DENTON, Texas (AP) — Michael Miller scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half, scored the tying bucket on a putback and Zachary Simmons followed with a dunk for the lead as North Texas completed a wild comeback to defeat Texas Arlington 63-61 Saturday night.
UT Arlington’s Radshad Davis split two defenders down the lane on a fast break and lofted a right-handed scoop that bounced across the rim as time expired.
North Texas rallied with a 17-1 surge to overcome UT Arlington, which had led by as many as 12 deep into the second half. With the win, Mean Green improved to 10-1 on the season, one win shy of the best start in program history.
The Mavericks (3-7) built a 54-42 lead with 11:37 remaining and didn’t score another field goal until there were 43 seconds left. In that span, Miller scored eight and Gibson seven of his 12 points in the Mean Green comeback. Ryan Woolridge added 14 points, Simmons finished with eight points and a game-high 10 rebounds.
Brian Warren led the Mavericks with 15 points, TiAndre Jackson-Young added 12 and David Azore 11.