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North Texas earns 20th win, wallops Marshall, 78-51

DENTON, Texas (AP) Roosevelt Smart and Umoja Gibson combined to score 39 points as North Texas ran away from Marshall in the second half to post its 20th win of the season, a 78-51 victory on Thursday night.

The victory keeps the Mean Green a half-game back of Conference USA leader Old Dominion, which knocked off UAB, 70-59 on Thursday, with three games remaining in the regular season.

North Texas built a 10-point lead in the first half, then outscored the Thundering Herd by 17 points over the final 20 minutes. The Mean Green hit 12 of 28 from 3-point range, led by Gibson, who knocked down 5 of 10.

Smart scored 20 points and grabbed 10 boards to pace North Texas (20-4, 8-3). Gibson added 19 points and Zachary Simmons had 18 points and pulled down 11 rebounds. Michael Miller grabbed a team-high 13 boards.

Taevion Kinsey had 18 points to pace Marshall (13-11, 6-5).

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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 Marshall 13-11 262551
home team logo North Texas 20-4 364278
Team Stats
away team logo Marshall 13-11 80.5 PPG 36.9 RPG 14.2 APG
home team logo North Texas 20-4 69.8 PPG 41.3 RPG 13.0 APG
Key Players
33
J. Elmore 20.3 PPG 5.1 RPG 5.1 APG 39.3 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
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
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