DENTON, Tex. - The North Texas women's basketball team is home to host UMKC in an afternoon battle today at the Super Pit. The Mean Green is going after their first victory of the season on the year while the Roos are 2-1 on the year.
North Texas is a perfect 3-0 against UMKC in the series history. The Mean Green won a hard fought road game last season at UMKC 80-74. The two teams also played in 2002 at the SW Texas Century Tel Classic, a 24-point North Texas win.
The Roos has visited the Super Pit only once before in 2000 which was a Mean Green blowout 98-55. In that game North Texas had five different players score in double figures and hit 45 field goals, a season-high for the 2000-01 season.
Head coach Shanice Stephens will have fond memories of last years game with UMKC as it was the first coaching victory in her career. Stephens would go onto to lead North Texas to tie the school record for road wins last season.
North Texas is off to a rocky start at 0-3, just the 11th time the Mean Green has ever started a season out at 0-3. North Texas last began a season at 0-3 during the 2006-07 season. The Mean Green is trying to avoid an 0-4 start to the year, which last happened in 1996-97 and has happened only four other times.
Denetra Kellum had her best game in a Mean Green uniform against one of the top teams in the country in Texas. Kellum came off the bench to score a career high 10 points, grab six rebounds, all in 21 minutes of play. Kellum was one of just three players to reach double figures for North Texas against the Longhorns.
Sophomore Brittney Hudson had her first double figure night in a Mean Green uniform against Texas. Hudson, who has picked up the point guard slack this season as well, hit her first two 3-pointers of the season against the Longhorns on Friday night.