Coleman, No. 17 Texas beat No. 14 UNC 69-67 for Maui title

Coleman, No. 17 Texas beat No. 14 UNC 69-67 for Maui title
Texas guard Matt Coleman III (2) shoots for the winning basket over North Carolina guard R.J. Davis (4) in the second half an NCAA college basketball game for the championship of the Maui Invitational, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, in Asheville, N.C. Texas won 69-67. Coleman was awarded the MVP. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek) (Source: Kathy Kmonicek)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Matt Coleman III hit a stepback jumper with 0.1 seconds left to help No. 17 Texas beat No. 14 North Carolina 69-67 for the championship of the relocated Maui Invitational.

Coleman finished with 22 points and was the tournament’s most valuable player for the Longhorns.

Texas won despite blowing a 16-point first-half lead and falling behind in the final 2 1/2 minutes.

Garrison Brooks had 18 points to lead the Tar Heels despite playing through an ankle injury that had him spend time in the locker room at least twice.

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