Conference USA Tournament Central

Nov. 20, 2014

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Match #31: Quarterfinals - No. 3 North Texas 3, at No. 6 Southern Miss 1 (25-17, 25-19, 12-25, 25-21)

Reed Green Coliseum (8,095) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi


Friday, Nov. 21, 7:00 p.m. CT

Match #32: Semifinals - No. 3 North Texas (22-9, 12-5 C-USA) vs. No. 2 WKU (29-5, 16-1 C-USA)

Reed Green Coliseum (8,095) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi


Saturday, Nov. 22, 4:30 p.m. CT

The Last Meeting
North Texas1
Western Kentucky3
October 12, 2014
Bowling Green, KY
Mean Green Fights Uphill Battle, Falls Short to WKU
BOWLING GREEN, KY - North Texas turned on the jets a little too late in Sunday's match, falling to Western Kentucky on the road in four sets (25-13, 25-18, 21-25, 25-19). The Hilltoppers remain undefeated in the Conference USA lead, while the Mean Green drops to 3-4 in conference play.








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Quick Hits:

Quarterfinals

  • North Texas enters the tournament with nine straight victories including five consecutive sweeps. Both streaks are good for the longest in program history. The Mean Green has won 27 of the last 30 sets played, and is undefeated so far in the month of November.
  • With the #3 Seed in the 2014 edition of the conference tournament, North Texas matched its highest seeding in the last ten conference tournament appearances. In 2012, #3 North Texas fell to #1 WKU in the Sun Belt Conference championship.
  • The Mean Green is 1-1 all-time in Conference USA tournament play. In its first season as a member in 2013, No. 5 North Texas defeated No. 12 Florida Atlantic 3-1 in the first round, before falling to No. 4 Marshall 3-2 in the quarterfinal round.
  • The first round matchup with championship host Southern Miss is a rematch of the Oct. 10 match in Hattiesburg. Southern Miss prevailed in the regular season matchup 3-1, the beginning of a three game skid for the Mean Green. North Texas hasn't lost since the rough patch.
  • Junior outside hitter was named the 2014 Conference USA Player of the Year just as the team was boarding the bus to Mississippi, sending an extra sense of confidence along with them.

Semifinals

  • North Texas is now 2-0 all-time in the opening round of Conference USA tournament play.
  • The Mean Green will be looking to avenge its second straight regular season loss when it plays the Hilltoppers in the semifinals. WKU defeated North Texas 3-1 in Bowling Green, Kentucky on Oct. 12.
  • The last time North Texas and Western Kentucky met in a tournament match was the 2012 Sun Belt Championship match. Third seeded Mean Green fell 3-0 to top seeded WKU. North Texas joined Conference USA in 2013, while the 2014 season is WKU's inaugural year as a member.
  • Although the sweep streaks were put to an end by Southern Miss, North Texas still carries on a 10 game winning streak into the next round of the tournament. The Mean Green continues to add on to a hot streak that crushes the previous program record of seven consecutive victories.



Conference USA Quarterfinals:

  • #1 UTSA 3, #8 Charlotte 0
  • #4 Rice 3, #5 Marshall 0
  • #2 WKU 3, vs. #7 Florida Atlantic 0


Conference USA Semifinals:

  • #1 UTSA vs. #4 Rice - 2 p.m.

 

 

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