Tarik Black top Jayhawk in season finale


1 - Tarik Black: Lone senior played an outstanding game, doing everything he could to bring his team to his hometown of Memphis for the South regional, but didn’t get enough help to make it happen. Had 18 points and six rebounds in 26 minutes before fouling out.

2 - Conner Frankamp: Scored 12 points, six in the first half, six in the second, all on three-pointers. He made two threes in the final 3:34 of the first half, plus had a rebound and a steal in that stretch. He added two threes in the final 25 seconds of the second half, but was guarded too tightly to get anything resembling a good look and forced one up to try to tie the score. Increased his single-game career-high in both games of the tournament.

3 - Perry Ellis: Missed some easy shots on his way to a nine-point, eight-rebound effort. Had three turnovers and made just 3 of 10 shots.

4 - Frank Mason: Defended well and contributed two rebounds, two assists and a steal, but couldn’t get his shots to drop, going 0 for 4 from the floor, 0 for 3 from three and 2 for 2 from the line.

5 - Wayne Selden: Had three steals, but made just 1 of 5 shots and picked up four personal fouls in 18 minutes of action. Outside shot needs work.

6 - Naadir Tharpe: Had five points, two assists and a steal in 26 minutes. Will face a tough challenge from Frankamp and Mason in competing to keep his starting job at point guard.

7 - Jamari Traylor: Played well when Kansas applied full-court pressure and picked up two steals. But he also turned it over three times and made just 1 of 8 shots. Had five rebounds.

8 - Andrew Wiggins: Rough swan song for the freshman, who played tight. Limited to four points, four rebounds and two assists, Wiggins faced a defense that took away his driving lanes. Even when he did get to the hoop, he couldn’t finish and he couldn’t get his perimeter jumpers to fall.

9 - Landen Lucas: Threw down a dunk during his two minutes on floor.

10 - Brannen Greene: Played three minutes.


Andrew Wiggins 298

Perry Ellis 279

Wayne Selden Jr. 254

Joel Embiid 246

Naadir Tharpe 231

Frank Mason 207

Jamari Traylor 199

Tarik Black 187

Brannen Greene 94

Conner Frankamp 87

Andrew White III 66

Landen Lucas 61

Justin Wesley 18


Suzi Marshall 8 years, 6 months ago

Very proud of Black and thankful he came to Kansas to contribute to our 10th straight conference title. This year makes me appreciate the '11 team even more because their over achievements. Black's toughness would have been a much better fit for that team.

Joe Joseph 8 years, 6 months ago

It still bothers me when people say the 2011-2012 team "overachieved." That team was one win away from being a one seed in the tournament. Instead, it was a two. It was led by upperclassmen and had NBA talent.

Steve Zimmerman 8 years, 6 months ago

i hope Selden isn't thinking early exit to pro field. He's got tons to learn. Either that or HCBS needs to put him in a different role. He still doesn't get it yet.

Robert Brock 8 years, 6 months ago

Selden is a freshman who looked like a freshman. He will look a lot better as a sophomore.

Last I noticed, NBA GMs aren't interested in deuces who can't shoot. He'll be back.

Dirk Medema 8 years, 6 months ago

Interesting opinion that Selden "doesn't get it", because last month I believe Coach talked about the fact that Wayne did get it.

He did have a rough game. He (and Wiggins) will learn that snickers at pressers can be motivation for others that come back to bite you.

Dirk Medema 8 years, 6 months ago

Thought 'Mari deserves more credit for being so disruptive at the point of the press.

Rodney Crain 8 years, 6 months ago

Not sure I would have put Perry so high on the list. I guess you have to put someone at the 3rd spot, but it just seemed he constantly ended possessions with a miss or poor defensive effort that allowed a score. Other than Black and CF I would have left the list blank.

Jason Wilson 8 years, 6 months ago

Don't forget Lucas. He got about two minutes of PT, showed he could score over their bigs, then never saw the floor again.

Clarence Haynes 8 years, 6 months ago

After the "dunk", I thought that Lucas should've played more yesterday. He was really the only height match up that KU had vs Stanford and he have been able to thwart Stanford's inside game.

Armen Kurdian 8 years, 6 months ago

Yeah, I was saying that over and over as to why he wasn't in the game...considering he actually made the one dunk he attempted.

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