North Texas defeats Houston Baptist 88-76

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DENTON, Texas (AP)—Dominique Johnson’s 20 points helped lead North Texas to an 88-76 victory over Houston Baptist on Monday night.

Collin Dennis added 14 points and Josh White had 13 for the Mean Green (7-2). Tristan Thompson scored 10 and George Odufuwa had three of North Texas’ nine blocked shots.

Gordon Watt and Baron Sauls provided the spark off the bench for Houston Baptist (0-10). Watt had 21 points, Sauls 19 and Mario Flaherty had 17 points for the Huskies.

North Texas led 44-36 at the half. Houston Baptist pulled to within five on a 3-point play by Sean Morris with 3:04 left but could get no closer.

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