Men's Basketball Faces Southern Miss on Senior Day

Feb. 24, 2017

North Texas men's basketball vs. Southern Miss
Date | Time  Saturday, Feb. 25 | 2 p.m.
Location   Denton, TX | The Super Pit (10,500)
Live Stats   MeangreenStats.com
Stream  Conference USA TV ($)
Radio  MGRN - 88.1 KNTU-FM, 95.3 KHYI-FM -  Dave Barnett (PxP), Hank Dickenson (Color)
Twitter   @MeanGreenMBB
Game Notes   North Texas | Southern Miss

DENTON - The North Texas men's basketball team welcomes Southern Miss on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m. at the Super Pit. The Mean Green will honor seniors Keith Frazier, Jacob Gross, Deckie Johnson, Derail Green, and J-Mychal Reese.

With three C-USA games remaining, North Texas (8-19, 2-13 CUSA) has to win three-straight games and get help to make the Conference USA Tournament presented by MetroPCS. The Mean Green are three games behind two teams in Florida Atlantic (5-10 C-USA), and Southern Miss (5-11 C-USA).

The Mean Green were tied at 32-32 against Louisiana Tech on Thursday, Feb. 23, before being outscored 53-35 in the second half. North Texas couldn't come up with answers to LA Tech's 1-3-1 zone leading to 19 turnovers. Freshman A.J. Lawson led the team in scoring with 15 points, while grabbing seven rebounds. Graduate transfer Derail Green added 13 points off four three-pointers and senior guard J-Mychal Reese had 12.

Freshman guard A.J. Lawson leads the team and C-USA freshmen in scoring at 11.0 points per game. Reese sits second in scoring at 10.6 points per game and leads the team in assists at 3.4 per game (86 total). Reese is seven points away from scoring 1,000 for his college career between Texas A&M and North Texas. Woolridge is fourth in scoring at 9.9 points per game in 18 games played.

The Mean Green have hit 42 three-pointers during the six games of the 3-point challenge. North Texas is continuing the 3-Point Challenge and we are hoping you will join this exciting initiative and pledge your donations for every 3-Point shot our team makes during the 3-Point Challenge campaign, running Feb. 1 - March 5.

The campaign is fun and easy to get involved in. Just go to pledgeit.org/cvc-north-texas and make your pledge today. Help our school become a 3-Point Challenge champion over other rival schools and help save lives from cancer at the same time by raising donations for 3-pointers during games. Go to 3pointchallenge.org to find out where North Texas ranks nationally.

The Coaches vs. Cancer program makes it fun and easy to get and stay involved. All proceeds help the American Cancer Society save lives and celebrate life. Every single day. For additional information contact brandy.ammons@cancer.org.

About the Opponent: Southern Miss

• This will be the 27th meeting between the two teams. Southern Miss leads the all-time series 20-6 but North Texas won the last meeting at the Super Pit.

• In the last meeting, Southern Miss defeated North Texas 75-65 on Jan. 19, 2017. Three players finished in double-figures for the Mean Green with Derail Green leading the way with 17 points. Freshman Ryan Woolridge added 15 and grabbed eight rebounds. The Golden Eagles were led by Quinton Campbell's 26 points.

• In the previous meeting at the Super Pit, North Texas pulled away in the second half to defeat Southern Miss 70-54. J-Mychal Reese scored a game-high 19 points and Jeremy Combs finished with 14. Rickey Brice, Jr., chipped in with 11 and grabbed five rebounds.

• Southern Miss enters with an 8-20 overall record and are 5-11 in Conference USA. The Golden Eagles have lost five of their last six games. They have also played in two overtime games, including a 72-71 loss against Rice on Feb. 23.

• Senior forward Quinton Campbell leads the team in scoring at 13.3 points per game and has started all 28 games. Sophomore Cortez Edwards is second at 10.8 points per game.

• Southern Miss has struggled on the road with a 0-11 overall record and 0-7 in Conference USA games.

The Last Meeting
North Texas65
Southern Miss75
January 19, 2017
Hattiesburg, MS
Mean Green Drop C-USA Road Game At Southern Miss 75-65
North Texas battled back in the second half but fell on the road at Southern Miss 75-65 Thursday night at Reed Green Coliseum.


 

 

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