Scores

Final

North Texas 72

(9-8, 2-2 Sun Belt)

Arkansas State 75

(8-9, 2-1 Sun Belt)

    8:05 PM ET, January 7, 2012

    Convocation Center, Jonesboro, Arkansas

    1 2 T
    UNT 37 3572
    ARST 30 4575

    Top Performers

    North Texas: C. Jones 17 Pts, 5 Ast, 4 Stl

    Arkansas State: M. Hooten 24 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Arkansas St. 75, North Texas 72

    Associated Press

    JONESBORO, Ark. -- Marcus Hooten hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer and scored 24 points as Arkansas State defeated North Texas 75-72 on Saturday.

    Hooten hit a pair of free throws with 27 seconds remaining to tie the game at 72, then partially blocked a shot at the other end. Malcoln Kirkland grabbed the rebound and fed Hooten, who raced down the floor with 2.2 seconds left and got his shot off just before the buzzer.

    Kirkland added 15 points and Trey Finn 14 for Arkansas State (8-9, 2-1 Sun Belt).

    Chris Jones led North Texas (9-8, 2-2) with 17 points and five assists, and Jordan Williams had 15 points.

    Jones had tied the game at 70 with a 3-pointer with 1:56 remaining, then scored on an off-balance shot with 43 seconds left to put North Texas on top.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UNT
    ARST
    Points 72 75
    FG Made-Attempted 28-58 (.483) 27-49 (.551)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-21 (.429) 4-8 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-9 (.778) 17-26 (.654)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 11

    2011-12 Season

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