DENTON – North Texas women's basketball hosts Mary Hardin-Baylor in an exhibition contest Saturday at 3 p.m. inside The Pit in a tune-up to the 2018-19 season.
About the Mean Green (0-0, 0-0 C-USA)
The 2018-19 Mean Green women's basketball team is settling into its fourth season under head coach Jalie Mitchell
and looking to build off a successful 2017-18 campaign in which the team amassed the most wins in 16 years while advancing to the conference tournament semifinal, a feat which had not been accomplished since 2001-02 when Mitchell was a senior at North Texas.
Redshirt senior guard Terriell Bradley
was named to the 2018-19 Conference USA Women's Basketball Preseason Team, and UNT was chosen to finish seventh in the 14-team league by a vote amongst the C-USA head coaches.
Bradley, also a preseason pick last season, returns as a 2017-18 C-USA First Team selection after posting averages of 18.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.4 steals. The New Orleans native is the program's only player to be named to the C-USA Preseason All-Conference Team since North Texas joined the league in 2013.
About the Lady Crusaders (0-0, 0-0 ASC)
Mary Hardin-Baylor competes in NCAA Division III within the American Southwest Conference. UMHB advanced to the championship game of the ASC Tournament last season before falling to East Texas Baptist to conclude the year at 23-5 overall and 14-3 in league play. The Cru were picked to win the West Division this season with three players named to the ASC Preseason Watch List in Kendall Rollins, Alicia Blackwell, and Hannah Holt. UMHB is also receiving votes in the D3hoops.com Preseason Top 25 Poll for the first time in program history.
History between UNT and UMHB
It has been over four decades since the one and only meeting between the Cru and Mean Green. UNT took a 51-48 victory Feb. 24, 1997, at the Texas Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women North Zone Championship held in Waco. Althea Taylor attempted 33 field goals in the contest for the Mean Green, the third-highest single game total in program history.