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NCAA Basketball: Purdue, Kentucky, Memphis rises, Baylor and Gonzaga falls in latest top-25 power rankings

It was a big week in the latest NCAA Basketball power rankings, as teams such as Memphis, Kentucky, and Purdue got big wins, while Baylor and Gonzaga suffered some setbacks.

2023 Indy Classic - Arizona v Purdue
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21. Texas Longhorns - 8-2

After beating Houston Christian by nearly 30 points last weekend, the Longhorns had a week to prepare for LSU in a neutral site matchup. The Tigers haven't been very good this season but thanks to the transfer waivers being lifted for this season, Tulane transfer Jalen Cook was eligible to play for them in the game. He finished with 13 pts off the bench.

But the Longhorns were the ones that had the offensive explosion, scoring a whopping 56 points in the first half. They did allow LSU to get back in the game in the second half but by then, Texas had more than enough points to hold on for the 96-85 victory, despite 33 pts from Jordan Wright.

Max Abmas led Texas in scoring, going for 20 pts, 6 rebs, and 7 asts. Tyrese Hunter had 19 pts on 8/11 shooting, while Dillon Mitchell went for 12 pts and 10 rebs. The big story was the return of Dylan Disu, who returned from injury to give them a big boost. He went for 17 points and 5 asts off the bench in the win.

Barring a shock, Texas shouldn't have any trouble in its remaining non-conference matchups, all of which will be at home. The lone game this upcoming week for them is on Friday against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.