BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Eric Tramiel scored 25 points and made the game-winning basket with 8 seconds left in overtime to give North Texas an 84-83 victory Thursday night over Western Kentucky.
The Mean Green (13-7, 6-4 Sun Belt Conference) have won four of their last five games.Steffphon Pettigrew made a contested 3-pointer with one-tenth of a second left in regulation for the Hilltoppers (11-10, 4-5) to force overtime.Tristan Thompson added 20 points for North Texas and George Odufuwa had 15 points and 16 rebounds.The game featured 16 ties and 15 lead changes.The Hilltoppers shot 30-for-37 from the free throw line, while the Mean Green shot 16-for-23. From the field, North Texas shot 49.2 percent (32-for-65) compared to Western Kentucky's 41.4 percent (24-for-58).Pettigrew scored 23 points for the Hilltoppers, who have lost five straight. A.J. Slaughter had 18 points.