|Conference USA Tournament - North Texas Defeats Florida International 71-57 - Recap|
North Texas got 21 points from Umoja Gibson en route to a 71-57 victory over Florida International on Wednesday at Ford Center at The Star.
North Texas was a -2.5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.
North Texas got 19 points from Zachary Simmons and another 9 points from Ryan Woolridge. Jorden Duffy contributed 5 assists, while Zachary Simmons cleaned the glass with 16 rebounds.
Florida International got a 13-point performance from Brian Beard Jr., who was supported by 10 points from Osasumwen Osaghae. Brian Beard Jr. had 5 assists in a losing cause for Florida International, while Osasumwen Osaghae grabbed 12 rebounds.
North Texas was winning at the break before taking care of business in the second half.
The rebound battle favored North Texas as they grabbed 44 boards, while Florida International only had 22