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

Dylan Disu, Texas basketball
Dylan Disu, Texas basketball / Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
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Tyrese Hunter, Texas basketball
Tyrese Hunter, Texas basketball / Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Dud: Tyrese Hunter, G

Junior guard Tyrese Hunter wasn't much of a factor on either end of the floor for the Longhorns in this game. While he didn't necessarily shoot the ball poorly or have a bad plus/minus, Hunter just wasn't all that impactful when the Longhorns needed him to be down the stretch.

When Texas Tech was making a spirited run down the stretch in the second half, Texas needed someone other than senior guard Max Abmas and/or Disu to shoulder some of the load. Hunter is one of the veteran guards Texas needs to rely on to come up big in clutch points of games like this one in the second half against Texas Tech.

Hunter registered just four points (two in each half) on 2-of-4 shooting from the field, 0-of-1 from beyond the arc, and 0-of-1 from the free-throw line. He also racked up four rebounds, two assists, and one steal.

A big issue for Hunter and the Longhorns in the second half of this game were turnovers. Hunter had a game-high three second-half turnovers, which helped Texas Tech try and make this a game in the final five or 10 minutes.

Hunter wasn't the only one to blame here, as Disu, Kadin Shedrick, and Brock Cunningham, also combined for five second-half turnovers.

But the fact of the matter is that Texas needs the version of Hunter that we saw late last February and March to show up now. He's been in a slump in the last few weeks, as he's averaged just eight points per game on 38 percent shooting from the field and 30 percent shooting from deep in February.