North Texas wins 67-57 for 8th straight victory
DENTON, Texas (AP) - Zachary Simmons had 16 points and Javion Hamlet 14 as North Texas won its eighth consecutive game, topping UTEP 67-57 on Saturday.
North Texas, atop the Conference USA standings, is 8-1 in league play for the first time since 1988-89 when the Mean Green were 8-1 in the Southern Conference.
Thomas Bell added 10 points for the Mean Green (14-8, 8-1). Hamlet also had five assists and James Reese grabbed six rebounds. Umoja Gibson had his streak of 25 straight games with a 3-point field goal end after he went 0 from 4 from the arc, finishing with six points, all on free throws.
Souley Boum had 21 points for the Miners (12-9, 3-5). Bryson Williams added 18 points.
North Texas faces Rice on the road next Saturday. UTEP plays Middle Tennessee at home on Thursday.
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