Navigating To Norman
Game 8 Thursday, December 6, 2012 7:00 p.m.
North Texas Mean Green (2-5) at Oklahoma (7-1)
Norman, Okla. Lloyd Noble Center (12,000)
Radio: KNTU;TV: Sooner Sports TV
Series Record: Oklahoma leads 19-2
Last Meeting: Oklahoma 79 NT 42
North Texas jumps back into non-conference play with a visit to No. 13 Oklahoma. The Mean Green opened up Sun Belt Conference play with a 71-59 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette. After starting the year our at 0-4, North Texas has won two of its last three games. The Sooners are ranked 13th in the nation and off to a 7-1 start to the season. Oklahoma has won six straight games since losing their only game of the season to UCLA.
North Texas shot a season-high 54.9 percent in the win over Louisiana-Lafayette. It is the
highest field goal percentage in a game since North Texas hit 56.5 percentage against
Arkansas State on January 7, 2012. It is just the fifth time since the start of the 2010-11 season that the Mean Green has topped 50 percent shooting from the floor. Only five times in the last 68 games has North Texas hit more than 50 percent from the floor.
The Floor General
Laura McCoy’s 3-pointer shooting has been well chronicled, but in the victory over Louisiana-Lafayette McCoy dished out a career-high nine assists. It was the most assists in a single game by a North Texas player since 2010. Since the triple overtime game at Alabama, McCoy went from averaging just 4.0 points a game, to 12.5 points a contest. In addition, in the last five games, McCoy has hit 13 3-pointers and dished out 4.4 assists per game. She has also knocked down 42 percent from behind the arc.
Bouncing Right Back
Freshman Alexis Hyder was held to her second lowest offensive output against Arizona with only seven points, but she rebounded with 16 points in the win over Louisiana-Lafayette, her second highest total of the season. Hyder was 7-for-10 from the floor at 11.9 points for the year, she is the third-leading freshman scorer in the Sun Belt Conference this season.