North Texas squeezes by Northwood in men’s opener

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Alzee Williams and Brandan Walton combined for 35 points and North Texas fought off an upset bid from Northwood University, 72-67, in the Mean Green’s season-opener Friday night.

Williams scored a game-high 22 points, 16 in the second half, including a three-point play with seven seconds to play and two game-clinching free throws with two seconds remaining.

Walton, in his return from a season-ending injury suffered in last season’s opener, scored 13 points, including a three-point play with 3:51 remaining that gave the Mean Green a 62-55 lead.

“I thought we were out of character a little,” North Texas coach Tony Benford said. “We didn’t do a good job keeping them out of transition, and we didn’t execute on offense. We’ve got to get better attacking the zone. We’re going to see it a lot.”

Chris Jones also scored in double figures for North Texas with 13, and Jordan Williams added nine.

UNT, which plays at Oklahoma on Monday, was 0-of-7 from three-point range in the second half.

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