College basketball: Struggling Texas still knocks off Tar Heels

Published December 19, 2012 9:56 pm
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Austin, Texas • Sheldon McClellan scored 18 points and struggling Texas upset No. 23 North Carolina 85-67 on Wednesday night.

Julien Lewis added 16 points for the Longhorns (7-4), who are off to their worst start since coach Rick Barnes' first season in 1999 while playing without star guard Myck Kabongo. The NCAA is investigating the sophomore's relationship with an agent.

Yahoo Sports! reported Wednesday that Kabongo will be suspended for the remainder of the season. Sources told ESPN.com that the suspension is because Kabongo initially withheld information from NCAA investigators.

Reggie Bullock led the Tar Heels (8-3) with 18 points. It was the first loss for UNC since being clobbered by then-No. 1 Indiana on Nov. 27.

Combined news services —

Wednesday's Top 25 basketball scores

• No. 1 Duke 88, Cornell 47

• No. 5 Louisville 79, Florida International 55

• No. 6 Indiana 93, Mount St. Mary's 54

• No. 8 Florida 82, Southeastern Louisiana 43

• No. 11 Cincinnati 60, Xavier 45

• No. 14 Gonzaga 74, Campbell 52

• No. 16 New Mexico 68, New Mexico State 63

• No. 17 Creighton 71, Tulsa 54

• No. 21 UNLV 73, Northern Iowa 59

• No. 22 Notre Dame 85, Kennesaw State 57

• Texas 85, No. 23 North Carolina 67

• No. 24 Oklahoma State 69, Texas-Arlington 44

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