North Texas vs Western Kentucky

W. Kentucky 70, North Texas 64

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - T.J. Price scored 16 points to help Western Kentucky hold off North Texas' second-half run for a 70-64 victory on Saturday night in a Sun Belt Conference game.

George Fant had 14 points and seven rebounds, and Teeng Akol contributed 13 points and six rebounds for Western Kentucky (10-5, 4-0).

Jordan Williams scored 18 points, Chris Jones had 10 points, and Tony Mitchell grabbed 10 rebounds to go along with seven points for North Texas (5-8, 0-2).

The Hilltoppers held a 37-26 halftime advantage, but the Mean Green closed to 43-41 on Jones' free throws only 5:23 in. Jones' layup with 12:26 to go tied it at 46.

The Hilltoppers' Percy Blade's two free throws made 64-60 with 1:15 to go, and the Mean Green could not get closer than three points down the stretch.

Western Kentucky was 19 of 26 from the line, North Texas 11 of 15.

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North Texas Mean Green
T. Mitchell, F323-80-010147
R. Franklin, F182-62-23056
J. Holmen, F101-32-42004
A. Williams, G383-92-34128
C. Jones, G304-72-234210
J. Williams277-131-101318
J. Patton172-52-33026
K. Coleman90-30-03020
C. Overlander91-20-00013
N. Stojiljkovic91-10-03002
P. Hardwick10-00-00100
Totals 24-5711-153382164
 42.1%73.3% 
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
T. Price, F335-132-240416
G. Fant, F275-114-672314
T. Akol, C324-102-260113
B. Harris, G393-72-59609
K. Kaspar, G382-63-41328
S. Drane152-40-13034
P. Blade80-06-63006
O. Akamune50-00-00000
K. Anyigbo20-10-00010
M. Vasquez10-00-00000
Totals 21-5219-2637111470
 40.4%73.1% 
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Rice2-312-6174
So. Miss2-35-12337
UTEP2-34-13346
Charlotte2-48-9227
FAU1-45-11325
North Texas0-56-11297
FIU0-54-14345
 
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