#ThrowbackThursday: Women Take Down Ranked Oklahoma
Mean Green Sports Revisits Some of the Year’s Biggest Highlights
It’s Throwback Thursday and MeanGreenSports.com is revisiting some of the most notable moments of the 2015-16 North Texas Athletics calendar.
This week we look back at one of the biggest wins in North Texas women’s basketball history, a 61-57 victory over No. 17 Oklahoma on Nov. 17, 2015.
In what would become the program’s first-ever win over a top-25 opponent, the Mean Green battled foul trouble, a stout Big 12 defense and the odds in squeezing out a four-point win. It was junior Kelsey Criner - playing in only her second game with the team - that came through in the clutch, breaking a tie with 30 seconds left to play before getting a steal and forcing free throws to give North Texas the winning edge.
The win would go down as a significant starting point for first-year head coach Jalie Mitchell, who earned her first career coaching victory with the win. North Texas would finish with an 11-19 record on the year - adding six more wins than the previous season - and the Mean Green also picked up its first-ever win in the Conference USA tournament in March, giving fans ample reason to be excited for a second season under Mitchell & Co.
Stay tuned for another Mean Green highlight next Thursday.