Hot Shooting in the first half produced an eye popping 57 points which propelled the Mean Green into the College Basketball Invitational Tournament Finals against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks Wednesday evening. North Texas shot an amazing 70% at 21 of 30 from the floor and 71.4% at 10 of 14 from the behind the arc in the first 20 minutes.
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In this game, it felt like the Mean Green could do no wrong against the Gamecocks as North Texas shot from just about anywhere they wanted from the field and have their shots fall through the nylon. North Texas has set yet another record for the CBI Record Book after finishing with a Three-Point Field Goal Percentage of 70% after making 14 of their 20 attempted three-pointers.
North Texas had five players finish with 10 or more points in the contest, which is a testament to the players sharing the ball. Roosevelt (20), Duffy (19), Draper (14), Simmons (13), and Woolridge (12) all finished in the double digits. Ryan Woolridge was an assist shy of a double-double in points/assists and Zach Simmons was a rebound shy of a points/rebounds double-double.
Highlight Reel and Press Conference
Here’s a little “bonus” coverage:
— North Texas Basketball (@MeanGreenMBB) March 22, 2018
— Chris Blakeley (@CoachCBlakeley) March 22, 2018
Up next in the College Basketball Invitational Tournament is a best of three series between North Texas and San Francisco. Game One will be played at San Francisco on Monday, March 26th with a 9:00 PM Central tip-off. For Game Two, the Mean Green Return to the Super Pit and will play on Wednesday, March 28th with a 7:30 PM Central tip-off. If necessary, Game Three is set for Friday at the Super Pit with a 6:00 PM tip-off. All games will be carried on ESPN-U and should be available for online streaming as well. Tune in 15 minutes before tip-off for pregame coverage on KNTU, KHYI, and the Mean Green Sports Tune-in channel.
Here is information to get tickets to at least Game Two this upcoming Wednesday:
📢The @CBITourney Champ Series has been set!
🆚 San Francisco
G1: Mon 3/26 🏟San Fran ⌚️9PM 📺ESPNU
G2: Wed 3/28 🏟Super Pit ⌚️7:30PM
if needed G3: Fri 3/30 🏟Super Pit ⌚️6:00PM
— University of North Texas Athletics (@MeanGreenSports) March 23, 2018
This site will publish a more in-depth look at the San Francisco Dons over the weekend.