Aldrich surges to top of rankings for 2nd straight game
1. Cole Aldrich: Dominated the inside against the shorter Tigers. Was on pace for a triple-double at the half and finished with 12 points, 16 rebounds and seven blocked shots. Missouri players avoided the paint because they knew Aldrich lurked.
2. Tyrel Reed: Has played 61 career minutes against Missouri and has just one turnover and is shooting 60 percent from long range against them, 88 percent in Allen Fieldhouse. Scored 14 points in 19 minutes and made all four three-point attempts.
3. Marcus Morris: Fifth consecutive big game for Morris, but he again had the yips close in, this time as close in as is possible, missing two dunks. Still produced 17 points and nine rebounds.
4. Markieff Morris: Produced nine points and 11 rebounds in 19 minutes.
5. Xavier Henry: Did a lot of great things to get team off to quick start. Finished with too many turnovers (five) and shot still doesn’t look quite right, but he did make 3 of 7 three-pointers and had two steals.
6. Brady Morningstar: Started the game great, aggressively going to the hoop and making slick passes to the interior. Took a bad shot or two and needs to do a better job of avoiding traps.
7. Sherron Collins: Not his night, but the team didn’t need it to be his night. Made 2 of 11 shots.
8. Tyshawn Taylor: Played aggressively but out of control at times. Had seven points and four turnovers in 13 minutes.
9. Thomas Robinson: Had two rebounds in five minutes and went 0 for 2 from the line.
10. Jeff Withey: Made 1 of 2 free throws.
11. Elijah Johnson: Played one minute and had a nice dish to Withey.
The Keegan Ratings: Season Standings
1. Sherron Collins (162 points)
2. Cole Aldrich (158 points)
3. Marcus Morris (142 points)
4. Xavier Henry (130 points)
5. Tyshawn Taylor (109 points)
6. Markieff Morris (97 points)
7. Tyrel Reed (86 points)
8. Thomas Robinson (67 points)
9. Brady Morningstar (57 points)
10. Elijah Johnson (56 points)
11. C.J. Henry (21 points)
12. Jeff Withey (10 points)
The Keegan Ratings: Big 12 Standings
1. Marcus Morris (45 points)
2. Cole Aldrich (41 points)
3. Sherron Collins (37 points)
4. Brady Morningstar (31 points)
5. Tyrel Reed (27 points)
6. Xavier Henry (26 points)
7. Tyshawn Taylor (22 points)
8. Markieff Morris (21 points)
9. Thomas Robinson (11 points)
10. Jeff WIthey (9 points)
11. Elijah Johnson (6 points)
Notes: C.J. Henry, though he is a walk-on, will be included in the Keegan Ratings.