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Conference USA Tournament - North Texas vs Western Kentucky Final: 61-57 - Recap

North Texas grabbed a 61-57 win over Western Kentucky on Saturday, behind a 20-point effort from Javion Hamlet at Ford Center at The Star.

North Texas was the ATS victor, as they covered the +1.5-point spread as an underdog.

Mardrez McBride had 13 points for North Texas and Zachary Simmons chipped in with 12 points. Javion Hamlet had 5 assists for them, while James Reese was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 9 boards.

Western Kentucky got a 14-point performance from Josh Anderson, who was supported by 13 points from Charles Bassey. Taveion Hollingsworth had 3 assists in a losing cause for Western Kentucky, while Charles Bassey grabbed 11 rebounds.

North Texas was winning at the break before taking care of business in the second half.

North Texas won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 33-27.