NT Stuns SMU With Second Half Surge

Game 4, Home Game 3
at North Texas 50, SMU 46
North Texas Mean Green (3-1), SMU Mustangs (3-1)
November 22, 2011 - 7 p.m.
The Super Pit
Denton, Texas

NEXT GAME: The Mean Green travel down to San Marcos, Texas as they take on Texas State at 7 p.m. this Friday, November 25.


- This victory marks the first over SMU since the 2005-2006 season
- Coach Aston is now 2-0 in her career over SMU's Coach Rhonda Rompola, defeating the Mustangs 76-74 in 2008-09
- North Texas has won 5 of its last 6 home games dating back to 2010-11, and have won 7 of its last 9 non-conference home games in the Super Pit dating back to 2009
- With 1.8 seconds left in the game, Jasmine Godbolt put the game in the bag after sinking a clutch free throw to put the Mean Green up 4 points
- Held an opponent to 50 points or fewer for the third time out of four games this season (UT Arlington 47 and New Mexico 50)
- Continued to outrebound its opponents this game, tonight out-hustling the Mustangs to the ball 43-38
- North Texas' largest lead was 9 points with 8:24 left in the game
- Laura McCoy hit a 3-pointer at 19:25 in the 2nd to give North Texas its first lead of the game at 23-22
- Went on a 20-13 run with 11:28 left in the half after trailing the Mustangs 9-0
- North Texas outscored the SMU bench 10-2 at half
- Forced 12 turnovers in the first half  including 4 steals
- Outrebounded SMU 22-18 with 13 offensive rebounds
- Brittney Hudson has had 3 or more steals in every game this season, and forced in the first half
- Jasmine Goldbolt grabbed 5 rebounds while Tamara Torru scored 5 points in the first 20 minutes of play


INDIVIDUAL

Jasmine Godbolt

- Finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds, making this her 52nd career double-double
- Scored 10+ points in every game this season, averaging 14.3 ppg
- Has had 8 rebounds or more for every game this season
 - Only 196 points away from becoming only the 13th player away in school history to score 1,000 points
- With 520 career rebounds, she passed Nelda Roy for 10th on North Texas' career list
- Has 214 free throws for her career, 8 away from the top-10 in school history, tying Teri Gunnels and Amber Jackson for 10th on North Texas' career list while she already ranks sixth all-time with 400 free throw attempts


Tamara Torru

- Scored  13 points, 4 rebounds, and a season high 3 steals
- Has scored double-digit points in all four games this season and 18 times in her career
- Has had a steal in every game this season


Brittney Hudson

- Stole the ball twice, adding to her season statistics of having 2 or more steals every game this season


Ash'Lynne Evans

- Finished the night with 6 points, 6 rebounds, and perfect from the free throw line going 4-4
- Evans remains perfect from the charity stripe at 10-10


Laura McCoy

- Has 8 rebounds, breaking her previous career high of 6 set last November versus Tulsa
- Set a new season high 9 points, 3 points shy of her career high set against SMU in December 2011
- Went 4 for 4 from the free throw line making her 12 for 12 on the year


Alyssa Hankins

- Scored a new season high 6 points, tying her career high set against Oral Roberts on November 14, 2011  

 

 

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