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

A season-high in points for Tyrese Hunter led Texas basketball to another double-digit win over Oklahoma to close out the regular season on March 9.

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Stud: Tyrese Hunter, G

Hands down, the MVP of this convincing win over Oklahoma for the Longhorns was Hunter. The third-year guard seemingly couldn't miss from the field for this entire game.

It looked as if Hunter had completely shaken off the scoring slump he'd found himself in for the last few weeks. After not scoring over 15 points since the Feb. 10 win at the Moody Center over the West Virginia Mountaineers, Hunter had 20 points within the first 25 minutes of this game against Oklahoma.

Hunter scored the basketball in multiple ways for the Longhorns, throwing off the defensive gameplan for head coach Porter Moser and the Sooners. He shot over 60 percent from the field, 70 percent from beyond the arc, and was perfect from the free-throw line.

For the first time in a Texas uniform, Hunter scored 30 points in a game in this win over Oklahoma.

But it wasn't just Hunter's ability to efficiently score the basketball at a high volume that made a difference in this game for the Longhorns. He was also extremely effective distributing the basketball to his open teammates for high-percentage buckets.

Hunter's ability to command the offense was the biggest reason why Texas kept a comfortable double-digit lead over Oklahoma down the stretch in the second half. He scored over 15 points in the second half alone, which kept Texas's offense chugging along when Oklahoma was trying to chip away at the big lead in the final 10 minutes.

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