Kansas Jayhawks: Five Things to Expect on Senior Night

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Feb 16, 2015; Morgantown, WV, USA; Kansas Jayhawks guard Frank Mason III (0) dribbles the ball as West Virginia Mountaineers forward Jonathan Holton (1) defends during the first half at the WVU Coliseum. West Virginia won 62-61. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The sophomore point guard from Petersburg, VA has averaged 34.3 minutes the past four games, and sat for just one the entire game against Texas.

Self is leaning on Mason, who many would call the Jayhawks’ MVP this season, to help carry the team in to post-season play.

Although his point production has dropped some since scoring in double-figures 21 straight games earlier this season, he is averaging 5.1 assists his past eight games, and just 1.8 turnovers. Both of those figures are better than his season average.

Look for Mason to be on the court for at least 35 minutes, as someone needs to contend with West Virginia point guard Juwan Staten.

The senior speedster hit the game-wining layup in the last match-up between these two teams, and Mason is the guy who can stay with him on the court.

Self called on Mason for 37 minutes that game, and it will need to be more of the same tonight for the Jayhawks to hold him check.

It won’t be easy, but judging by this profile piece on Mason, you’ll see he will give nothing but 100 percent when out there doing his job.

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