#ThrowbackThursday: Women Take Down Ranked Oklahoma

June 16, 2016

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.



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