NCAA Men's Basketball

Mason AP Player of Year, Few top coach

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) No piece of hardware could take Frank Mason III's mind off what could have been.

The senior point guard from Kansas received the AP Player of the Year trophy Thursday at the Final Four. He was there without his teammates since the Jayhawks were eliminated in the regional final by Oregon.

I've still been thinking about it. It's been on my mind a lot," Mason said when asked if he had gotten over that loss. "And I just have to move on to what's next. And I just look at the bigger picture and focus on everything that I can control."

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AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga36-1
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 North Carolina31-7
7 Duke28-9
8 UCLA31-5
9 Oregon33-5
10 Louisville25-9
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RPI Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Arizona32-5
3 Kansas31-5
4 Kentucky32-6
5 North Carolina31-7
6 Duke28-9
7 Louisville25-9
8 Gonzaga36-1
9 Oregon33-5
10 Florida27-9
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