Originally written on Fox Sports Kansas City  |  Last updated 2/23/12
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The postseason chances of the fourth-ranked Kansas Jayhawks will not rest upon the broad shoulders of 6-foot-10 power forward Thomas Robinson, a national player of the year candidate as a junior. Nor will KU's shot at winning Saturday's rivalry game against third-ranked Missouri -- not to mention the Big 12 Tournament or even the Big Dance -- fall to the play of suddenly surging 7-footer Jeff Withey. No, the fate of the least-deep team in head coach Bill Self's nine seasons at KU rests with a player who has equally dazzled Jayhawks fans and driven them mad in his four years at the university. Tyshawn Taylor's tenure in Lawrence has been marked by enough highs and lows to make Self wonder if Taylor trains on a trampoline. There was the off-field stuff, from the scuffle with football players in 2009 when Taylor dislocated a thumb to multiple suspensions from the team for social-networking infractions. Then there's the maddeningly inconsistent play that has led some KU fans to give h...
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