Longhorns blast Tar Heels

Mcclel­lan scores 23; Kabongo might be gone for rest of the sea­son.

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS - By Mark Ros­ner mros­ner@states­man.com Con­tact Mark Ros­ner at 4453958.Twit­ter: @Markros­neraas states­man. com/ longhorns.

The Longhorns, badly in need of a sig­na­ture vic­tory, blasted 23rd-ranked North Carolina 85-67 Wed­nes­day night at the Er­win Cen­ter with point guard Myck Kabongo watch­ing from the side­line.

Ap­par­ently, he will have to be­come used to that. Ya­hoo re­ported Wed­nes­day night that Kabongo will be sus­pended for the rest of the sea­son for sup­ply­ing in­ac­cu­rate in­for­ma­tion to the NCAA dur­ing an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into whether he vi­o­lated his ama­teur sta­tus by ac­cept­ing im­per­mis­si­ble ben­e­fits from an agent.

Shel­don McClel­lan led the Longhorns (7-4) with 18 points, con­vert­ing 10 of 13 free throws. Julien Lewis scored 16, and Jonathan Holmes had 15.

Carolina (8-3) was led by Reg­gie Bul­lock’s 18 points.

Two weeks ago, the Longhorns scored just 41 points while get­ting trashed by Ge­orge­town. Against Carolina, the Longhorns reached 41 with more than three min­utes re­main­ing in the first half. They led by 19 at one point and left for the locker room at half­time ahead by 13.

Texas con­verted five 3-point bas­kets in the half, in­clud­ing two by Holmes, a for­ward who had made three treys in the first 10 games.

The Longhorns also beat Carolina in­side, tak­ing an 1810 scor­ing ad­van­tage in the paint, in­clud­ing 14-6 in sec­ond­chance points af­ter re­bounds.

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