Men's Basketball Continues Road Swing At Southern Miss Thursday

Jan. 17, 2017

North Texas men's basketball at Southern Miss
Date | Time  Thursday, Jan. 19 | 7:00 p.m.
Location   Hattiesburg, MS | Reed Green Coliseum (8,095)
Live Stats
Stream  Conference USA TV ($)
Radio  MGRN - 88.1 KNTU-FM, 95.3 KHYI-FM -  Dave Barnett (PxP)
Twitter   @MeanGreenMBB
Game Notes   North Texas | Southern Miss 

DENTON -- The North Texas men's basketball team continues its recent road swing heading to Hattiesburg to face Southern Miss on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. inside Reed Green Coliseum.

The Mean Green (6-11, 0-5 C-USA) are on a six-game losing streak after another tough road loss at Rice 101-79 on Jan. 14. North Texas held a 39-37 halftime lead and led by seven points (48-41) early in the second half before a 23-3 run by Rice to seize the victory. Senior guard J-Mychal Reese finished with 18 points, four rebounds and four assists. Junior forward Shane Temara scored a season-high 17 points off the bench and was 3-for-3 from the three-point line. Freshman guard A.J. Lawson added 12 points in his eighth start of the season.

North Texas dished out a season-high 17 assists against Rice after tying a season-best with 14 against Middle Tennessee last week. The Mean Green struggled at the free throw line in the second half going 10-for-26 and missed 19 for the game.

Junior forward Jeremy Combs leads the team in scoring at 10.8 points per game and in rebounding at 6.5 per contest. Lawson is second in scoring at 9.6 points per game and has 18 steals. Reese is fourth in scoring at 9.5 per game and has 59 total assists. Reese has elevated his game in Conference USA play by leading the team in scoring at 14.0 points per game.

2017 C-USA Basketball All-Session Tickets are now available. UAB will again be hosting the Conference Tournament from March 8th-11th, 2017. The Men's Tournament will take place at the Legacy Arena at the BJCC. The Women's First Round and Quarterfinals will be held at Bartow Arena with the Semifinals and Finals at Legacy Arena.

Ticket prices for the Men's Tournament are:
• $250 for Premium Reserved. Sections 8,9,24 & 25, Rows A - F.
• $180 for Side Court Reserved
• $100 for Baseline Reserved (Lower Level behind the end lines)

All Session tickets include all 6 sessions at Legacy Arena as well as the Women's 1st round and quarterfinals at Bartow Arena. All Tickets will be allocated by priority beginning December 30th. For additional information or to purchase all-session tournament tickets please call the UAB Athletics Ticket Office at 205-975-8221.

About the Opponent: Southern Miss

• This will be the 26th meeting between the two teams. Southern Miss leads the all-time series with a 19-6 record. The Mean Green are 1-7 in games played in Hattiesburg.

• In the last meeting, Southern Miss earned an 81-70 victory at the Reed Green Coliseum on Feb. 27, 2016. Junior Jeremy Combs finished with 15 points and 14 rebounds. Ja'Michael Brown hit five three-pointers and scored 15 points.

• Southern Miss is 5-12, 2-3 in C-USA games. The Eagles have lost two straight games on the road at ODU (54-50) and at Charlotte (82-66). Southern Miss is 5-3 at home this season and is 2-1 at home against Conference opponents.

• Senior forward Quinton Campbell has started all 17 games and leads the team in scoring at 11.8 points per game. Campbell has hit 25 three-pointers and has grabbed 5.5 rebounds (94 total) per game. Sophomore guard Cortez Edwards is second on the team in scoring at 9.5 points per game.

• Senior guard Khari Price has played in the last four games, returning from an injury. Price scored seven points and dished out eight assists against North Texas last season.

• Southern Miss is 4-0 in the last four meetings at Reed Green Coliseum. The last win in Hattiesburg for North Texas came on Jan. 12, 1971 in a 96-84 victory.
The Last Meeting
North Texas70
Southern Miss81
February 27, 2016
Hattiesburg, MS



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