North Texas 87, FIU 77

Josh White scored 18 points and George Odufuwa added 14 points

and 13 rebounds as North Texas defeated Florida International 87-77

on Thursday night for its 16th straight victory at home.

Dominique Johnson added 12 points, Tristan Thompson 11 and

Kedrick Hogans 10 for the Mean Green (14-3, 3-1 Sun Belt), whose

home streak is the ninth-longest in the country.

DeJuan Wright had 21 points, Alex Legion 18 and Eric Frederick

16 for the Golden Panthers (8-8, 3-1). Frederick collected 11

rebounds.

The Mean Green led by four points before White hit a 3-pointer

with 1:54 remaining. After a Florida International miss, Shannon

Shorter’s layup made the score 82-73, and North Texas protected the

lead at the free-throw line.

White and Thompson became the winningest players in school

history, as the seniors took part in their 78th victory.