North Texas falls to Denver to finish 5th in Sun Belt

February, 26, 2012
2/26/12
11:27
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DENVER -- Brian Stafford and Chris Udofia scored 15 points apiece Sunday to lead Denver to a 64-52 victory over North Texas.

Royce O'Neale had 11 points and 11 rebounds, while Brett Olson scored 10 points for the Pioneers (21-8, 11-5 Sun Belt), who set a school record with their 21st victory and fourth in a row.

Brandan Walton led the Mean Green (16-13, 9-7) with 13 points. Alzee Williams scored 10 points, and Tony Mitchell grabbed 12 rebounds.

The Pioneers nailed down the third seed and a bye in the conference tournament. They will play Sunday in Hot Springs, Ark.

The Mean Green, whose 52 points represented a season low, took fifth and will face No. 4 Louisiana-Lafayette in Sunday's quarterfinals.

The teams split the season series, with North Texas having won 75-74 in overtime Jan. 21.

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