When Devonte Graham checked out of the game for the final time, he and Toledo had the same number of points. That about says it all for last night.
However, if you need more, Toledo shot 41 percent from three last night, and still shot 20 percent worse from behind the arc than the Jayhawks, who were at 60 percent. Toledo also shot higher from three than from two (38.1 percent). Defensively, the Jayhawks (mostly) locked down again, forcing turnovers on 27 percent of the Rockets’ possessions while allowing them to rebound just 3 (yes, 3) percent of their misses. It added up to Kansas being able to attempt 16 more shots than their opponent.
Offensively, Kansas was once again incredible, scoring 1.32 points per trip (including garbage time), shooting 59 percent on twos, 60 percent from three, and turning it over on just 12 percent of its possessions. The Jayhawks got tons of open threes, and when Toledo pressed up to stop that, they got right into the lane and got open dunks. Toledo went to a zone a couple times in both the first and second half, which is insane to do, but it’s tough to blame them for trying basically anything to keep the Jayhawks from scoring.
- Lagerald Vick had just 7 points, but only took 6 shots and also played pretty well on defense.
- Svi Mykhailiuk was 5-6 from three and had 4 rebounds, and also doubled his season long turnover total.....to 4.
- Devonte Graham had his best game of the year, going 9-11 from two, 5-8 from three, and finishing with 35 points. He added 5 assists and didn’t turn the ball over.
- Malik Newman got to the basket with ease basically whenever he wanted, finishing 6-9 on twos and 1-1 from three. He had 2 assists, no turnovers, and 3 steals.
- Udoka Azubuike was also 6-9 on twos, and added 5 rebounds. He also had multiple good defensive possessions which were reminiscent of Landen Lucas.
- Marcus Garrett didn’t score, but had a team high 7 rebounds, 4 assists, and just 1 turnover.
- Mitch Lightfoot was 3-4 from the field and had the team’s only blocked shot.