North Texas men subdue Nicholls State with late run

Posted Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013  comments  Print Reprints
A

Have more to add? News tip? Tell us

Maurice Aniefioka scored 21 points and the North Texas men used a 22-8 run in the final five minutes to beat Nicholls State 92-78 on Thursday night at the Super Pit.

North Texas was hampered in the first half by turnovers and poor shooting, but rallied in the second half to finish with a season-high 92 total points.

The Mean Green scored eight unanswered points to take a 78-70 lead at 3:19. After four points by the Colonels, North Texas went on a second run, scoring 10 unanswered.

Four players — Maurice Aniefiok, Vertrail Vaughns, Jordan Williams and Brandan Walton — scored all the points for UNT in the 22-8 run. Aniefiok scored five points in the run and finished with a team-high 21 points. Vertrail Vaughns finished with 17 and Williams had 14. Walton scored six of his eight points in the run.

Despite making just seven field goals in the first half, North Texas finished by shooting a season-high 48.9 percent. The Mean Green also recorded season highs with 7-of-11 shooting from 3-point range and 84.8 shooting from the foul line.

The 39 points (on 46 attempts) from the free-throw line kept the Mean Green in the game. The 39 free throws is the fourth most in a single game in Mean Green school history.

Looking for comments?

We welcome your comments on this story, but please be civil. Do not use profanity, hate speech, threats, personal abuse or any device to draw undue attention. Our policy requires those wishing to post here to use their real identity.

Our commenting policy | Facebook commenting FAQ | Why Facebook?





Monday, September 22Full Scoreboard
Cleveland «4Final(10) | Box
Kansas City3Ballpark Replay
Kansas City1Bottom 4th | Box
Cleveland0@theBallpark | TV: FSN-KC, STO, MLB Net
Baltimore0Top 5th | Box
NY Yankees2@theBallpark | TV: MASN, YES
Seattle1Bottom 3rd | Box
Toronto6@theBallpark | TV: ROOT-NW, SNET
Chicago WSox2Bottom 4th | Box
Detroit0@theBallpark | TV: CSN-CHI, FSN-DET
Pittsburgh0Top 4th | Box
Atlanta0@theBallpark | TV: ROOT-PIT, SPSO, MLB Net
St. Louis0Top 2nd | Box
Chicago Cubs0@theBallpark | TV: FSN-MW, WGN
Houston0Bottom 1st | Box
Texas0@theBallpark | TV: CSN-HOU, FSN-SW
Arizona0Top 1st | Box
Minnesota0@theBallpark | TV: FSN-AZ, FSN-N
LA Angels 9/22 10:05 PM ET
Oakland TV: FSN-W, CSN-CA
San Francisco 9/22 10:10 PM ET
Los Angeles TV: CSN-BA, SportsNet LA, MLB
Colorado 9/22 10:10 PM ET
San Diego TV: ROOT-RM, FSN-SD, MLB Net
Full Scoreboard
Monday, September 22Full Scoreboard
No games today
Full Scoreboard
Monday, September 22Full Scoreboard
Ottawa2Final | Box
NY Islanders «3
Ottawa 9/22 6:00 PM ET
NY Islanders 
Toronto02nd Prd 20:00 | Box
Philadelphia0
Washington22nd Prd 11:28 | Box
Philadelphia1TV: CSN-DC, TCN-PHI
New Jersey22nd Prd 10:11 | Box
NY Rangers2TV: MSG+, MSG, NHL Network
Detroit12nd Prd 8:34 | Box
Pittsburgh1
Minnesota01st Prd 13:50 | Box
Winnipeg0
St. Louis 9/22 8:30 PM ET
Dallas 
Anaheim 9/22 9:00 PM ET
Colorado 
Los Angeles 9/22 10:00 PM ET
Arizona 
Colorado 9/22 10:00 PM ET
Anaheim 
Arizona 9/22 10:30 PM ET
Los Angeles 
Full Scoreboard