Wooden, White lead North Texas to 82-73 win over Oklahoma St.
DENTON, Texas (AP)—Keith Wooden and Josh White scored 25 points apiece to lead North Texas to an 82-73 victory over Oklahoma State Wednesday night.
The Mean Green (2-0) used runs of 17 and 10 points to pull away twice from Oklahoma State (1-1). It was North Texas’ first win in three tries in the all-time series against the Cowboys.
The second run featured Wooden.
Oklahoma State had scored 11 consecutive points to pull within a point at 51-50, but Wooden put in the next six points to put North Texas ahead 57-50. After that, the Cowboys didn’t come within four points of the lead.
With Wooden scoring 14 points and freshman White adding 11, the Mean Green led 44-35 at halftime.
Oklahoma State led just twice, the second time at 16-15. From that point, White and reserve forward Harold Stewart each scored five points during the 17-0 surge to a 32-16 lead 8:42 before halftime.
Marcus Dove kept the Cowboys in the game early, scoring their first eight points and a total of 14 in the first half. He finished as their high scorer with 23. Freshman James Anderson, who scored 29 in the season-opening victory over Prairie View A&M, added 16 against North Texas.
Wooden and Stewart had eight rebounds each to lead North Texas.
The Mean Green shot 50 percent from the floor (30-for-60) with Wooden making 12-of-14 shots (86 percent) and White 8-of-13 (62 percent), including 3-of-4 3-pointers. White also made all six of his free throws, all in the last minute.