DENTON, Texas - After a two-week layoff, the North Texas women's basketball team is back in action Thursday night as they host South Alabama at the Super Pit. The Mean Green hasn't played since Feb. 3 against Florida Atlantic but plays two home games this week.
North Texas and South Alabama will meet for the 19th time in series history. The Mean Green holds a big edge over the Jaguars of 13-5. North Texas knocked off the Jaguars 78-66 last season in the only meeting.
Two years ago in Denton the Mean Green pounded the Jaguars 87-53. In that game Brittney James scored 33 points. At home against South Alabama the Mean Green is 8-1 with the only Jaguar win coming in 2004.
Due to the cancellation of the Feb. 10 game at UALR because of inclement weather, North Texas will have gone 14 days between games. That's the longest stretch without playing a game for North Texas since the 2002-03 season.
Denetra Kellum was coming off one of her lowest scoring performances of the season with only four points against Denver. She carried the load against Florida Atlantic with her fourth double-double of the season and the fifth of her career with 25 points and 12 rebounds.
In the process Kellum was 10-for-10 from the free throw line, which is the second time she has gone 10-for-10 or better at the line in a game this season. Kellum is the only player in school history to record two games in a single season of 10 or more.
Saturday night against ULM is the North Texas "Pink Zone" game. The event is designed to help raise awareness for breast cancer and raise money to help fight the disease. Donations can be made at the arena or the WBCA has created a charity, the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, which will also accept donations.
North Texas will be in pink uniforms for the game.