Texas Basketball: 2 studs, 1 dud from UT’s late rally win vs. Texas State

Max Abmas, Texas basketball. Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports
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Chendall Weaver, Texas basketball
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Dud: Chendall Weaver, G

While he didn’t get much of a chance to impact this game, sophomore guard Chendall Weaver wasn’t helping his case much to earn more playing time with his production in 11 minutes on the floor against Texas State.

This was the second consecutive game where Weaver was essentially absent from making an impact on the floor. In the win over the Wyoming Cowboys at the Moody Center on Nov. 26, Weaver had zero points in 16 minutes on the floor on 0-of-1 shooting from the field. Weaver exited the game early since he fouled out.

Foul trouble wasn’t the source of Weaver’s issues against Texas State on this night. But he still wasn’t able to find a way to make his mark on the game again.

Weaver finished this game with just two points on an inefficient 1-of-4 shooting from the field, 0-of-1 from beyond the arc, and 0-of-1 from the charity stripe. He had trouble finding his shot from the field and passed up a couple of opportunities that looked decent had he been more aggressive.

He also had one assist and zero turnovers on the night, which was at least a slight positive for Weaver.

The one area where Weaver did have a decent impact on this game was on the glass. Weaver hauled in four rebounds in just 11 minutes, including one offensive board. He led all Texas guards in rebounding.

With Texas having issues with bench scoring this season, thanks to the losses of key reserve players such as senior shooting guard/wing Sir’Jabari Rice and senior forward Christian Bishop, this team needs more out of Weaver. Texas barely edged what is essentially an eight-man Texas State rotation in bench scoring in this game (16-15).

Weaver hasn’t scored over three points in a game coming off the bench since the season opener win over the Incarnate Word Cardinals on Nov. 6, where he scored seven points on 3-of-6 shooting from the field.