DENTON (AP) — Nick Dixon had 27 points as UT Rio Grande Valley rallied in the second half to beat North Texas 75-63 on Monday night.

North Texas was up 35-30 at the break and pushed that to 44-34 with 16:44 left in the game.

Lesley Varner Jr. had a steal and hit a 3-point jumper to spark an 11-0 run that led to the Vaqueros taking a 55-50 lead. Dixon, who made 10 of 11 free throws, had 17 points in the final eight minutes to seal the win.

Varner finished with 13 points, making 10 of 14 free throws. Moe McDonald added 12 points for UT Rio Grande Valley (3-2).

The Vaqueros shot 42.6 percent (23-54) from the floor while limiting North Texas (2-2) to 19-of-60 (31.7 percent) shooting. North Texas made just 4 of 24 from distance. The Vaqueros hit 5 of 16.

Ryan Woolridge led the Mean Green with 18 points. A.J. Lawson added 10 with 11 rebounds.

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