HOUSTON, Texas- North Texas women's basketball improved to 5-2 on the season and registered its first win over a Pac-12 school since 1988 with a 60-53 win over Oregon State in the opening round of the Gene Hackerman Invitational. Brittney Hudson led the Mean Green with 16 points.
The Mean Green handed Oregon State (5-1) its first loss of the season, as the Beavers were playing their first game of the season away from the Pacific Northwest. North Texas had not beat a Pac-12 team since Dec. 30, 1988, when it beat Washington State 87-85 at the Super Pit.
With five wins this season, North Texas matches its total from 2010-11.
North Texas and Oregon State went back-and-forth the first 10 minutes of the game, before North Texas took a 20-18 lead with 9:28 left in the first half, and would not relinquish the lead after that point. The Mean Green took a 32-24 advantage into halftime.
The Mean Green would push its lead up to as much as 13 in the second half, as Oregon State would close to within five, but the Beavers missed five shots that would have cut the lead down to one possesion in the final minute of play, before Laura McCoy made two free throws with 13 seconds left to put the game out of reach.
Brittney Hudson led the Mean Green by tyin her season-high with 16 points, and setting a career-high with five assists. Hudson was responsible for 27 of North Texas' 60 points by assist or scoring.
Jasmine Godbolt added 15 points for North Texas, her 6th double-digit scoring game of the season and 54th of her career. She also tied a career-high with three assists.
Tamara Torru led North Texas in rebounding, recording eight rebounds. She has eight-or-more rebounds in the past two games. Alyssa Hankins set a career-high with six rebounds.
The Mean Green take on the victor of the Rice/Texas A&M-Corpus Christi game at 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 3, in the championship of the Gene Hackerman Invitational at Tudor Fieldhouse.