Devonte' Graham scores 29 points, tops ratings vs. Penn

Kansas guard Devonte' Graham (4) slaps hands with fans as he leaves the court following the Jayhawks' first-round win over Penn, Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kan.

Kansas guard Devonte' Graham (4) slaps hands with fans as he leaves the court following the Jayhawks' first-round win over Penn, Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kan. by Nick Krug

1 - Devonte Graham: Was spectacular defensively, shooting from outside, driving too hoop and hitting the boards in leading Kansas back from 21-11 deficit to six-point halftime lead. Scored 19 of his game-high 29 points in the first half. Also had six assists, just two turnovers and three steals.

2 - Lagerald Vick: Penn couldn’t stop him when he drove to the hoop. He should have done so more often, but still contributed 14 points, making 5 of 7 shots overall and 2 of 4 3-pointers. Also had two steals, but just two rebounds.

3 - Mitch Lightfoot: Shook a sluggish and scoreless first half to finish with nine points, 11 rebounds and three blocked shots.

4 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Made 2 of 3 3-pointers, but just 1 of 5 shots from inside the arc and had just two rebounds. Finished with 10 points, three assists, didn’t turn it over and had two blocked shots and two steals.

5 - Malik Newman: Missed both of his 3-point attempts but still was able to contribute 10 points and six rebounds.

6 - Marcus Garrett: When he makes a mistake he’s good at making up for it immediately. He threw a pass under the Penn hoop that was intercepted for an easy bucket. He responded with an aggressive drive to the hoop for a bucket. Had five rebounds and scored two points in 22 minutes.

7 - Silvio De Sousa: Two points, four rebounds and one turnover in 10 minutes.

8 - Udoka Azubuike: Check into game with 8:32 left in first half and ran the floor hard.

9 - Sam Cunliffe: Played in the final minute.

SEASON STANDINGS

1 - Devonte' Graham (317)

2 - Svi Mykhailiuk (263)

3 - Udoka Azubuike (251)

4 - Lagerald Vick (234)

5 - Malik Newman (230)

6 - Marcus Garrett (193)

7 - Mitch Lightfoot (168)

8 - Silvio De Sousa (69)

9 - Sam Cunliffe (44)

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Armen Kurdian

I figured KU would lead by 9 at the half and win by 15, stretching it out by making FTs. Didn't quite figure we'd be down by 10, but I was pretty close. I think we'll win by 12 against the Hall.

I thought Mitch's 11 rebounds were huge, he was all over the glass. If he can keep getting 10+ per game, we will do very well.

5 months, 1 week ago

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