Utah Valley 95, FIU 92
OREM, Utah (AP) - Isiah Williams scored 26 points as Utah Valley
fended off Florida International for a 95-92 victory Tuesday night.
Holton Hunsaker added 25 and Jordan Swarbrick 23 for the
Wolverines (6-7). Geddes Robinson had a double-double with 10
points and 11 rebounds.
Alex Legion led the Panthers (5-7) with 22 points, including six
3-pointers. DeJuan Wright added 18, Phil Gary 17 and Eric Frederick
and Cameron Bell 11 apiece.
Utah Valley shot 53.4 percent (31 of 58) and 45.5 percent (10 of
22) on 3-pointers. FIU was not much worse at 49.2 and 43.3 percent,
Williams' 3-pointer broke a 19-19 tie and gave the Wolverines
the lead for good. The Panthers pulled within 81-78 with 5:15 left
but no closer until Frederick's 3-pointer with 5 seconds left made
FIU had one last chance when Jeremy Allen stole the ball at
half-court. His shot nearly banked in.
North Texas 83, Oklahoma Panhandle St. 62
DENTON, Texas (AP) - Tristan Thompson scored 21 points and
George Odufuwa added 14 points and 10 rebounds as North Texas
defeated Oklahoma Panhandle State 83-62 Tuesday night.
Josh White and Dominique Johnson each had 10 points for the Mean
Green (11-2), who tied the 1952-53 team for the best nonconference
record in the program's 93-year history. North Texas opens Sun Belt
play Thursday against Arkansas-Little Rock.
Marcale Marshall scored 18 points to lead the Aggies (2-10), a
Division II team which lost its sixth straight.
The Mean Green shot 50 percent in winning their 13th straight at
home. Thompson reached 20 points for the sixth time this season,
and Odufuwa recorded his 23rd career double-double.
North Texas led by 18 in the first half and took a 41-28
advantage into halftime.