North Texas extends best start in program history
EL PASO, Texas (AP) Roosevelt Smart and Umoja Gibson had 13 points each and North Texas extended its best start in school history with a 58-51 victory over UTEP on Thursday night.
Michael Miller added 11 points and Zachary Simmons had 10 points for the Mean Green (16-1, 4-0 Conference USA). North Texas reached the best start in program history last Saturday when it passed the 14-1 start by the 1952-53 squad.
The Mean Green have won eight straight and are off to their first 4-0 start to conference play in 30 years.
The Miners (5-9, 0-3) used a 9-2 run to get within 50-48 on Efe Odigie's 3-pointer with 2:36 left in the game. From there, Gibson made two 3-pointers and a pair of free throws to help North Texas hold off UTEP.
Odigie led UTEP with 13 points, eight rebounds and four blocks.
Updated January 10, 2019