Stud: Dylan Disu, PF/C
Texas got a huge piece of the frontcourt unit back in the mix for this win over LSU on Dec. 16, super senior big man Dylan Disu. Disu made his season debut for the Longhorns this weekend against LSU after missing the season's first nine games recovering from a lower-body injury.
Disu didn't waste any time showing why he is such a crucial part of this starting unit for the Longhorns. He didn't have much rust to shake off, as he went to work in the paint on both ends of the floor right after he checked into the game around the 15 minute mark of the first half.
By halftime, Disu already had nine points, three rebounds, two assists, and one block in just nine minutes on the floor. He was doing a little bit of everything on both ends for the Longhorns from the minute he touched the floor in the first half.
Disu also gave the Longhorns a much-needed boost on offense from the free-throw line. He was perfect from the free-throw line, knocking down a team-high nine attempts from the stripe.
Texas has struggled to generate points from the stripe this season. Texas ranked in the bottom-third of the NCAA in free-throw attempt rate (.295) heading into this game against LSU. Getting Disu back in the mix can give the Longhorns a big-time weapon on offense who can get to the stripe at a high rate.
This was as efficient of a performance Texas could hope for from Disu on both ends of the floor in his season debut. He registered 17 points, four rebounds, five assists, no turnovers, and one block.
According to Sports Reference, Disu is the first player in Division 1 college hoops this season with at least 15 points, five assists, and no turnovers coming off the bench in 20 minutes or fewer.