Scores

Final

UC Riverside 72

(5-9, 1-6 away)

North Texas 76

(9-5, 6-1 home)

    3:00 PM ET, January 4, 2014

    UNT Coliseum, Denton, Texas

    1 2 T
    UCRV 27 4572
    UNT 33 4376

    Top Performers

    UC Riverside: S. Thornton 18 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Stl

    North Texas: M. Aniefiok 13 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Walton leads North Texas past UC Riverside 76-72

    Associated Press

    DENTON, Texas -- Brandan Walton hit four 3-pointers to finish with 14 points as North Texas held on to defeat UC Riverside 76-72 on Saturday.

    Walton scored a 3-pointer to stretch the North Texas (9-5) lead to 69-62 with 1:32 remaining. UC Riverside (5-9) answered with an 8-4 run, capped by Nick Gruninger's 3-pointer, to pull the Highlanders within 72-70 with 23 seconds left. North Texas made two of four free throws, and a layup by Maurice Aniefiok capped the scoring for North Texas.

    Aniefiok scored 13 points. Colin Voss added 8 points with 10 rebounds for the Mean Green.

    North Texas led 49-35 with 14:45 to play. UC Riverside answered with a 23-9 run, capped by six straight points by Sam Finley, to tie it at 58 with 7:08 to play.

    Finley and Steven Thornton each scored 18 points. Taylor Johns added 8 points with 15 rebounds to lead UC Riverside.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UCRV
    UNT
    Points 72 76
    FG Made-Attempted 25-59 (.424) 24-54 (.444)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-18 (.389) 7-16 (.438)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-24 (.625) 21-31 (.677)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 21 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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