North Texas (14-13, 5-8 C-USA) at UTSA (8-18, 4-9 C-USA)
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 • 7 p.m. Central
San Antonio, Texas • Convocation Center (2,650)
Radio: MGRN - 88.1 KNTU-FM, 95.3 KHYI-FM
NCAA RPI (2/24): NT - 176, UTSA - 293
Series: NT leads 10-9 • Streak: NT won last 3 games
North Texas Game Notes: Game 28 - UTSA
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Only two sets of North Texas teammates have ever reached the 1,000-point plateau in the same season. Just four points separate Jordan Williams and Alzee Williams from adding their names to that illustrious list, and they’ll get a crack at it on Thursday at UTSA.
Alzee scored his 1,000th point on an uncontested layup at FIU last week, and Jordan almost got there with a 19-point outing at Florida Atlantic on Saturday. Jordan sits at 996 career points, and can become the 21st 1,000-point scorer in program history.
Josh White (1,668 points) and Tristan Thompson (1,629) both reached 1,000 points as juniors in 2009-10. The only other teammates to accomplish the feat were Kenneth Lyons (2,291) and David Vasher (1,002) in 1981-82.
With just three regular season games remaining and a shot at a bye in the C-USA Tournament on the line, both Alzee and Jordan would trade the accolade for a win over the Roadrunners. UTSA might currently be the No. 13 seed with a record of 4-9 in league play, but they are 4-2 at home against C-USA competition.
UTSA senior Edrico McGregor is C-USA’s most efficient shooter. The senior is shooting 60.5 percent (75-of-124) on the season.
Defense has been the issue for UTSA this season. The Roadrunners allow a C-USA-high 77.7 points per game, and have a league-low -8.2 scoring margin. Opponents are shooting 47.5 percent from the floor and 37.6 from 3-point on UTSA this year, which are both the highest in the conference.
UTSA and North Texas competed as Southland Conference foes from 1992, when the Roadrunners entered the league, until 1996, when NT left for the Big West. The Mean Green won the last three matchups to take a 10-9 edge in the overall series.