Texas Basketball: 3 big overreactions after loss to K-State

Texas basketball blew its third second-half double-digit lead of the season in the Big 12 on March 13 in a loss in the conference tourney to Kansas State by four points.

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Texas is doomed in the NCAA Tournament if Dylan Disu doesn't score 20+ points in each game

During the regular season, Disu led the Longhorns in scoring and three-point field goal percentage in conference play. He had a team-high 14 games with at least 15 points in Big 12 play.

In the loss to Kansas State, though, foul trouble made Disu's scoring a non-factor down the stretch in the second half. Disu was held to just nine points on 2-of-8 shooting from the field and 0-of-2 from beyond the arc against the Wildcats.

Amid Disu's second-half scoring drought (largely due to the aforementioned four personal fouls he racked up), senior guard Max Abmas was the only reliable source of offense for the Longhorns.

That has been the storyline that has plagued the Longhorns against some of the better teams in the Big 12 throughout the conference slate. Disu and Abmas have often been the only two reliable sources of scoring in big games for Texas, as they combined to average nearly half of the team's points per game in Big 12 play this season.

Disu's scoring, in particular, has been important for the Longhorns to win big games this season. In all five Quad 1 wins the Longhorns have this season, Disu has scored at least 15 points while shooting better than 45 percent from the field.

In the postseason last year, Texas needed Disu every step of the way to make that magical run to the Elite Eight. And if Disu had remained healthy after the Sweet 16, the Longhorns probably would've been playing in the Final Four in last year's NCAA Tournament.