DENTON, Texas - The North Texas women's basketball team is opening league play tonight as they host ULM at 7 p.m. from the Super Pit. Following a week off, the Mean Green return to action looking to start Sun Belt Conference play off with a win and end its three-game losing streak. The game can be heard on 88.1 FM KNTU.
North Texas and ULM renew a long-time rivalry as the two schools meet for the 32nd time. The Warhawks have a big edge in the series leading 25-6. The Mean Green however has had recent success against ULM, winning six of the past nine meetings. North Texas is looking to turn around its record against ULM at the Super Pit as the Mean Green is just 2-12 at home all-time.
Last season North Texas knocked off ULM 78-70 at the Super Pit. The other home win over ULM came on January 5, 1995, a 65-62 victory for the Mean Green. The Warhawks last victory in Denton came on January 7, 2008, a six-point victory.
Senior Brittney James has already etched her name into the North Texas record books by reaching the 1,000 point mark in her career. Next up is hitting the 100 3-pointers for a career and that would put her in a very exclusive club. One James reaches 100 3-pointers for her career she will become the only player in school history with 1,000 points, 100 3-pointers, and 150 steals for a career.
North Texas shot a season-best 75 percent from the charity stripe against Texas A&M. Since a tough start to the season at the line for North Texas, the Mean Green has steadily been improving. Over the last five games North Texas has hit on 70.7 percent of its free throws compared to the first five games where North Texas was hitting 61.1 percent of its free tosses.