Isaiah Taylor scored 23 points and No. 25 Texas came through with another impressive victory over a ranked opponent, an 81-69 decision over sixth-ranked Kansas that dealt the Jayhawks their first Big 12 loss.
The sixth-ranked Kansas Jayhawks will put their flawless Big 12 record on the line on Saturday afternoon, when they invade the Frank Erwin Center to take on the equally hot 25th-ranked Texas Longhorns in a key conference clash.
The race for the national freshman of the year has been in flux for most of the season, which is great news for lists like these.
Jabari Parker started on a hot streak before Aaron Gordon took center stage in a head-to-head matchup between Duke and Arizona. Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid have both looked like Kansas’ best freshman at certain times. And the rest of the Big 12 — Kansas State, Texas and Oklahoma — have provided candidates for the most underrated freshman of the season.