Texas Basketball: 3 takeaways from UT's convincing loss to BYU

Texas basketball saw its winning streak end against a tough crowd on the road in Provo for No. 21 BYU on Jan. 27.

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Texas ran out of options in the second half

After a couple of big efforts against ranked opponents in the second half in Texas's wins over No. 9 Baylor and No. 11 Oklahoma in the last week, the final 20 minutes wasn't as friendly against BYU this afternoon. Texas had won the second halves of the last two games, which was a big reason why the Longhorns reeled in two big ranked victories consecutively.

But BYU got this 12-point win over the Longhorns largely thanks to its domination at times in the second half. BYU never let go of the lead in this game in the second half. That resulted in the Cougars winning the second half by a score of 40-31.

A big reason why the Longhorns lost the second half was the lack of scoring options outside of Disu and Weaver. Disu was Texas's only player who scored over 15 points, as he registered 19 on 8-of-16 shooting from the field and 1-of-2 from beyond the arc.

The biggest fault to Disu in this game was going a season-low 2-of-6 from the charity stripe.

Texas struggled to find other scoring options, especially in the frontcourt. BYU's length was bothering the Texas guards. And the other frontcourt options weren't contributing much, with guys like redshirt junior center Kadin Shedrick and sophomore forward Dillon Mitchell scoring a combined eight points against BYU.

BYU, meanwhile, had three players score at least 15 points in this game. The Cougars got much more scoring production from multiple sources, keeping the Texas defense off balance throughout.

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