Texas Basketball: 2 studs, 1 dud from win vs. Oklahoma State

Texas basketball reeled in its 19th win on the season after a double-digit win over Oklahoma State at the Moody Center this weekend.

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In the final Big 12 regular season matchup between Texas basketball and the Oklahoma State Cowboys, head coach Rodney Terry's squad was impressive at home at the Moody Center on March 2. Outside of a couple of scoring spurts late in the first half and early in the second from Oklahoma State, Texas had firm control of this game.

Texas led for well over 90 percent of this game as confidence rarely wavered in its ability to close out this game down the stretch in the second half.

Dylan Disu and Chendall Weaver spark Texas basketball's dominant performance vs. Oklahoma State

The Longhorns essentially came out on top in every major part of the box score in this win over Oklahoma State. Texas outrebounded, outshot, and were more disruptive than the Pokes on defense.

The bench scoring was also a big part of this dominant win for the Longhorns over the Pokes. Texas put up 30+ bench points for only the third time this season. Each time the Longhorns bench has scored 30+ points, they've won the game.

This was a big win for the Longhorns not only to continue to bolster the NCAA Tournament resume, but to also rise in the Big 12 standings. Depending on what else happens around the Big 12 on March 2, Texas could finish the day in the top half of the Big 12 standings for the first time in a couple of weeks.

The win moves Texas to 19-10 (8-8 Big 12), including two straight wins and three straight at home. Oklahoma State falls to 12-17 (4-12 Big 12) and has now lost three straight.

Here are two studs and one dud from the Longhorns dominant win over Oklahoma State at the Moody Center on March 2.

Stud: Chendall Weaver, G

It has started to become a common trend for sophomore guard Chendall Weaver to be among the studs following Texas wins in the last three weeks. Weaver has been a critical part of Texas's success, especially at home, in the latter part of Big 12 play.

Weaver has really stood out in the last two games for the Longhorns, which both resulted in double-digit wins over the Texas Tech Red Raiders on the road on Feb. 27 and this weekend against the Pokes.

He's scored 15+ points in two straight games, while shooting over 50 percent from the field in those two contests combined. Weaver has given the Longhorns a major boost of energy on both ends of the floor and in transition.

Weaver is an absolute springboard on the offensive glass, as he's reeled in multiple offensive rebounds in four straight games.

Moving Weaver to the starting five a couple of weeks into Big 12 play has proven to be a crucial and successful adjustment by Terry and staff. Weaver has easily been Texas's best player down the stretch outside of senior guard Max Abmas and senior big man Dylan Disu.

There is an argument to be made that Weaver has been better in the last few weeks than Abmas too.