Men’s Basketball Faces Creighton On Fox Sports 1 Monday

Dec. 19, 2015

Junior J-Mychal Reese leads the team in scoring at 13.9 points per game (photo by Rick Yeatts).

North Texas men's basketball at Creighton
Date | Time  Monday, Dec. 21 | 8:00 p.m. CT
Location  Omaha, Neb. | Century Link Center Omaha (17,390)
Live Stats Creighton Live Stats
TV Fox Sports 1
Radio  MGRN - 88.1 KNTU-FM, 95.3 KHYI-FM - Hank Dickenson (PxP), 
Twitter   @MeanGreenMBB
Game Notes   North Texas

DENTON -- The North Texas men’s basketball team travels to Omaha, Neb. for a national TV matchup against Creighton on Monday, Dec. 21 at 8 p.m. on Fox Sports 1.

The Mean Green are riding a two-game winning streak with back-to-back home victories against Nicholls (W, 78-60) and Mississippi Valley State (W, 87-74). Junior Deckie Johnson set a new career high with 26 off 6-for-11 from the three point line. Johnson has hit nine three pointers in his last two games.

Junior J-Mychal Reese leads the team in scoring at 13.9 points per game and has scored in double figures in nine games. Reese leads the team in assists with 42 and has hit 15 three pointers. Sophomore Jeremy Combs is second on the team in scoring at 13.5 points per game and leads the team in rebounding at 9.0 boards per contest. Combs earned his sixth career double-double in the game against MVSU scoring 13 points with 11 rebounds. Johnson is third in scoring at 13.0 points per game and has scored in double figures in eight of 11 games.

As a team, North Texas is shooting 48.5 percent from the field which puts them 38th in the nation. The Mean Green also are 10th in free throw attempts (298) and 94th in scoring offense (78.4 points per game).

NT will have an eight day holiday break before hosting Sam Houston State on Dec. 29 as part of a doubleheader with the women’s basketball team starting at 8 p.m. inside the Super Pit.

About the Opponent: Creighton

•This will be 11th meeting between the teams after playing last season in the Super Pit. North Texas came away with a tough 62-58 win after holding off a second half rally by Creighton. North Texas is 3-0 against the BlueJays in Denton. Former student-athlete Colin Voss had 16 points and eight rebounds in the win against Creighton last season. Combs finished with six points and eight rebounds.

• The last time the Mean Green defeated Creighton on the road was Dec. 12, 1975 in a 75-71 victory during the Bill Blakeley era.

• The BlueJays are 7-4 on the season and have only lost to then No. 14 Indiana (L, 86-65), Arizona State (L, 79-77), Loyola Chicago (L, 68-65) and No. 3 Oklahoma, 87-74.

• Maurice Watson Jr. leads the team in scoring at 12.4 points per game and Isaiah Zierden is second at 11.5. Freshman Khyri Thomas has scored 114 points (10.4 points per game) in his debut season.


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