North Texas vs Florida International

North Texas 68, FIU 61


MIAMI (AP) - Tony Mitchell scored 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as North Texas beat Florida International 68-61 on Thursday night for their third straight victory over the Panthers.

North Texas (14-10, 7-4 Sun Belt Conference) held a 47-46 lead after FIU's Phil Taylor converted two free throws with 8:08 left to play. But North Texas rattled off 11 straight points to go ahead 58-46 with 4:31 remaining.

Alzee Williams, who finished with 16, scored eight points during the run and Niko Stojiljkovic added a trey.

North Texas controlled the battle of the boards 44-30 and held FIU to just 35.9 percent (23 of 64) shooting.

The Mean Green outscored the Panthers 42-38 in the second half, where they shot 59.1 percent (13 of 22).

Taylor led FIU with 16 and DeJuan Wright had 13 for the Panthers (7-16, 4-7) who have lost seven straight at home.

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North Texas Mean Green
T. Mitchell, F327-93-7121217
J. Holmen, F291-50-05323
R. Franklin, F240-34-43014
A. Williams, G365-116-864016
B. Walton, G324-124-654315
N. Stojiljkovic164-50-03238
T. Hall151-30-03303
T. Norris80-20-03100
A. Edwards40-00-00010
K. Hogans30-00-00000
F. Robinson11-10-00002
Totals 23-5117-2544181268
Florida International Golden Panthers
D. Ferguson, F352-112-48016
G. Dierickx, C151-40-02022
D. Wright, G395-143-475313
P. Taylor, G335-142-240416
J. Allen, G272-93-34117
C. Bell163-40-03026
B. Moore140-10-00010
D. Hill73-30-01026
M. Nunez51-20-00112
S. Miro40-00-00000
T. Wozniak31-20-00003
J. De La Rosa20-00-00000
Totals 23-6410-133071761
Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Little Rock17-330-542
UL Lafayette12-819-15156
Ga. Southern10-1014-17243
Georgia St.9-1116-14180
Texas St.8-1215-16238
S. Alabama8-1214-19240
Arkansas St.7-1311-20284
App. St.7-139-22259

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.13-525-1078
La. Tech12-623-9122
Old Dominion12-622-13140
Western Ky.8-1018-16158
North Texas7-1112-20295
So. Miss5-138-21315
UT-San Antonio3-155-27347
Other games
Wisc 68 Final
Minn 61
Ole Miss 60 Final
Miss St 70
TNST 72 Final
Illinois 71 Final
Indiana 84
STMA 59 Final