Mean Green Go Cold In Second Half, Lose 66-49 To Charlotte
North Texas Begins Hot But Makes Just 9 Of Its Final 45 Shots
Jan. 26, 2017
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The North Texas women's basketball team was held to just two points in the final four minutes as they lost 66-49 at Charlotte Thursday night.
Just like when the two teams met in late December, the Mean Green (6-13, 3-5 C-USA) opened the game to a double-digit lead. Thursday, North Texas led 18-5 early in the first quarter off a strong shooting percentage and forcing turnovers.
Charlotte (15-4, 7-1 C-USA) picked it up defensively and allowed nine Mean Green points in the second quarter to cut the game to a one point North Texas lead at the half.
North Texas shot 47 percent in the first quarter and made three of its five 3-point attempts.
In the second, third and fourth quarters combined, North Texas shot 20 percent on 9-of-45 shooting. From deep, the Mean Green were 0-of-13.
Senior Terra Ellison recorded her second career double-double as she grabbed 10 rebounds and scored 14 points. Both of her double-doubles have come against Charlotte.
Also recording 10 rebounds, tying a career-best, was junior Tosin Mabodu.
The Mean Green travel to Old Dominion on Saturday. The tipoff is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. ct.
MEAN GREEN QUICK FACTS
- Terra Ellison has grabbed 25 rebounds against Charlotte this season
- Candice Adams made a 3-pointer and has now made a 3-pointer in 19 consecutive games
- North Texas' 45 rebounds Thursday set a season-high
- The Mean Green kept Charlotte to six points below their season scoring average
- North Texas has held seven of its eight conference opponents to below their respected scoring average