Texas Basketball: 2 studs, 1 dud from dominant win over OU

Arguably the best win of the regular season for Texas basketball was delivered with a 15-point triumph over the rival Oklahoma Sooners on the road in the Red River Rivalry on the hardwood on Jan. 23.

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Dud: Tyrese Hunter, G

After having arguably his best game of the season, with some very clutch moments, in Texas's two-point win over Baylor on Jan. 20, junior guard Tyrese Hunter had an off night against the Sooners. Not only did Hunter have his second 20+ point game in Big 12 play in the win over Baylor, but he also had the game-winner to beat the buzzer in the dying seconds of the second half.

Hunter, unfortunately, couldn't continue that momentum against Oklahoma. After scoring 21 points in the win over Baylor, Hunter registered just five on this night against the Sooners. He shot an inefficient 2-of-8 from the field, 0-of-2 from beyond the arc, and 1-of-2 from the free-throw line.

It was a tough night altogether for Hunter as a facilitator and shot creator for the Longhorns. He registered two assists and two turnovers.

The one positive from this game for Hunter on the offensive end of the floor was two offensive rebounds that helped Texas win the battle on the boards. He not only helped Texas win the battle on the glass with his two offensive boards and three total rebounds, but he also helped the Longhorns get the 8-5 edge on the offensive glass.

On the defensive end, Hunter wasn't as active against Oklahoma as he was against Baylor. And he didn't register a single block or steal for the second consecutive game.