Javan Felix Buzzer-Beater Lifts Texas Over UNC, 84-82

By Jason McIntyre

Javan Felix capped a 25-point night by making a wide open 15-footer at the buzzer to push Shaka Smart’s Texas Longhorns over North Carolina, 84-82.

Replays showed that while Felix definitely got the shot off in time, referees did badly miss a foul that got him so wide open: Connor Lammert (21) plows into the lane trying to get an offensive rebound and wipes out Marcus Paige. Lammert knew he committed a foul because he simply stopped moving, as if to say, ‘oops.’

Felix led everyone with 25 points. Paige led UNC with 20 points. North Carolina, one of the favorites to win the National title, has already lost twice this season, both times on the road (Northern Iowa was the other).