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North Texas 56, Utah State 54
North Texas (17-15) edged Utah State 56-54 on the last day of the Women’s Basketball Invitational quarterfinals. The field is now set for the semifinals which will take place at the end of the week.
The Mean Green had a strong start over the Aggies beginning the contest on an 8-4 run. However, Utah State (17-16) fought back to tie the game up. North Texas quickly regrouped to close out the quarter on a 12-6 run. Utah State turned the tables in the second quarter to outscore North Texas 20-13 to go into halftime leading 34-33.
The teams had an evenly matched third quarter, scoring 14 points each. The Mean Green edged Utah State 9-6 in the final period to come out on top and advance.
North Texas will host North Alabama Friday, March 29 at 7 p.m. CT in the first semifinal of the WBI. The next day Campbell plays at Appalachian State in the second semifinal.
Terriell Bradley 16 points
Madi Townley 10 points, 8 rebounds
Deja Terrell 10 points, 4 rebounds
Shannon Dufficy 19 points, 9 rebounds