DENTON, Texas (AP) — Ty Groce posted 15 points as Eastern Michigan narrowly defeated North Texas 56-51 on Saturday.

Yeikson Montero had 14 points for Eastern Michigan (4-0), which earned its fourth straight win to start the season.

Umoja Gibson had 11 points for the Mean Green (1-3). Deng Geu added 11 points and 11 rebounds. Javion Hamlet had 10 points. Zachary Simmons led the team with 12 rebounds.

Eastern Michigan matches up against Maryland-Baltimore County on Friday. North Texas faces NC A&T at home on Tuesday.

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