Posted January 21, 2012 on
AUSTIN, Texas - Though they saw a 15-point second-half lead evaporate into thin air Saturday afternoon, the Kansas Jayhawks rode clutch play late and the third outstanding performance in a row from senior point guard Tyshawn Taylor to a tough 69-66 victory over the Texas Longhorns.
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LAWRENCE, Kan. - Being the point guard of Kansas comes with scrutiny.
It's just like being the quarterback at Florida under Steve Spurrier, or the running back at Southern California during the eras of O.J. Simpson, Marcus Allen and Reggie Bush.
Tyshawn Taylor isn't worried about his doubters even though there are plenty of them. The most polarizing player to suit up at...
After logging his third 20-plus-point outing in a row Saturday versus the Texas Longhorns, Kansas senior point guard Tyshawn Taylor is in the midst of the hottest of hot streaks. And a deeper look at the statistics he's generated thus far during his swan song reveals that he is matching up favorably with one of the most decorated and successful guards in Jayhawks history.
What looked like a rout soon turned into another Kansas-Texas classic.
And in the end, the Jayhawks walked away with another hard-fought win over the Longhorns.
Jeff Withey made a layup and free throw with 37 seconds to play and Thomas Robinson added a free throw with eight seconds left, giving No. 7 Kansas a 69-66 win Saturday after Texas rallied from a big early deficit.
We are now three weeks into the conference schedule and were starting to see some separation at the top of the conference. As we all expected going into conference play, Kansas, Missouri and Baylor have serparated themselves from the rest of the pack and should be competing at the end for the conference title. I think the Big 12 is a little down this year...