Men's Basketball Wins First Conference Game Of Season
DENTON (1/7/08) - Josh White scored 20 and Dez Willingham posted a career-high 19 points to lead the North Texas men's basketball team to its first conference win of the season with a 78-57 victory against Louisiana at Monroe on Monday night at the S
The Mean Green improved to 10-4 overall and 1-2 in the Sun Belt Conference. NT is now 8-0 at home. The Warhawks fell to 6-9 overall and 0-3 in the conference.
White and Willingham led five players in double figures. White posted his 11th game in double figures. Willingham was 7-for-10 from the field and 4-for-6 from three-point range. Ben Bell posted 15 points, while Collin Dennis added 11. Dennis has scored in double figures in five of the last six games. Quincy Williams notched his second double-double of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
The fastbreaks continued with the Mean Green scoring six of the next eight points, 35-17. Willingham hit back-to-back baskets, including a three, to put the home team ahead by 20 points, 43-23. White ended the half with a floater at the buzzer, 45-23.
Despite edging the Mean Green in points in the second half, 34-33,
The Mean Green shot 51.9 percent from the field, its fourth-highest percentage this season. NT shot 55 percent from three-point range, its second-best percentage of the year.
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The Mean Green returns to action on Thursday, Jan. 7 when it travels to