Texas Basketball: 2 studs, 1 dud from clutch win vs. Cincinnati

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Dud: Dillon Mitchell, F

This was by no means a bad performance by sophomore forward Dillon Mitchell. Regarding efficiency, Michell was pretty good against Cincy.

The reason why Mitchell appears on the dud list following the win over Cincy is the fact that he wasn't very productive or impactful on either end of the floor compared to what we expected from him. Mitchell had a big opportunity to load up the stat sheet while getting extra minutes in the frontcourt with redshirt junior big man Kadin Shedrick out due to an upper-body injury.

Mitchell did receive more minutes in this game than he usually does this season. He played a season-high 37 minutes, as he and junior power forward Ze'Rik Onyema had bigger roles in Shedrick's absence against Cincy.

Despite playing a season-high 37 minutes, Mitchell registered just 10 points and four rebounds. Mitchell shot the ball at a decent clip, going 4-of-6 from the field and 2-of-2 from the free-throw line. But he also passed up some open looks from the mid-range and beyond the arc. The two attempts Mitchell took from beyond 12 feet from the rim were pretty bad misses.

Mitchell also didn't make the impact we usually see from him on the defensive end of the floor either. For the third straight game, Mitchell didn't register a steal or a block. He also tied a season-low with four rebounds and zero offensive boards.

A big reason why the Longhorns lost the battle on the glass was Mitchell having a minimal impact down low on both ends of the floor. He is Texas's leading rebounder this season. But he struggled to get positioning in the paint on both ends against Cincy's length and athleticism among their forwards and bigs.