TUCSON, Ariz.- Following an eight-day break, the North Texas women's basketball team is back in action Tuesday afternoon as they travel to the desert to face the Arizona Wildcats. It is the first-ever meeting between the two schools. Tip-off from the McKale Center set for 2 p.m.
The Mean Green is coming off a 61-56 win over Nicholls State on December 13. Denetra Kellum powered North Texas to the win with her second career double-double as she scored 18 points and had 10 rebounds.
The Mean Green rallied from a halftime deficit against Nicholls State to win, marking the first halftime come-from-behind win of the year for the Mean Green.
The Mean Green is facing a team from the PAC- 10 conference for only the fourth time in school history. North Texas is 1-2 all-time against teams from the PAC-10. They last played a PAC-10 team in 2002 when they faced Washington in the WNIT in Seattle.
The Huskies won that game 82-61. The Mean Green has played Arizona State in 1991, a 91-55 Sun Devil win. The one victory over a PAC-10 team came in 1988 when North Texas knocked off Washington State 87-85 at home.
North Texas is off to a 3-0 start at the Super Pit for the first time since the 2007-08 season. It is the best start at home under head coach Shanice Stephens. Since the 2000 season, it is the sixth time that North Texas has started the year off at home with a 3-0 record.