MBB North Texas Falls to Southern Miss in Seventh Straight Loss

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North Texas 65 (6-12 0-6)
Southern Miss 75 (6-12 3-3)

Starters

Jeremy Combs
Shane Temara
Ja’Michael Brown
A.J. Lawson
J-Mychal Reese

Player of the Game goes  to Derail Green who came off the bench to score 17 total points, where all but 2 points were from behind the 3-point line. He was 5 of 10 (50%) from behind the arc and 2 of 4 (50%) from the Free Throw line while collecting 6 total rebound (1 Offensive; 5 Defensive), 1 Assist, and 1 Steal.

Also in double digits for the Mean Green was Ryan Woolridge (15) coming off the bench and A.J. Lawson (14). The Mean Green bench out-scored the started 40 to 25. Additionally, North Texas had another poor game shooting from the Free Throw line where they were 10-24 (41.7%).

The Mean Green travel to Ruston, LA to play the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (13-6 5-1) on Saturday, January 21st at 6:00 PM to finish out a three game road swing. La Tech currently sits at second place in the Conference USA standings. I don’t see this game going well as La Tech is another solid team with strong fundamentals. North Texas has 12 games to win 9 if they are going to finish at a 15-15 record for the season.

Finally, it is looking more and more like North Texas will go winless for the month of January as I feared (predicted) might happen. The Mean Green needed to win this game as Southern Miss was their easiest opponent for January.

Game Stats

Mean Green Sports Recap

Denton Record Chronicle Recap

CUSA Action

Middle Tennessee 65
Florida Intl 52

Rice 64
Louisiana Tech 74

UAB 80
Florida Atlantic 78

CUSA Standings

TEAM CONF GB OVR
Middle Tennessee 6-0 16-3
Louisiana Tech 5-1 1 13-6
UAB 5-1 1 12-7
UT San Antonio 4-1 1.5 9-9
Old Dominion 4-2 2 11-7
Marshall 4-2 2 11-8
Western Kentucky 3-3 3 9-10
Southern Mississippi 3-3 3 6-12
UTEP 2-3 3.5 4-13
Rice 2-4 4 12-7
Charlotte 2-4 4 8-9
Florida Atlantic 1-5 5 5-12
North Texas 0-6 6 6-12
Florida Intl 0-6 6 4-15