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Hamlet scores 27, sparks North Texas past Old Dominion 64-47

Feb. 15, 2020 4:53 PM EST

DENTON, Texas (AP) — Javion Hamlet had a season-high 27 points as North Texas defeated Old Dominion 64-47 on Saturday. Hamlet made all 10 of his foul shots. Umoja Gibson had 18 points for North Texas (18-9, 12-2 Conference USA), which won its fourth straight game. Thomas Bell added eight rebounds. Zachary...

Gibson scores 20, North Texas beats Charlotte 81-72

Feb. 13, 2020 10:28 PM EST

DENTON, Texas (AP) — Umoja Gibson scored 20 points as North Texas extended its home winning streak to nine games, topping Charlotte 81-72 on Thursday night. Zachary Simmons had 17 points and seven rebounds for North Texas (17-9, 11-2 Conference USA). Javion Hamlet added 15 points and Deng Geu had 12 points...

A sign outside of Pride Rock residence hall warns students following a shooting, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, at Texas A&M University-Commerce in Commerce, Texas. (Juan Figueroa/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Suspect in sisters' deaths charged in New Year's Eve killing

Feb. 5, 2020 1:45 PM EST

COMMERCE, Texas (AP) — A 21-year-old man arrested on a capital murder charge in the fatal shooting this week of two sisters at a university dormitory in Texas has been charged in the fatal shooting of a man on New Year's Eve, authorities said Wednesday. Jacques Dshawn Smith was arrested Tuesday in the...

North Texas wins 67-57 for 8th straight victory

Jan. 26, 2020 12:06 AM EST

DENTON, Texas (AP) — Zachary Simmons had 16 points and Javion Hamlet 14 as North Texas won its eighth consecutive game, topping UTEP 67-57 on Saturday. North Texas, atop the Conference USA standings, is 8-1 in league play for the first time since 1988-89 when the Mean Green were 8-1 in the Southern...

North Texas wins 67-57 for 8th straight victory

Jan. 25, 2020 10:42 PM EST

DENTON, Texas (AP) — Zachary Simmons had 16 points and Javion Hamlet 14 as North Texas won its eighth consecutive game, topping UTEP 67-57 on Saturday. North Texas, atop the Conference USA standings, is 8-1 in league play for the first time since 1988-89 when the Mean Green were 8-1 in the Southern...

Gibson scores 27, leads North Texas over UTSA 98-78

Jan. 24, 2020 12:23 AM EST

DENTON, Texas (AP) — Umoja Gibson scored a season-high 27 points as North Texas won its seventh straight game, easily beating UTSA 98-78 on Thursday night. Javion Hamlet added 22 points for the Mean Green (13-8, 7-1 Conference USA), James Reese 18 points and Zachary Simmons 13. Thomas Bell scored 11...

Police fatally shoot man who held frying pan, cleaver

Jan. 21, 2020 9:42 AM EST

DENTON, Texas (AP) — A police officer in north Texas fatally shot a man at an apartment complex early Tuesday after the man refused to drop a frying pan and cleaver that he was holding, officials said. One officer was stabbed in the melee but officials said the injuries aren't life-threatening. The...

North Texas rolls to 6th straight win, wallops Rice 79-59

Jan. 20, 2020 10:18 PM EST

DENTON, Texas (AP) — Javion Hamlet had a season-high 24 points as North Texas rolled to its sixth straight win, romping past Rice 79-59 on Monday night. Zachary Simmons had 17 points for North Texas (12-8, 6-1 Conference USA) while Umoja Gibson added 15 points and James Reese 10. Rice was held to a...

Hamlet's 20 pts lead North Texas past Florida Atlantic 81-58

Jan. 11, 2020 6:16 PM EST

DENTON, Texas (AP) — Javion Hamlet had a season-high 20 points as North Texas easily defeated Florida Atlantic 81-58 on Saturday. James Reese had 16 points and seven rebounds for North Texas (9-8, 3-1 Conference USA), which earned its fifth consecutive home victory. Umoja Gibson added 12 points and Zachary...

Hamlet scores 16 to carry North Texas over FIU 74-56

Jan. 9, 2020 10:32 PM EST

DENTON, Texas (AP) — Javion Hamlet registered 16 points as North Texas beat Florida International 74-56 on Thursday night. Umoja Gibson added 14 points for the Mean Green (8-8, 2-1 Conference USA) and Thomas Bell and Roosevelt Smart had 10 points apiece. Florida International was held to its season low in...