Middle Tennessee beats North Texas 89-80 in OT

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DENTON, Texas (AP)—Desmond Yates scored 25 points and Demetrius Green scored half of his 10 points in overtime to lead Middle Tennessee to an 89-80 win over North Texas on Wednesday.

North Texas led by as many as 11 before Middle Tennessee used a 21-8 run to take a 72-70 lead with 1:12 left in regulation. Eric Tramiel hit a layup for North Texas with 11 seconds to tie the game at 72-72.

Middle Tennessee (8-5, 2-0 Sun Belt) outscored North Texas 17-8 in overtime.

Collin Mangrum and Tristan Thompson led North Texas (8-5, 1-2) with 19 points each. Tramiel added 13.

Kevin Kanaskie had 19 points for Middle Tennessee. Calvin O’Neil also had 10.

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 Top Performers
 Middle Tenn. St.
Desmond Yates Desmond Yates
10-13,  25 Pts
4 Rebs, 0 Assists
 North Texas
Collin Mangrum Collin Mangrum
7-11,  19 Pts
3 Rebs, 1 Assists

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