Women's Basketball Edged by Northern Colorado

Nov. 17, 2014

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DENTON - Offenses stalled early, as North Texas came up just short in a gritty battle with Northern Colorado that saw nine lead changes and six tied scores. Facing a two-point halftime deficit, the Mean Green nearly doubled its team shooting percentage in the second half. But it proved not enough, as the Bears prevailed, 53-48, in the Monday afternoon tilt.

"We played great defense today," head coach Mike Petersen said. "We just missed too many free throws to be able to win the game."

Redshirt sophomore forward Eboniey Jeter led the way for the Mean Green, hitting six of eleven from the field and five free throws for 17 total points. Jeter also contributed one third (14) of the team's total rebounds (42), allowing for 13 second chance points for North Texas.

North Texas saw a glimmer of hope late in the game when UNC's leading guard D'Shara Strange fouled out with 1:52 to play. Strange led her team with 17 critical points and eight rebounds before exiting the game with the Bears ahead by eight.

With the Bears without their best performer, the Mean Green proceeded to cut the deficit to two possessions with just over a minute to play. In the end, North Texas was unable to overcome 15 missed free throws and 18-percent shooting from behind the arc, eventually conceding to UNC for a second consecutive narrow defeat.

Next up for North Texas

• North Texas will host the second annual Hospitality Hill Challenge beginning on Friday, Nov. 21. The Mean Green (0-2) is set to tip off against UMass (0-2) at 7:00 p.m. in the Super Pit.

Mean Green Quick Hitters

  • North Texas led by as many as five points early in the second half, and trailed by as many as nine late in the second half.
  • The Mean Green is 22-50 from the free throw stripe this year, for a low, 44-percent mark, while its opponents are shooting over 62.2-percent from the line.
  • Senior forward Briesha Wynn shot 6 of 18 from the field for 13 total points, and grabbed eight rebounds in 36 minutes.



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