Scores

Final

Denver 56

(19-13, 10-8 Sun Belt)

North Texas 63

(23-8, 13-5 Sun Belt)

    9:30 PM ET, March 8, 2010

    1 2 T
    DEN 23 3356
    UNT 31 3263

    Top Performers

    Denver: N. Rohnert 16 Pts, 9 Reb, 7 Ast, 2 Stl

    North Texas: G. Odufuwa 16 Pts, 13 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 Blk

    Thompson's 19 points help North Texas reach Sun Belt final

    Associated Press

    HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- Tristan Thompson scored 19 points, and North Texas defeated Denver 63-56 in the Sun Belt Conference semifinals Monday night.

    MacMahon: Staying Focused

    A poised North Texas keeps its eyes on the bigger prize: the NCAA tournament, writes Tim MacMahon. Story

    George Odufuwa added 16 points and Josh White had 14 for the Mean Green (23-8), who will face top-seeded Troy in the title game Tuesday.

    Nate Rohnert led the Pioneers (19-13) with 16 points. Chase Hallam scored 13, and Brian Stafford had 12.

    After trailing by eight at halftime, Denver cut the margin to 45-42 with 8:20 left and 46-45 with 6:48 to play. Both times the Pioneers missed shots that would have tied the score or given them the lead.

    Denver led 13-6 early but went cold at the 13:41 mark of the first half. The Pioneers did not score for seven minutes as the Mean Green built a 20-16 lead. North Texas was up 31-23 at halftime and never lost the lead.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    DEN
    UNT
    Points 56 63
    FG Made-Attempted 21-54 (.389) 20-45 (.444)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-17 (.353) 3-12 (.250)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-10 (.800) 20-27 (.741)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 11

    2009-10 Season

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