MBB Bearcats Too Much for Mean Green in Woolridge Debut

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North Texas 70
Sam Houston State 76

Starters

Jeremy Combs
Deckie Johnson
Derail Green
Allante Holston
J-Mychal Reese

Player of the Game honors goes to Freshman A.J. Lawson who set a new career high of 18 points on 27 coming off the bench. He was 7 of 14 (50%) from the floor, 0 of 3 from behind the arc, and 4 of 6 (66.7%) from the Free Throw line. He also collected 4 Rebounds (2 Offensive and Defensive each), 2 Assists, 1 Block and 4 Steals.

Also in double digits was Jeremy Combs (13), Derail Green (11), who made his appearance of the season coming off the bench Ryan Woolridge (10).

The Mean Green return home to play Southeastern Louisiana on December 20. It is expected that Keith Frazier will suit up for the first time in a Mean Green uniform in this game unless something changes.

Game Stats

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The Mean Green continue to struggle to play good defense. Against teams will winning records, North Texas is 0-5 while having allowed more than 10 points in four out of five of those games. Perimeter Defense is allowing 7.6 made threes so far in the season. The Mean Green has also been out rebounded 382-377. Another point of concern is that point production for Seniors J-Mychal Reese and Deckie Johnson has not been what it was last season. These two players really need to step up to help the team put more points on the board.

Opponent OppFG OppFGA FGPer Opp3FG Opp3FGA 3FGPer
Sul Ross State 26 62 41.9355 10 38 26.3158
Texas Tech 28 68 41.1765 6 20 30.0000
Drexel 32 68 47.0588 12 28 42.8571
Rutgers 23 64 35.9375 3 24 12.5000
Niagara 23 62 37.0968 8 32 25.0000
Hartford 27 62 43.5484 13 28 46.4286
Texas College 19 86 22.0930 4 28 14.2857
UT-Arlington 26 50 52.0000 10 28 35.7143
Delaware State 12 50 24.0000 6 20 30.0000
Sam Houston St 26 57 45.6140 4 17 23.5294
Games in bold are where more than 10 Threes were made by the opponent.

Season Averages with TX College and Delaware St:

OppFG OppFGA FGPer Opp3FG Opp3FGA 3FGPer GmCnt
242 597 40.5360 76 231 32.9 10

Season Average without TX College and Delaware St:

OppFG OppFGA FGPer Opp3FG Opp3FGA 3FGPer GmCnt
211 475 44.4211 66 190 34.7368 8

 

Opponent Date NTScore OppScore Result Margin
Sul Ross State 2016-11-11 85 77 Win 8
Texas Tech 2016-11-15 43 70 Loss -27
Drexel 2016-11-20 62 83 Loss -21
Rutgers 2016-11-23 53 66 Loss -13
Niagara 2016-11-25 80 71 Win 9
Hartford 2016-11-27 81 78 Win 3
Texas College 2016-11-30 73 45 Win 28
UT-Arlington 2016-12-03 61 77 Loss -16
Delaware State 2016-12-08 73 40 Win 33
Sam Houston St 2016-12-17 70 76 Loss 6
Games in bold are losses by 10 or more points. Games in italics are against teams with a losing record at the time the game was played.

This team has a long, hard road ahead of it as conference play starts on New Year’s Eve against Charlotte in Charlotte, NC. Getting to .500 for the season is going to be a tall order. Some things need to change if Coach Tony Benford, who is in his 5th year at North Texas, is going to have a chance at a contract extension.

CUSA Action

Western Kentucky 79
Detroit Mercy 85

Charllotte 46
Florida 87

Rice 73
Pittsburgh 83

Northern Illinois 60
Florida Intl 53

Middle Tennessee 77
VCU 80

Marshall 88
Akron 99

Grambling 55
Louisiana Tech 89

Northern Arizona 76
UTEP 74

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