Tar Heels Upset by Longhorns, 85-67

The 2012 campaign has not been as successful as Coach Roy Williams and the Tar Heels would have hoped it’d be so far. They’ve been upset but Butler, a loss to #1 Indiana (at the time) and now another upset against the Texas Longhorns.

Dec 19, 2012; Austin, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns guard Javan Felix (3) shoots against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the first half at the Frank Erwin Special Events Center. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

The Tar Heels had a long night against Texas, they failed to ever take the lead in last night’s game. They were down by 19 points at one time, despite coming back within four points. They barely shot 30% last night and could not defend the Longhorns at all.

Texas went on to beat North Carolina, who beat Chaminade by 40+ points, while Texas lost to Chaminade in a ugly game.

Reggie Bullock was the leader for Carolina last night. He scored 18 points and 13 rebounds.

The Tar Heels are not developing with the young team on defense and while they’ve had good nights on offense, they too are have their struggles when shooting the ball.

Coach Williams cited that last night was a very ugly night for the Heels. Somewhere, Coach and his staff have to begin realizing where the problem is, it seems the struggles are only getting worse as the season progresses which is not good with ACC play right around the corner.

Williams (and many fans on Twitter) voiced their displeasure with the referees who seems to let Texas lay and hold their hands on the Heels while the instant Carolina would do the same, a foul would be called on them.

Sheldon McClellan led the Longhorns with 18 points last night in addition to 6 rebounds and 3 assists.

Carolina will be returning to Chapel Hill to play McNeese State on Saturday.

Topics: Basketball, North Carolina Tar Heels, Texas Longhorns

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