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Mitchell, North Texas Top Arkansas State 76-64

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DENTON (AP) – Tony Mitchell had 21 points, 15 rebounds and a career-high six blocked shots to lead North Texas to a 76-64 win over Arkansas State on Saturday.

Brandan Walton scored a career-high 19 points and Roger Franklin had 10 points for the Mean Green (13-9, 6-3 Sun Belt), which jumped to a 9-2 lead and never trailed. North Texas shot 50 percent from the field overall and made 54 percent of its 3-point tries.

Brandon Peterson led Arkansas State (9-14, 3-6) with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Malcoln Kirkland added 11 points for the Red Wolves.

It was the 200th win for North Texas coach Johnny Jones, who is 200-157 in 11 seasons. His teams have won 20 or more games in each of the previous five seasons.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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