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.
Dylan Disu, Texas basketball
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Dylan Disu, Texas basketball
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Stud: Dylan Disu, C

No two players have been more instrumental to the success Texas has found in the last month than senior big man Dylan Disu and Abmas. These two lead the Longhorns in scoring by a wide margin since the start of December.

And that margin of the scoring lead for Disu and Abmas compared to the rest of Texas's players gets even more extreme with the splits only in Big 12 play.

Disu, in particular, has been crucial to the Longhorns' three wins in Big 12 play. He's averaged two dozen points per game, a half dozen rebounds, two steals, and one block while shooting better than 50 percent from the field and over 50 percent from deep in Texas's three Big 12 wins this season.

Disu stayed hot on the offensive end of the floor while making some valuable contributions on the defensive end in the win over Oklahoma.

For the second straight game, Disu scored 19 points on well over 50 percent shooting from the field and over 60 percent from beyond the arc. He was money scoring seemingly from every level of the floor in the offensive halfcourt.

But scoring the basketball efficiently wasn't the only way Disu impacted this game for the Longhorns. He was tremendous on the boards, dominating the Oklahoma bigs on both ends. Disu registered 10 rebounds (all on the defensive glass) to get his first double double of the season.

On the defensive end, Disu was disruptive again. He registered one block and one steal against Oklahoma. His one block was a notable play early in this game that helped the Longhorns get some separation on the Sooners at the outset of the first half.

Disu has likely been Texas's best player in Big 12 play. His presence has continued to boost this team's strength as a whole as he's continued to get more and more comfortable in this starting lineup in the last few games.

There is a strong case to be made that Disu has been Texas's best player in the last few weeks. When Texas wins, it is often because Disu is cooking with fire on the offensive end and being a disruptive presence down low on defense.

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