FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Taveion Hollingsworth had 21 points as Western Kentucky beat North Texas 67-51 in the quarterfinals of the Conference USA Tournament on Thursday night.
N. Texas meets FIU in CUSA tourney
No. 10 seed North Texas (20-11, 8-10) vs. No. 7 seed Florida International (19-12, 10-8)
Conference USA Conference Tourney First Round, Ford Center at The Star, Frisco, Texas; Wednesday,...
Bracey lifts Louisiana Tech over North Texas 66-53
RUSTON, La. (AP) — DaQuan Bracey had 16 points, seven rebounds and five steals as Louisiana Tech stretched its home winning streak to 12 games, defeating North Texas 66-53 in the first round of...
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.
Jackson’s shot with 1.6 left wins it for UTSA
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Jhivvan Jackson scored 17 points including the game-winner with 1.6 seconds left and UTSA beat North Texas 76-74 in a game Saturday between Conference USA unbeatens.
Jackson gave a North Texas defender a ball fake then twisted around and put up a shot a few steps inside the arc.
Zachary Simmons caught a court-length inbounds pass but his hurried turnaround 15-footer was off the mark.
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.
Woolridge paces North Texas to 103-87 win in C-USA opener
HOUSTON (AP) — Ryan Woolridge scored 24 points, leading four into double figures and North Texas walloped Rice 103-87 on Saturday to open Conference USA play in emphatic fashion.
Miller scores in 2nd half, North Texas rallies to 63-61 win
DENTON, Texas (AP) — Michael Miller scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half, scored the tying bucket on a putback and Zachary Simmons followed with a dunk for the lead as North Texas completed a wild comeback to defeat Texas Arlington 63-61 Saturday night.
UT Arlington's Radshad Davis split two defenders down the lane on a fast break and lofted a right-handed scoop that bounced across the rim as time expired.
North Texas wins 8th straight, beats Saint Peter’s 75-66
DENTON, Texas (AP) — Umoja Gibson scored 16 points to lead four players in double figures as North Texas held on to beat Saint Peter's 75-66 in the Wolfpack Classic campus game on Saturday to go 8-0 for the first time in almost a century.
The Mean Green last started the season 8-0 in 1921 and can set a program record if they get the win at Oklahoma on Tuesday.
North Texas tops Maine 74-63 in OT on Simmons’ career night
DENTON, Texas (AP) — Zachary Simmons scored a career-high 24 points on 10-of-14 shooting, Ryan Woolridge added 12 points with five assists, and undefeated North Texas beat Maine 74-63 in overtime at the Wolfpack Classic on Tuesday night to win its seventh straight.
North Texas dominates 2nd half to roll to sixth straight win
DENTON, Texas (AP) — Zachary Simmons, Umoja Gibson and Jorden Duffy combined for 40 points as North Texas dominated the second half to remain undefeated, thumping Maryland-Eastern Shore 68-34 on Saturday.
Simmons finished with 17 points, seven rebounds and one blocked shot. Gibson added 12 points and Duffy had 11 with five rebounds. Jahmiah Simmons chipped in eight points with eight boards for North Texas (6-0).
Gibson returns to lead North Texas past Angelo State 89-55
DENTON, Texas (AP) — Redshirt freshman Umoja Gibson scored 32 points on 10-of-14 shooting, returning to the court nearly a year after breaking his leg in a game against Nebraska, and North Texas drilled Division II-member Angelo State 89-55 on Tuesday night.
UNT forces deciding game for CBI with 69-55 win over USF
DENTON, Texas (AP) — North Texas got physical, and now the young Mean Green get to play for a championship on their home court.
Ryan Woolridge had two steals that he turned into breakaway layups during North Texas' decisive run in the second half, and the Mean Green beat San Francisco 69-55 on Wednesday night to force a deciding Game 3 in the College Basketball Invitational final.
DENTON, Texas (AP) — Roosevelt Smart scored 20 points, Jorden Duffy added 19 and North Texas used a dominant first half to rout Jacksonville State 90-68 in the CBI semifinals Wednesday night.
The Mean Green (18-17), who play the winner of Thursday's game between Campbell and San Francisco in the best-of-three championship, led 57-29 at the half. They were 10 of 14 on 3-pointers with Duffy going 5 for 5, and shot 70 percent overall (21 of 30).
Lawson scores 18, North Texas holds off FAU, 59-53
DENTON, Texas (AP) — A.J. Lawson and Zachary Simmons combined to score 22 of their 28 points in the second half and North Texas held on for a 59-53 win over Florida Atlantic on Thursday night.
Lawson had 18 points, 14 after halftime, and Simmons finished with 10 points and a career-high tying eight rebounds. Ryan Woolridge added 12 points, seven rebounds and four assists for North Texas (11-10, 4-4 Conference USA).
North Texas has easy time with McNeese, wins 85-47
DENTON, Texas (AP) — Roosevelt Smart and Ryan Woolridge scored 15 points apiece and North Texas rolled to an 85-47 victory over McNeese on Saturday night.
Smart was 5 of 10 from the floor and made three 3-pointers, and Woolridge was 5-of-7 shooting from the field. Zachary Simmons and Tope Arikawe each added 11 points for North Texas (6-5), which shot 53 percent from the field but missed 19 3-pointers and seven free throws.
Smart, North Texas beat Indiana State 79-76 in OT
DENTON, Texas (AP) — Roosevelt Smart had 22 points, including five in the final minute of overtime, and nine rebounds to help North Texas beat Indiana State 79-76 on Wednesday night.
A.J. Lawson and Shane Temara scored 18 points apiece and Zachary Simmons added 10 for UNT (5-5). Lawson hit a 3-pointer as time in regulation expired to force overtime.
North Texas hangs on for 82-77 win over Grambling
DENTON, Texas (AP) — Roosevelt Smart scored 23 points, including 8-for-8 shooting from the line, and North Texas hung on Monday night for an 82-77 win over Grambling.
A.J. Lawson added 12 points, Zachary Simmons and Ryan Woolridge added 11 points apiece and Jorden Duffy had 10 for North Texas (4-3), which hit 58 percent of its 52 shots from the field. Smart hit 3 of 6 from long range and marked his third straight game in double figures.