North Texas vs Tulane

Tulane comes back to beat North Texas 66-61


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EL PASO, Texas (AP) Freshman Jonathan Stark scored 21 points as Tulane rallied from a 13-point second-half deficit to beat North Texas 66-61 in the second round of the Conference USA tournament on Wednesday.

Tulane trailed the entire game until Kevin Thomas' free throw gave the Green Wave a 52-51 lead with 6:36 left. Thomas' make capped a 15-3 run, highlighted by 3-pointers from Jay Hook, Tre Drye and two by Cameron Reynolds.

Hook finished with 11 points and grabbed eight rebounds for Tulane (17-15). Drye had nine points and 11 boards for the Green Wave. Tulane made 48.9 percent of its shots, including 9 of 17 3-pointers and held a 36-25 rebounding advantage.

North Texas (16-16) was led by Brandan Walton with 16 points, Maurice Aniefiok's 12 and Colin Voss' 10. Walton missed a game-tying 3-pointer with 3 seconds left.

Tulane will face No. 2 seed Tulsa on Thursday in the quarterfinals.

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North Texas (16-16)322961
Tulane (17-15) «214566

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Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.17-131-535
La. Tech14-423-10117
Old Dominion12-619-12136
UTEP12-615-17222
Rice11-723-12168
Marshall10-820-15112
UAB9-917-16198
Western Ky.9-915-17226
UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
Charlotte7-1113-17243
FAU6-1210-20282
So. Miss6-129-22331
FIU3-157-24337
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American Athletic
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SMU17-130-513
Cincinnati16-230-612
Houston12-621-1154
UCF11-724-1269
Memphis9-919-13121
UConn9-916-17119
Tulsa8-1015-17132
Temple7-1116-16135
E. Carolina6-1215-18214
Tulane3-156-25298
So. Florida1-177-23316