Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Sports Briefs

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Sports Briefs

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KU'S GRAHAM NAMED BIG 12 PLAYER OF THE WEEK: The Big 12 honored Kansas guard Devonte' Graham on Monday, naming him the conference's player of the week two days after the Jayhawks capped off back-to- back victories over top 10 opponents.

Graham, a 6-foot-2, 175-pound sophomore from Raleigh, N.C., scored a career-high 27 points in Saturday's 76-72 victory at No. 3 Oklahoma. He went 8 for 13 from the field, connected on 6 of 9 3- pointers and was the primary defender on Sooners standout Buddy Hield for virtually the entire game.

"All the stuff he did was big time," KU forward Landen Lucas said after Saturday's game. "He was a man today, and he carried the team. We all tried to do our part and he finished it for us."

Graham scored 10 points for the No. …

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