Mean Green Force 29 Turnovers in Win Over Coastal Carolina

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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.

NEXT UP
North Texas takes on Detroit Mercy Friday afternoon at 3:15 p.m. CT in their final game of the San Juan Shootout.


 

 

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