Texas Basketball: Analytical breakdown of win v. Kansas St

Texas basketball won their second home game in a row early this week with a six-point triumph over Kansas State at the Moody Center.
Dylan Disu, Texas basketball
Dylan Disu, Texas basketball / Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

Behind a 20-point effort from senior big man Dylan Disu, Texas basketball came up with a hard-fought 62-56 win at home at the Moody Center on Feb. 19 over the Kansas State Wildcats. This was a close game late in the second half as Texas couldn't pull away from Kansas State when it had opportunities to in the final 20 minutes.

While this win for Disu and the Longhorns wasn't pretty, it still is an important one, as Texas needs all the victories it can get down the stretch during the regular season. Texas now sits with 17 wins with five games remaining before the start of the Big 12 Tournament in mid-March.

The Longhorns likely need to reach 20 wins to feel good about their resume entering Selection Sunday.

How Texas basketball beat Kansas State at home on Feb. 19

Here's an analytical breakdown of Texas's gritty six-point win over Kansas State on Feb. 19 at the Moody Center.

Four Factors

True shooting percentage


Kansas State-44.4%

Both teams shot the ball poorly from the field and from beyond the arc. Neither Texas nor Kansas State came close to shooting 40 percent from the field or even 30 percent from beyond the arc in this game.

Turnover percentage


Kansas State-17.1%

Winning the turnover battle was a crucial factor for the Longhorns in this game. Kansas State wasn't able to establish a rhythm offensively largely due to their 13 turnovers on the night.

Offensive rebounding percentage


Kansas State-20.0%

A major key for the Longhorns throughout conference play has been winning the battle on the offensive glass. This was the first game in the last four that Texas won the rebounding battle, which translated to a victory over Kansas State tonight.

FTA Rate


Kansas State-.286

Texas got to the free-throw line a ton in the second half, namely Disu. Disu knocked down a career-high 10 free throws on 11 attempts to help seal the victory for the Longhorns.

Style Metrics

Assist percentage: Texas-61.9%, Kansas State-45.0%

Assist/Turnover Ratio: Texas-1.4, Kansas State-0.7

Despite how messy this game was played, Texas's ball movement was so much better in this win over Kansas State than it was last weekend in the loss to the No. 3 Houston Cougars. Texas was the only team that had double-digit assists tonight, including a team-high five from senior guard Max Abmas.

3PA Rate


Kansas State-33.9%

The three-ball hasn't played a huge role in the Longhorns' offensive gameplan in the last few weeks. Less than 35 percent of Texas's field goal attempts were threes for the fifth time in the last six games.


Texas-67 possessions

Kansas State-67 possessions

Don't let the possession stats fool you; this game was moving at a very slow pace much of the way, with some very long scoring droughts. Each team had at least two field goal droughts that lasted at least three minutes in this contest.

Other Texas basketball stories on Hook'em Headlines