Second Half Surge Pushes Mean Green Past Texas State
DENTON (11/25/06) ? The Mean Green pulled away in the second half to pick up its third win in a row by defeating Texas State, 95-77 at the Super Pit.
“We are happy to be 5-1,” head coach Johnny Jones said. “The most impressive thing about our start is that it has come against quality opponents. We have beaten UNC-Charlotte and Rice on the road and faced a tough
The Mean Green came out hot with an 11-2 run to begin the game; however,
After halftime, though, was when NT stepped up the defensive pressure. The Mean Green held
After a Bobcat bucket to start the half, the Mean Green reeled off a 17-2 run to build the lead it would not relinquish. NT finished the game shooting 54 percent, its highest field goal percentage in 25 games.
Michael Sturns continued to provide a spark off the bench as he dropped in a game-high 17 points and five rebounds. Keith Wooden (15), Harold Stewart (14), Rich Young (12) and Quincy Williams (10) all hit double figures as well.
“This is the type of post play we have been looking for all season,” Jones said. “Keith Wooden put together an overall good game as did Harold Stewart. I thought Harold Edwards came in and gave us some quality minutes and Quincy Williams has been steady all season.”
Calvin Watson was held in check by the
The Mean Green will close out the month of November with a road contest at