Former Jayhawk Tyshawn Taylor fills up the stat sheet in TBT loss with the Stillwater Stars

Despite being decked out in black and orange instead of crimson and blue, former Kansas point guard Tyshawn Taylor filled up the stat sheet in the Stillwater Stars’ opening-round loss at The Basketball Tournament on Saturday.

Taylor, who teamed with fellow former Jayhawk Naadir Tharpe to join the Oklahoma State alums, finished with 16 points, seven rebounds and six assists in the Stars’ 87-71 loss to Team Brotherly Love.

Taylor, who played with a headband donning the letters “BLM” in honor of the Black Lives Matter movement, started and led the team by playing 34.9 minutes in the game that was played with the target-score Elam Ending approach in the fourth quarter.

The Stillwater Stars actually led by eight after the end of the first quarter but trailed by three at halftime and lost touch at the end of the third.

Tharpe, in a reserve role, tallied six points on a couple of deep 3-point makes and former OSU star Le’Bryan Nash led the Stars with 30 points.

Had the team found a way to win, it would have advanced another round without playing because the Eberlein Drive team that was supposed to face the winner of the Stars-Brotherly Love game had to withdraw after one of its players tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend.

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