DENTON, Tex. (2/2/08) Coming off a 34-point win on Thursday night, the North Texas women’s basketball team looks to keep the momentum going this afternoon as they host Florida International. The Mean Green has won four of its past five games thanks in part to the explosion of sophomore Brittney James who scored a career-high 33 points in the victory over South Alabama.
Her 33 point outburst ranks as the 13th best scoring performance in a game in North Texas history. James also notched a career-high four 3-pointers and 12 field goals to cap off her night.
North Texas has had some big wins in its time in the Sun Belt Conference, but in terms of margin of victory, the 34-point rout was one that hasn’t happened in quite a while. Not since the Mean Green hammered New Orleans on February 21, 2002 by 43 points has North Texas beat a Sun Belt foe by so many points.
It goes down as the fourth biggest margin of victory for North Texas over a Sun Belt Conference team since joining the league in 2000.
North Texas, which has been a second half team this season, exploded for a season-high 51 points in the first half against South Alabama. The Mean Green had not scored that many points in the first half of a game since scoring 56 points against Yale on November 22, 2000.
It’s the third time in the last eight seasons that North Texas has scored 50 points or more in the first half as the Mean Green reached 50 points in the opening frame against Canisius on November 29, 2003.
Game time is at 4:35 from the Super Pit.
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