March 07, 2015

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Kaj-Bjorn Sherman manhandled North Texas, hitting 9 of 13 field goals and 12 of 15 free throws for a career-high 30 points as Texas-San Antonio beat the Mean Green 69-68 to break a five-game Conference USA losing skid Saturday.

North Texas held a 42-33 lead at the break but Sherman opened the second half scoring eight straight unanswered points to close to 42-41. North Texas responded with a 10-5 run to lead 52-46, but Sherman answered with seven straight for a 61-58 lead with 4:43 left. North Texas' T.J. Taylor nailed a 3 with 29 seconds left to close to 69-66 and Maurice Aniefiok followed with a layup to set the final margin.

Jeromie Hill had 10 points for UTSA (14-15, 8-10).

Aniefiok led North Texas (14-16, 8-10) with 20.

Both teams qualified for the Conference USA tournament, which begins March 11 in Birmingham, Ala.

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