Kansas survives Iowa State (and links), ready for epic showdown with Baylor at AFH (and links)

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ISU 43 30 73
#10 KU 40 42 82

Top Performers

Iowa State: R. White 18 Pts, 17 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

Kansas: T. Taylor 28 Pts, 1 Reb, 6 Ast, 4 Stl

Josh Campos, KC SportsNation

When Royce White hits a 3-point shot in the first minute in the game, you know it’s going to be a long game. That is exactly what Kansas (14-3, 4-0 Big 12) had on their hands against Iowa St. (12-5, 2-2) in Allen Fieldhouse.

White hit a 3-pointer to open the game – his first ever 3-point attempt and the first half 3-point barrage was on.

Iowa State scored the first six points of the game, then Kansas scored seven in a row, capped off by Tyshawn Taylor lay-up. The ‘Clones answered with 10 straight and led 16-7 and were in front the rest of the half, 43-40.

At this point most Kansas faithful must have thought that Bill Self would make the correct halftime adjustments and the Iowa State 3’s wouldn’t fall. Once again it more of the same as the Cyclones were able to shock the Jayhawks and race out to an early 12-point lead with a 9-0 run to open the half. Then, Kansas woke up. The Jayhawk comeback came in large part to the dominating offensive play of Tyshawn Taylor and the defense of Jeff Withey.  Those two helped fuel a Kansas 20-4 run midway through the second half where they were able to lead by nine at 70-61. Iowa State was able to rally and cut the lead to two points but eventually ran out of gas and saw their three-point shots clank of the rim. Final score Kansas 82, Iowa State 73.

It’s important to note that the Jayhawks were dismal from the free-throw line as they finished the game shooting 12-24. They were also out-rebounded 46 to 38. Such shooting and rebounding away from home and allowing your opponent to get hot from three will certainly spell trouble later in Big 12 play.

Taylor finished with 28 points on 10-of-21 shooting. Thomas Robinson recorded yet another double-double with 11 points and 14 rebounds and 7-footer Jeff Withey had 13 points and 11 rebounds for KU.

Iowa State finished just 9-of-28 from 3-point range (32%), but it seemed as if they hit 20. They connected on seven in the first half, and the misses aided Kansas in rallying in the second half.

Their transfers – White and Chris Allen – led the Clones, who took Missouri down to the wire on Wednesday night as well.

White, a Minnesota transfer, had a double-double by half and finished with 18 points and 17 rebounds and Allen, a Michigan State transfer, added 17.

Iowa State out-rebounded KU 49-41 but finished 15-26 from the free throw line. White finished 2-6 and is 4-14 in his last two games.

Player of the Game: With Iowa State double and sometimes triple teaming Thomas Robinson, somebody had to step up for Kansas. That someone (finally) was Taylor. He was able to easily dominate the Iowa State guards by getting in the lane and scoring lots of easy layups. But it was his clutch 3’s that kept Kansas in the game early on. He sparked KU’s comeback with 22 second half points. Couple those with his six assists and four steals, and it’s easy to see why he is Player of the Game.

However, Jeff Withey would and should be runner up in this category. His defense in the second half really changed the game for Kansas, as he was able to sure up rebounds, clog up the lane, take charges, and block shots. He nearly finished with a triple-double as he registered 13 points, 11 rebounds, and 7 block shots.

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KC Star: Tyshawn Taylor elevates game in KU win over Iowa State
Lawrence Journal-World: T-Rob troubled by ISU

Lawrence Journal-World: FINAL: Taylor scores career high to lead KU to comeback 82-73 win over Iowa State

Lawrence Journal-World: Tyshawn Taylor, Jeff Withey spark KU victory over ISU | The Keegan Ratings

Topeka Capital-Journal: Kevin Haskin: KU gains confidence with T-Rob on bench

Topeka Capital-Journal: KU drops Cyclones behind Taylor’s 28

Topeka Capital-Journal: ISU’s transfers shoot well vs. KU

Rock Chalk Talk: A statistical recap of Iowa State

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Up Next: KU host undefeated Baylor (17-0, 4-0) in the fourth game of a Martin Luther King, Jr Big Monday Marathon.

Allen Fieldhouse has been a house of horrors for the Baylor Bears as they enter the match-up winless in nine tries at Lawrence. Overall, they have a 2-16 record against Kansas. Looking at the Baylor lineup filled with future NBA prospects versus just one for Kansas, and it’s easy to conclude that their speed, size, and talent overmatch the Jayhawks. So it really boils down to this: can the young Baylor squad win in what will be a hostile environment? Or will Kansas be able to overcome Baylor’s talent in spite of Scott Drew? This game will be crucial for Kansas if they hope to win the Big 12 title. A Baylor win means they are the clear favorites in the conference.

“They’re really good,” Head coach Bill Self said. “I guess they won by 40 over Okie State and probably didn’t even break a sweat doing it. I love their length. I wish we had more than one day to prepare.”

Factor in the foul-fest and overtime match from the previous Big East game, and Kansas fans can expect to join in sometime near the under 8 minute timeout.

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BAY
KU
W-L 17-0 14-3
Avg Points 77.9 75.9
Avg Points Allowed 59.6 59.2
Home Record 10-0 9-1
Road Record 4-0 3-0
Current Streak W17 W7

 Team Stat Leaders

BAY KU
Points P. Jones III 13.8 T. Robinson 17.2
Rebounds P. Jones III 7.7 T. Robinson 12.2
Assists P. Jackson 5.1 T. Taylor 5.2
Steals P. Jackson 1.9 E. Johnson 1.6
Blocks Q. Acy 2.4 J. Withey 3.1
Team Stats: Baylor | Kansas

Lawrence Journal-World: Battle of the bigs: Big-name big men to meet on Big Monday

Lawrence Journal-World: Dreamin’ until tonight’s tipoff

Rock Chalk Talk: Kansas Basketball Preview: No. 3 and still undefeated Baylor

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