Texas Basketball: 5 bold predictions vs. Kansas State

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LAWRENCE, KANSAS – JANUARY 14: Courtney Ramey #3 of the Texas Longhorns goes to the basket against Dedric Lawson #1 and Quentin Grimes #5 of the Kansas Jayhawks in the second half at Allen Fieldhouse on January 14, 2019 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images) /

5. Courtney Ramey gets more than 20 points for the first time

The level of consistency freshman former four-star recruit point guard Courtney Ramey is showing of late is a complete game-changer for the starting five for Texas basketball. In four of his last six outings, Ramey scored in double figures.

Head Texas basketball coach started to put more faith into Ramey recently by giving him starts in the back court and it is clearly paying off. Ramey tied a career-high in points in the 75-53 road win over West Virginia. In total, Ramey posted 19 points, five rebounds, and four assists, all while shooting five-of-six from three-point range in Morgantown this past weekend.

The difference between Ramey and most other Big 12 point guards is the versatility and dynamic skill set he brings to the table. Ramey is a guard that has the potential to average 15 points, eight assists, and six rebounds per game when he starts to get in a good groove and finds his way in the Texas starting five.

Let’s not forget about what sophomore point guard Matt Coleman brings to the table for the Horns. This back court trio between Coleman, Ramey, and senior shooting guard Kerwin Roach Jr. is a factor that is starting to carry Texas through a difficult stretch of the Big 12 slate. Smart should stick with this trio moving forward.