FIU
North Texas
80 - 70 Final - OT
  for this game

FIU 80, North Texas 70

Dec 21, 2009 - 12:55 AM DENTON, Texas (AP) -- J.C. Otero scored a career-high 18 points and had 12 rebounds as Florida International defeated North Texas 80-70 in overtime Sunday after giving up a 16-point lead.

Marlon Bright also had a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Golden Panthers (4-10, 1-1 Sun Belt). Marvin Roberts added 18 points, and Antoine Watson scored 15.

North Texas guard Josh White forced overtime when he banked in a long 3-pointer with 0.4 seconds remaining to tie the score at 67-67. Tristan Thompson led the Mean Green (6-4, 1-1) with a 27 points. White had 13 and George Odufuwa 12.

Florida International led by as many as 16 in the first half and was up 38-23 at halftime. North Texas opened the second half with a 19-7 run to cut the lead to three and stayed close throughout the rest of regulation.








  • NCAA BB
    FIU 80
    NORTH TEXAS 70 FINAL IN 1ST OT

    Dec 20 6:32 PM


  • NCAA BB
    FIU 67
    NORTH TEXAS 67 END OF 2ND HALF GOING INTO OVERTIME

    Dec 20 6:18 PM
  • 125
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 29 roots (Close Finish, Overtime)

    FIU 67, North Texas 67  End of Reg.Dec 20 6:18 PM
  • 96
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 16 roots (Close Finish)

    FIU 67, North Texas 67  2nd - 0:01Dec 20 6:15 PM
  • 80
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 80 roots (Close Finish)

    FIU 65, North Texas 64  2nd - 0:41Dec 20 6:12 PM


  • NCAA BB
    FIU 38
    NORTH TEXAS 23 HALFTIME

    Dec 20 5:11 PM