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Gibson scores 21 to carry North Texas over FIU 71-57

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North Texas beats buzzer with shot from own free throw line (0:40)

North Texas' Ryan Woolridge blocks a shot, then heaves the ball into the hoop from the opposite free throw line. (0:40)

FRISCO, Texas -- Umoja Gibson had 21 points as North Texas beat Florida International 71-57 in the first round of the Conference USA Tourney on Wednesday night.

Zachary Simmons had 19 points, 16 rebounds and three blocks for North Texas (21-11). Ryan Woolridge added six rebounds. Michael Miller had eight points and 10 rebounds for North Texas.

Florida International scored 22 points in the first half, a season low for the team.

Brian Beard Jr. had 13 points for the Panthers (19-13). Devon Andrews added 10 points. Osasumwen Osaghae had 10 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks.

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