North Texas 81, Texas St. 77

Tristan Thompson scored 23 points, Josh White added 21 and North

Texas erased a 14-point deficit in the second half in an 81-77

victory against Texas State on Saturday.

The Mean Green (4-1) outscored Texas State 28-12 in the final

5:12.

Ryan White scored 16 points and Tony Bishop and John Bowman 12

apiece for the Bobcats (2-3).

Thompson and White buried two 3-pointers each in just over a

minute as North Texas turned a 67-56 deficit into a lead it never

relinquished. During the second half, the Mean Green shot 69.6

percent (16 for 23) from the floor and held Texas State without a

field goal for a late 4 1/2-minute stretch.

White helped cement the win by making all six of his free-throw

attempts in the last 1:41.