Mean Green Force 29 Turnovers in Win Over Coastal Carolina
North Texas Gives Up Second-Fewest Points In Program History With 50-34 Victory
Nov. 23, 2017
DAYTONA BEACH, FL -- North Texas forced 29 turnovers in route to one of the best defensive performances in program history Thursday afternoon.
The Mean Green defeated Coastal Carolina 50-34 in their first game of the San Juan Shootout. The 34 points scored by the Chanticleers is tied for the second-fewest by a Mean Green opponent ever.
"We were all one unit today on defense," said junior Grace Goodhart. " We were all in sync and we played well together."
The 29 turnovers forced by UNT turned into 36 points the other way. It's the most forced turnovers in a game by the Mean Green since they forced 31 versus St. Bonaventure on Nov. 24, 2012.
North Texas improved to 3-1 on the year with the win, which marks their first 3-1 start since the 2011-12 season.
Redshirt junior Terriell Bradley led all scorers Thursday with 20 points on 7-of-13 shooting.
Goodhart, a transfer from Loyola University Chicago, scored a North Texas career-best 10 points and had five steals, three assists and no turnovers in Thursday's contest.
"We came out quick on the defensive-end and carried the wave from there," Goodhart said.
North Texas held Coastal Carolina (3-2) scoreless for the first seven minutes and 40 seconds of the game.
Coastal cut the Mean Green lead down in the second quarter but a 14-2 run to end the first half by UNT gave them a double-digit lead at the midway point. North Texas forced 15 first half turnovers in the opening half, which they scored 20 points off of.
MEAN GREEN QUICK SHOTS
- Bradley's 20 points is a season-high
- Sophomore Jada Poland has four blocks through four games. She only had three all of last year.
- Point guard Brittany Smith returned after missing the previous two games due to a death in her family. Smith didn't start but played 23 minutes and scored 2 points and had a game-high 4 assists
- UNT has held two of its four opponents to under 40 points this season.
North Texas takes on Detroit Mercy Friday afternoon at 3:15 p.m. CT in their final game of the San Juan Shootout.