NCAA Basketball

North Texas Mean Green (20-11)


Charlotte defeats C-USA champion North Texas 56-43

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Jordan Shepherd scored 18 points and Charlotte upended Conference USA regular-season champion North Texas 56-43 Wednesday night.

North Texas (20-11, 14-4) clinched its first regular-season conference title in 31 years on Sunday, defeating nemesis Western Kentucky for the first time in 11 meetings. The Mean Green also broke the program record for single-season conference wins.

Charlotte (16-12, 10-7) won a school-record 13th game in Halton Arena this season. Jahmir Young had 10 points for the 49ers, Malik Martin added five steals.

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Leaders
Points: J. Hamlet14.6
Rebounds: T. Bell5.8
Assists: J. Hamlet4.7
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: J. Hamlet87.3%
3P%: U. Gibson39.4%
Steals: U. Gibson1.4
Blocks: D. Geu1.0
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas28-3
2 Gonzaga31-2
3 Dayton29-2
4 Florida State26-5
5 Baylor26-4
6 San Diego State30-2
7 Creighton24-7
8 Kentucky25-6
9 Michigan State22-9
10 Villanova24-7
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas28-3
2 Gonzaga31-2
3 Dayton29-2
4 Baylor26-4
5 Florida State26-5
6 San Diego State30-2
7 Kentucky25-6
8 Duke25-6
9 Creighton24-7
9 Villanova24-7
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Conference USA Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
North Texas 14-4 20-11
Louisiana Tech 13-5 22-8
Western Kentucky 13-5 20-10
Charlotte 10-8 16-13
Marshall 10-8 17-15
FIU 9-9 19-13
UAB 9-9 19-13
Old Dominion 9-9 13-19
Florida Atlantic 8-10 17-15
UTEP 8-10 17-15
Rice 7-11 15-17
UTSA 7-11 13-19
Southern Miss 5-13 9-22
Middle Tennessee 4-14 8-23
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 71.1 (178)
Rebounds: 8.6 (279)
Assists: 12.6 (219)
FG%: 48.3% (10)
FT%: 75.1% (47)
3P%: 37.9% (16)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 63.3 (28)
Rebounds: 23.6 (309)
Assists: 10.2 (25)
FG%: 42.3% (147)
FT%: 69.1% (102)
3P%: 34.8% (285)
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