Tough Second Quarter Dooms North Texas At UAB
Second Quarter Run By UAB Lifts Them Past North Texas, 68-52
Jan. 20, 2018
BIRMINGHAM AL. -- The North Texas women's basketball team was outscored 23-6 in the second quarter by UAB as the Blazers pulled ahead to win 68-52 Saturday afternoon at Bartow Arena.
In the three other quarters combined, the Mean Green outscored UAB 46-45 but the second quarter blow by the Blazers was the dagger as it gave them a 17-point lead at halftime.
North Texas (11-7, 2-4 C-USA) held UAB (15-3, 4-1 C-USA) to 14 first quarter points and was tied with them headed into the second frame but the Mean Green had no answer for UAB's post Katelynn Thomas who was a perfect 11-for-11 from the field at the end of game, and was 4-for-4 from field in the second quarter. She led all scorers with 22 points.
Many of Thomas' buckets came off an assist from point guard Miyah Barnes who finished with 10 assists.
North Texas' only offensive bright spot was Terriell Bradley who had her 10th 20-point scoring outing on the year as she finished with a team-high 21 points. Bradley led an early third quarter charge that saw the team cut the UAB lead to 11. However, the Blazers responded with an 11-0 run.
The Mean Green did contain UAB to just six 3-pointers, two under its season average, but the Blazers were able to convert everything at the free throw line as they nailed 16-of-16 from the charity stripe, eight of those came in the second quarter.
North Texas hosts Western Kentucky on Jan. 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the Super Pit.
MEAN GREEN QUICK SHOTS
- Terriell Bradley scored her 900th career point in the second quarter
- Point guard Brittany Smith finished with a UNT career-high 12 points
- Saturday was UNT's first double-digit loss on the year.
- Saturday's loss ends a 3-game winning streak to UAB and is head coach Jalie Mitchell's first against UAB.