North Texas vs Florida International

Buzzer-beater lifts North Texas past FIU 65-63

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MIAMI (AP) Chris Jones scored a layup at the buzzer as North Texas held on to defeat Florida International 65-63 Thursday night.

Jones hit a jumper to give North Texas a 13-point lead, 56-43 with 8:09 remaining. The Mean Green then led the entire second half until FIU used a 20-7 run to tie it at 63 with 20 seconds to play before Jones scored as time expired.

Jordan Williams had 16 points and nine rebounds and Alzee Williams added 14 points to lead North Texas (13-13, 4-8 Conference USA). Colin Voss scored 10 points and Jones added 10 with seven assists for the Mean Green, who have won two-straight after snapping a five-game losing skid.

Tymell Murphy scored a career-high 31 points to lead Florida International (13-14, 5-7). Rakeem Buckles added 13 points with 13 rebounds for the Golden Panthers.

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Scoreboard
North Texas (13-13) «343165
Florida International (13-14)283563

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
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