The unranked Texas Longhorns simply owned No. 23 North Carolina in the first half. That turned out to be too much for the Tar Heels to overcome, as Texas weathered the second-half storm to complete the 85-67 upset.
The dismantling of the Tar Heels gave the Longhorns their first win over a Top-25 opponent this season.
Four Longhorns finished with double-digits. Jonathan Holmes was easily the most efficient of the four, scoring 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting. He was also 2-of-3 from downtown, which comes as a huge surprise.
Sheldon McClellan didn't shoot very well, but he was all over the floor and spent a healthy amount of time at the line. He shot more free throws than anyone on the floor tonight, finishing with 18 points.
Reggie Bullock tied McClellan as the top scorers overall with his 18. James Michael McAdoo added 14, but he was the only other Tar Heel in double-digits.