Scores

Final

FIU 67

(13-11, 8-7 Sun Belt)

North Texas 77

(9-17, 4-11 Sun Belt)

    8:00 PM ET, February 9, 2013

    1 2 T
    FIU 35 3267
    UNT 41 3677

    Top Performers

    Florida Int'L: T. Murphy 23 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl

    North Texas: R. Franklin 21 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Blk

    North Texas 77, FIU 67

    Associated Press

    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.

    Tymell Murphy led the Golden Panthers (13-11, 8-7) with 23 points on 10-of-12 shooting. Deric Hill had 15 points and five steals.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    FIU
    UNT
    Points 67 77
    FG Made-Attempted 22-51 (.431) 24-32 (.750)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-15 (.400) 2-4 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-20 (.850) 27-32 (.844)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 13

    2012-13 Season

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    Jan 17, 2013 @FIU 70, UNT 64Recap
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    Research Notes

    North Texas was 24-of-32 (75%) from the floor as a team on Saturday against Florida International. It is the best team field goal percentage in a Division I game this season (min. 30 FGA).

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