Texas Longhorns upset No. 14 North Carolina

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. –– Demarcus Holland scored on a stickback of his own missed free throw with 4.1 seconds left to help Texas hold on and beat No. 14 North Carolina 86-83 on Wednesday night.

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North Carolina's Leslie McDonald (left) and Texas' Jonathan Holmes chase down a loose ball Wednesday night in Chapel Hill, N.C. McDonald had 15 points for North Carolina.   GERRY BROOME/ASSOCIATED PRESS
GERRY BROOME/ASSOCIATED PRESS
North Carolina's Leslie McDonald (left) and Texas' Jonathan Holmes chase down a loose ball Wednesday night in Chapel Hill, N.C. McDonald had 15 points for North Carolina.

Holland finished with 15 points for the Longhorns (10-1), who survived a missed 3-pointer from UNC’s Marcus Paige on the final play to earn their sixth consecutive win. Isaiah Taylor scored 16 points to lead Texas, while Javan Felix added 12.

Texas shot 38 percent after halftime and 40 percent for the game, but dominated the boards and scored 21 second-chance points to beat the Tar Heels (7-3) for the sixth time in seven meetings. Paige scored 23 points to lead UNC.

NC STATE 65, TENNESSEE 58

In Knoxville, Tenn., T.J. Warren scored 21 points and pulled down 11 rebounds as North Carolina State beat Tennessee for its sixth consecutive victory.

North Carolina State (8-2) hasn’t lost since getting stunned 82-72 in overtime by North Carolina Central on Nov. 20. Anthony Barber had 12 points and Desmond Lee added 10 points for North Carolina State. Jordan McRae scored 21 points for Tennessee (6-4).

MISSISSIPPI 75, LOUISIANA-MONROE 62

In Oxford, Miss., Marshall Henderson scored 26 points and sparked a surge in the first three minutes of the second half as Mississippi beat Louisiana-Monroe.

Ole Miss (8-2) used three consecutive three-point shots from Henderson in the decisive run to build a 51-34 lead.

LaDarius White added 13 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for the Rebels, who shot 40.7 percent.

The Rebels led 37-33 at halftime and by as many as 20 points in the second half.

Louisiana-Monroe (3-3) was led by Amos Olatayo and Tylor Ongwae with 17 and 12 points, respectively. The Warhawks outrebounded Ole Miss 45-33, including a game-high 11 rebounds from Jayon James.

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