KU coach Bill Self said Tyshawn Taylor and the rest of KU's starters played great in a 92-74 victory over No. 3 Baylor on Jan. 16, 2012.
Kansas University senior point guard Tyshawn Taylor was named co-Big 12 Player of the Week on Monday — with Baylor forward Perry Jones III — by a panel of media covering the conference.
The deafening noise might not have impacted his ability to showcase his NBA game, but Baylor University big man Perry Jones III admitted after Monday’s 92-74 loss to No. 7 Kansas University that the Allen Fieldhouse crowd played a huge role in the outcome.
It’s as if Tyshawn Taylor woke up a few mornings ago and his identity had changed, even if his body had stayed the same. He became Sherron Collins, plus a few inches and minus a few dozen pounds.
Dick Vitale removed his headphones, leaned forward in his press row seat and proceeded to lavish praise on Kansas University’s basketball team late Monday night in Allen Fieldhouse.
Tyshawn Taylor, Thomas Robinson and Elijah Johnson talk to reporters following the Jayhawks' 92-74 victory over Baylor on Jan. 16, 2012.
Kansas coach Bill Self talks to reporters following the Jayhawks' 92-74 victory over Baylor on Jan. 16, 2012.
Thomas Robinson and Tyshawn Taylor combined for 55 points, leading the Kansas men's basketball team to a 92-74 victory over previously unbeaten Baylor on Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
Taylor scored 28 points on 10-for-14 shooting, while Robinson added 27 points (11-for-18 shooting) to go with 14 rebounds.
Jeff Withey added 10 points and 10 rebounds, with nine of those caroms coming on the offensive end. He also picked up three steals and had three blocks.
Baylor (17-1, 4-1 Big 12) was led by Perry Jones' 17 points.
The Jayhawks made 57 percent of their shots (35 of 61) and outrebounded the Bears, 39-24.
KU (15-3, 5-0 Big 12) will travel to Texas at 3 p.m. Saturday.