North Texas vs. Lehigh basketball notes
Lehigh scored 52 points in the first half. The 52 points is the most first-half points given up by the Mean Green this season.
North Texas gave up 90 points to Lehigh. The 90 points is the most points given up the Mean Green at home. The last time North Texas gave up 90 points at home was Feb. 7, 2008 against WKU.
Gabe Knutson scored 19 points in the first half for Lehigh and finished with 28 points. The 28 points is the best single-game performance by an individual opponent this season. He was 10-of-14 from the field, 4-for-5 from 3-point range and 4-for-4 from the free-throw line. Mackey McKnight followed with 25 points. The duo combined for 53 of Lehigh's 90 points.
Alzee Williams (10), Tony Mitchell (13) and Jordan Williams (6) combined for 29 of NT's 33 points in the first half.
North Texas held a 21-18 lead at 9:28. Lehigh went on a 34-12 run to end the half and enter half ahead by 21 points, 52-33.
Alzee Williams finished with 20 points, his seventh game in double-figures. He scored 10 points in the first half. The 20 points was a season high.
Jordan Williams finished with 12 points, his seventh game in double-figures.
Tony Mitchell finished with 22 points, his 10th game in double-figures. He scored 13 points in the first half. With his 22 points, Mitchell surpassed the 500-point plateau in his career. He now has 511 points in his career.
Tony Mitchell broke the downtown drought for the Mean Green. North Texas was 0-for-11 last game and 0-for-8 in the game against Lehigh until Mitchell hit a 3-pointer at 7:20 in the second half.