Listen to the Women’s game Live!
Listen to the Men’s game Live!
DENTON (2/17/07) The Mean Green basketball teams are both in action tonight against UALR. Action from the Super Pit begins at 5:00 p.m. for the women and 7:00 p.m. for the men. Both games can be heard live on the Mean Green Radio Network.
The North Texas women are back at home to begin their final homestand of the season starting with UALR. The Mean Green is coming off a nine-point loss to Denver and has lost three of its past four games. UALR has not played in a week but enters the game having won five of its past six contests.
North Texas has dominated the series with UALR, leading it 9-2. However the Trojans had a huge win in the first meeting this season in Little Rock over North Texas. UALR knocked off the Mean Green 87-49, which is the biggest loss of the season for the Mean Green. North Texas is a perfect 5-0 at home against the Trojans. North Texas has not hosted the Trojans since 2004. The series dates back to Valentine’s Day in 1986 when the two teams met for the first time.
Freshman Brittney James followed up her 27-point effort against Louisiana-Monroe with a team-high 18 points against Denver. James has not been shy with the ball either as she has 17 field goals in the last two games. Prior to entering the starting lineup two-game ago, she had only 47 field goals for the season. She has scored in double figures in three straight games now for the first time this season. James is also chasing history as she is only 33 points shy of becoming the highest scoring freshman at North Texas since the 1998-99 season.
Following its sweep of Denver, the North Texas men (17-9, 8-7) look to even the season series against UALR. The Mean Green is the nation’s 26th ranked offensive club, averaging 78.1 ppg and a 46.6 shooting percentage. North Texas sits at 149 in the official RPI Ratings following the win over Denver. NT, 2-2 against the RPI’s top 100 teams, earned a Sagarin rating of 156. Saturday’s matchup will prove the battle of the boards as the country’s 24th ranked rebounding squad faces off against the nation’s top individual rebounder.
UALR’s Rashad Jones-Jennings has proved one of the nation’s toughest big men. The senior leads the nation in rebounding with 12.8 boards per game, and paved the way for the Trojans to beat North Texas with 21 points and 12 rebounds in the Jan. 4 meeting.