Kansas University’s 2002 Final Four team was recognized during a first-half timeout. Those who attended: players Wayne Simien, Jeff Hawkins, Lewis Harrison, Todd Kappelmann and Chris Zerbe; trainer Mark Cairns; and managers Jessica Zuniga and Jeff Hackel. NBA players Drew Gooden, Nick Collison and Kirk Hinrich couldn’t attend.
The frustration was evident, but there were no tears in the Iowa State locker room following ISU’s 82-73 loss to No. 10 Kansas University on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse. Three days after nearly gutting out a victory at home against No. 9 Missouri, the Cyclones controlled Saturday’s game most of the way, but fell victim to one of those signature KU runs and walked away wondering what happened.
Kansas University forward Thomas Robinson was swarmed so much by Iowa State’s defense Saturday that he didn’t even have a field-goal attempt after halftime. That didn’t mean he wasn’t a big contributor in the Jayhawks’ 82-73 comeback victory over the Cyclones.
Shock can do amazing things to the mind. It even can make Jeff Withey look more like a 7-footer than an 82-percent free-throw shooter.
Tyshawn Taylor, Jeff Withey and Thomas Robinson talk to reporters following the Jayhawks' 82-73 victory over Iowa State on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012.
Kansas coach Bill Self talks to reporters following the Jayhawks' 82-73 victory over Iowa State on Jan. 14, 2012.
Tyshawn Taylor scored a career-high 28 points on 10-for-21 shooting, leading the Kansas men's basketball team to an 82-73 victory over Iowa State on Saturday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse.
KU trailed 52-40 with 17 minutes to go in the game before going on a 30-9 run to take a 70-61 lead with 8:29 left.
Taylor scored 22 of his 28 points in the second half. He also posted six assists and four steals to go with four turnovers.
Thomas Robinson added 11 points and 14 rebounds, while Jeff Withey notched 13 points, 11 rebounds and seven blocks.
KU (14-3, 4-0 Big 12) will play host to Baylor at 8:30 p.m. Monday.