DENTON, Texas - One month after beginning practice the North Texas women's basketball team is ready to tip off the exhibition season on Wednesday night against cross-town rival TWU. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. from the Super Pit and the game can be heard on 88.1 FM KNTU.
The Mean Green is going after some redemption after TWU knocked off North Texas last season 79-75 in an exhibition game.
North Texas returns three of its top five scorers from last season and seven players who combined to make 94 starts last year. Jasmine Godbolt and Denetra Kellum are the two leading scorers from last year that are back this season. The pair is also the top two rebounders from last year. In total North Texas, which hit 126 3-pointers last year, has over 60 percent of the offense returning from last season.
Godbolt is the reigning Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Year and was a second-team all-conference pick going into this season.
North Texas has seven fresh faces on the roster this season. The Mean Green picked up four point guards; Kasondra Foreman, Alyssa Hankins, Laura McCoy and Desiree Nelson all have the ability to play the position.
In addition to help at the point guard spot, the Mean Green added Jacquelyn Hearne, a 6-2 post. Ash'Lynne Evans is a 5-11 forward and Trai-ce McCoy is 5-8 guard who can also play at the forward spot.
This is the Mean Green's only exhibition game of the year as the regular season begins on November 12 at home against Stephen F. Austin.
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