BATON ROUGE, La. -- Josh White scored 19 points to lead North Texas to a 75-55 victory against LSU on Wednesday night.
White, who made seven of his 12 field goal attempts, was one of four starters to score in double figures for the Mean Green (10-2).Tristan Thompson finished with 14 points, George Odufuwa scored 11 points to go with nine rebounds and Dominique Johnson came off the bench to score 11 points.Malcolm White was the leading scorer for the Tigers (7-5) with 12 points. Both Storm Warren and Garrett Green ended with 10 points.LSU's top two scorers, Andre Stringer and Ralston Turner, were held to seven and nine points, respectively.North Texas held LSU without a field goal over the final 6 minutes of the first half to pull out to a comfortable 16-point advantage.Jalen Courtney's 3-pointer with 6:03 remaining in the half put the Tigers behind by one point, 25-24.The only points for LSU during the remainder of the half were two free throws -- one by Eddie Ludwig and one by White. Meanwhile, the Mean Green scored 17 points. Odufuwa scored nine of those points, including the last six, which gave North Texas a 42-26 lead.The Mean Green extended its advantage in the first 5 minutes of the second half. White made a layup and converted a three-point play to help North Texas go ahead 51-32. The Tigers' deficit was never fewer than 15 points the rest of the way.