|Las Vegas Invitational - North Carolina Tar Heels vs Texas Longhorns Recap - Texas Wins 92-89|
Kerwin Roach Jr. went off for 32 points and added 6 rebounds leading Texas to a 92-89 win over North Carolina on Thursday at Orleans Arena.
Bettors who backed Texas were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of +9.0 at sportsbooks.
Matt Coleman had 16 points for Texas and Jaxon Hayes chipped in with 15 points. Kerwin Roach Jr. had 7 assists for them, while Jaxon Hayes was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 9 boards.
North Carolina got a 33-point performance from Coby White, who was supported by 16 points from Cameron Johnson. Kenny Williams had 5 assists in a losing cause for North Carolina, while Luke Maye grabbed 9 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Texas were victorious, as the score was $HalfScore at the break.
The rebound battle favored North Carolina as they grabbed 39 boards, while Texas only had 30
Texas looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Radford. North Carolina will aim to get back on the winning track at Michigan.