WBB North Texas Outlasts UAB in a Double Overtime Thriller in the Opening Game of the CUSA Tournament

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(9) UAB 62 (15-15 8-10)
(8) North Texas 65 (12-18 8-10)
Final/OT2

Starters

Terra Ellison
Tyara Warren
Kelsey Criner
Candice Adams
Terriell Bradley

Player of the Game honors goes to the two Lady Mean Green who picked up Double-Doubles in a double overtime thriller over the UAB Blazers.

Senior Terra Ellison had a career day scoring 21 points while picking up 10 rebounds. She was 10 of 16 (62.5%) from the floor, made her sole 3-point attempt, and was 0 of 2 from the free throw line. She collected 3 offensive rebounds and 7 defensive rebounds while also gather up 3 assists, a block, and 3 steals on 46 minutes of play. This was Terra’s third career double-double, all of which have come in the 2016-2017 season.

The second Player of the Game goes to Sophomore Terriell Bradley, who also picked up a double-double, 16 points and 11 rebounds. Terriell was 5 of 11 (45.5%) from the floor, 0 of 3 from behind the arc, and hit some crucial free throws in overtime to seal the game for North Texas finishing 6 of 7 (85.7%) from the charity stripe. She gathered up 2 offensive and 9 defensive rebounds, 2 assists, and a block on 45 minutes of play. This was Terriell Bradley’s second career double-double in a Mean Green uniform.

Also in double digits for the Mean Green was Kelsey Criner and Micayla Buckner, each with 10 points.

Fun Stats

Under Jalie Mitchell, North Texas has defeated UAB all three times the two teams have faced off.

Date Season Result NT Score Opponent Score
1/23/2016 2015 W 53 51
1/5/2017 2016 W 59 58
3/8/2017 2016 W 65 62

With this win, Jalie Mitchell is now 2-1 in post-season play.

Up next for the Mean Green is Western Kentucky, the top seed in the Conference USA Basketball Tournament. Game time is set for 12:30 PM and the game can be viewed via the Campus Insiders web stream and KNTU. This will be a tough game for North Texas as taking the game the previous day into double overtime will test the team’s endurance against a rested Topper’s team looking to punch their ticket in the NCAA Tournament.

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