Texas guard Isaiah Taylor, shown here against North Carolina, hit a runner with 1.1 seconds left in a homecoming game of sorts to lead Texas to a 75-73 win over Stanford late Saturday. (Photo by Chris Covatta/Getty Images)

BEVO BEAT Men's Basketball

Isaiah Taylor named Big 12 player of the week

Posted January 18th, 2016


Texas guard Isaiah Taylor was named the Big 12 player of the week for averaging 23 points in two wins that kept the Longhorns afloat in the league standings.

Taylor had a game-high 28 points in the overtime win over Iowa State. Then, he poured in 18 against Oklahoma State, including hitting four free throws late to seal victory.

After the game, Taylor was asked about his late-game free throw shooting. ā€œIā€™m a confident dude, he said.ā€


Taylor also had a career-high 35 points against Texas Tech in the Big 12 opener. The junior leads the Horns in scoring (17.2), assists (4.8) and minutes (30.4).

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