Backcourt problem dogging Texas

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Longhorns head into the new season with a bit of a backcourt problem.

The Longhorns lost last season's leading scorer, J'Covan Brown, when the shooting guard decided to bolt for the NBA. That was something coach Rick Barnes could plan for.

Now starting point guard Myck (pronounced Mike) Kabongo is under investigation by the NCAA, which has raised questions about his relationship with Rich Paul, the agent of Miami Heat star LeBron James. That came as a bit of a surprise.

The 2012-2013 season starts Nov. 9 against Fresno State. While Kabongo hasn't been declared ineligible and is still allowed to practice with the team, the Longhorns must brace for the possibility that he might not play.