DENTON, Tex. - Turkey Day for the North Texas women's basketball team is in Birmingham as they prepare to face Samford and UAB at the UAB Thanksgiving Classic. The Mean Green battle Samford Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. and UAB on Saturday at 4 p.m. North Texas takes some momentum into the game having won two straight.
True freshman Jasmine Godbolt came just one game shy of tying the school record when she notched 16 points and 12 rebounds. It was the fifth game of the season and the second fastest for a true freshman to notch a double-double at North Texas. Godbolt missed the record of four games when Rosalyn Reades had a double-double in her fourth game in 1998.
Godbolt's numbers against UTPA were career-highs in points and rebounds. It is the third time that Godbolt has scored in double figures this season and the first double-double of the season for the Mean Green.
After the first game of the season one could think that North Texas might have problems from beyond the arc, but after the last four the Mean Green are on a record pace. North Texas hit 10 3-pointers against UTPA, the fourth most in school history and just one 3-pointer away from tying the school record of 11. The 10 3-pointers are the most in a game for the Mean Green since 2007 and a high for North Texas in the Shanice Stephens era.
Since going 0-for-7 in the season opener from beyond the arc, the Mean Green is hitting 38 percent of their 3-pointers. Just five games into the season, its a little early to look at single season school records, but North Texas is on a record pace for 3-pointers in a single season. The Mean Green hit the second most 3-pointers in a single season last year and is pace to hit 174 3-pointers, which would shatter the old record of 134 set in the 2001-02 season.
Senior Brittney James scored 14 points against UTPA and made history as she became the 12th player in school history to score 1,000 points for her career. James is 12th on the all-time scoring list with 1,002 career points. She is the third player in the last four years to reach the 1,000 point mark at North Texas.