Ellis' huge day earns top spot after KU's comeback win over UT
1 - Perry Ellis: Perimeter jumper looks better than ever, which opens up everything him. Not many players who guard him will have quickness to stay with him when he pump-fakes and drives around the them. Made 9 of 15 shots for a game-high 26 points. Used quickness to pick up three offensive rebounds.
2 - Devonte' Graham: Hit huge shots at crucial times and turned 5 of 10 shooting and 3 of 6 three-point shooting into a 14-point game. Also had six assists and three rebounds.
3 - Wayne Selden: Caught fire from long distance in the second half and scored 11 of his 19 points after intermission. Made 4 of 8 three-pointers.
4 - Frank Mason: Couldn’t get his shots to fall (3 of 14), but lent physical defense at times and picked up eight rebounds and three assists and had just one turnover.
5 - Landen Lucas: His statistical line had a Dennis Rodman look to it: Zero points, 10 rebounds, six offensive boards. He started, played 23 minutes and was whistled for four personal fouls.
6 - Jamari Traylor: Immediately had positive impact on game that was headed the other way in a hurry when he checked into the game. He lent physical defense without being whistled for a foul and had two points, five rebounds and two assists in 15 minutes.
7 - Carlton Bragg: Knocked down another mid-range jumper shortly after checking into the game. Played five minutes and blocked a shot.
8 - Brannen Greene: Great hustle play: Knocked ball loose from Isaiah Taylor at top of key, joined the race for the ball at the other end and went to the floor for it. His foot was out of bounds, so KU never gained possession, but the play received an ovation from coach Bill Self. Went 0 for 2 from three.
Perry Ellis — 165
Wayne Selden Jr. — 163
Frank Mason III — 161
Devonté Graham — 146
Carlton Bragg — 90
Svi Mykhailiuk — 84
Jamari Traylor — 82
Brannen Greene — 76
Landen Lucas — 76
Hunter Mickelson — 67
Cheick Diallo — 58
Lagerald Vick — 17
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- Shaka Smart: Give KU credit that UT couldn’t finish what it started
- Bill Self picks up win No. 200 at Allen Fieldhouse
- Notebook: Mason survives another hard fall
- Prep standout DeAndre Ayton dazzles in Lawrence
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