Mean Green Hoops Looks To Send Dunham Out A Winner
Join The Ticket At The Super Pit For Dunham's Final Home Radio Call Thursday Night
North Texas (13-13, 7-7 C-USA) vs. Charlotte (12-15, 5-9 C-USA)
DENTON - Come say goodbye to 25-year Mean Green Radio Network veteran George Dunham, and say hello to a resurgent North Texas basketball program that is looking to extend its win streak to five games against Charlotte.
Dunham is calling his final North Texas home game on Thursday, and the Mean Green is partnering with 1310 The Ticket to make the evening a tribute to the legendary play-by-play man. The Ticket's afternoon show, The Hardline, will broadcast their show on the arena concourse from 3-7, and fans are encouraged to attend this free event. Happy hour drink prices will begin at 5 p.m.
The Ticket will also join MGRN flagship station 95.3 KHYI in broadcasting Dunham's final call, which will feature an NT team riding a season-long four game win streak. Prior to this streak, NT was in 12th place in the C-USA standings, but is now currently in the No. 7 spot with just four games to play.
Colin Voss is at the heart of this resurgence. In last week's two-game road swing, Voss set a career high in scoring with 22 points at Florida Atlantic on Thursday, then set new career highs in rebounding (13 boards) and assists (6 assists) at FIU on Saturday.
The senior is climbing the charts for the most assists by any North Texas forward, and currently ranks ninth with 46 dimes this year.
Charlotte brings C-USA's highest scoring offense to the Super Pit. The 49ers average 73.7 points per game and rank second in C-USA with a team field goal percentage of 46.4. Charlotte also leads the league in 3-point shooting at a clip of 38.3 percent.
Last time against Charlotte, a dunk from Jordan Williams 3:11 into the second half put NT on top 30-24, and the Mean Green seemed in control. That's when a trio of NT technical fouls ignited the 49ers, who would out-score NT by 22 for the remainder of the game for a 73-57 win. Pierria Henry, one of C-USA's top point guards, was on fire with 21 points, seven rebounds and four assists.
Since that Jan. 15 meeting in Charlotte, NT has played much better team basketball, and has gone 6-4 with wins over LA Tech and UAB at home, as well as Rice, Florida Atlantic and FIU on the road. The 49ers have a 4-7 record since that night.