YPSILANTI, MI - JANUARY 04: Eastern Michigan Eagles forward Ty Groce (31) goes in for a layup against Buffalo Bulls guard Jeremy Harris (2) during a regular season Mid-American Conference game between the Buffalo Bulls and the Eastern Michigan Eagles on January 4, 2019 at the Convocation Center in Ypsilanti, Michigan. (Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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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