Washington native Thomas Robinson continued to make a case for strong national player of the year consideration. The forward scored 27 points and grabbed 14 rebounds. But the story was Tyshawn Taylor, who had what was likely the best game of his college career.
Taylor has had his share of issues on and off the court during his career. But the senior from New Jersey was at his best Monday night. Taylor matched his career high with 28 points and showed why the Jayhawks should not be dismissed nationally. They had been counted out by most earlier this season after losing to Davidson in Kansas City.After routing Baylor, are they the favorites in the Big 12 once again?
What else mattered Monday night:
Marquette 74, Louisville 63: Marquette found itself trailing by 16 points just seven minutes into action. That’s when Buzz Williams went silent during a timeout. The Marquette coach did not say a word during the timeout. Marquette was a different team the rest of the way, handing Louisville its third loss in its last four Big East games.
Syracuse 71, Pittsburgh 63: Syracuse Coach Jim Boeheim tied Adolph Rupp for fourth place all-time with 876 victories. The Orange also set a program record for most consecutive victories (20) to start a season. Pittsburgh, meantime, is 0-6 in league play and has not won a game since Dec. 20.