Texas Basketball: 3 bold predictions in finale vs. OU

The last Big 12 men's basketball game at the Moody Center in Austin will be played on March 9 between Texas and Oklahoma.
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Chendall Weaver notches first double-double of the season

The most underrated transfer Terry and the Longhorns added last offseason has proven to be sophomore guard Chendall Weaver. The uber-athletic 6-foot-3 guard has seen his game blossom in Big 12 play in the last couple of months.

Weaver's athleticism, grit, and two-way prowess has given the Longhorns a vital source of bench production this season. He's also given the starting lineup a boost in the six games he started in Big 12 play.

Outside of when he's dealt with foul trouble in the last few weeks, Weaver has been a tremendous source of scoring and rebounding for the Longhorns. He nearly had his first double-double of the season, with 15 points and eight rebounds, in an impressive double-digit win on the road for Texas over the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Feb. 27.

Weaver played a great game the first time Texas and Oklahoma met this season in Norman on Jan. 23. He had his first double-digit point outing in Big 12 play in Texas's win over Oklahoma, with 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting from the field.

If Weaver gets another heavy dose of minutes off the bench, or he returns to the starting lineup at the three against Oklahoma this weekend, he could be in for another big outing regarding scoring and rebounding.

When Texas handily defeated Oklahoma on Jan. 23, it was largely due to the discrepancy on the glass. Texas won the battle on the boards by a margin of 16 in that game.

Weaver's ability to give the Longhorns a boost on the glass from the backcourt could be an x-factor to winning the battle on the boards against Oklahoma again this weekend.