TRENDING: Two Longhorns Stars Earn Extraordinary All-Big 12 Spots As Crazy March Heats Up In a Fantastic Way

Dylan Disu and Max Abmas will now lead the Texas Longhorns into the conference tournament, where they may defend their title.

Dylan Disu named All-Big 12 First Team and Most Improved Player, Max Abmas  named to Second Team and All-Newcomer team : r/LonghornNation

The league office released the 2023-24 Phillips 66 All-Big 12 Men’s Basketball Award teams on Sunday, and two Texas Longhorns made the cut.

Dylan Disu won the league’s Most Improved Player award, becoming the first Texas player to do so since the 2019-20 season, and was nominated to the All-Big 12 First Team.

Max Abmas made the All-Big 12 Second Team and the Big 12 All-Newcomer Team.

The All-Big 12 accolades are picked by the league’s head coaches, who are not permitted to vote for their own players.

Disu and Abmas will now lead the Longhorns to the conference tournament, where they will have the opportunity to defend their title.

No. 7 seed Texas will face No. 10-seeded Kansas State at the T-Mobile Center on Wednesday at 6 p.m. CT. The Longhorns defeated the Wildcats 62-56 on February 19 in the two teams’ lone regular-season matchup.

Both Texas and Kansas State are coming off wins. The Wildcats are coming off a thrilling 65-58 upset victory against No. 6 Iowa State on Saturday and have a lot of energy going into the game. On Saturday, the Longhorns defeated the Oklahoma Sooners 94-80 at home to finish the regular season.

If Texas defeats Kansas State, it will face No. 2 seed Iowa State in the quarterfinals.

In terms of NCAA Tournament implications, Texas is anticipated to go in, most likely as an eighth or ninth seed.

A loss would not definitely send Texas into the March Madness bubble, but it would keep the Longhorns from moving up and down their predicted 8/9 seed line.

Meanwhile, the Wildcats put everything on the line. To make the NCAA Tournament, they will most likely need to win the conference tournament or advance to the Big 12 final game.

Selection Sunday is on March 17th, with the First Four on March 19-20 and the First Round on March 21-22.

The Big Dance concludes with the NCAA Championship Game on April 8. The Connecticut Huskies are presently the favorites to win the championship. Last year, UConn defeated San Diego State 76-59 in the final to win the 2023 NCAA Championship. Florida (2006 and 2007) is the latest team to win consecutive championships.

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