Mean Green Set To Play UAB In C-USA Championships
North Texas Earns Program's Highest Seeding In C-USA Postseason Tournament
C-USA Championships Bracket
DENTON -- The North Texas women's basketball team has earned the No. 8 seed in the Conference USA Women's Basketball Championships Presented By MetroPCS. The Mean Green will take on No. 9 UAB Blazers in the first round on Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.at Bartow Arena in Birmingham, Alabama.
The game will be aired live on Campus Insiders and on KNTU 88.1 FM and KNTU.com.
North Texas' (11-18, 8-10 C-USA) No. 8 seed is the program's highest seeding ever since they joined C-USA for the 2013-14 season. It's the program's highest ranking in a postseason conference tournament since they were the No. 6 seed in the 2012-13 Sun Belt Conference Tournament.
LAST TIME VS. UAB
On Jan. 5, North Texas beat the Blazers 59-58 in overtime in the teams' only meeting this season. It was the Mean Green's first conference road win of the year. North Texas led by as many as 15 points in the game and made free throws in the final seconds of the overtime period to beat UAB. Junior post Tosin Mabodu was named the player of the game by her coaches as she led the team with seven rebounds. She also contributed with eight points. Senior Terra Ellison had a team-high 11 points.
The Mean Green defense held UAB to two made 3-pointers in the game. The Blazers average more than seven per game.
Single game tickets to the C-USA Championships are avaliable at Bartow Arena. Call (940) 565-2527 for all-session tickets.