Florida International vs North Texas

North Texas 77, FIU 67

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DENTON, Texas (AP) - Roger Franklin scored 21 points, Jordan Williams and Alzee Williams added 15 apiece, and North Texas snapped a five-game losing streak with a record-setting 77-67 victory over FIU on Saturday night.

The Mean Green (9-17, 4-11 Sun Belt) shot 75 percent (24 of 32) from the floor, the best field-goal shooting percentage in school history. The previous best, 67.4 percent, came against Sam Houston State in 1995.

Franklin was 5 of 8 from the field and perfect on 11 free-throw attempts for North Texas, which avenged a 70-64 loss to FIU in Miami on Jan. 17 - the first meeting as head coaches between longtime Big East assistants. NT's Tony Benford coached at Marquette, while FIU's Richard Pitino worked under his father, Rick, at Louisville.

Tymell Murphy led the Golden Panthers (13-11, 8-7) with 23 points on 10-of-12 shooting. Deric Hill had 15 points and five steals.

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Florida International (13-11)353267
North Texas (9-17) «413677

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Florida International Golden Panthers
T. Murphy, F3610-122-252123
T. Akomolafe, F301-50-03232
J. Frink, F292-71-13055
D. Hill, G334-94-501515
M. Smith, G311-62-30024
M. Porcher Jimenez252-52-21027
C. Bell142-64-50019
J. Ferrales30-12-20012
Totals 22-5117-201452067
 43.1%85% 
North Texas Mean Green
R. Franklin, F365-811-1153421
T. Mitchell, F224-40-06149
N. Stojiljkovic, F223-42-24318
J. Williams, G394-66-1042015
P. Hardwick, G262-35-51129
A. Williams336-73-422215
K. Coleman140-00-04120
C. Overlander90-00-00010
A. Mitchell00-00-00000
Totals 24-3227-3228131677
 75%84.4% 
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UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
Charlotte7-1113-17243
FAU6-1210-20282
So. Miss6-129-22331
FIU3-157-24337
North Texas2-168-22339
 
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