CBB Review hands out awards for each conference tournament in 2023. Up next: The Big 12 Tournament.
In a conference filled with potential NCAA Tournament winners, it was the Texas Longhorns who proved they were the team to beat, winning the Big 12 tournament and defeating Kansas in the final 76-56.
If you were looking for a conference tournament with big comebacks and close games, this was not the conference for you. Most games were won convincingly, and the final was between the top two seeds. However, this showed how dominant the Big 12 is, and we will see over half this conference representing the Big 12 in the NCAA Tournament next week.
CBB Review Big 12 Tournament Most Outstanding Player
Dylan Disu, Texas
The unlikely winner, but by far the most deserving after being terrific throughout the Big 12 Tournament. He posted double-digit scoring totals in all three games and added six or more rebounds in each as well. Against Oklahoma State and TCU, the rest of the offense couldn’t get their shots to fall, but Disu was the consistent force for the Longhorns and led them to victory.
CBB Review All-Big Sky Tournament First Team
G: Jaren Holmes, Iowa State – 2 games played (16.5 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 3.5 APG, 1.5 SPG)
G: Mike Miles, TCU – 2 games played (18.5 PPG, 3.0 APG, 2.0 RPG, 1.0 SPG)
G: Marcus Carr, Texas – 3 games played (12.3 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 3.0 APG, 3.0 SPG)
F: Jalen Wilson, Kansas – 3 games played (23.7 PPG, 9.0 RPG, 0.7 APG, 2.0 SPG)
F: Dylan Disu, Texas – 3 games played (15.0 PPG, 8.3 RPG, 1.3 APG, 1.7 SPG)
Texas’ NCAA Tournament Prediction
If Texas is able to play like they did this weekend, they can win it all. Their guard combo of Marcus Carr and Sir’ Jabari Rice offensively, then Tyrese Hunter defensively is one of, if not the best in the country. If you add a guy like Dylan Disu, who wasn’t much of a factor in the regular season to the mix, then they have no weaknesses.
Rodney Terry is a great coach, and Texas will have a big decision to make regarding his future with the team after that season, but for now, they have one focus, and that’s winning the 2023 NCAA Championship.
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