MBB: North Texas Routs the Lumberjacks in First Game of the Rainbow Classic

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North Texas continued its hot three point shooting draining 15 3-pointers against the Div. II Humboldt State Lumberjacks lead by redshirt freshman Umoja Gibson who shot a perfect six of six from behind the arc. Overall, the Mean Green shot 53.1% from the floor. North Texas had three players outscore the top Lumberjack scorer — Umoja Gibson (27), Michael Miller (17), and Jorden Duffy (14) Perhaps the one blemish on the stat sheet is the free throw shooting where North Texas went 10-17 (58.8%).

The Player of the Game is once again Umoja Gibson, who was 10 of 13 (76.9%!) from the floor, made all six of his 3-point shots, and made one of his two free throw shots. He also added five assists, four steals, and three total rebounds on 23 minutes on the court. Gibson has averaged 29.5 points per game and is scoring 1.25 points per minute.

Michael Miller had a pretty big game coming off the bench scoring 17 points on six of 13 (46.1%) shooting on the floor and made five of nine (55.5%) from 3-point land. He also picked up seven total rebounds, an assist, and a steal on 27 minutes of action.

Scores by Period 1st Half 2nd Half Total
Humboldt State 23 25 48
North Texas 49 44 93

Full Game Stats

MeanGreenSports.com Recap

Up next for the Mean Green is the Portland Pilots (1-1) tonight at 8:30 PM CST. Portland played Hawaii last night and lost 82-64. Tomorrow the Mean Green will face off against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors.

Conference USA Action

Wednesday Nov. 7th

Florida Tech 52
Florida Atlantic 98

Webber International 84
Florida International 110

Marshall 105
Eastern Kentucky 77

St. Edwards 77

Friday Nov. 9th

Milligan 70
Middle Tennessee 102

Johnson & Wales (FL) 47
Florida International 117

Old Dominion 64
Saint Joseph’s 79

Rice 76
Pennsylvania 92

New Mexico State 96

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