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Brief: men’s basketball snaps four-game losing streak

Brief: men’s basketball snaps four-game losing streak

January 10
17:12 2015

Akshay Mirchandani / Sports Editor

The Mean Green men’s basketball team snapped a four-game losing streak by earning a 66-63 road win against Rice University on Saturday.

North Texas (7-8, 1-2) looked poised to close out the first half on a 6-0 run to take a 32-26 lead, but Rice hit a three right before the buzzer sounded to make it 32-29 going into halftime. In the middle of the first half, senior guard Jordan Williams hit a bucket that moved him up to 12th on the school’s all-time scoring list, passing Calvin Watson.

The Mean Green extended its lead in the second half, going up 47-37 with 7: 49 left to play. The Owls battled back to make it a three-point game, but the Mean Green didn’t let the lead go to seal the win.

Freshman forward Jeremy Combs led the team with 18 points while Williams added 15. The Mean Green shot 50 percent from the field for the game and held Rice to 39.6 percent shooting. The team also forced the Owls into 20 turnovers.

Next up, the Mean Green will remain on the road to play the University of North Carolina – Charlotte on Jan. 15 at 6 p.m.

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