Post-Game Awards: Oklahoma State (Big 12 Tournament)

Beware of the Blog’s Player of the Game is Andrew Wiggins. I am still one game away from calling this a trend, but we might be watching the emergence of a new Andrew Wiggins. For the second game in a row the Canadian played like the was by far the best talent on the floor and knew it. He dropped a cool 30 points on 17 shots in this one. Many times scoring against one of the elite defenders in this league, Marcus Smart. As usual, he also contributed in other areas. He played his typical brand of smothering defense which his teammates seemed to emulate for once. He also contributed 9 of 10 free throws, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals, and a block with only 1 foul.

Like I said, I am one game away from calling this a thing, but Wiggins is looking pretty special right now. If he comes out and drops another 25+ in this manner against Iowa State, I will jump on the bandwagon. If he does it twice and KU wins the Big 12? I will be driving that sucker straight into the NCAA tournament full speed ahead. And KU fans should join me.

Current Standings:

  • 1. Andrew Wiggins (10)
  • T-2. Perry Ellis (5)
  • T-2. Naadir Tharpe (5)
  • T-3. Wayne Selden (4)
  • 4. Joel Embiid (3)
  • T-5. Frank Mason (2)
  • T-5. Tarik Black (2)
  • 6. Brannen Greene (1)

You let the whole team down Landen Lucas. I considered slapping Greene with this one given his quick turnovers and general poor play in his 7 minutes. But Lucas gets the nod because KU really needed him more in this one and he came up way short. With Ellis and Black on the bench with foul trouble, Lucas come in to provide some relief. Instead he fouled 3 times and looked lost on offense. He has been pretty solid in his limited minutes this year, so this is nothing to worry about. But in a time where KU will likely call his number a little more often, now is not the time to lose focus.