LAWRENCE (AP) Tyshawn Taylor hardly hesitated when the topic was broached.
Yes, he said finally, Kansas-Missouri is a little more meaningful than a typical Big 12 game.
"This rivalry goes way back before we even know, so we kind of take on that role of not really liking those guys, and I think in a competitive sport we play in, that's how it should be," the Jayhawks' senior guard said Thursday. "That's what makes those Kansas-Missouri games fun."
Another thing: both teams being ranked in the top 10.
The No. 8 Jayhawks set their sights squarely on Saturday night's showdown with the fourth-ranked Tigers after dispatching Oklahoma on Wednesday night with cold, cruel efficiency.
Kansas used a big second-half run to blow open what had been a close game, providing a stark reminder to those folks just across the state line about how good the seven-time defending Big 12 champs can be when they're hitting on all cylinders.
There are more than just bragging rights at stake, though that'...