Women's Basketball Looks To Hold Onto First Place In West Division Tonight

DENTON (2/2/06) - First place in the Sun Belt Conference West Division is on the line tonight as the North Texas women's basketball team faces Louisiana-Lafayette at 7 pm in the Super Pit.

North Texas continues its five-game homestand tonight against the Ragin' Cajuns. The Mean Green holds a one-game lead on the Ragin Cajuns in the SBC West Division. North Texas defeated Louisiana-Lafayette in the first meeting, 70-47, in Lafayette.

The series with North Texas and Louisiana-Lafayette is even at 9-9. The two teams have split the last two seasons, but North Texas can sweep the series this year with a win over the Ragin Cajuns. The Mean Green won the first meeting this year 70-47 in Lafayette. North Texas has not lost at home to Louisiana-Lafayette in 22 years.

Erika Bobo continues her climb up the record books at North Texas. Bobo reached two milestones in the wins over Troy and South Alabama. Bobo dished out her 300th assist and grabbed her 500th rebound in the two wins. Bobo moved into third place all-time in assists with 304.

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The North Texas men's basketball plays at Louisiana-Lafayette tonight. The Mean Green has won seven of its last 10 games. The Mean Green will then catch New Orleans on Saturday as it completes the regular-season series against the two fellow SBC West Division opponents. Every North Texas game can be heard live on KWRD (100.7 FM) in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

North Texas had a two-game winning streak snapped last Saturday and fell half a game behind Sun Belt West Division leader South Alabama. The Mean Green plays six of its final seven Sun Belt games on the road, where it is 1-1 this year against league opponents. NT’s last Sun Belt home game will be played against Middle Tennessee on February 9. The Mean Green will play fi ve of its last seven SBC games against West Division opponents, which is 3-2 against this year.

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