LAWRENCE, Kan. – My look at some of the best and worst performances and happenings from Kansas’ 69-62 victory over Temple on Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse:
Best performance: How can you not give this award to Khalif Wyatt? Sure Kansas forward Kevin Young produced 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Jayhawks to victory. But anyone who witnessed the game realizes that Wyatt was the standout. The Temple guard made 8 of 19 shots and 7 of 7 free throws to finish with a game-high 26 points. He scored 11 consecutive points during one stretch in the second half.
Worst performance: It seems unfair to give this to Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson, considering his team-high four assists to go with seven rebounds. But being held to a season-low two points on 0-for-9 shooting was hard to overlook. Most of the Temple power forward's shot attempts came on open looks. This was by far his worst shooting effort of the season.
Best defensive performance: Kansas’ Jeff Withey gets this award after blocking a game-high nine shots. The 7-foot senior center altered several other shots and grabbed 11 rebounds – 10 on the defensive end.