Tyshawn Taylor only above-average performer against Iowa State
1. Tyshawn Taylor: The only Jayhawk who did not have a below-average performance, Taylor totaled 16 points, 10 assists, two turnovers and two steals. Was late recovering back to shooters here and there and had just one rebound, but overall his biggest sin was not having enough company in playing well.
2. Travis Releford: Made 2 of 3 three-pointers and had 10 points, four assists and a block and did not have a turnover. In a game in which KU was marred by foul trouble, Releford stayed out of it and stayed in the game, playing all but the final seconds.
3. Jeff Withey: Made his first 15-footer, forcing the defense to play him at least a little bit more honestly than during the game in Lawrence.
4. Thomas Robinson: He said it himself: He's not playing his game and is "sped up again." Defenses are designed to stop him every game and that can wear on a player, even one as strong and strong-willed as Robinson. He'll figure it out and return with better days than he experienced against the Cyclones, when he totaled 13 points, seven rebounds and five assists.
5. Elijah Johnson: Made 2 of 3 three-pointers and scored 10 points, but also had four turnovers.
6. Kevin Young: A little quick with the trigger, he took five shots in 10 minutes and made just one of them. Did pick up two steals.
7. Conner Teahan: Continues to struggle with his three-point shot, the main focus of his role off the bench. Made just 1 of 6 threes and did not snag a rebound in 14 minutes of action. Has made just 6 of 29 (.207) triples in the past seven games. The law of averages indicates that once he breaks the slump, he'll catch fire.
8. Justin Wesley: Played five minutes and the only number that wasn't a zero came under the "PF" column. On the season, he has more fouls (52) than rebounds (44) or points (34).
9. Naadir Tharpe: Played the final seconds.
10. Merv Lindsay: Also played the final seconds.
The Keegan Ratings: Season Standings
1. Thomas Robinson (187 points)
2. Tyshawn Taylor (176 points)
3. Jeff Withey (148 points)
4. Travis Releford (144 points)
5. Elijah Johnson (138 points)
6. Conner Teahan (110 points)
7. Kevin Young (91 points)
8. Justin Wesley (78 points)
9. Naadir Tharpe (53 points)
10. Merv Lindsay (10 points)