North Texas Vs. Denver: Pioneers Defeat Mean Green, 64-52

The Denver Pioneers picked up a victory in its last-ever Sun Belt regular season contest.

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North Texas Vs. Denver Final Score: Pioneers Capture Sun Belt's No. 3 Seed With 64-52 Victory Over Mean Green

The Denver Pioneers needed a win against the North Texas Mean Green on Sunday to pick up its 21st victor over the season and the No. 3 seed in the upcoming Sun Belt Conference Tournament. A 64-52 victory on Sunday at Magness Arena provided the Pioneers with that and a win in its last-ever regular season Sun Belt game. The Pioneers will be in the Western Athletic Conference next season.

North Texas played the Pioneers a bit closer in the second half, being outscored by five points, 37-32; however; there wasn't a finish like the teams' previous game, which saw Alzee Williams tip in a bucket at the buzzer in overtime.

Royce O'Neale had the best all-around game with 11 points, 11 rebounds and 7 steals. Chris Udofia and Brian Stafford each put in 15 points, but the former added six rebounds, three blocks and two steals.

For North Texas, Williams scored 10 points and pulled down seven boards. Tony Mitchell fell a point short of a double-double, scoring nine points and grabbing 12 rebounds.

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North Texas Vs. Denver: Pioneers Roll Into Halftime With 27-20 Lead

The Denver Pioneers are 20 minutes away from closing out its regular season schedule in the Sun Belt with a win. At halftime, the Pioneers hold a 27-20 lead over the North Texas Mean Green. A victory gives the Pioneers the No. 3 seed in the upcoming 2012 Sun Belt Tournament.

Brian Stafford leads the Pioneers with eight points. Royce O'Neale, who had 21 points off the bench against North Texas earlier in the season, has filled out the stats sheet with seven points, five steals and four rebounds. Chris Udofia has six points and two blocks.

North Texas holds a slight shooting advantage, 32 percent to 31, but they have yet to go to the free throw line. Ten turnovers have also hurt the Mean Green. They do hold a 23-15 rebounding advantage, as well.

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