The college basketball season is still in its infancy, but some players are getting off to a hot start. Even if it’s against low-ranked teams, this confidence in moving forward can be vital as the schedule increases during and after the Holiday.

No. 11 Texas thrashed No. 2 Gonzaga on Wednesday, but it was Dylan Disu who set the tone for the Longhorns’ claimed win.

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I thought (Dylan) Disu starts the game, looks good, misses, no problem; second, confident, holding on,” Texas coach Chris Byrd said after defeating Gonzaga.Dylan is a talented guy, a driven guy, a smart guy. There was no off season. He’s out there in the NCAA tournament just fooling around. Now he has legs under him. He is more confident. Just back in rhythm. He still has a long way to go. You didn’t see what he was capable of. He’s only scratching the surface, but I think he played great tonight. Got double digits and played with great composure against a great player in Drew. Frommother.”

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