Hilltoppers Roll Mean Green Women Basketball At E.A. Diddle
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (1/27/10) - The North Texas women's basketball team shocked the Sun Belt in its last outing, but couldn't keep the mojo going in a 101-53 loss at Western Kentucky on Wednesday night.
The Mean Green (6-15, 3-7 Sun Belt West) knocked off perennial power South Alabama at the Super Pit just a week earlier, but Sun Belt MVP candidate Arnika Brown and the Hilltoppers (12-8, 6-3 Sun Belt East) made sure WKU didn't suffer the same fate at E.A. Diddle Arena.
Western Kentucky put its collective foot on the gas and opened up a 22-2 lead to open the game. The Hilltoppers would lead by as much as 62 points with just minutes remaining and forced 31 NT turnovers on the night.
WKU pressured NT with a full-court press, as well as varied man and zone looks, which kept the Mean Green off balance all evening. A 22-2 edge in points off turnovers led to a 49-14 halftime lead for WKU, which saw 10 players score in the opening frame.
Brown finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Keisha Mosley led all scorers with 20 points. Eleven WKU players scored in the game and five reached double figures.
North Texas had scored at least 76 points in each of its last five outings, but managed just 53 against the Hilltoppers. Brittney Hudson was NT's leading scorer with 10 points.
Jasmine Godbolt inched closer to the record books with a career-high 15 rebounds on the night. That gives Godbolt 182 for her career, just 21 shy of the program's single season record for a freshman.
North Texas returns to action on Saturday against Middle Tennessee. Tip off from the Murphy Center is slated for 2 p.m., followed by the Mean Green men at 7 p.m.