Greg Gainey had 11 points for the Mavericks (3-1).
Roger Franklin of North Texas tied the game at 43-43 with a layup at 15:01, and the Mean Green did not make another field goal for six minutes. In that span, UTA went on a 13-7 run and led by 12 points, 66-54, with 4:01 remaining.
Mitchell's layup with two minutes left was North Texas' only field goal in the final eight minutes.
Indiana guard James Blackmon Jr., who averaged 15.8 points in 13 games before being injured last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft.
Isaiah Briscoe has decided to withdraw from the NBA draft and will return to Kentucky for his sophomore season. Marcus Lee intends to transfer.
The Big 12/SEC Challenge will again feature Kansas and Kentucky, this time at Rupp Arena. That's not the only exciting matchup in next season's midseason conference showdown.
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