1. Thomas Robinson: Baylor’s big men, especially Perry Jones III, are good. They’re not even in Robinson’s class. Is it time to consider that at season’s end Robinson could be looked upon as KU’s best player since Danny Manning? Robinson had 27 points, 14 rebounds and three dunks. He made five of his six free throws.
2. Tyshawn Taylor: In the 13-0 run to end the first half, Taylor had 11 points and an assist. He has scored a career-high 28 points two games in a row and is playing with an enormous amount of confidence. Made 10 of 14 field goals, 4 of 6 three-pointers, and had six assists. Not to be overlooked, Taylor had six floor burns.
3. Jeff Withey: Established himself as a force in the paint right off the bat and never backed down. Produced 10 points and 10 rebounds, giving him four double-doubles, including two in a row.
4. Elijah Johnson: Quietly, his confidence is on the come and he’s using his agility and great leaping ability to help the team in a variety of ways. Produced 11 points, five rebounds, three assists and a steal in 29 minutes and played tough defense.
5. Travis Releford: Led the team with seven floor burns. The glue guy of the starting five, Releford quietly did everything right, made 5 of 7 shots and had four assists and two steals. Most glue guys aren’t so long, quick and explosive.
6. Conner Teahan: Hit a three from the right corner to give his team a 13-point lead and the spread steadily grew from there.
7. Naadir Tharpe: Showed confidence driving into the lane and scooping in a bucket.
8. Justin Wesley: His defense came in handy for nine minutes.
9. Kevin Young: Baylor’s not the sort of team that brings out the best in Young, so he played just four minutes.
10. Merv Lindsay: Played most of the final minute.
The Keegan Ratings: Season Standings
1. Thomas Robinson (164 points)
2. Tyshawn Taylor (146 points)
3. Jeff Withey (124 points)
4. Travis Releford (122 points)
5. Elijah Johnson (119 points)
6. Conner Teahan (96 points)
7. Kevin Young (78 points)
8. Justin Wesley (67 points)
9. Naadir Tharpe (49 points)
10. Merv Lindsay (9 points)