Scores

Final

North Texas 81

(22-10, 8-8 Sun Belt)

W Kentucky 62

(16-16, 8-8 Sun Belt)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    7:00 PM ET, March 7, 2011

    1 2 T
    UNT 40 4181
    WKU 39 2362

    Top Performers

    North Texas: T. Thompson 28 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Western Kentucky: J. Pattillo 20 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Stl, 5 Blk

    Tristan Thompson key as UNT reaches Sun Belt final

    Associated Press

    HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- Tristan Thompson scored 28 points to lead North Texas to an 81-62 win over Western Kentucky in the Sun Belt tournament semifinals Monday night.

    The Mean Green (22-10) will play Arkansas-Little Rock in Tuesday night's championship game and are one win away from a return trip to the NCAA tournament. North Texas won the conference tournament last year before losing to Kansas State in the NCAAs.

    Juan Pattillo led the Hilltoppers (16-16) with 20 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks.

    Thompson hit his first four 3-point attempts for North Texas, which hit 10-of-12 shots to open the game. The Mean Green shot 53.4 percent (31 of 58), and Josh White added 18 points and George Odufuwa 16.

    Western Kentucky led 39-38 late in the first half, but North Texas went on a 12-2 run to go up 50-41 and take control.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UNT
    WKU
    Points 81 62
    FG Made-Attempted 31-58 (.534) 24-61 (.393)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-11 (.545) 6-26 (.231)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-18 (.722) 8-15 (.533)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 21 3

    2010-11 Season

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