1. Tyshawn Taylor: Too quick to be guarded, Taylor hasn’t been too quick for his own good lately. It’s a lethal combination that has resulted in him averaging 26 points in the past three games. He scored 22 in this one and had five rebounds and four assists. And, oh, by the way, he didn’t turn the ball over once.
2. Elijah Johnson: Didn’t start the game guarding J’Covan Brown, but had him for most of the first half and did a terrific job on him with the help of his trapping teammates. Active hands played a part in three steals and he hit one of the biggest shots of the game when he buried a guarded pull-up jumper to pull Kansas within two points with 2:54 left.
3. Thomas Robinson: Out of sync for much of the game, Robinson awakened with a fury, producing 11 of his 17 points and eight of his nine rebounds in the final 10:32.
4. Jeff Withey: Was a force defensively and seemed to have more than the two blocked shots for which he was credited. His shots close to the hoop weren’t dropping but he made 8 of 9 free throws and totaled 12 points and six rebounds.
5. Travis Releford: Had four points and six rebounds and spent much of the game chasing Brown around screens. Had huge block of Brown’s three-pointer with 1:06 left.
6. Justin Wesley: Had a dunk, three rebounds and a blocked shot and missed a key free throw.
7. Conner Teahan: Three-pointer gave team a 39-27 lead at the half.
8. Kevin Young: Played two minutes.
The Keegan Ratings: Season Standings
1. Thomas Robinson (172 points)
2. Tyshawn Taylor (156 points)
3. Jeff Withey (131 points)
T4. Travis Releford (128 points)
T4. Elijah Johnson (128 points)
6. Conner Teahan (100 points)
7. Kevin Young (81 points)
8. Justin Wesley (72 points)
9. Naadir Tharpe (49 points)
10. Merv Lindsay (9 points)