The Kansas Jayhawks have a lot to be proud of based on last night’s thrashing of the Baylor Bears at Allen Fieldhouse in a 92-74 win that stunned many. Baylor was considered the better overall team and had yet to lose on the season. KU faced many questions and had already lost three times, including once to Davidson. Instead, the team made a statement behind Tyshawn Taylor’s 28 points.
David Roth of the Wall Street Journal said that Kansas didn’t necessarily prove they had more talent, but instead that they were the better team. In the end, that’s exactly what matters most.
“What made the win all the more impressive was that, for once, the Jayhawks were not necessarily the deepest or most talented team on the court,” writes Roth. “While KU forward Thomas Robinson is looked at as one of the best players in college hoops, Baylor’s overall talent level—and two likely lottery picks in Perry Jones III and Quincy Miller—was superior. The encouraging thing, at least for Jayhawks fans, was that Kansas seemed by far the superior and more cohesive team, and very much a squad that could win the Big 12.”