DENTON, Texas (1/28/09) - Following it's dismantling of Florida International last week, the North Texas women's basketball team is looking for two straight wins as they host the Troy Trojans tonight at the Super Pit. The Mean Green had seven days off between games but are looking to continue their dominance of Troy, having won six of the seven matchups. Tip-off tonight is at 7 p.m. and the game can be heard on 88.1 FM KNTU.
North Texas allowed a season-low 43 points against FIU, which was also a low in points allowed in the Shanice Stephens era. It’s the fewest points allowed by North Texas since holding South Alabama to 39 points on February 25, 2006. The Mean Green’s 15-point margin of victory was also the largest of the season and its first win of double figures or more this season.
The Mean Green’s continue its winning ways away from home this season by beating FIU for its fifth road win of the season. North Texas has already tied for the third most road wins in school history this season by winning five on the road. The school record for road wins in a single season is seven, set during the 20005-06 season.
Of more intrigue is the Mean Green has a chance to finish the season with more road wins than home wins on the season, which has only happened twice before in school history. North Texas has four more home games and six more on the road. Only in the 1979-80 and 1983-84 seasons did North Texas win more road games than home games.
North Texas continues to force its opponents into mistakes this season and against FIU it was no different. The Mean Green forced 30 turnovers from the Golden Panthers and scored 36 of their 58 points off of those mistakes. It’s the second time this season that North Texas has forced 30 or more turnovers in a game.
Earlier in the season the Mean Green had Texas A&M-Corpus Christi cough up 34 turnovers. Its the first time since the 1999-00 season that North Texas has had two games of forcing 30 or more turnovers from its opponent.