North Texas beats Middle Tennessee 89-78

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP)—Josh White scored 26 points and Adam McCoy added 24 to lead North Texas to an 89-78 win over Middle Tennessee State on Saturday night.

Tristan Thompson added 11 points for the Mean Green (14-10, 7-6 Sun Belt Conference), who won their third game in a row.

Desmond Yates led the Blue Raiders (15-10, 8-5) with 19 points, Kevin Kanaskie added 15 and Montarrio Haddock had 12.

Middle Tennessee beat North Texas 89-80 in OT in the teams’ first meeting on Dec. 31.

This one was decided much earlier, as the Mean Green opened the game on a 11-4 run and led 43-24 at halftime.

The Mean Green shot 60.4 percent from the floor (29 of 48) en route to the victory, compared to just a 42.9 percent mark (24 of 56) for the Blue Raiders.

North Texas hit 10 3-pointers versus only three for Middle Tennessee. White was 4-for-5 from beyond the arc.

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 Top Performers
 North Texas
Josh White Josh White
7-10,  26 Pts
5 Rebs, 5 Assists
 Middle Tenn. St.
Desmond Yates Desmond Yates
7-11,  19 Pts
3 Rebs, 0 Assists

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