North Texas Downs Warhawks To Move Into The Semifinals
LAFAYETTE, La. (3/4/07) ? The Mean Green marches on. Led by a furious second half rally the North Texas men's basketball team knocked off Louisiana-Monroe 77-71 in overtime in the 2007 Sun Belt Conference Tournament at the Cajundome. North Texas, the
The win is the 21st on the season for
“Our guys really fought hard and battled especially in the second half,” said
Four players scored in double figures led by Quincy Williams and Harold Stewart who both registered double-doubles.
Trailing at the break 36-24, the Mean Green began its comeback.
Trailing by three at 62-59, Calvin Watson nailed a 3-pointer with 2:40 remaining to tie the score. Williams gave the Mean Green at two-point lead at 64-62 with 1:22 left before Tony Hooper tied the score back up at 64 apiece with 52 seconds left.
Hooper had a chance to win the game in the waning seconds, but guard Ben Bell stole the ball with three seconds in regulation to force the overtime. In overtime
The lead grew to seven points when Stewart hit two free throws to make it 73-66.
Louisiana-Monroe had one final rally but Lance Brasher’s 3-pointer with 35 seconds rattled in and out and the Mean Green put the game away at the free throw line.
Stewart notched his first career double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds while Williams had 14 points and 10 rebounds. Watson had a team-high 19 points. 17 of those came in the second half and the overtime period.