WBB Middle Tennessee 76 North Texas 52

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North Texas (7-9 2-4) fell tonight to the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in Denton, TX.  The Mean Green struggled as costly turnovers kept the offense building any kind of momentum.  The Mean Green’s second leading scorer, Candice Adams (11.7 ppg), had an off night only managing 4 points on 14 minutes of play.  In the post-game, Jalie Mitchell commented how the team feeds off of the energy Kelsey Criner provides during the game.  I am of the opinion that Adams is also a key leader to the team.

Tonight’s Player of the Game goes to both Acheil Tac and Terra Ellison, both scoring 11 points each.  Tac was 5 of 10 (50%) from the floor and 1 of 2 (50%) from the line with 8 Rebounds (4 Offensive; 4 Defensive) and a steal on 31 minutes of play. Tac was also the team’s leading rebounder. Ellison was 4 of 10 (40%) from the floor and 3 of 4 (75%) from the line with 1 offensive rebound while picking up a block and a steal on 39 minutes of play.  Also scoring double digits was Kelsey Criner (12) and Bria Frierson (10).

North Texas needs to put this game away and returns to action on Saturday, January 23rd at the SuperPit in Denton, TX at 2:00 PM.

Game Stats have been posted.

Current conference standings (as of 1/21/2016)

TEAM                CONF GB OVR
UTEP                 6-0 -- 15-1
Western Kentucky     6-0 -- 15-2
Middle Tennessee     4-2 -- 10-7
Southern Mississippi 3-2 -- 10-6
Louisiana Tech       3-2 --  8-8
UAB                  3-3 -- 10-7
Charlotte            3-3 -- 10-7
Old Dominion         3-3 --  7-11
Marshall             2-4 -- 12-5
Florida Atlantic     2-4 -- 10-7
North Texas          2-3 --  7-9
UTSA                 2-4 --  6-10
Rice                 2-4 --  3-14
Florida Intl         0-6 --  2-15

Neither ESPN or CUSA calculated the number of games behind the conference leader and I didn’t feel like trying to figure it out myself.

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