DENTON, Texas -- — Armaan Franklin sank three 3-pointers in overtime and scored 17, sparking Virginia to a 71-69 victory over North Texas in NIT second-round action on Sunday.
Franklin's three 3s came in the first 2:10 of the extra period and gave the Cavaliers (21-13) a 64-58 lead. The Mean Green (25-7) pulled within a point on Thomas Bell's three-point play with 6 seconds left, but Kihei Clark made the second of two free throws with 4 seconds to go to preserve the win. North Texas failed to get a shot off.
Bell had a four-point play that knotted the score at 55 and eventually sent the game to OT after both teams went scoreless over the final 2:30 of regulation.
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