MBB North Texas Falls to Rice, Will Finish Fourth Season in Last Five Years With Losing Record

Rice versus North Texas
Rice versus North Texas
A North Texas fan holding a sign “That Was Bad”.
Rice 95 (15-8 5-5)
North Texas 80 (6-16 0-10)


Derail Green
Shane Temara
Ryan Woolridge
Ja’Michael Brown
J-Mychal Reese

North Texas was led in scoring by two freshman who accounted for 52 of the 80 points scored by the Mean Green against Rice.

Player of the Game was a close decision but it needs to go to a player who had an explosive career night for the Mean Green — A.J. Lawson. He scored 31 points, which set a new career record which was set just a little over a week ago against Charlotte at 23. Lawson was 10 of 15 (66.7%) from the floor, 1 of 3 (33.4%) from behind the arc, and 10 of 12 (83.3%) from the free throw line. He also added 7 rebounds (2 offensive; 5 defensive), an assist, a block, and a steal on 35 minutes of play.

Also having a career night was Ryan Woolridge who was the only other player to reach double digits. He scored 21 points on 6 of 12 (50%) shooting from the floor, 5 of 6 (83.3%) from behind the arc, and 4 of 6 (66.7%) from the free throw line.

The Mean Green pack their bags to travel to face the Florida twins next week. First up will be Florida Atlantic on Thursday, February 9th at 6:00 PM in Boca Raton, FL. This is an important series for the Mean Green if they want to have a shot at making the Conference USA Tournament.

Game Stats

Mean Green Sports Recap

Denton Record Chronicle Recap

CUSA Action

UAB 67

Western Kentucky 64
Southern Miss 47

Marshall 90
Louisiana Tech 94

Florida Intl 80
Charlotte 95

Florida Atlantic 65
Old Dominion 61

Middle Tennessee 54

CUSA Standings

Middle Tennessee 10-1 20-4
Louisiana Tech 8-3 16-8
Old Dominion 7-4 14-9
UAB 7-4 14-10
UTEP 6-4 8-14
Marshall 6-5 13-11
Western Kentucky 6-5 12-12
Rice 5-5 15-8
UT San Antonio 5-5 10-13
Charlotte 5-6 11-11
Florida Atlantic 4-6 8-13
Southern Miss 4-7 7-16
Florida International 1-9 5-18
North Texas 0-10 6-16
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