UTSA uses free throws to beat North Texas 71-61

DENTON, Texas (AP) Jeromie Hill scored 23 points to lead Texas-San Antonio over North Texas 71-61 on Sunday.

Hill drilled a 3-pointer to tie the game at 44 with 11:26 left in the game. Despite making just four field goals in the final 10:40 of the game, UTSA was able to build a lead, then keep North Texas at arm’s length as they made 16 of 21 free throws in the second half.

It was tied at 27 in the first half before North Texas’ Jordan Williams threw down a dunk and made a pair from the line and the Mean Green went into the break leading 32-29.

Keon Lewis and Ryan Bowie had 16 points apiece for UTSA (6-6, 1-1 Conference USA). The Roadrunners were 9 of 22 beyond the arc and were 20 of 29 from the line for the game.

Williams finished with 17 for North Texas (6-8, 0-2).