Dud: Ithiel Horton, Wing
It was a tough outing against Houston Christian for multiple Texas wings. Senior forward Brock Cunningham and senior wing Ithiel Horton combined to shoot a horrific 2-of-16 from the filed and 0-of-6 from beyond the arc.
This was about the worst offensive performance we’ve seen from these two, as Horton and Cunningham combined for just four points on 16 field goal attempts.
And that’s just the beginning of the struggles Texas’s wing rotation faced against an opponent it should’ve had an easy time against in Houston Christian.
Horton and Cunningham were both serious considerations for the dud spot on this list after the 27-point win over Houston Christian. But Horton gets the edge since his struggles continued on the offensive end of the floor.
Horton has gone ice-cold shooting from the field and from deep in the last few weeks. After he shot better than 50 percent from the field and from beyond the arc in the season’s first two games, Horton has shot under 40 percent from the field and under 30 percent from beyond the arc in the last seven contests.
Regarding shooting efficiency, this was another poor outing from Horton. He shot just 1-of-10 from the field and 0-of-4 from beyond the arc, good for a season-low two points. It didn’t matter whether he was open or contested or had his feet set; it seemed like there was a lid on the basket whenever Horton shot the ball in this game.
On a positive note, Horton did rebound the ball decently well, coming up with four boards (including three offensive rebounds) against the Huskies. He also had one steal and one turnover during an otherwise forgettable outing for Horton.