MBB Mean Green Get Road Sweep of the UT Twins in Thrilling UTSA Win in San Antonio

North Texas squeaked out their second straight conference road win, 72-71. North Texas previously beat UTEP two days prior in El Paso. With this conference win, the Mean Green have now matched last season’s conference win record. With a 9-6 record, the Mean Green just need 7 more wins to finish above the .500 mark for the regular season, which is quite doable.

Scores by Period 1st Half 2nd Half Total
North Texas 34 38 72
UTSA 41 30 71

Sophomores Leading the Charge!

Ryan WoolridgeA.J. Lawson, and Roosevelt Smart all finished the game in double figures — 18, 14, 22 respectively.

Ryan Woolridge played one of his better games finishing with 18 points, 3 assists and just a single turnover. He was 7 of 11 (63.6%) from the floor and was 2 of 4 (50%) from behind the arc while shooting 2 of 3 (66.7%) from the free throw line. Woolridge also picked up 5 rebounds (1 offensive, 4 defensive), 3 assists with just 1 turnover while playing the entire 40 minutes.

A.J. Lawson bounced back after scoring just 2 points against UTEP. Lawson was 6 of 12 (50%) from the floor while making his one 3-pointer attempt and 1 of 2 (50%) from the free throw line. To add to his stats, he picked up 6 rebounds (2 offensive, 4 defensive), 2 assists, a block with 3 turnovers on 28 minutes of play. Lawson scored what would turn out to be the game winning field goal with 1:01 remaining on the game clock.

Roosevelt Smart continues to produce some solid stats to help the Mean Green on the offensive side of the ball. Smart was 5 of 13 (38.5%) from the floor and made 3 of 8 (37.5%) 3-pointers. The sophomore was also 9 of 10 (90%) from the free throw line and continues to lead the with team with a solid 89.9%, which puts him second in Conference USA. North Texas as a team is shooting 66.8% from the stripe. Smart also added 5 defensive rebounds and a block opposite of 3 turnovers on 35 minutes of action.

Shane Temara With a HUGE Block to Save the Game

Senior Shane Temara came up big late in the game with a game saving block as Byron Frohnen drove to the basket for a layup.

Highlight Reel

MeanGreenSports.com Recap

Denton Record Chronicle Recap

Full Game Stats

Up next for the Mean Green is the Charlotte 49ers at the SuperPit in Denton, TX on Thursday, January 4th with a 7:00 PM tipoff. The Mean Green Room will also be open one hour before the start of the game. Charlotte has been struggling this season and Head Coach Mark Price was relieved of his duties back in December. The 49ers are just 1-2 since December 14th including a 89-58 blowout loss to the Old Dominion Monarchs. Radio coverage will be available via KHYI 95.3, KNTU 88.1, and the Mean Green Sports TuneIn channel. The game will also be available on CUSA.tv.

Conference USA Standings

STANDINGS CONFERENCE OVERALL
Conference USA W-L GB PCT W-L PCT STRK
Marshall 2-0 1.000 11-4 .733 W3
Western Kentucky 2-0 1.000 10-5 .667 W3
Old Dominion 1-0 .5 1.000 10-3 .769 W5
North Texas 2-0 1.000 9-6 .600 W2
Middle Tennessee 1-0 .5 1.000 9-4 .692 W1
Florida Intl 1-0 .5 1.000 7-7 .500 W1
UT San Antonio 1-1 1 .500 8-7 .533 L1
UTEP 1-1 1 .500 6-8 .429 W1
UAB 0-1 1.5 .000 9-5 .643 L1
Florida Atlantic 0-1 1.5 .000 6-7 .462 L4
Charlotte 0-1 1.5 .000 4-8 .333 L2
Louisiana Tech 0-2 2 .000 9-6 .600 L2
Southern Miss 0-2 2 .000 7-8 .467 L4
Rice 0-2 2 .000 3-12 .200 L5

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