4. Dylan Osetkowski posts 15 points and 15 rebounds
Once senior Texas basketball center Dylan Osetkowski gets things going down low, he can be a double-double machine. He posted yet another double-double for his final year on the Forty Acres in the win over Oklahoma. When he’s playing like that against an inferior front court, Osetkowski can become an animal in the paint.
This season, Osetkowski has five double-doubles. But, his first of Big 12 play came in that Jan. 19 win over the Sooners. His performances against Oklahoma and the Arkansas Razorbacks were deciding factors in two victories that could ultimately be the difference between the Horns making the NCAA Tournament is just missing out.
Moreover, Osetkowski could use his 6-foot-10 frame to wreak havoc on a TCU team that is well below the Division 1 average for rebounds per game. In fact, TCU ranks below the nation’s top 250 teams in total rebounding. This is a juicy opportunity for Osetkowski to get some extra possessions for his team and rack up a good number of rebounds and points down low.
If Osetkowski can do something rare for him this season and feed off what freshman forward Jaxson Hayes is able to do, this front court for the Horns could take off in a big road showdown. Osetkowski and Hayes form one of the better front courts in the Big 12, but the two haven’t played well together too often.