Texas upends No. 14 North Carolina 86-83

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Demarcus Holland scored on a stickback of his own free throw with 4.1 seconds left to help Texas hold on and beat No. 14 North Carolina 86-83 on Wednesday night.

Holland finished with 15 points for the Longhorns (10-1), who survived a missed 3-pointer from UNC's Marcus Paige on the final play to earn their sixth straight win.

Isaiah Taylor scored 16 points to lead Texas, while Javan Felix added 12 - including two key baskets in the final 2 minutes to answer a tying spurt from the Tar Heels (7-3).

Texas shot 38 percent after halftime and 40 percent for the game, but dominated the boards and scored 21 second-chance points to beat the Tar Heels for the sixth time in seven meetings.

Paige scored 23 points to lead UNC, which got senior Leslie McDonald back for the first time after missing the first nine games due to NCAA eligibility issues.

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