The No. 23 North Carolina headed to Austin hoping to find repeat success against a Longhorns squad that they blew out last season. Texas had other plans on Wednesday night, upsetting the Tar Heels, 85-67.
Texas came out of the gates strong, jumping out to an 8-0 lead and never looking back.
The Tar Heels pulled to within four points of the Longhorns with 7:52 to go in the second half following a jumper by Reggie Bullock, but Texas pulled away down the stretch to pull off the upset.
Bullock paced the Tar Heels with 18 points and 13 rebounds in the loss.
Texas' win is a bright spot on an otherwise dark day for the basketball program, as it was reported that guard Myck Kabongo would be suspended for the season by the NCAA, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
The loss will likely drop North Carolina out of the Top 25.