Men's Basketball Wins Tenth Straight At Home Against Western Kentucky
DENTON (2/3/07) - The North Texas men's basketball team won its 10th straight home game with a 74-70 victory against Western Kentucky on Saturday night at the Super Pit. The Mean Green (16-7, 7-5) has the fifth-longest home winning streak in school h
The Mean Green (16-7, 7-5) has the fifth-longest home winning streak in school history and has won both games against
"I thought this was a great college basketball game tonight against a very talented Western Kentucky team," said head coach Johnny Jones. "Western has been the model of the league for a long time. Our guys played hard and remained focused. We played well under the circumstances. We knew they would make a run and fight back to get into the game. I commend our guys for their effort. We will savor this win tonight, but we know we have to go back to work for a very good New Orleans team coming in here Thursday night."
North Texas’ hot scoring continued for the second straight game, leading by as many as 21 points in the second half of tonight’s match-up with
Down 18 points, WKU went on a 28-9 run midway through the second half to take its first lead, 70-69, since the first half. A.J. Slaughter hit a free throw to put WKU ahead with 35 seconds left.
Young pulled down a key rebound and was then fouled after the Hilltoppers could not convert on their ensuing possession. The senior made only one-of-two free throws but pulled down another defensive board the other end of the court. He was fouled again and both free throws with one second left on the clock to seal the win.
Young finished with seven points, including four from the free throw line.
After exchanging leads in the opening minutes, junior Keith Wooden started a 21-7 run with a three-point play after being fouled going to the basket. His tip-in broke a 13-13 tie and gave
North Texas extended its lead to as many as 21 points, 58-37, after a three-pointer by
North Texas returns to action on Thursday, Feb. 8 when it faces