Texas Basketball: 2 studs, 1 dud from thrashing of Texas Tech

Dylan Disu, Texas basketball
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Texas basketball got off to a fiery start against the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the final Big 12 regular season matchup between these two in-state foes on Feb. 27. After leading 17-6 through the game's first eight minutes; Texas never looked back.

Head coach Rodney Terry and the Longhorns controlled this game for about the first 25 or 30 minutes before Texas Tech tried to make things interesting late in the second half.

Texas basketball gets big double-digit win on the road in Lubbock against Texas Tech

Texas took their largest lead of any Big 12 game this season into the locker room at halftime, up 47-23 on the Red Raiders. The Longhorns significantly outshot and outplayed the Red Raiders in the first half, including holding standout guard Pop Isaacs to 0-of-10 shooting from the field.

The second half had plenty of fireworks, which was sparked when senior forward Brock Cunningham was ejected on a Flagrant 2 foul call after checking Texas Tech forward Darrion Williams on an out-of-bounds play. The fans got riled up in Lubbock after the foul by Cunningham and the words and pushing that proceeded between the two teams.

Texas Tech fans had two flagrant fouls called on their team for throwing things onto the court.

Despite Texas Tech going down by over 20 points after the back and forth flagrant fouls, the Red Raiders didn't let up down the stretch in the second half. Texas Tech started to find their rhythm on offense and shot better percentages from the field in the second half than the first.

But it was too little too late by the time they were even able to cut the lead down to 15 points in the second half, there were only a few minutes remaining in the game.

This is Texas's fourth road win in Big 12 play this season, moving their record on the season to 18-10 (7-8 Big 12). Texas Tech (19-9, 8-7 Big 12) suffered just their second home loss in Lubbock this season tonight against the Longhorns.

Here are two studs and one dud from the Longhorns convincing double-digit win over Texas Tech in Lubbock on Feb. 27.

Stud: Dylan Disu, C

Another game, another big night for senior big man Dylan Disu. The Big 12 Player of the Year contender stepped up again when the Longhorns needed him on the offensive end of the floor. Disu provided a steady dose of scoring as he dominated the paint on both ends for much of this game for the Longhorns.

It was very rare to see Disu get held to single-digit scoring in the double-digit loss to the No. 9 Kansas Jayhawks in Lawrence last weekend. But Disu bounced back in a big way with a game-high 21 points on 9-of-16 shooting from the field, 0-of-2 from beyond the arc, and 3-of-4 from the charity stripe.

Disu had some big buckets down the stretch for the Longhorns too, scoring a team-high nine points in the second half on 3-of-5 shooting from the field.

There were times late in this game when it felt like getting the ball to Disu was the only way the Longhorns were going to score. But he delivered again when this team needed it the most against a tough Big 12 opponent on the road.