Reese helps North Texas hold off Louisiana Tech 57-55

Louisiana Techs 51-21 win

DENTON, Texas (AP) — James Reese scored 12 points, grabbed five rebounds and had a pair of steals as North Texas held off Louisiana Tech 57-55. Louisiana Tech’s Cobe Williams made the first two of three foul shots with under a second remaining to pull the Bulldogs within two, but missed the third and North Texas grabbed the rebound as time expired. Mardrez McBride scored eight for Mean Green, Abou Ousmane had six points and three blocked shots. Amorie Archibald had 10 points for the Bulldogs, Williams finished with nine points but had six turnovers. Kenneth Lofton Jr. added nine points and 14 rebounds.