BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Josh Anderson scored 19 points as Western Kentucky topped North Texas 93-84 on Thursday night.
Jordan Rawls and Camron Justice added 18 points apiece for the Hilltoppers, while Jared Savage chipped in 15. Justice also had seven rebounds for the Hilltoppers.
The game marked the first Conference USA matchup of the season for both teams.
The Hilltoppers were in trouble after the first half, entering the locker room at the half trailing 42-32. But the home team (8-5) mounted a second-half rally to get back in it and ultimately earn the victory. The Hilltoppers' 61 points in the second half marked a season best for the team.
Javion Hamlet scored a season-high 19 points and had eight assists for the Mean Green (6-8). Deng Geu added 18 points. James Reese had 13 points.
Western Kentucky matches up against Rice at home on Saturday. North Texas plays Marshall on the road on Saturday.