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Brief: men’s basketball upsets Creighton

Brief: men’s basketball upsets Creighton

December 21
15:51 2014

Akshay Mirchandani / Sports Editor

The Mean Green men’s basketball team hung on for a 62-58 upset win over Creighton University on Sunday at home.

North Texas (6-4) jumped all over Creighton (9-4) early and built up a 35-18 halftime lead. Despite shooting just 38 percent from the field in the first half, North Texas shot 57 percent from the three-point line. The Mean Green defense held Creighton to 29 percent shooting in the first half and also forced 10 turnovers.

The Mean Green built its lead up to 22 points early in the second half at 46-24, but that is when Creighton started to chip away. The Bluejays went on a 20-4 run to cut the Mean Green lead to 55-44 with 3:53 left to play. Creighton didn’t let up, and later cut the lead to 57-55 with 1:11 left to play.

But senior guard T.J. Taylor made five free throws within the last minute of the game, and Creighton went 1-8 from the field within that span to secure a win for North Texas.

Senior forward Colin Voss had 16 points and eight rebounds while senior guard Jordan Williams had 13 points and seven rebounds. Freshman forward Jeremy Combs added six points and eight rebounds.

Next up, the team will play Prairie View A&M University Tuesday at home. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.

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