Scores

Final

Denver 66

(15-9, 9-3 Sun Belt)

North Texas 68

(13-11, 5-7 Sun Belt)

    8:30 PM ET, February 17, 2005

    1 2 T
    DEN 30 3666
    UNT 30 3868

    Top Performers

    Denver: E. Benzel 20 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    North Texas: R. Harris 16 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Blk

    North Texas 68, Denver 66

    DENTON, Texas (AP) -- Leonard Hopkins' jumper with 0.3 seconds remaining lifted North Texas to a 68-66 victory over Denver on Thursday night.

    The winning shot by Hopkins, who led North Texas (13-11, 5-7 Sun Belt Conference) with 18 points, ended a back-and-forth game where neither team led by more than three.

    Denver (15-9, 9-3) almost sent the game to overtime after Hopkins' basket, as its full-court heave was tipped underneath the basket and hit the rim before bouncing out.

    Ron Harris added 16 points and Calvin Watson had 12 for North Texas.

    Erik Benzel had 20 points and Yemi Nicholson had 17 for Denver, which fell out of first place in the Sun Belt's West Division with the loss.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    DEN
    UNT
    Points 66 68
    FG Made-Attempted 22-60 (.367) 25-55 (.455)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-18 (.333) 1-12 (.083)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-17 (.941) 17-24 (.708)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 5

    2004-05 Season

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