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North Texas beats La. Tech, off to best start in 66 years

DENTON, Texas (AP) Zachary Simmons had 16 points and six rebounds Thursday night and North Texas tied the program record for its best start with a 63-59 win over Louisiana Tech.

The Mean Green (14-1, 2-0 Conference USA) matched the 1952-53 team's start with their sixth win in a row and will have an opportunity to surpass them on Saturday when they host Southern Miss.

North Texas built a 30-11 lead when Jorden Duffy's 3-pointer capped a 16-0 run with 7:22 left in the first half. The Mean Green never trailed from there, but the Bulldogs (11-4, 1-1) rallied in the second half and tied it twice in the final two minutes.

Simmons' layup with 22 seconds left gave the Mean Green the lead for good at 61-59 and Duffy added a pair of free throws with three seconds left to secure the win.

Duffy and Michael Miller had 13 points each for North Texas.

Daquan Bracey led Louisiana Tech with 22 points and Jacolby Pemberton added 11. The Bulldogs had their seven-game win streak snapped.

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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
12T
away team logo Louisiana Tech 11-4 233659
home team logo North Texas 14-1 352863
Team Stats
away team logo Louisiana Tech 11-4 72.3 PPG 39.2 RPG 13.3 APG
home team logo North Texas 14-1 69.8 PPG 41.3 RPG 13.0 APG
Key Players
4
D. Bracey 15.5 PPG 3.2 RPG 4.0 APG 42.6 FG%
1
U. Gibson 12.6 PPG 2.7 RPG 1.9 APG 40.0 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB