White, Bell lead hot-shooting North Texas past Hartford, 105-97
DENTON, Texas (AP)—Guards Josh White and Ben Bell scored a combined 47 points and shot 78 percent from the field to lead North Texas past Hartford 105-97 Saturday.
White had 24 points on 6-of-8 shooting, Bell made eight of 10 shots to finish with 23 points. They combined to make six of nine 3-pointers for the Mean Green, who shot 60 percent for the game.
North Texas (6-2) didn’t miss many free throws either, hitting 31 of 36. Bell was 5-of-5, and White was 8-of-10 from the line. Tristan Thompson, who had a career-high 18 points, was 8-of-8 on free throws.
Seven of Thompson’s points came in the final three minutes, including a 3-pointer that broke a 93-93 tie with 1:57 remaining. The Mean Green rallied from an 11-point deficit in the last five minutes and finished the game on a 12-4 run.
Joe Zeglinski and Warren McLendon each scored 24 for the Hawks (4-6), but they took almost twice as many shots as White and Bell. Zeglinski and McLendon combined to make 15 of 32 shots (47 percent).
The teams combined for 60 3-point attempts, with the Mean Green making 61 percent (14-of-23) and Hartford hitting 17 of 37.