Tier 2: Baby Jays
4. Johnny Furphy
Johnny came in and gave Kansas basketball a spark and some much-needed shot-making from the bench. He played 14 minutes and went 2-of-3 from 3-point range. Furphy finished with six points, one rebound, and one turnover. I thought he played the best defense he has thus far as a Jayhawk. He still has some work to do in that department but he moved his feet and kept his man in front of him for the most part during his minutes.
5. Elmarko Jackson
Elmarko started and played 32 minutes. I thought his defense was as good as it has been this year doing a good job of keeping his man in front of him and sliding his feet. He did have some careless moments with the ball including a costly turnover down the stretch when he panicked and threw the ball away against the press. Jackson finished the game with 6 points, four rebounds, two assists, one steal, and four turnovers.