Tyshawn Taylor, Jeff Withey spark KU victory over ISU


1. Tyshawn Taylor: There are guys who do a more consistent job of making sound plays once they get to the paint, but there isn’t a guard in the country who does a better job of getting to the paint than Tyshawn Taylor. When all else failed, Taylor took it upon himself to carry the team’s scoring burden all the way to turning a 12-point deficit into a nine-point victory. Had 28 points and six assists and erased his four turnovers with four steals.

2. Jeff Withey: Played a great second half and finished with 13 points, 11 rebounds and seven blocks for the third double-double of his career.

3. Thomas Robinson: He played well with Iowa State sending 40 percent of its defense at him constantly and finished with 11 points and 14 rebounds in 32 minutes. Kansas went on its game-winning run with Robinson on the bench, and he showed his maturity by having the widest grin in the building when his teammates played so well as he occupied a rare seat on the bench.

4. Elijah Johnson: Broke from a long-distance shooting slump by making half his six first-half, three-point attempts and finished with 12 points, five assists and two steals.

5. Travis Releford: Had seven points, seven rebounds, three assists and a steal. Releford’s strong defense and stamina kept him on the floor for 36 minutes.

6. Kevin Young: Active transfer from Loyola Marymount took an ill-advised three-pointer in the second half but otherwise played well, totaling seven points, three rebounds, an assist and a steal in 16 minutes.

7. Conner Teahan: Misfired on all four three-pointers in 14 minutes.

8. Naadir Tharpe: Played two minutes.

9. Justin Wesley: Only got called for one foul in three minutes and grabbed an offensive rebound.

The Keegan Ratings: Season Standings
1. Thomas Robinson (154 points)
2. Tyshawn Taylor (137 points)
3. Travis Releford (116 points)
4. Jeff Withey (113 points)
5. Elijah Johnson (112 points)
6. Conner Teahan (91 points)
7. Kevin Young (76 points)
8. Justin Wesley (67 points)
9. Naadir Tharpe (45 points)
10. Merv Lindsay (8 points)


Travis Clementsmith 10 years, 5 months ago

"Jeff Withey: Played a great second half and finished with 13 points, 11 rebounds and seven blocks for the third triple-double of his career."

Am I missing something?

kesmithstl1 10 years, 5 months ago

haven't you heard? 7 is the new 10. Simple mistake.

Travis Clementsmith 10 years, 5 months ago

I'll have to remember that when I owe someone 10 dollars.

Jeff Coffman 10 years, 5 months ago

I think he played double digit minutes, they just forgot to include the minutes on the stat line.

VaJay 10 years, 5 months ago

Just start playing the "happy time" music and give everyone their pills & maybe the inmates in the asylum will get their well needed rest after a stressful ISU game...

J_HAWK_G_RIMZ_85 10 years, 5 months ago

You're not missing a thing. Keagon's picture tells it all. Listen kids. Smoking and Math = 10

Carl O'Hair 10 years, 5 months ago

Look at the articles a little later. I looked in and as JN said it had been corrected by10:30. Jeff did have a great second half and not a bad 1st one.

Jeff Coffman 10 years, 5 months ago

oops, I guess it is was corrected.

Jeff Coffman 10 years, 5 months ago

I think you over-rated EJ in this game and Young should be in his place. EJ did go 3-6 from the 3 point line early, but Young was a difference maker. He gave Withey/TRob enough time off the bench and he was on the floor during the huge run.

I think we all wanted EJ to have a breakout game and when he hit a few 3s we thought that was great, but that is what EJ is supposed to do. Young not only spelled the big guys, he also held his own, and made the lead expand.

I'd almost put Young in the position of right even or just behind TRob in this game.

Bob Thompson 10 years, 5 months ago

I was so glad to see TT have a good game. It wasn't all the points he scored, but it did help. It was that he kept his head, and made smart plays. If he can continue doing this he will be a first round draft pick.....

Geezer 10 years, 5 months ago

Withey also had 3 fouls so that makes 10.

Eliott Reeder 10 years, 5 months ago

And what about Releford's Keegan double-double? 7 points and 7 boards, right? ;)

Jeff Coffman 10 years, 5 months ago

+14 or is that +20, I get confused by the Math they use at Missouri.

Jeremy Paul 10 years, 5 months ago

I don't know why ya'll bash on Keegan so much. He's really not that bad. I know he sometimes writes about some less than interesting topics, and sometimes he doesn't get his thoughts transferred into words very coherently. But seriously, he's not that bad. I've lived in a lot of places and read a lot of newspapers and suffered through a lot of horrible columnists. Is it that everyone was spoiled by all the years of reading the fantastic Whitlock and Posnanski over at the Star that the bar has been set so high and Keegan will never live up to them? I just don't get it.

Tom, I'm a fan. I know that having people not like you comes with the territory, but keep up the good work. Rock Chalk.

Dirk Medema 10 years, 5 months ago

While TT was scoring or creating a lot of the positive points for KU during the run, it was Withey that was absolutely control the other end leading to the virtual shut-down of the Swirlies. It was an almost Colesque (SP?) performance.

Jonathan Briles 10 years, 5 months ago

Keegan is the Tyshawn Taylor of the LJW. He is in the public eye constantly and has articles that J school just cant teach and articles that make you wonder if he ever went to J school.

In the end Keegan is a good writer he just writes every single day and is limited to the same kind of topic. He cannot produce gold every single time he puts out a column. He does produce some good articles though.

greykatz 10 years, 5 months ago

Oh, go easy on the Keeg-ster. It's not like he's being paid the big bucks to write this blog. I always look forward to his Ratings.

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