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Chris Jones made two free throws to push the game into OT and won it with two more as No. 10 seed North Texas edged 15th-seeded Rice in the first round of the Conference-USA tournament.
Rashad Ray and James Woodard each scored 18 points and Tulsa took down North Texas 79-68 Thursday to earn a share of the Conference USA regular season title.
Matt Willms had 14 points, eight rebounds and three blocks as Texas-El Paso won 74-54 and ended North Texas’s four-game winning streak Sunday.
Jordan Williams scored 14 points and Brandan Walton added 13 as North Texas used a big second half to top Texas-San Antonio 71-62 on Thursday.
Ambrose Mosley, who hit five of seven 3-point attempts and made all six free throw tries, scored 21 points to lead Old Dominion to a 72-62 win over UNT on Thursday night.
Jordan Williams and Colin Voss combined for 36 points to lead crisp-shooting UNT to an 80-65 win over Marshall for its first Conference USA win of the season on Thursday night.
Michael Craig scored 21 points and was 7-for-7 from the free throw line Thursday night as Southern Mississippi beat UNT 74-64 in the Conference USA opener for both teams.
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman is making good on a bet with Denton Mayor Mark Burroughs, after UNT beat UNLV in the Heart of Dallas Bowl game last week.
North Texas coach Tony Benford said that he uses the zone defense sparingly. That might change following his team’s stellar defensive effort against Texas A&M on Tuesday night.
Jordan Williams came off the bench to score 19 points as North Texas beat Incarnate Word 84-67 Tuesday night.
Grant Mullins scored 18 points, grabbed eight rebounds and his pair of free throws with 1:13 left sealed Columbia’s 70-66 victory over North Texas in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Thursday in Portland, Ore.
Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield scored a career-high 23 points and four other Sooners finished in double figures to help the team beat North Texas 95-82 on Monday night.