton Bragg - 119

8 - Mitch Lightfoot - 50

9 - Udoka Azubuike - 48 (out for season)

10 - Dwight Coleby - 47

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Mason tops ratings at Baylor

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) swoops in for a bucket late during the second half, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 at Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas.

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) swoops in for a bucket late during the second half, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 at Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas. by Nick Krug

1 - Frank Mason: Put multiple lobs right on target for Josh Jackson, went 8 for 8 from the line, had two steals, eight assists, one turnover and a game-high 23 points. His and-one reverse layup was the play of the game.
2 - Josh Jackson: Deflected multiple passes and made himself disruptive to the Bears' chances of winning in so many ways, making winning plays usually reserved for guards and others that only big men make. His versatility was on display right through the final possession, when he left his man, a 7-footer, to double a 5-11 point guard. Jackson's statistics (16 points, one rebound, two assists, four blocked shots) don't begin to tell the story of the influence he had on the victory.
3 - Landen Lucas: Won the game with an offensive rebound and two free throws with 11.5 seconds left and kept Baylor from running the play it wanted to run to force overtime. Limited to 31 minutes by foul trouble, Lucas totaled eight points, seven rebounds (six offensive) and three blocked shots. Kansas outscored Baylor by 10 points when Lucas was in the game and Baylor had an eight-point advantage when Lucas sat.
4 - Lagerald Vick: Stormed off the bench to contribute eight points and six minutes, played under control and with strong defensive energy.
5 - Devonte' Graham: Made just 1 of 12 shots and 1 of 9 from 3-point range, ending a streak of eight consecutive games with mutliple 3-pointers. Had four assists, one turnover and played strong defense.
6 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Not his day, Svi made 1 of 6 shots and 1 of 5 3-pointers and had two turnovers..
7 - Carlton Bragg: Mason set him up beautifully for an uncontested dunk, but other than that Bragg wasn't able to do anything to merit more than five minutes of playing time. Committed two fouls and did not pick up a rebound or lend much strength defensively.
8 - Mitch Lightfoot: Played four minutes and blocked a shot.

SEASON STANDINGS

1- Frank Mason - 245

2 - Josh Jackson - 227

3 - Devonte’ Graham - 219

4 - Landen Lucas - 170 (moves up)

5 - Svi Mykhailiuk - 169 (moves down)

6 - Lagerald Vick - 143

7 - Carlton Bragg - 111

8 tie - Udoka Azubuike - 48 (out for season)

8 tie - Mitch Lightfoot - 48

10 - Dwight Coleby - 44

Reply 7 comments from Surrealku Robin Smith Bob Thompson Ben Kane Clara Westphal John Randall

Graham catches fire late to top ratings vs. West Virginia

Kansas guard Devonte' Graham (4) hits a three over West Virginia guard Daxter Miles Jr. (4) in overtime, Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas guard Devonte' Graham (4) hits a three over West Virginia guard Daxter Miles Jr. (4) in overtime, Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

1 - Devonte’ Graham: Scored 14 of his 18 points in the final 6:56, when he made four 3-pointers. Made some terrific dribble moves to free himself for a couple of them. Has made multiple 3-pointers in eight consecutive games. Big night came on one-year anniversary of outplaying Buddy Hield in Norman.

2 - Frank Mason: Made 16 of 18 free throws, including the pair that sent the game into overtime. Made just 3 of 13 shots and 2 of 6 3-pointers, but ended up with 24 points and is averaging 20.2.

3 - Josh Jackson: Showed such great quickness getting to the rim, only to have his shots bounce out. He had six turnovers, but almost balanced that ledger with five steals. Produced his ninth double-double and fifth in the past six games with 14 points and 11 rebounds.

4 - Landen Lucas: Had a rough night at the free-throw line, making just 2 of 7, dropping his season percentage to .591. But on a night so many teammates missed shots at the rim, his presence came in handy and he slammed home two of the misses. Totaled eight points, 13 rebounds, two blocks and two steals. Had five offensive rebounds. Had a plus-minus of plus-22.

5 - Lagerald Vick: Shot 4 for 4 in a first half in which no other Kansas player made more than one field goal. Finished with 14 points, 10 in the first half, two assists and a steal.

6 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Fouled out in 21 minutes after totaling four points and three rebounds.

7 - Mitch Lightfoot: Played eight minutes and totaled three rebounds and two blocked shots.

8 - Dwight Coleby: Played two minutes, scored on a put-back slam and punctuated it with a glare into the camera.

9 - Carlton Bragg: He fouled out in 18 scoreless minutes and had one rebound. Had a plus-minus of minus-14. Nothing can be said that would not be drowned out by those loud-talking numbers, so we’ll let the numbers do the talking. I'm going to change the subject before I sever my tongue from biting it so hard.

SEASON STANDINGS

1- Frank Mason - 235

2 - Josh Jackson - 218

3 - Devonte’ Graham - 213

4 - Svi Mykhailiuk - 164

5 - Landen Lucas - 162

6 - Lagerald Vick - 136

7 - Carlton Bragg - 107

8 - Udoka Azubuike - 48 (out for season)

9 - Mitch Lightfoot - 45

10 - Dwight Coleby - 44

Reply 7 comments from Mike Greer Diallo Liu-Bey Jay Scott Benny Armstrong Michael Maris David Brown

Josh Jackson easy call for top spot in 80-79 victory vs. Texas Tech

Kansas guard Josh Jackson (11) defends the bucket over Texas Tech guard Keenan Evans (12) late in the second half, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 at United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, Texas.

Kansas guard Josh Jackson (11) defends the bucket over Texas Tech guard Keenan Evans (12) late in the second half, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 at United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, Texas. by Nick Krug

1 - Josh Jackson: As dominant a performance as any Kansas player has had this season. Played 40 minutes and committed just one turnover. Made 12-of-15 shots, 2-of-4 3-pointers and 5-of-7 free throws. Did a terrific job of finding open teammates, sometimes in the corner after the lane became clogged on his drives. Played so under control on his way to 31 points, 11 rebounds and four assists. Committed just two personal fouls.

2 - Landen Lucas: Had only five rebounds, but two huge ones late in the game came off the offensive boards. Set the screen that sprung Jackson for a drive that resulted in him hitting the game-winning free throw.

3 - Devonte’ Graham: Did a nice job of keeping the ball moving, but when he was open and it came to him he drew too much iron. Made 2-of-8 shots, including 2-of-6 from 3.

4 - Frank Mason: Played 13 first-half minutes and had one point and two fouls. Was 0-for-3 from field in first half and couldn’t keep Keenan Evans (17 first-half points) in front of him. Mason, slowed by illness, performed better in the second half before fouling out with 3:05 left. Finished with 12 points and five rebounds in 26 minutes. Played entire game without an assist, breaking streak of 44 games with at least one assist.

5 - Lagerald Vick: Scored seven points in 25 minutes and drew praise from Texas Tech coach Chris Beard on a night that KU’s bench outscored Tech’s, 9-2.

6 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Niem Stevenson carved him up with drives to the hoop and although Svi sparked Kansas with nine first-half points, he went scoreless in the second half.

7 - Carlton Bragg: Had three turnovers in 12 minutes to go with two points, two rebounds and three turnovers. His hands have been so shaky that at times it looks as if guards put up contested shots, rather than run the risk of him dropping a pass, an understandable decision.

SEASON STANDINGS

1- Frank Mason - 226

2 - Josh Jackson - 210

3 - Devonte’ Graham - 203

4 - Svi Mykhailiuk - 159

5 - Landen Lucas - 155

6 - Lagerald Vick - 130

7 - Carlton Bragg - 105

8 - Udoka Azubuike - 48 (out for season)

9 tie - Mitch Lightfoot - 41

9 tie - Dwight Coleby - 41

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Fearless Frank Mason atop the ratings (and a table on press row) vs. Kansas State

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) shushes the Kansas State student section before a couple of late free throws from Kansas guard Devonte' Graham (4) with seconds remaining in the game, Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 at Bramlage Coliseum.

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) shushes the Kansas State student section before a couple of late free throws from Kansas guard Devonte' Graham (4) with seconds remaining in the game, Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 at Bramlage Coliseum. by Nick Krug

1 - Frank Mason: It’s not accurate to say that Mason competes for all 94 feet of the floor. That sells him short by about 20 feet. He had such a head of steam going to get back on defense after a Kansas turnover that he ended up in the second row of press row, on the floor. He got back up, jumped onto a table and used it to hurdle himself back on the floor and into the action, where he immediately picked up a steal. Classic Fearless Frank move. And oh yeah, almost forgot. He also scored 21 points.
2 - Josh Jackson: Picked up fourth foul with 9:56 left and was limited to 25 minutes on the night, time enough to contribute 18 points and three steals. He made a pair of 3-pointers early in the second half and has made 18 of his last 34 shots from long range. Next challenge: Improve from the line.
3 - Devonte’ Graham: Huge 3-pointer put Kansas up, 56-50 with nine-plus left. If he had not had four turnovers and had done something productive during those possessions, he might have flirted with a triple-double. Totaled 10 points, seven rebounds and six assists.
4 - Landen Lucas: Foul trouble limited him to 26 minutes, but he still totaled seven points, seven rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots.
5 - Svi Mykhailiuk: His 3-pointer broke a tie with 2:34 left and KU led the rest of the way. Is driving much more aggressively and playing under control. Made 2 of 3 3-pointers and contributed eight points. Struggled to contain Dean Wade when he was on him.
6 - Carlton Bragg: Hung tough down low and gave his team a terrific 13-minute boost, particularly in the first half. Scored all of his six points and both of his assists in the first half. If he continues to bring what he did in his return from a three-game suspension, he’ll be a big boost to the bench.
7 - Lagerald Vick: Made just 2 of 7 shots and missed both 3-pointers, but hung tough on the boards with five rebounds in 25 minutes.
8 - Dwight Coleby: Played one minute, blocked a shot and committed a foul.

SEASON STANDINGS

1- Frank Mason - 219

2 - Josh Jackson - 200

3 - Devonte’ Graham - 195

4 - Svi Mykhailiuk - 154

5 - Landen Lucas - 146

6 - Lagerald Vick - 124

7 - Carlton Bragg - 101

8 - Udoka Azubuike - 48 (out for season)

9 tie - Mitch Lightfoot - 41

9 tie - Dwight Coleby - 41

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Frank Mason tops ratings in home loss to Iowa State

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) celebrates a bucket and a foul from Iowa State guard Donovan Jackson (4) during the first half, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) celebrates a bucket and a foul from Iowa State guard Donovan Jackson (4) during the first half, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

1 - Frank Mason: Made 9 of 11 shots, 4 of 5 3-pointers and 10 of 12 free throws for a career-high 32 points in 41 minutes. Also had six rebounds, five assists and three turnovers. Didn't make the potential game-winner at end of regulation, but nobody's perfect. He nearly was on this day. At one point, he had made 8 of 8 field goals, 4 of 4 3-pointers and 6 of 6 free throws.

2 - Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk: Steadily becoming more aggressive driving to the hoop, he scored 17 points and made 3 of 7 3-pointers.

3 - Landen Lucas: Wasn't able to exploit his size advantage to score and had just six points. Also had career-high 18 rebounds.

4 - Josh Jackson: Had a rough afternoon trying to contain Deonte Burton and had five turnovers, but also contributed 15 points and 10 rebounds for his seventh double-double.

5 - Devonte Graham: Made just 4 of 13 shots and finished with 11 points, three assists, three turnovers and two steals.

6 - Lagerald Vick: Had two dunks en route to an eight-point day in 21 minutes.

7 - Mitch Lightfoot: Had two rebounds, two fouls and two turnovers in five minutes.

SEASON STANDINGS

1- Frank Mason - 209

2 - Josh Jackson - 191

3 - Devonte’ Graham - 187

4 - Svi Mykhailiuk - 147

5 - Landen Lucas - 140

6 - Lagerald Vick - 120

7 - Carlton Bragg - 96 (suspended indefinitely)

8 - Udoka Azubuike - 48 (out for season)

9 - Mitch Lightfoot - 41

10 - Dwight Coleby - 38

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