Texas Basketball: 2 studs, 1 dud from messy win vs. K-State

A low-scoring affair from Texas basketball and Kansas State saw the Longhorns come out with a hard-fought six-point win at the Moody Center on Feb. 19.

Dillon Mitchell, Texas basketball
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Tyrese Hunter, Texas basketball
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Dud: Tyrese Hunter, G

This game was the definition of an up and down night for junior guard Tyrese Hunter. He got off to a slow start on the offensive end of the floor in the first half, only hitting one field goal attempt.

But Hunter started to find a bit more rhythm shooting from the field in the second half, hitting multiple field goals and a couple of free throws. He also made some plays on the defensive end of the floor to continue to muddy the waters for Kansas State's struggling offense on this night.

Hunter did have two steals, which is his third multi-steal game in a row.

The problem was that Hunter wasn't turning many of those turnovers into anything significant in transition. One of his two turnovers in this game resulting in a turnover on the other end less than 10 seconds later.

Hunter also had many opportunities with open shots from the mid-range and from beyond the arc that he either passed up or missed from the field. He wound up shooting just 30 percent from the field and missed every one of his trio of attempts from beyond the arc.

On a night where senior guard Max Abmas was also cold shooting from the field, the Longhorns needed more from Hunter. Abmas and Hunter combined for 0-of-8 shooting from beyond the arc and were around just 30 percent shooting from the field.