DENTON (1/31/07) - The North Texas women's basketball team returns home tonight at 7 pm to face Troy after dropping its second straight game to South Alabama. The Mean Green has lost seven of its past eight games and are looking for some momentum heading into February as the team plays its final game in January. Troy is coming off a 13-point road win at Louisiana-Monroe.
North Texas has dominated the series with Troy having won all four meetings against the Trojans. The Mean Green and Trojans first met at the Middle Tennessee Invitational in 1992. North Texas put up the second most points in school history that day in pounding Troy 107-77. The two teams also met at the Lobo Classic in Albuquerque in 1998 where North Texas won 85-61. Last season the Mean Green won both games, the first a 71-46 win at the Super Pit and then a 73-66 road win at Troy.
Amber Jackson continues her torrid pace as she scored in double figures for the fourth straight game. It marks only the second time in her career that she has scored in double figures in four consecutive games. In that four-game stretch, she is averaging 16.7 points a game and shooting it 56 percent from the floor. Last season Jackson scored in double figures in five straight games. She is the first player to lead North Texas is scoring in four straight games this season.
North Texas has lost seven of its past eight games, the worst stretch since the 2003-04 season. At 2-7 through the first nine games of conference play, North Texas has its worst mark since joining the Sun Belt Conference in 2000. The month of February will not be an easy one as North Texas faces seven teams with at least 12 wins or more
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