MONROE, La. -- Amos Olatayo scored 22 points and Millaun Brown added a career-high 21 to go with eight rebounds as hot-shooting Louisiana-Monroe defeated North Texas 85-73 Thursday night in Sun Belt Conference play.
North Texas (9-18, 4-12) took its largest lead, 52-37, on a Tony Mitchell three-point play 4 minutes into the second half. But Brown scored six straight points, sparking a 32-6 run for the Warhawks.
Brown capped the run with a layup, and Louisiana-Monroe (4-17, 3-13) led by at least five the rest of the way.
North Texas shot 42 percent (12 of 28) in the second half, but Louisiana-Monroe answered with a sizzling 63 percent (19 of 30) to complete the comeback.
Roger Franklin paced North Texas with 22 points and 11 rebounds.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.
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