LAFAYETTE, La. - The North Texas women's basketball team wraps up its longest road trip of the year tonight against Louisiana-Lafayette. The Mean Green is looking to end its four-game losing streak and pick up their second win of the year in league play. Game time is at 7 p.m. tonight and the game can be heard on 88.1 FM KNTU.
North Texas and Louisiana-Lafayette will meet for the 27th time in series history. The matchup has been a very competitive one throughout the years as the series is even at 13-13. North Texas swept the series last year with the Ragin Cajuns and have won three of the last four meetings. On the road in Lafayette North Texas has a record of 4-9.
The Mean Green's offense struggled in the month of December compared to November. In December the Mean Green averaged just 54.1 points a game while in November North Texas was scoring at a clip of 68 points a game. The Mean Green started the 2010 season with one of its better half's of basketball against Arkansas State.
North Texas scored 40 points in the second half and hit 50 percent of its shots against the Red Wolves. It is the fourth highest scoring 20 minutes of basketball of the season for North Texas. The 50 percent shooting was the best second half shooting percentage for North Texas since hitting 60 percent against UAB on November 28.
The Mean Green's last three games have seen their opponents open the second half with big runs and put North Texas into a big deficit. In all three games the Mean Green has had runs of 12-0, 9-0, and 10-0 by its opponents to start the second half. In all three games the Mean Green didn't score its first field goal until at least five minutes into the second half.
Sophomore Brittney Hudson had missed over a month with a knee injury but she has slowly worked her way back into the lineup and is now making an impact. Hudson had a career-best 11 points against Arkansas State along with three rebounds and two steals. Hudson played 20 minutes and made her first start since the game against UMKC.