Malik Newman carries Kansas into Final Four with 32 points, tops ratings
1 - Malik Newman: Had six points in the first half and finished with 32. Scored all of KU’s 13 points in overtime. Also made overtime possible by playing terrific defense on Grayson Allen on the final possession of regulation. Named outstanding player of Midwest Regional, adding to similar hardware he won the Big 12 tournament. Complemented his 32 points with seven rebounds, two assists and three steals.
2 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Missed three consecutive 3-pointers with less than 10 minutes left in regulation, but came through in clutch by hitting one to tie the game with 26 seconds left. Totaled 11 points, 10 rebounds and five assists, and did great job of guarding Marvin Bagley III with the help of trapping teammates.
3 - Devonte’ Graham: Played 45 minutes and turned it over just twice. Had 11 points, six rebounds, six assists and played some disruptive defense when dropping off his man to harass Bagley.
4 - Udoka Azubuike: Terrific 19 minutes before fouling out with nine points, eight rebounds (five offensive), two assists and a blocked shot.
5 - Lagerald Vick: Shook off shaky start to finish with 14 points, three rebounds and two assists.
6 - Silvio De Sousa: Life-saver on the boards with 10 in 26 minutes. Also scored four points and blocked a shot. Had three turnovers.
7 - Marcus Garrett: A terrific offensive rebounder, he had two of them in eight minutes, scored four points and had two assists, playing in the middle of the Duke zone for part of his time on the floor.
1 - Devonte' Graham (328)
2 - Svi Mykhailiuk (279)
3 - Udoka Azubuike (274)
4 - Malik Newman (252)
5 - Lagerald Vick (247)
6 - Marcus Garrett (200)
7 - Mitch Lightfoot (168)
8 - Silvio De Sousa (78)
9 - Sam Cunliffe (44)