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Western Kentucky fends off North Texas 102-94 in OT

DENTON, Texas (AP) Taveion Hollingsworth tossed in 30 points and Darius Thompson scored nine of his 28 points in overtime to lift Western Kentucky to a 102-94 victory over North Texas on Thursday night.

Hollingsworth hit all 14 of his free throws and added seven rebounds for the Hilltoppers (19-7, 11-2 Conference USA), while Thompson hit a pair of 3-pointers and 14 of 19 free throws with five rebounds, four assists and four steals. Justin Johnson chipped in with 20 points and six boards and Dwight Coleby added nine points and nine rebounds off the bench.

Ryan Woolridge sank a 3-pointer with eight seconds left for North Texas (14-12, 7-6) to send the game to overtime tied at 80.

North Texas was led by the 22 points of Roosevelt Smart. Ryan Woolridge and A.J. Lawson added 17 points apiece and DJ Draper scored 14 off the bench.

The Mean Green were whistled for 27 fouls and that led to a 37-of-48 effort at the foul line for Western Kentucky. North Texas made just 7 of 13 free throws.

The Hilltoppers outscored the Mean Green 22-14 in the extra period.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12OTT
away team logo Western Ky. 19-7 334722102
home team logo North Texas 14-12 41391494
Team Stats
away team logo Western Ky. 19-7 78.4 PPG 38.6 RPG 13.6 APG
home team logo North Texas 14-12 74.4 PPG 41.3 RPG 12.6 APG
Key Players
23
J. Johnson 15.7 PPG 9.4 RPG 1.3 APG 51.5 FG%
3
R. Smart 19.5 PPG 4.2 RPG 0.9 APG 39.7 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Bench
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Bench
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB