Texas Basketball: 3 big overreactions after win vs. OK State

Is this talented Texas basketball team finally figuring things out late in the regular season after two straight wins in the Big 12?

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Dylan Disu, Texas basketball
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Dylan Disu should be in the running for national player of the year

This is probably the biggest overreaction on the list due to the simple fact that senior big man Dylan Disu hasn't played enough games this season to realistically be in consideration for national player of the year honors.

Disu missed roughly the first month of the regular season due to the recovery process from a foot injury he dealt with during the offseason. And once he made his season debut in mid December, Disu wasn't inserted into the starting lineup until early January in a road win over the Cincinnati Bearcats.

But since Disu entered the starting lineup, he's been without a doubt the most valuable player for the Longhorns in Big 12 play. Disu has led the team in scoring, blocks, steals, and three-point field goal percentage in conference play.

In each of Texas's eight wins in the Big 12 this season, Disu has scored at least 15 points.

Disu's production in conference play has put him in the conversation for Big 12 Player of the Year honors. He leads the conference in points per game, three-point field goal percentage, win shares per 40 minutes, and player efficiency rating.

Had Disu played the entire season, there would probably be a very valid case to be made that he should be in the conversation among the finalists for the Wooden Award. He's getting the job done on both ends of the floor, showing off his versatility and devotion to winning for the Longhorns while playing in the best conference in college hoops.

Just look at what he's done on a national level in the last few months. According to Sports Reference, Disu is the only player in college hoops this season averaging over 15 points per game, five rebounds, one steal, and one block while shooting over 50 percent from beyond the arc.