Frank Mason III finishes regular season strong
1 - Frank Mason III: It doesn't matter how many times you've seen it happen, there's still something amazing about Mason scoring in the land of the giants. Led Kansas with 21 points and was 9-for-9 from the free-throw line, including the three pressure-packed shots in the final seconds that momentarily tied the game.
2 - Landen Lucas: Teammate Jamari Traylor called Lucas a rebounding machine after the game, which best summed up his night. Lucas was 6-of-8 from the floor, finished with career-highs in points (13) and rebounds (12) and might have been first in these ratings had he not missed two shots from point-blank range. Still, a fabulous all-around game for the guy whose confidence and productivity is growing by the game.
3 - Kelly Oubre Jr.: Early foul trouble limited his minutes, but Oubre's double-double (12 points, 10 rebounds) was clutch. He hit a huge three-pointer late and continued to show he's not afraid to drive to the rim looking to make things happen.
4 - Jamari Traylor: Fouled out in 26 minutes but played great when he was out there, particularly in the second half. Finished 5-of-6 from the floor and added two rebounds and two blocks. Fifth foul was suspect at best.
5 - Devonté Graham: Hit a couple of huge three-pointers and proved he was willing to help pick up some of the scoring (and shooting) slack in light of the absence of Perry Ellis (knee), Cliff Alexander (eligibility) and Brannen Greene (suspension). Credit him for being aggressive, but 3-of-14 is a rough shooting night any way you slice it. Finished with eight points, four rebounds and three assists in a season-high 29 minutes.
6 - Hunter Mickelson: Played 20 minutes and battled for every stat he recorded. Finished with five points (all from the free-throw line) and six rebounds and also blocked two shots.
7 - Wayne Selden Jr.: Offensively, Selden was non-existent. But give the guy credit for playing on a bum ankle and doing enough to make scoring hard for OU stud Buddy Hield, who finished 6-of-20.
8 - Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk: Didn't fill up the stat sheet — two points, two rebounds and 1-of-3 shooting — but played well enough to log 13 minutes on a day KU needed him to. Scored only points on a very nice backdoor set play that KU went to more than once.
Frank Mason III - 237
Perry Ellis - 218
Wayne Selden Jr. - 193
Kelly Oubre Jr. - 181
Cliff Alexander - 170
Jamari Traylor - 136
Brannen Greene - 132
Devonté Graham - 111
Landen Lucas - 105
Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk - 85
Hunter Mickelson - 41