The 17 Texas Longhorns faced against the 14 North Carolina Tar Heels at the Maui Invitational that was actually set in North Carolina. Storming out to a 36-20 lead in the first half, Texas had the game in a firm grasp however the Tar Heels were resilient and clawed back to tie the game.
Norfolk native, Matt Coleman had the game in his hands as time wound down. Coleman drove hard right and stepped back at the elbow for a jump shot that bounced around and eventually fell in with 0.1 seconds on the clock. Coleman finished with 22 points and 3 assists on 9/16 shooting from the field. The former Maury Commodore said he was “made for times like this”. Texas goes 4-0 to win their first Maui invitational title in the program’s fifth appearance.