Men's Basketball Remains Undefeated At The Super Pit

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DENTON (12/17/07) The North Texas men’s basketball team withstood an early Southern run and came out on top, winning 79-58 on Monday night on the Super Pit.


The Mean Green (7-2) moves to 5-0 at home for the first time since the 1977-78 season, while Southern falls to 1-8.


For the second straight game, North Texas shared the scoring with four players in double figures. Collin Dennis and Keith Wooden returned to the lineup in a big way after sitting out the previous game against Hartford. Dennis scored a team-high 16 points, while Wooden helped out with 10 tallies.


Senior Ben Bell scored in double figures for the second straight game with 12 points, and Quincy Williams posted his fourth game in double figures with 10 points.


Southern hit four three-pointers from four different players to take an early 12-2 lead at the start of the first half. The Jaguars led by as many as 15 points, 21-6, shooting 53 percent from the field at the 13:28 mark.


North Texas quickly climbed out of the hole by scoring 15 unanswered points to tie the game at 21-21 with 8:47 left in the first half. Wooden scored four points in the run and Dennis tied it up with a three-pointer.


Williams gave North Texas its first lead since the opening basket, 25-24, with a free throw. Dennis hit a layup at the buzzer, putting NT ahead by double digits at the half, 45-34.


The Mean Green started the second half with a 17-9 run, extending its lead to 62-44. North Texas led by as many as 26 points in the second half to seal the game.


North Texas shot a season-high 63.3 percent from the floor, which ranks fifth in the North Texas single-game record book. After starting out slow in the first half, the Mean Green finished the first period shooting 17-for-25 from the field.


North Texas returns to the Super Pit on Thursday, Dec. 19 when it faces Centenary at 7 p.m.



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