North Texas holds off Troy 75-72
TROY, Ala. (AP)—Tristan Thompson scored 21 points, including sinking five free throws in the game’s final minute, to lead North Texas past Troy 75-72 on Thursday night.
Josh White added 18 points and Jacob Holmen had 12 for the Mean Green (11-6, 4-3 Sun Belt Conference), who have won five of their last seven games. Eric Tramiel finished with 11 points in his first action since four-game absence due to an injured wrist.
With Thompson leading the way, North Texas hit 8 of 10 free throws in the final 54 seconds of the game to clinch the win. Troy’s Brandon Hazzard tried for a game-tying, 24-foot 3-pointer with two defenders in his face, but it clanked out at the buzzer.
Yamene Coleman led the Trojans (9-8, 4-2) with 14 points.
The Mean Green, who are 10-0 this year when leading at halftime, outscored Troy in bench points 34-13 in the game.