JONESBORO, Ark. - Entering the stretch run of the regular season the North Texas women's basketball team hits the road to face Arkansas State on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. The Mean Green is trying to end its seven-game losing streak at the Convocation Center. Arkansas State won the first meeting this season in Denton 62-59 in overtime.
North Texas and Arkansas State will meet for the 27th time in series history. The Red Wolves hold the edge over North Texas 18-8. Arkansas State swept the series last season and has won seven of the last eight games against North Texas.
The only win for the Mean Green in the last three seasons against ASU came in the first round of the Sun Belt Conference tournament in 2009. In Jonesboro the Mean Green is 2-9.
Denetra Kellum notched her fifth double-double of the year against ULM with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Kellum has recorded a double-double in two of the last three games and her production in the last three games has been the best of the season.
Kellum has never had back-to-back double-doubles. She is averaging over points a game and nearly 10 rebounds a contest. Even more impressive is she has hit on 20-of-21 free throws during that stretch.
North Texas hit three 3-pointers against ULM and continued its climb into the top-10 in a single season for 3-pointers. The Mean Green has 116 as a team, which is tied for the 5th most in school history. North Texas can rapidly climb the charts as with two more 3-pointers they will move into 4th all-time in a single season.
The last two seasons at North Texas have produced the No. 2 and No. 3 spots in the record books and this season the Mean Green has a chance to break the all-time record, which is 134. North Texas needs 19 more 3-pointers to set the new record.