DENTON, Tex. (1/31/08) The North Texas women’s basketball team begins a crucial stretch of the season tonight with the start of a three-game homestand against South Alabama at 5 p.m. The Mean Green has won three of its past four games and two straight at the Super Pit.
North Texas has dominated the series with South Alabama through the years holding a series lead of 11-4. However the Jaguars have won two straight games against the Mean Green and swept both meetings last season.
South Alabama beat the Mean Green 52-44 in the first round of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament last season. The Mean Green is 6-1 against the Jaguars at home.
Sophomore Brittney James is putting up big numbers on both sides of the ball this season, but more recently her 3-point shooting has come into focus. James leads the Mean Green with 23 3-pointers this season and she is on pace to climb into the top 10 in a single season for 3-pointers at North Texas.
She needs nine more 3-pointers to reach the top 10. James also leads the Mean Green with 40 steals on the season and she is on pace to likely break into the top 10 in single season in that category. With at least 11 games remaining, James needs to average 2.6 steals per game to crack the top 10 for a single season in steals at North Texas.
Amber Jackson’s season continues its torrid and record breaking pace. While she is on track for one of the best shooting seasons in school history, add scoring and field goals to that list as well. Jackson currently has 281 points and at her current pace she score 435 points this season, which would put her just two points shy of 10th all-time in a single season at North Texas.
However it would be the most points in a single season at North Texas since the 2001-02 season. Jackson also has 124 field goals on the year and is well on her way to breaking into the top 10 in a single season. She needs 50 more field goals to reach to the top 10.
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