Thomas Robinson, Jeff Withey earn top spots against Duke
1. Thomas Robinson: The best defensive rebounder in the nation had 15 boards and 16 points and took two charges in 36 hard-driving minutes. His baseline jumper's a nice weapon, a smart shot for him to take, but he needs to pass on shooting from the perimeter for now.
2. Jeff Withey: He's not particularly strong and doesn't have the coordination to keep the ball high, but he's a lot tougher than his frame suggests, he has reliable hands and knows his role. Had 14 points, 10 rebounds and two blocked shots and battled hard against Duke's extremely talented, competitive center Mason Plumlee (17 points, 12 boards).
3. Tyshawn Taylor: Had 11 turnovers, including one he dribbled out of bounds with 56 seconds left. But without Taylor consistently breaking down Duke's defense in the first half, Kansas would have trailed by double figures instead of leading by four points.
4. Elijah Johnson: He loves to take the big shot and tends to hit it. His well-guarded, deep three form the top put Kansas up, 61-60, with 1:33 left.
5. Travis Releford: Hit a big lane jumper late and used his quickness to get loose balls. Finished with four points, five rebounds (three of the offensive variety) and a steal.
6. Justin Wesley: Fouled out in 10 minutes with zeroes across the board.
7. Conner Teahan: Missed his only three and didn't contribute a point or rebound in 13 minutes.
8. Naadir Tharpe: Looked a little shaky in his seven minutes on the floor.
The Keegan Ratings: Season Standings
1. Thomas Robinson (46 points)
2. Tyshawn Taylor (43 points)
3. Elijah Johnson (39 points)
4. Jeff Withey (32 points)
5. Travis Releford (31 points)
6. Justin Wesley (23 points)
7. Conner Teahan (20 points)
8. Kevin Young (18 points)
9. Naadir Tharpe (16 points)
10. Merv Lindsay (1 point)