Jumping To Jonesboro
- Game 22: Sunday, February 3, 2013. 2 p.m.
- North Texas Mean Green (8-13, 7-5) at Arkansas St. (12-9, 9-3)
- Jonesboro, Ark. - Convocation Center (10,653)
- Series Record: Arkansas State leads 20-9
North Texas won its first game since January 17 at FIU by handily sweeping the season series with the Ragin Cajuns of ULL. With the win, North Texas moved to 7-5 in conference play heading into the pivotal SBC west matchup with Arkansas State. The Red Wolves have been on a tear in conference play and maintain a 9-3 SBC mark. They have won their last seven games dating back to the beginning of January and can put a stranglehold on the division with a win against the Mean Green.
North Texas meets Arkansas State for the first time since last season, a victory in Denton by a margin of 14 for the Mean Green. Overall, Arkansas State still holds a sizeable series lead, 20-9, and has dominated the recent history winning nine of the last 10.
Freshman Alexis Hyder put a dominating performance at Louisiana-Lafayette with 14 points and a career-high 16 rebounds. This was the fifth double-double of the season for Hyder and she is now only four away from tying the freshman record for most double-doubles in a single season. The 16 rebounds for Hyder are the most by a freshman at North Texas in a game since Talicia Sanders had 18 rebounds against FIU in 2005.
Locking Up Lafayette
North Texas held Louisiana-Lafayette to only 46 points defensively, the lowest points allowed on the year. The Mean Green kept the Ragin Cajuns at bay from behind the arc, limiting Louisiana-Lafayette to just 16 percent shooting, the third lowest percentage of the season.