Cajuns Hold Off The Mean Green Late To Win 63-58
LAFAYETTE, La. (2/28/08) ? The North Texas men's basketball team's rally came up just shy against Louisiana-Lafayette as the Ragin' Cajuns held off the Mean Green 63-58 to capture a key Sun Belt Conference win from the Cajundome.
North Texas (18-10, 9-8) , trailing by as many as 12-points in the second half, put on a furious comeback in the final five minutes but couldn’t complete the rally.
“I thought that we played hard and made some defensive stops late in the game, but we are one of the better free throw shooting teams in the conference and needed to shoot the ball better from the line than we did tonight,” said coach Johnny Jones.
Coupled with the UALR win over
Down 51-39 with 9:08 remaining the Mean Green began its comeback. Fueled by lockdown defense the Ragin’ Cajuns (14-14, 10-7) would be held to only 11 points as the Mean Green chipped away at the lead thanks to 3-pointers by Colin Denis and Adam McCoy.
The Mean Green got the lead down to three at 58-55 with 1:30 remaining, but free throws doomed
McCoy led the Mean Green with a career-high 14 points off the bench and Quincy Williams notched his third straight double-double with 10 points and 15 rebounds.
The Mean Green closes out the regular season on the road against