Dec. 17, 2012
Texas Game Notes
Notes at a Glance
Wednesday's contest marks the eighth meeting between Texas and North Carolina. It is the second game of a four-year home-and-home series between the two programs. UT has won four of the last five contests against the Tar Heels and holds a 4-3 in the series that dates back to the 1992-93 season.
Since arriving at Texas in 1998, Rick Barnes is 3-1 against North Carolina.
The Longhorns have won 14 straight non-conference home games and have posted an 86-3 (.965) mark in non-conference home games since the start of the 2002-03 season.
UT owns a 29-14 (.674) mark against AP Top 25 opponents under Rick Barnes at the Erwin Center. North Carolina is ranked No. 23 in the AP poll this week.
Texas leads the Big 12 in FG percentage defense (.332).
Texas ranks second in the Big 12 in blocked shots (6.9 bpg). The Horns have posted a 69-28 advantage in blocked shots against its opponents this year.
Sheldon McClellan leads the team in scoring (15.3 ppg) and is shooting 88.1% (52-59) from the FT line.
Jonathan Holmes leads the team in rebounds (8.0 rpg) after recording his first career double-double (14 points, 10 rebounds) against Texas State on Saturday.
In the last two games, Javan Felix is averaging 16.5 ppg, including a career-high 20 points on Saturday vs. Texas State. Felix ranks second in the Big 12 in assists (5.8 apg).