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North Carolina vs. Texas: Live Score, Updates and Analysis

AUSTIN, TX - DECEMBER 19:  James Michael McAdoo #43 of the University of North Carolina Tar Heels kneels on the court during a timeout against the University of Texas Longhorns on December 19, 2012 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.  (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
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Rollin YeattsFeatured ColumnistDecember 20, 2012

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.

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