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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

Reply 12 comments from Armen Kurdian Perses Cshjhawk Stupidmichael Jason Wilson Jayhawkmarshall Rodney Crain Dirk Medema Robert  Brock Surrealku

Jamari Traylor’s career-highs put him atop ratings

1 - Jamari Traylor: He never looked more athletic, stronger, more bursting with energy, than he did on his way to a 17-point, 14-rebound effort in 22 strong minutes. He made 7 of 8 field goals, blocked a shot and assisted two baskets. Two of his seven offensive boards came off missed free throws. One of them resulted in the signature play of his career. In a blink, he was above the rim, slamming home the miss with two hands, his knees folded toward his chest. Amazing play.

2 - Conner Frankamp: Kansas was caving to the Colonels' extended pressure defense until Frankamp entered the game and everything changed. He calmly found the open man and hit mid-range jumpers. His 25 minutes, 10 points and four assists all were career-highs on a night he extended his streak of minutes without a turnover to 122. 

3 - Perry Ellis: Eastern Kentucky was vulnerable inside and Ellis capitalized with 14 points, 13 rebounds and active defense. He contributed two steals and several key deflections.

4 - Andrew Wiggins: Just when you think you have seen him soar as high as man can, he climbs a little higher to catch a lob and throw it down as he did for one of his four dunks.  Led KU with 19 points.

5 - Tarik Black: Had four of KU’s 11 dunks and made all six field-goal attempts. Totaled 12 points, six rebounds and four blocked shots, firing up teammates with every loud contribution. 

6 - Wayne Selden: Didn’t have a field goal or a rebound, but played strong second-half defense and did a nice job of getting the ball into the hands of KU’s bigs so they could use their size advantage to take over the game. Had four assists and one turnover.

7 - Frank Mason: Played nine minutes, time enough to contribute two points, four rebounds and four assists.

8 - Naadir Tharpe: Rough, rough first half in which he turned it over four times in 10 minutes, but he bounced back with a strong second half that did not include a turnover. Made 2 of 3 shots on the night.


Andrew Wiggins 295

Perry Ellis 271

Wayne Selden Jr. 249

Joel Embiid 246

Naadir Tharpe 226

Frank Mason 200

Jamari Traylor 195

Tarik Black 177

Brannen Greene 93

Conner Frankamp 78

Andrew White III 66

Landen Lucas 59

Justin Wesley 18

Reply 9 comments from Jason Wilson Tony Mishler Texashawk10_2 Surrealku Dirk Medema Sebastian Sanchez Stupidmichael Table_rock_jayhawk

Perry Ellis misses one shot, tops ratings in Big 12 semis loss to Cyclones

1 - Perry Ellis: Made 11 of 12 shots from the field, made his only three-pointer and made 7 of 8 free throws. Also had seven rebounds in 37 minutes. Tight spin move was his go-to shot. Cyclones changed defensive tactics on Ellis in the second half. They double-teamed him every time Kansas fed him. He scored 21 of his 30 points in the first half.

2 - Andrew Wiggins: The ball kept spinning out on him and he made just 7 of 21 shots and 1 of 4 three-pointers, finishing with 22 points and seven rebounds. When he came flying in from the right wing and the shot glanced off the left wing, a blink later he was tapping it in with from the left side of the basket. Or was it his identical twin? Amazing play. 

3 - Naadir Tharpe: Had nine assists and two turnovers, made 5 of 6 free throws and didn’t have a field goal.

4 - Tarik Black: Committed four fouls in 18 minutes, time enough to contribute six points, 10 rebounds and a steal.

5 - Wayne Selden: DeAndre Kane is a tough matchup for everyone in the Big 12 and Selden is no exception. Selden made just 1 of 7 three-pointers and scored nine points with three rebounds and two blocked shots. 

6 - Jamari Traylor: Had six points and two rebounds in 16 minutes. Once he develops more confidence in a mid-range jumper teams won’t be as comfortable playing as far off him as Cyclones did.

7 - Brannen Greene: Was on the floor when Kansas went on its 16-0 run and he had the final three points of it, nailing a three from the top of the arc. 

8 - Frank Mason: Two points, two fouls, a turnover and a steal in 12 minutes.

9 - Conner Frankamp: Played two minutes. 

10 - Landen Lucas: On the floor for less than a minute.


Andrew Wiggins 290

Perry Ellis 265

Joel Embiid 246

Wayne Selden Jr. 246

Naadir Tharpe 225

Frank Mason 198

Jamari Traylor 187

Tarik Black 173

Brannen Greene 93

Conner Frankamp 71

Andrew White III 66

Landen Lucas 59

Justin Wesley 18

Reply 7 comments from Erich Hartmann Jayhawkmarshall Surrealku Hawk90 Tony Bandle Bernard Gregory

Andrew Wiggins plays all 45 minutes, tops ratings

1 - Andrew Wiggins: A gutsy competitor, during the overtime period Wiggins didn’t score a point, but he hit the deck chasing loose balls, played disruptive defense and came away with two huge rebounds. He still had fuel in his tank, even though he played all 45 minutes. And come to think of it, he wasn’t too shabby in regulation either. He brings so many competitive traits to the floor. He always wants to be the one to guard the hot shooter and is very comfortable being the one to take the big shot, such as the tightly guarded jumper from the left corner to tie the game with 1:04 left in regulation.

Wiggins scored 17 of his game-high 30 points in the second half. For the game, he made 9 of 17 shots, 3 of 6 threes, 9 of 10 free throws and added eight rebounds, three assists and a steal.

2 - Wayne Selden: He guarded Marcus Smart and based on the way he embraced the assignment, he must have been looking forward to it from the moment the Big 12 tournament pairings were released. He played Smart in physical fashion, chucking him when he didn’t have the ball, slapping him on the forearm in mid-shot and generally letting him know he was there and enjoying being there. Smart made 4 of 14 shots, 1 of 4 three-pointers on his way to 14 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals. Whatever he got, Selden made him earn it.

Other than making just 1 of 5 three-pointers, Selden also had a nice game at the other end. He matched Smart’s 14 points and had four rebounds, an assist and a blocked shot.

3 - Jamari Traylor: With Joel Embiid there to protect the rim, weak-side help became even more important than usual and Traylor made sure to provide it in aggressive fashion. Smacked two shots off the backboard, bruised his way to nine rebounds and six points.

4 - Tarik Black: Contributed a strong defensive effort, used his bulk well and, as always, supplied verbal encouragement to teammates. He’s a senior and he played like it. Finished with seven points and a game-high 12 rebounds.

5 - Perry Ellis: Scored twice in a row in the second half and looked as if he was going to become the go-to scorer, but then was tagged for his fourth foul and headed to the bench. Totaled nine points and eight rebounds.

6 - Naadir Tharpe: Didn’t let defensive lapses and missed shots drag him down. He competed hard for 41 minutes and made some big plays in the clutch, including a blow-by drive with Markel Brown on him. Had seven assists and just two turnovers.

7 - Frank Mason: Played four minutes and made his lone shot, a three-pointer from the top of the arc.

8 - Landen Lucas: Blocked a Le’Bryan Nash shot, picked up a rebound and was whistled for three fouls in four minutes.

9 - Brannen Greene: Looked like a freshman playing in his first postseason game. In a word, nervous. Rattled against Oklahoma State’s pressure, he turned it over twice in seven minutes, picked up a defensive rebound missed his lone shot, a three from the top of the key. One thing he did not look was overmatched. He never does. He’ll be back out there and will perform better now that first-time jitters are out of the way.


Andrew Wiggins 281

Perry Ellis 255

Joel Embiid 246

Wayne Selden Jr. 240

Naadir Tharpe 217

Frank Mason 195

Jamari Traylor 182

Tarik Black 166

Brannen Greene 89

Conner Frankamp 69

Andrew White III 66

Landen Lucas 58

Justin Wesley 18

Reply 6 comments from Allison Steen Surrealku Dirk Medema Ben Schwartz Brian Mellor Steve Kubler

Andrew Wiggins far and away top Jayhawk in loss at WVU

1 - Andrew Wiggins: Unstoppable driving to the hoop, Wiggins drew enough fouls to go 15 for 19 from the line and he made 12 of 18 shots from the field. He made 2 of 5 three-pointers. Positively influenced the game in every area and totaled 41 points, eight rebounds, five steals and four blocked shots. Leading his team to a regular-season championship in what some consider the toughest conference in the country, Wiggins has positioned himself well for first-team All-American consideration. Set KU freshman record for points in a game and was the first KU player to reach 40 since Terry Brown in 1991.

2 - Jamari Traylor: His non-stop hustle during the comeback from a 25-point deficit was big. He finished with six points, seven rebounds, a blocked shot and a steal and earned the praise of coach Bill Self, who wasn’t giddy with team’s overall performance.

3 - Frank Mason: Scored 10 points and made 3 of 4 three-point shots, two of them pulling KU within five points in the final 1:29. Made some rookie mistakes, including fouling with a couple of seconds left on the shot clock, which enabled Mountaineers to grow lead from five points to seven in final minute-and-a-half.

4 - Perry Ellis: Needed to insert himself into battles in the paint and did not. Had a quiet 14 points and five rebounds.

5 - Wayne Selden: Made 2 of 5 shots outside the arc but just 1 of 4 inside it. 

6 - Brannen Greene: Two rough defensive possessions limited him to five minutes, time enough for him to pick up a rebound and an assist and to make a three-pointer from way beyond the top of the arc.

7 - Tarik Black: Picked up two fouls by the first TV timeout and didn’t get into a rhythm all day. Totaled two points, four boards and an assist in 22 minutes.

8 - Landen Lucas: Quicker West Virginia players drew four fouls from him in seven minutes. He did contribute two points, two rebounds and a blocked shot.

9 - Naadir Tharpe: Didn’t produce a point, rebound or assist in 16 minutes. He had so much trouble at the defensive end that it seemed to impact his play at the other end as well.

10 - Conner Frankamp: So wide open that he appeared to be aiming his shot instead of catching and shooting, Frankamp missed all six shots, including four from long distance.

11 - Andrew White: Played three minutes, had a steal and a turnover and had his only shot, a three-pointer, was blocked.  

12 - Justin Wesley: Played two minutes, zeroes across the board.


Andrew Wiggins 272

Joel Embiid 246

Perry Ellis 250

Wayne Selden Jr. 232

Naadir Tharpe 213

Frank Mason 192

Jamari Traylor 175

Tarik Black 160

Brannen Greene 88

Conner Frankamp 69

Andrew White III 66

Landen Lucas 56

Justin Wesley 18

Reply 4 comments from Jason Wilson Erich Hartmann Len Shaffer Surrealku

Tarik Black’s near perfect Senior Night places him at top of ratings

1 - Tarik Black: The team didn’t need him just to supply energy and a physical presence. His scoring was needed as well and he responded in a huge way. Black made 9 of 9 field goals, two on dunks, blocked two shots, one a real crowd-pleaser, had an assist and a steal and didn’t turn the ball over on a near perfect night. His 19 points were a season-high and three of his six rebounds came off the offensive glass.

2 - Naadir Tharpe: Had 16 points, five assists, two steals and no turnovers in 18 minutes of action. Made half of his six three-point attempts and all five free throws.

3 - Perry Ellis: Made all four field-goal attempts and totaled 13 points and five rebounds in 18 minutes.

4 - Andrew Wiggins: Jaye Crockett, Tech’s leading scorer, had two points next to his name with five minutes remaining. Wiggins took him out of the game. Crockett finished with nine points, but Wiggins wasn’t on him for his final seven.

5 - Brannen Greene: Hustled his way to six points, two rebounds and an assist in 10 minutes. Made all four free-throw attempts and turned a great pass thrown off the dribble on the break from Frank Mason into a breakaway dunk.

6 - Wayne Selden: Shots weren’t dropping (2 for 7) but played well otherwise. Threw a beauty of a cross-court pass to Conner Frankamp on the break, but didn’t get rewarded with an assist. Four points, four rebounds two assists and two steals in 23 minutes.

7 - Jamari Traylor: Six points, a block and a rebound in 14 minutes. Showed a nice spin move for one of his buckets. His blocked shot of Dusty Hannahs at the hoop on the break was so effortless Traylor almost looked as if he felt guilty for picking on the guy.

8 - Frank Mason: Had three assists and three rebounds and looked good running the break.

9 - Conner Frankamp: Made 1 of 3 three-pointers and picked up a rebound and two blocked shots in 14 minutes. Inch-for-inch, he might have been the nation’s best shot-blocker Wednesday night.

10 - Landen Lucas: Had four boards and one point in 11 minutes, but his steps were off. Whistled for two turnovers.

11 - Justin Wesley: Started, played nine minutes, blocked a shot and missed all three field-goal attempts, two of them three-pointers.

12 - Andrew White: Fired up a guarded three from on top of the arc and it missed. Did mix in an assist in seven minutes.’


Andrew Wiggins 260

Joel Embiid 246

Perry Ellis 241

Wayne Selden Jr. 224

Naadir Tharpe 209

Frank Mason 182

Jamari Traylor 164

Tarik Black 154

Brannen Greene 81

Conner Frankamp 66

Andrew White III 64

Landen Lucas 51

Justin Wesley 17

Reply 7 comments from Len Shaffer Perses Kris Weidling Plasticjhawk Buddhadude Dirk Medema

Veteran Naadir Tharpe top KU performer in Big 12-clinching win

1 - Naadir Tharpe: In the decisive final 6:01, the score was Tharpe 12, Oklahoma 12, Tharpe’s teammates 7. He scored 10 of his 19 points in the final 3:15. The lane opened up because of the special attention the Sooners were paying to wings Andrew Wiggins and Wayne Selden and to Joel Embiid in the post. Also mixed in five assists and two steals.

2 - Joel Embiid: Looked to be headed to big offensive night but team stopped going to him. He was so active defensively that he made potential shooters anywhere in his neighborhood decide to pass. Finished with a stat-stuffing 12 points, 13 rebounds, three assists, three blocked shots and four steals to go with four turnovers. He never blends into the background, forever is in the middle of the action.

3 - Wayne Selden: Built like a bull, he attacks when he sees (Oklahoma) red. He scored a career-high 24 points in Norman and was on pace to exceed that with 13 first-half points. Scored just two in the second half but had such a positive impact in all areas that coach Bill Self kept him on the floor for 35 minutes.

4 - Andrew Wiggins: Stopped shooting and started driving and when that happened, there was no stopping him. The defense dropped off him and he hit a huge three-pointer late. He’s playing with much more confidence than early in the season and is embracing contact. Contributed 15 points and five rebounds.

5 - Jamari Traylor: Hit two huge buckets in the second half and made a bigger contribution than his four points and four rebounds in 13 minutes would suggest.

6 - Tarik Black: Note to zebras: Sit down over lunch with the guy and you’ll find he’s not the guy you think he is. Stop picking on him and when he plays great defense in the lane against a guard, don’t blow your whistle because he breathed on the guy. Back’s three points and five rebounds made a difference.

7 - Perry Ellis: Made a three-pointer, improving his season totals to 6 of 12. Scored 11 points, but Kansas needed more than four rebounds in 24 minutes from him.

8 - Brannen Greene: Energized the team with two offensive rebounds, didn’t turn the ball over in nine minutes of action and had two assists.

9 - Frank Mason: Attacked relentlessly on the dribble and had just one turnover in 16 minutes, but couldn’t get anything to drop (1 of 6 overall, 1 of 4 from three).

10 - Conner Frankamp: Missed a three-pointer, which kept him from pulling the trigger on an open shot he should have taken. Committed three fouls in five minutes.


Andrew Wiggins 245

Joel Embiid 237

Perry Ellis 224

Wayne Selden Jr. 209

Naadir Tharpe 196

Frank Mason 174

Jamari Traylor 154

Tarik Black 137

Brannen Greene 73

Andrew White III 63

Conner Frankamp 61

Landen Lucas 48

Justin Wesley 15

Reply 5 comments from Rich Hetherington Doug Merrill Surrealku Caleb Longbine tommy glenn

Andrew Wiggins is KU’s top player vs. Texas (and probably the best in the Big 12)

1 - Andrew Wiggins: Soared way above the rim on his three dunks, played terrific defense and made 3 of 5 three-point shots on his way to 21 points. Once the game had turned into a blowout, Wiggins let others take the shots. Outscored Texas 15-2 by himself during a six-minute, first-half run. He’s playing with far more confidence than earlier in the season and clearly is the most deserving candidate for Big 12 Player of the Year honors.

2 - Joel Embiid: Still playing with a sore back, Embiid totaled 13 points, seven rebounds, three assists and six blocked shots in 21 minutes. His throw-back, one-handed dunk will be shown on the big board for years.

3 - Wayne Selden: Played a terrific game and had the stats across the board to show for it. Had eight points, six rebounds, seven assists, two steals and a blocked shot without turning it over once. His best work was done on the defensive end.

4 - Frank Mason: Effectively applied pressure to Isaiah Taylor and played a terrific game at the other end as well, making 6 of 7 field goals, including 2 of three three-point shots.

5 - Tarik Black: The two top freshmen are not the only one-year Kansas players who have hustled their way into crowd-favorite status. On an amazing play that drew a huge ovation, Black’s right arm kept extending until it got all the way to the hoop and he dropped it in from so far away it didn’t look possible for him to get his arm all the way there. He followed that up with a slam on a lob from Jamari Traylor.

6 - Naadir Tharpe: Played a much better defensive game and dished five assists with two turnovers. Rough shooting night (1 for 9 overall, 0 for 5 from three) resulted in just two points.

7 - Conner Frankamp: Had five points, two assists and a rebound without turning it over in eight minutes. Looked good taking it all the way to the hoop for a bucket and made 1 of 3 three-point shots. 

8 - Jamari Traylor: Active. That’s what the team needs him to be and that’s what he was. He was summoned early to replace Perry Ellis because Texas targeted Ellis by throwing it inside to Jonathan Holmes. Traylor played him better than Ellis did, even though Holmes had a strong game. Traylor scored just two points, but added three rebounds, two assists and two steals.

9 - Perry Ellis: Was the only player who didn’t have a strong defensive game. He played 19 minutes and contributed eight points and two rebounds.

10 - Andrew White: Picked up three points and a rebound in three minutes.

11 - Justin Wesley: Hustled his way to three rebounds in three minutes.

12 - Brannen Greene: Played three minutes, lost the handle on his dribble, but regained it before turning it over. Needs to be less sloppy with the ball, but his shooting touch and size make him a potential March contributor.

13 - Landen Lucas: Took and missed one shot in three minutes.


Andrew Wiggins 238

Joel Embiid 228

Perry Ellis 220

Wayne Selden Jr. 201

Naadir Tharpe 186

Frank Mason 177

Jamari Traylor 148

Tarik Black 132

Brannen Greene 70

Andrew White III 63

Conner Frankamp 60

Landen Lucas 48

Justin Wesley 15

Reply 5 comments from Joseph Leon Robert  Brock Joel Teply Margaret Schadler

Andrew Wiggins comes through on both ends, tops ratings

1 - Andrew Wiggins: When in doubt, drive to the hoop and listen for the whistle. Wiggins has that move down pat. Defenders are neither quick enough to stay with him nor disciplined enough not to foul him on his way to the hoop. His game-winning basket with two seconds left was the first game-winner of his life, he said. It put a cap on strong effort at both ends. Wiggins made 6 of 11 field goals and 6 of 8 free throws on his way to a 19-point, six-rebound night. He also had a pair of assists, steals and blocked shots and frustrated Texas Tech star Jaye Crockett into a 3-for-11 shooting night.

2 - Joel Embiid: Back after a one-game layoff to rest his back and knee, Embiid matched a career high with 18 points and added eight rebounds. His put-back slam with 31 seconds left gave KU a one-point lead. He said he was at about “90 percent” physically.

3 - Wayne Selden: His three-pointer with 2:35 left cut Tech’s lead to one point and other than Wiggins’ game-winner was KU’s biggest shot of the night, according to coach Bill Self. Selden made 2 of 4 three-pointers and misfired on all four two-point shots. Defensively, he kept Toddrick Gotcher from attempting a shot in 21 minutes. Dusty Hannahs scored 10 points off the bench, but on at least one occasion, lack of communication seemed more the cause than poor defense by Selden. 

4 - Jamari Traylor: Brought terrific energy off the bench and totaled five points and three rebounds in 12 minutes.

5 - Tarik Black: Played well for a stretch in tandem with Embiid and finished with four points, three rebounds and a steal in 10 minutes. Whistled for three fouls.

6 - Perry Ellis: Didn’t have a field goal all night and produced just four points and two rebounds in 26 minutes on a night his opposite number, Jordan Tolbert, totaled 16 points and six rebounds.

7 - Frank Mason: Scored two points in six minutes. 

8 - Naadir Tharpe: Schooled by Robert Turner (11 points, two steals), Tharpe made 1 of 7 shots overall and 1 of 5 three-pointers. He had two assists and four turnovers on a six-point night.

9 - Conner Frankamp: Had a defensive lapse or two in five scoreless minutes.

10 - Andrew White: Picked up an offensive rebound in two minutes of action.

11 - Brannen Greene: Missed a three-pointer early in the clock, immediately was removed, and came back on the final possession of the first half and dribbled the ball off his foot as the clock expired.


Andrew Wiggins 225

Joel Embiid 216

Perry Ellis 215

Wayne Selden Jr. 190

Naadir Tharpe 178

Frank Mason 167

Jamari Traylor 142

Tarik Black 123

Brannen Greene 68

Andrew White III 59

Conner Frankamp 53

Landen Lucas 47

Justin Wesley 12

Reply 2 comments from Priest Fontaine Jayhawkmarshall

Perry Ellis tops ratings again after career game vs. TCU

1 - Perry Ellis: Playing the high post against TCU’s zone defense, Ellis was able to showcase his versatility. He scored a career-high 32 points, had eight rebounds and a career-high five assists. Ellis made 13 of 15 shots from the field, two dunks and 2 of 2 three-point shots, bringing his season long-distance totals to 5 of 11 (.455). His skills translate so well to attacking zones, that it helps to compensate for not having a great three-point shooting team.

2 - Wayne Selden: Other than making just 1 of 5 three-point shots — it seems as if he is long on most of his misses on three-point shots from the wing — he played a terrific game. His strength makes him a good finisher and helps him battle through screens defensively. He totaled 15 points, four assists, three steals and a blocked shot.

3 - Andrew Wiggins: When he takes the ball from the right wing dribbling with his left hand, sweeps across the lane and drops it in, it’s as pretty a play as there is in college basketball. Played a strong game, totaling 17 points, four rebounds, four assists, a steal and a blocked shot. And he didn’t turn it over once. 

4 - Jamari Traylor: Back after a one-game suspension, Traylor shook a slow start and used his superior strength and quickness compared to TCU’s interior players to post 10 points, eight rebounds and a blocked shot in 22 minutes.

5 - Frank Mason: The guy can really sky and makes a lot more happen at the rim than most sub-6-footers. Played with terrific energy at both ends and hustled his way to four points, two boards and a steal.

6 - Naadir Tharpe: In two games against TCU, Tharpe is scoreless and has attempted three shots with eight assists and one turnover. Had a couple of terrific inside dishes early in the game after getting to the paint. Was abused defensively in the first half by Kyan Anderson, who had 21 first-half points. At the starting point guard spot, TCU has outscored Kansas, 37-0, in the two games. Take Anderson and Tharpe out of the equation and Kansas has won the two games by a combined score of 186-97.

7 - Tarik Black: Started in place of injured Joel Embiid, but didn’t get to play much because fouls troubles resurfaced. Whistled for four fouls in nine minutes, Black scored seven points. 

8 - Andrew White: Heading into the game, he had not gotten off the bench in 11 of the past 15 games. He showed he has not forgotten how to hustle. Picked up four points and a rebound in five minutes.

9 - Conner Frankamp: Played 13 minutes without committing a turnover, but did commit three fouls and made just 1 of 4 three-pointers. Has played 128 minutes and has just three turnovers. Has one turnover in his past 68 minutes.

10 - Landen Lucas: Had three points, three offensive rebounds, a blocked shot and two turnovers in 11 minutes. It’s sometimes seems as if Lucas gets away with fouls and Black gets whistled for doing the same things.

11 -  Justin Wesley: One rebound in four minutes and one solid acting job in “Jayhawkers.”


Andrew Wiggins 214

Perry Ellis 209

Joel Embiid 206

Wayne Selden Jr. 181

Naadir Tharpe 174

Frank Mason 162

Jamari Traylor 133

Tarik Black 116

Brannen Greene 67

Andrew White III 57

Conner Frankamp 50

Landen Lucas 47

Justin Wesley 12

Reply 9 comments from Ryan Zimmerman Don Johnson Skinnykansasdude Stupidmichael tommy glenn Sebastian Sanchez