North Carolina's struggles at the free throw line are proving costly.
The 14th-ranked Tar Heels missed 23 free throws in Wednesday night's 86-83 loss to Texas, marking the second time this season UNC has missed at least 20 shots from the line in a close home loss.
The Tar Heels (7-3) made 24 of 47 free throws (51 percent) against the Longhorns, including a 10-for-25 performance in the second half. UNC missed 26 free throws in an 83-80 loss to Belmont on Nov. 17 and missed 19 in Saturday's tough win over then-No. 11 Kentucky.
"I'm tired of talking about free throws," coach Roy Williams said. "You have to be tough enough to step up and make the daggum thing or go play soccer."
Demarcus Holland finished with 15 points for the Longhorns (10-1), who won their sixth straight.
San Jose State 89, UC Davis 85: Rashad Muhammad scored 28 points and Devante Wilson added 22, including six free throws in the final 1:10 of the third overtime, as the Spartans (4-6) held off the visiting Aggies (3-9). Muhammad scored 19 points after intermission for SJSU, which rallied from a 19-point second-half deficit.
Santa Clara 70, Sacred Heart 61: Brandon Clark scored 30 points, 17 in the second half, as the Broncos (6-5) came back to beat the Pioneers (2-9) in the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic in Santa Clara.
Sacred Heart led 31-27 at halftime and pushed its lead to eight points in the first two minutes of the second half. But two Clark 3-pointers during a 12-2 run gave Santa Clara a 40-38 lead with 15:33 left.
St. John's 81, USF 57: D'Angelo Harrison scored a game-high 18 points to lead the Red Storm (7-3) to a rout of the Dons (6-5) in New York. Mark Tollefson led the Dons with 14 points. Kruize Pinkins added 12.
Ohio State 76, Delaware 64: LaQuinton Ross scored 19 points, including eight in a decisive 15-0 run, to lead the No. 3 Buckeyes (11-0) past the Blue Hens (5-6).
San Jose State 95, Georgia State 81: Rebecca Woodberry and Ta'Rea Cunnigan scored 25 points each and the Spartans (5-5) hit a team-record 14 3-pointers to beat the Panthers (4-7) at the Event Center. Woodberry made 7 of 11 3-pointers as the Spartans launched 28 shots from beyond the arc. Classye James added 17 points for SJSU.
UC Davis 75, Santa Clara 70: Sydnee Fipps scored 22 points to lead four UC Davis scorers in double figures as the Aggies (3-7) won in Santa Clara. Nici Gilday scored 19 to lead the Broncos (3-7).
Missouri-Kansas City 70, USF 62: Taylor Proctor had 18 points and 15 rebounds off the bench for the Dons (4-6), but they fell in overtime to the visiting Kangaroos (4-7), who got 30 points from Eilise O'Connor.
Baylor 87, Mississippi 80: Odyssey Sims scored 39 points, and the ninth-ranked Bears (9-1) held off the Rebels (8-5) to extend their home winning streak to 66 games.
Wire services contributed to this report.