Longhorns blast Tar Heels
Mcclellan scores 23; Kabongo might be gone for rest of the season.
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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