DENTON, Texas -- Roger Franklin scored 21 points, Jordan Williams and Alzee Williams added 15 apiece, and North Texas snapped a five-game losing streak with a record-setting 77-67 victory over FIU on Saturday night.
The Mean Green (9-17, 4-11 Sun Belt) shot 75 percent (24 of 32) from the floor, the best field-goal shooting percentage in school history. The previous best, 67.4 percent, came against Sam Houston State in 1995.
Franklin was 5 of 8 from the field and perfect on 11 free-throw attempts for North Texas, which avenged a 70-64 loss to FIU in Miami on Jan. 17 -- the first meeting as head coaches between longtime Big East assistants. NT's Tony Benford coached at Marquette, while FIU's Richard Pitino worked under his father, Rick, at Louisville.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to College Park for his junior season, sources told ESPN.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.
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