Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self wasn’t tempted to foul J’Covan Brown — instead of letting him hoist a possible game-tying three — on Texas’ final possession.
Texas guard J’Covan Brown took Saturday’s 69-66 loss to Kansas University the hardest after missing a potential game-tying three-pointer from the left wing at the buzzer. “If I want to be a big-time player, big-time players have got to hit big-time shots,” Brown said, “and I didn’t make it tonight.”
Tyshawn Taylor again sped his Kansas University basketball team to victory, 69-66 against Texas in the Erwin Center on Saturday, and the toughest defensive assignment, as usual, went to Travis Releford. But Taylor isn’t the only guard playing well for the Jayhawks, and Releford isn’t the only perimeter player taking pride in his defense.
KU coach Bill Self talks to reporters following the Jayhawks' 69-66 victory over Texas on Jan. 21, 2012.
Tyshawn Taylor and Thomas Robinson talk to reporters following the Jayhawks' 69-66 victory over Texas on Jan. 21, 2012.
Texas guard J'Covan Brown missed a three-pointer at the buzzer, as the Kansas men's basketball team held on for a 69-66 victory over Texas on Saturday at Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.
Jeff Withey completed a three-point play with 37 seconds left to give KU a two-point lead. Brown missed an off-balance 14-footer to tie it with 15 seconds left, and KU's Travis Releford secured the rebound. Thomas Robinson was fouled, and he one free throw before Brown's last-second missed three.
KU trailed 64-60 with 3:21 left before ending the game on a 9-2 run.
Tyshawn Taylor led KU, posting 22 points on 7-for-13 shooting with five rebounds, four assists and no rebounds.
Robinson added 17 points and nine rebounds.
Brown finished with 24 points on 7-for-26 shooting.
KU (16-3, 6-0 Big 12) will play host to Texas A&M at 8 p.m. Monday.