Dotson again takes top spot in KUsports Ratings after 87-81, OT win over No. 5 Tennessee
1 – Devon Dotson – Once again set the tone for Kansas as an attacking, tough team. And this time he scored, too. Others had numbers that were more or just as impressive, but Dotson had moments where he was the only Jayhawk on the floor playing to his potential. Without that, Kansas loses.
2 – Dedric Lawson – Another double-double (24 points and 13 rebounds) and a fairly dominant overtime period. He still stumbles at times and it’s not all smooth all the time, but it looks as if the junior from Memphis is starting to get comfortable.
3 – Lagerald Vick – Started with a 3-pointer, got red hot during a personal 8-0 run late and showed up big as a veteran with some grit to him. Shot 6-of-12 for the night and added 15 points and four assists in a game-high 43 minutes.
4 – K.J. Lawson – There’s no two ways about it. Kansas does not win this game without K.J. Lawson. Scored eight points, grabbed six tough rebounds and swiped two steals in 19 minutes. That’s pretty good for anybody, but it’s real good for a guy who has struggled to even get in most games.
5 – Charlie Moore – Got to the rim and played big minutes with Marcus Garrett out with a concussion. Didn’t shoot it great, but helped the offense find its flow and loosened up the Tennessee D with his fearless drives to the rim, none bigger than the one that fouled out Tennessee’s Grant Williams late.
6 – Mitch Lightfoot – Three tough rebounds and a block in eight minutes. Nothing that’s going to lead SportsCenter, but absolutely what Kansas needed in those eight minutes.
7 – Udoka Azubuike – Talk about an off night. Five fouls. Four turnovers. And just 17 minutes. Azubuike just never got going and rarely looked right.
8 – Quentin Grimes – The rough stretch continues for the Kansas freshman, who played just 21 minutes and scored five points and grabbed four rebounds. Shot just 1-of-4 from the floor and no doubt wants to perform better. The upcoming week off could do him well. But he was all smiles as the Jayhawks collected their hardware after the game.
9 – David McCormack – Two turnovers in four minutes with one foul and one rebound. He’s still just not quite game ready.
- Lagerald Vick - 33
- Devon Dotson - 32
- Udoka Azubuike - 26
- Dedric Lawson - 24
- Quentin Grimes - 21
- Marcus Garrett - 16
- Charlie Moore - 15
- Mitch Lightfoot - 12
- K.J. Lawson - 10
- David McCormack - 10