Williams Pulls Down 19 Rebounds In Basketball Win

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DENTON (11/17/07) Quincy Williams put together his ninth career double-double to lead the North Texas men’s basketball team to a 78-69 victory against Indiana State on Saturday afternoon at the Super Pit.


The Mean Green is 3-0 for the first time since the 1994-95 season. North Texas is now 4-1 in the all-time series against the Sycamores.


Williams was one of three Mean Green players in double figures with 14 points. He also pulled down 19 rebounds, a career high and the most in the Sun Belt Conference this season. Sixteen of those rebounds were defensive boards. His previous best was 13, which he has recorded three times in his career. The 19 rebounds are the most by a Mean Green player since March 7, 2004 when Shawson Johnson grabbed 21 versus New Orleans.


Collin Dennis led all scorers with 22 points, setting a career high. He went 11-for-13 from the free throw line and hit three three-pointers. Freshman Josh White had his third game in double figures with 11 points.


North Texas used runs at the end of the first half and the start of the second to gain double-digits leads against Indiana State. White and Tristan Thompson started a 14-8 run and gave North Texas its first double-digit lead, 33-23, with back-to-back three-pointers at the 4:56 mark in the first half.


Dennis led North Texas on a 9-0 run at the start of the second half, giving the Mean its largest lead of the game, 56-38, with 12:35 left in the game. Dennis had five points in the run.


Indiana State cut the Mean Green lead to seven points, 74-67, with 30 seconds left in the game after going on a 16-6 run. Dez Willingham hit four free throws in the final 20 seconds to seal the victory.


Hampered by turnovers, North Texas fell behind early in the game. The Sycamores held a 6-1 lead before Keith Wooden gave North Texas its first lead, 12-10, with two free throws.


North Texas shot 46.3 percent from the field in the game. The Mean Green made 23-of-29 free throws.


The Mean Green’s defense this season has kept all three opponents under 40 percent shooting from the field. The Sycamores were 36.4 percent from the field. North Texas also held the edge in rebounds, 42-37.


North Texas returns to action on Wednesday, Nov. 21 when it faces Texas-Arlington on the road at 7 pm.










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