Kansas University senior guard Tyshawn Taylor started and played 33 minutes just eight days after surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.
Davidson coach Bob McKillop was beaming about his team’s defensive effort following Monday’s 80-74 victory over No. 12 Kansas.
If Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self sounded Monday night like a man who has been working without his two best friends this season, well, maybe that’s because he has had to make that adjustment.
Mid-major Davidson’s 80-74 victory over No. 12 Kansas University on Monday night certainly would be considered a major upset in the eyes of most college basketball fans. Not in the realm of KU coach Bill Self, however, who has seen enough of his team to realize the 2011-12 edition of the Jayhawks (7-3) are ripe for the picking on any given night.
Kansas coach Bill Self talks to reporters following the Jayhawks' 80-74 loss to Davidson on Dec. 19, 2011.
Davidson held Kansas to 40-percent shooting overall and 26-percent shooting from the three-point line, as the Wildcats stunned the Jayhawks, 80-74, on Monday night at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.
After committing 12 first-half turnovers, Davidson had no turnovers in the second half.
KU made just 25 of 62 field goals and 6 of 23 threes while also struggling at the free throw line, making just 18 of 31 there (58 percent).
Thomas Robinson led the Jayhawks, scoring 21 points with 18 rebounds. Tyshawn Taylor and Elijah Johnson both added 15.
KU (7-3) will travel to USC for a 10 p.m. game Thursday.