COL BKB: Texas 85, North Carolina 67

Dec. 20, 2012 at 12:02 AM

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Julien Lewis made a key basket to help Texas fight off a North Carolina comeback Wednesday and the Longhorns went on to down the No. 19 Tar Heels 85-67.

Texas scored the game's first eight points and led by as many as 19 in the first half.

North Carolina fought back, however, and trailed only 60-56 when Reggie Bullock hit a jumper with 7:50 to play.

The Longhorns then ran off five quick points to create some breathing room with Lewis hitting a jump shot that put Texas in front 65-56. The Tar Heels came no closer than seven the rest of the way.

Sheldon McClellan led Texas (7-4) with 18 points, Lewis had 16 and Jonathan Holmes contributed 15 points and eight rebounds.

Bullock had 18 for the Tar Heels (8-3). North Carolina had won three in a row.

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