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Kedrick Hogans, Tristan Thompson power North Texas to win

HOUSTON -- Kedrick Hogans and Tristan Thompson scored 17 points each as North Texas defeated Texas Southern 70-64 on Saturday night.

Shannon Shorter added 11 points for the Mean Green (7-1), who have won five straight games and are off to their best start since 1977.

Lawrence Johnson-Danner scored 16 points and Kevin Galloway added 10 for the Tigers (1-6).

North Texas trailed 33-32 at halftime but started the second half on a 9-2 run, and Jacob Holmen's 3-pointer extended the Mean Green's lead to 51-41 with 11 minutes remaining.

Texas Southern shot 38.7 percent (24 of 62) from the floor.