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Texas Texas basketball: Nimari Burnett making strides as Big 12 play nears

LUBBOCK, TEXAS - DECEMBER 06: Guard Nimari Burnett #25 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders shoots a free throw during the first half of the college basketball game against the Grambling State Tigers at United Supermarkets Arena on December 06, 2020 in Lubbock, Texas. (Photo by John E. Moore III/Getty Images)

In the last two Texas Tech basketball games, true freshman Nimari Burnett has started making strides just in time for the start of conference play.

Patience isn’t necessarily a trait that sports fans are known for. That’s true of Texas Tech basketball fans as well.

Thus, much was expected of true freshman Nimari Burnett right out of the gate.