Week 13 - C-USA Tourney Notes
North Texas (16-14, 8-6) vs. Florida Atlantic (13-16, 4-10)
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 2 p.m. CT
Murfreesboro, Tenn. Alumni Memorial Gym (2,000)
Live Stream Available on C-USA Digital Network.
NT is 6-2 all time against the Owls.
NT was beaten by Florida Atlantic a week ago.
The Conference Tourney Is Not Enough
North Texas clinched the five seed in the C-USA tourney after it found itself in a three-way tie with Marshall and tournament host Middle Tennessee for the fourth seed and coveted bye. Marshall, being 2-0 against NT and Middle, was awarded the fourth seed. NT being 1-1 against the other two earned the fifth and a match with Florida Atlantic in the first round of the tournament.
Owls Are Forever
When North Texas fell to Florida Atlantic during the final weekend of regular season play, it allowed the Owls a chance to clinch the C-USA tournament as the final team (12 seed), which it did. Now, the Owls return to play the Mean Green in the first round of the tournament. Win or go home from here on out.
A View to Many Kills
Sophomore superstar Carnae Dillard is unleashing on her opponents of late, and the league took notice as she was named to the All-C-USA First Team. Averaging a team-high 4.24 kills per set, the San Antonio native has been crushing the ball. With her 31-kill onslaught in the loss to Marshall, Dillard moved into the top 10 in career kills, and she is continuing to climb the rankings. She now sits at sixth place all time. She has also found a starring role on the back line, now averaging 3.30 digs per set. She grabbed career-high figures in digs recently as she tallied 26 against both Southern Miss and Tulsa.
The Hitting Daylights
Senior Karissa Flack was named to the All-C-USA Second Team after another dependable and solid season for the Mean Green. She is hitting a .329 attack percentage and will go down as the most efficient attacker in NT history. She is also second on the team in kills with 232.