Post-Game Awards: Texas

Beware of the Blog’s Player of the Game is Wayne Selden. It wasn’t just his team-high 21 points that made him stand out in this loss to Texas. Wayne looked like the only Jayhawk that was interested in playing yesterday. Especially when the going got tough, Wayne Selden kept fighting. He drove hard to the basket, made many difficult shots around the rim and stayed with his man most of the time on defense. He finished shooting 50% from the field and added two rebounds and a block. He did contribute three turnovers, a team high as well, but I am willing to overlook that this time because of the energy he played with when nobody else would.

Current Standings:

  • 1. Andrew Wiggins (6)
  • 2. Perry Ellis (4)
  • T-3. Naadir Tharpe (3)
  • T-3. Wayne Selden (3)
  • T-4. Joel Embiid (2)
  • T-4. Frank Mason (2)
  • 5. Tarik Black (1)

You let the whole team down Andrew Wiggins. Wiggins followed up his two best games as a Jayhawk, totaling 56 points in his last two outings, with one of if not the worst game of his career. Wiggins disappeared offensively. He went 2-for-12 from the floor making one of his two three point attempts but misfiring on 9-of-10 shots from inside the arc. He pulled in four offensive rebounds but seemed incapable of finishing those chances around the rim amongst Texas’ bigs. He also threw the ball away twice. This was a game to forget for the team as a whole. But it is especially a game Wiggins needs to forget and in a hurry. KU will need him to pick up where he left off against Iowa State when KU heads to Waco this week. The only positive fans can take away from the Texas game is that Wiggins was being aggressive on the offensive end, one of the many knocks on Wiggins’ game.