North Texas 76, N.C.-Wilmington 69

Updated: November 23, 2004, 11:28 PM ET
Associated Press

DENTON, Texas -- Calvin Watson scored 16 points and Leonard Hopkins added 13 as North Texas defeated North Carolina-Wilmington 76-69 Tuesday night.

Watson hit 3-of-6 from 3-point range and 7-of-8 from the free-throw line for the Mean Green (2-1). Isaac Hines scored 12 points for North Texas, half of those on 3-pointers.

Mitch Laue led N.C.-Wilmington (1-1) with 18 points, including three 3-pointers. T.J. Carter added 14 points and John Goldsberry had 12.

North Texas shot 47 percent from the field to 43 percent for N.C.-Wilmington.

The Mean Green led 38-30 at the half.

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