Texas Basketball: 2 studs, 1 dud from last-second win vs. Baylor

The momentum-building win that head coach Rodney Terry and Texas basketball needed arrived in an absolute thriller of a victory, thanks to a game-winning buzzer beater from guard Tyrese Hunter against the No. 9 Baylor Bears.
Tyrese Hunter, Texas basketball
Tyrese Hunter, Texas basketball / Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports
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Dylan Disu, Texas basketball
Dylan Disu, Texas basketball / Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

Stud: Dylan Disu, C

Texas's stellar frontcourt duo of redshirt junior center Kadin Shedrick and Disu were both tremendous for the Longhorns in this win over Baylor. Disu led the way for Texas's frontcourt with 19 points in just 24 minutes on the floor. Shedrick also scored in double figures, with 10 points in just 16 minutes.

Terry clearly got a lot of valuable production from Disu and Shedrick in limited minutes for each big man in this game. Both bigs were also very efficient with how they got their points. Disu registered his 19 points on just 11 field goal attempts. And Disu continued to show insane range, going 2-of-3 from beyond the arc.

The floor spacing Disu brings adds another layer to Texas's offensive attack and makes this frontcourt that much more difficult to guard for opposing defenses.

Disu is now shooting nearly 50 percent from deep on over 20 attempts in conference play this season.

But it wasn't just offensive production that separated Disu among Texas's top impact players in this win over Baylor. He also made significant contributions on defense as Texas's only player with multiple steals. Disu also registered one block for the second game in a row.

Disu and Shedrick's paint defense helped Texas limit Baylor to just over 30 points in the second half and just 20 points in the paint. Baylor's top two centers, Yves Missi and Josh Ojianwuna, weren't much of a factor offensively, getting held to just seven points.

More signficantly, Texas's bigs didn't allow the battle on the boards to get out of control in Baylor's favor as they did in the loss to UCF. Texas outrebounded Baylor on the offensive glass and kept the total rebounding battle close (26-24).

All in all, this was the type of game the Longhorns faithful were expecting to see consistently from this standout frontcourt duo of Disu and Shedrick. If they continue to give the Longhorns big efforts on both ends, as they did in this win over Baylor, Texas will be in a much better spot for the rest of Big 12 play.

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