KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KXAN) — Texas Longhorns forward Dylan Disu was sidelined with a foot injury just two minutes into Friday’s 83-71 win against Xavier in the Sweet 16 at T-Mobile Center.
Coming into the game, Disu was nursing a bone bruise on his left foot and tried to play through it. While trying to grab a rebound underneath Xavier’s basket, teammate Dillon Mitchell accidentally poked Disu in the eye and then he came down awkwardly on his foot.
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He then went to the bench, took off his shoe, and then headed to the locker room with the training staff. He emerged a few minutes later with a walking boot on and went to the bench. He didn’t return to the game.
Terry said Disu is day-to-day, but also said the training staff had worked with Disu all week to get him ready and he “would make progress, then take a few steps back.”
Christian Bishop played extended minutes to help fill in down low for Disu and he scored 18 points with nine rebounds.
“C.B. came in and gave us incredible minutes, and I thought Brock (Cunningham) came in and gave us great minutes and Dillon Mitchell did his part, too.”
Terry pointed out that the Longhorns were without Allen for the entire Big 12 Conference tournament, and then they won three games to claim the tournament title as Disu was named the tournament’s most outstanding player.
Disu had a career-high 28 points on 14-for-20 shooting in the second-round win over Penn State 71-66, carrying the Longhorns on a rough shooting night from the perimeter. He scored 17 points and had 10 rebounds in the Longhorns’ first-round win over Colgate.
This story will be updated with more information on Disu’s condition and availability for the rest of the tournament throughout the night.