DENTON, Texas -- Roger Franklin scored 12 points to lead North Texas to a 45-40 win over Southeastern Louisiana on Sunday.
North Texas led 19-18 at halftime in a game with six lead changes. The Mean Green's largest lead was nine with 2.19 to play in the game. North Texas had 16 points off Southeastern Louisiana turnovers.
Brandon Fortenberry had 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Lions (1-7).
The Mean Green made 18 of 61 attempts (29.5 percent) from the field for the game. The Lions made 14 of 56 (25 percent).
In 1963, the Mean Green beat Air Force 37-36 for the fewest points scored in a North Texas victory.
Forward Kennedy Meeks, who has averaged 9.4 points and 6.5 rebounds at North Carolina, has pulled out of the NBA draft and will return to the Tar Heels.
Cal big man Ivan Rabb could have been selected in the top 10 of the NBA draft. Instead, he's returning to Berkeley to make himself, and the Golden Bears, stronger.
Devin Williams' decision last month to sign with an agent and enter the NBA draft has left West Virginia in a tough spot.
|Stephen F. Austin||18-0||-||28-6|
|Sam Houston State||12-6||6||18-16|
|Texas San Antonio||3-15||13||5-27|