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DENTON, Texas - The biggest test of the Sun Belt Conference season awaits the Mean Green on Wednesday night as the face undefeated South Alabama at home at 7 p.m. North Texas closes out their two-game homestand as they look to become the first team to knock off the Jaguars in league play.
The game can be heard on 88.1 FM KNTU.
The Mean Green sits in fourth place in the West Division. South Alabama has won seven straight games and leads the East Division with a 7-0 record. The Jaguars are 5-1 away from home this season.
North Texas and South Alabama will meet for the 18th time in series history. The Mean Green holds a big edge over the Jaguars of 12-5. South Alabama tripped up the Mean Green last season by three points in Mobile. Two years ago in Denton the Mean Green pounded the Jaguars 87-53. In that game Brittney James scored 33 points. At home against South Alabama the Mean Green is 7-1 with the only Jaguar win coming in 2004.
Brittney James is playing her best basketball in a North Texas uniform over the last month of play. James topped the 20-point mark for the fourth time this season against Troy and scored in double figures for the ninth straight game against Arkansas State.
Since SBC play began James is averaging 19.1 points a game and she is the third leading scorer in the league games. In those nine games she is hitting over 45 percent from the floor and picked up her game defensively.
In the last nine games James has had three or more steals in five games. She is now fifth in the SBC in scoring at 15.4 points a game. She is on pace right now to enter the top 10 all-time for most points in a single season. At her current pace James will score 458 point, which would be 10th all-time at North Texas.