North Texas Welcomes Southeastern Louisiana Tuesday Night

Dec. 19, 2016

North Texas men's basketball vs.Southeastern Louisiana
Date | Time  Tuesday, Dec. 20 | 7:00 p.m. CT
Location   Denton, TX | The Super Pit (10,500)
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DENTON - The North Texas men's basketball team hopes to continue its winning ways at home against Southeastern Louisiana on Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. inside the Super Pit.

The Mean Green (5-5) dropped their third-straight road game in a 76-70 loss at Sam Houston last Saturday. North Texas made a late rally cutting a double-digit lead to just three points but couldn't pull through in the end. Freshman A.J. Lawson scored a career-high 18 points off 7-for-14 shooting. Lawson earned C-USA Freshman of the Week for the first time this season after his performance against the BearKats.

Freshman Ryan Woolridge made his season debut with 10 points, four rebounds, three assists, a block and a steal in 26 minutes off the bench. Woolridge provided a big spark late in the game, including a pretty alley-oop pass to Lawson for a dunk.

Junior Jeremy Combs scored 13 points at Sam Houston and leads the team in scoring at 13.8 per game. Senior Deckie Johnson is second in scoring at 11.2 per game and Lawson is third at 9.9 per game. Classmate J-Mychal Reese leads the team in assists at 4.2 per game and has gone 16-for-20 from the free throw line.

The Mean Green continue to hold teams defensively to 40.5 percent (school record through 10 games) from the field and are only allowing 68.3 points per game.

North Texas has one more non-conference game remaining against San Diego on Thursday, Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. The Mean Green will open Conference USA action with five of the first seven games on the road starting at Charlotte Dec. 31 at 11 a.m.

About the Opponent: Southeastern Louisiana

• This will be seventh meeting between the two teams. North Texas has won the last four meetings all coming in Denton inside the Super Pit.

• In the last meeting, North Texas took home a 75-61 victory on Nov. 30, 2013 at the Super Pit. Former Mean Green player Alzee Williams had a team high 18 points and Jordan Williams finished with a double-double (15 points, 10 rebounds) off the bench.

• Southeastern Louisiana is 6-5 on the season coming off a road loss at Toledo 78-56 on Dec. 17. The Lions are a perfect 5-0 at home but have struggled on the road at 1-5.

• Marlain Veal leads the team in scoring at 14.4 points per game and has started all 11 games. Davon Hayes is second on the team at 13.2 per game. Moses Greenwood scored a team high 15 points at Toledo and is third in scoring at 12.1.

• Dominic Nelson leads the team in rebounding at 7.5 per game. Greenwood is second at 6.1 and has secured 27 offensive rebounds.

• Southeastern Louisiana has taken 212 three-pointers on the season and has hit 87. Five players have hit 10 or more three-pointers with Hayes leading the team with 23.


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