Dec. 19, 2012
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Texas 85, No. 19/23 North Carolina 67
Saturday, Dec. 19, 2012
Erwin Center • 13,134
Updated Texas Records
2012-13: 7-4 (6-0 home)
Coach Rick Barnes: 551-275 26th season overall, 349-141 15th season at Texas
Barnes vs. North Carolina (at Texas): 4-1
Texas All-time: 1,665-983 107th season
in Erwin Center: 427-98
Texas vs. AP Top 25: 81-168
vs. AP Top 25 in Erwin Center under Barnes: 30-14
vs. AP Top 25 under Barnes: 58-74
• Series: Texas leads the all-time series, 5-3, and has won five of the last six contests against North Carolina.
• Turning turnover trend: Texas committed the second-fewest turnovers in a game this season (12). In the first eight games of the season UT averaged 19.3 turnovers, in the last three the Longhorns have averaged 12.3.
• FG Defense: Texas held North Carolina to a .313 percent shooting (21-of-67). Entering Wednesday’s contest UNC was shooting .466 percent from the field. Texas is 213-22 in the Barnes era when holding opponents to under 40 percent field goal shooting.
• Season-high steals: Texas set a season high in steals (12).
• Season-high points: Texas scored a season high in points (85) on season highs in FG made (30) and FG attempts (74). It is the second consecutive game the Longhorns have set season highs in those categories.
• Points in a half: Texas set a season high for points in a half with 46 in the first.
• Starters: Javan Felix, Julien Lewis, Sheldon McClellan, Jonathan Holmes, and Cameron Ridley started on Wednesday. It is the third consecutive time this starting lineup has been used (2-1). Felix and Holmes are the only Horns to start all 11 games this season.
• Ioannis Papapetrou recorded his first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. It is the third different Longhorn to record a double-double in as many games (Cameron Ridley vs. UCLA; Jonathan Holmes vs. Texas State).
• Sheldon McClellan led the Longhorns in scoring for the sixth time this season with 18 points on 10-of-13 FT shooting. It is his 11th double-figure scoring game of the season and 31st of his career (45 games).