Malik Newman tops ratings for second night in a row, eliminates Kansas State

Kansas guard Malik Newman (14) signals the ball going the Jayhawks' way after a turnover by Kansas State during the first half, Friday, March 9, 2018 at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.

Kansas guard Malik Newman (14) signals the ball going the Jayhawks' way after a turnover by Kansas State during the first half, Friday, March 9, 2018 at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. by Nick Krug

1 - Malik Newman: Well, what did you expect from a McDonald’s All-American? He certainly looked the part for the second night in a row, following a 30-point performance with a 22-point beauty that also featured six rebounds, four assists and three steals. He made 5 of 8 3-pointers and turned back three Kansas State second-half rallies with swished 3-pointers.

2 - Devonte’ Graham: Even with his shooting seemingly hindered by tired legs, Graham put his winning stamp on the game. He had a game-high eight assists and two steals and made all eight of his free throws to compensate for a 3-for-11 shooting night that included him missing all but one of his six 3-pointers.

3 - Silvio De Sousa: The team’s best rebounder played 19 minutes and totaled eight points and 11 rebounds. Has a long way to go as a defender and won’t get there this season, but really knows how to soar to get his hands on missed shots. Graham set him up with a beautiful lob from close range but he wasn’t ready for it and had to earn the two points at the free-throw line.

4 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Defenses are working hard at trying to deny him the ball, but he still managed to make 4 of 8 3-pointers to account for all of his points. Picked up just two rebounds and didn’t have an assist.

5 - Marcus Garrett: Turned a clever steal into a bucket and contributed eight points and five boards.

6 - Lagerald Vick: Had 10 points, four rebounds, two assists, three turnovers and two steals.

7 - Mitch Lightfoot: Struggled defensively against the stronger Makol Mawien (29 points in 34 minutes) and committed four fouls, but also had eight points, two offensive rebounds and two blocked shots.

8 - Sam Cunliffe: Played two minutes and committed a foul and a turnover.

SEASON STANDINGS

1 - Devonte' Graham (297)

2 - Udoka Azubuike (248)

3 - Svi Mykhailiuk (249)

4 - Lagerald Vick (219)

5 - Malik Newman (216)

6 - Marcus Garrett (183)

7 - Mitch Lightfoot (156)

8 - Silvio De Sousa (56)

9 - Sam Cunliffe (44)

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Allan Olson

Malik's persona during a game is much like senior veterans Svi and Devonte...steady, under control, confident. These three play consistently on both ends of the court, and are there for the team from beginning to end. Malik, you are a pleasure to watch compete, and a great Jayhawk roll model for college basketball in general. Good luck in the NCAAs.

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Robert Brock

Yo, Malik - we need you next season too. Come back, Y’all !!!

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