BOCA RATON, Florida — Jordan Williams scored 19 points to lead North Texas to a 78-76 win Saturday night over Florida Atlantic.
Vertrail Vaughns made two free throws to give North Texas its first lead of the second half, 48-46 with 15:48 remaining, and the Mean Green led the rest of the way. T.J. Taylor's layup stretched the Mean Green's lead to 64-54 with 9:27 to play. Marquan Botley hit a 3-pointer to pull Florida Atlantic within 74-73 with 27 seconds left, but the Owls did not get any closer.
Colin Voss and Brandan Walton each scored 10 points for North Texas (14-13, 5-8 Conference USA), which has won three straight games since snapping a five-game losing skid.
Justin Raffington scored 27 points and Pablo Bertone added 26 to lead Florida Atlantic (10-18, 5-8), which has lost three straight and four of its last six games.
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