DENTON – North Texas women's basketball hosts Houston Baptist for the annual Kid's Game Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. inside The Super Pit.
About the Mean Green (3-4, 0-0 C-USA)
North Texas pulled off an overtime win at home Dec. 1 over Missouri State in an 83-76 victory where Terriell Bradley
was again dominant offensively with 36 points, and Anisha George
recorded her second double-double of the season with 12 points and a game-high 12 rebounds.
Bradley's scoring average of 22.4 leads the Mean Green and is tops in Conference USA. Trena Mims
is posting 9.7 ppg and has dished out a team-high 22 assists. George is pulling down a team-best seven rebounds per contest and has amassed nine blocks.
The Mean Green are outscoring their opponents by an average of 4.1 points while shooting 39.6-percent from the field compared to 37.2 from their foes to rank fifth in C-USA in field goal percentage defense.
About the Huskies (4-2, 0-0 Southland)
The Huskies have been off since Nov. 27 when they trounced the NAIA's University of the Southwest in a 100-57 victory. HBU suffered an 82-76 setback at Texas Tech Nov. 24 and lost by 18 at Wichita State Nov. 17. The other three Husky wins have come over McMurry (NAIA), Texas A&M International (Division II), and Howard Payne (Division III).
Amanda Johnson averages 15.5 points for the Huskies as three others join her in double figures: Sophie Taylor (12.8), Taylor Kollmorgen (11.3), and Megan Valdez-Crader (10.2). HBU is scoring 82 points per game compared to 59 by their opponents.
HBU was picked to finish 10th
among the 13 Southland teams, and Johnson was slated as a Preseason All-Conference pick.
History between the squads
This will be the first meeting between the Mean Green and the Huskies.
Bradley named C-USA Player of the Week
of North Texas has been selected as the Conference USA Player of the Week as announced by the league office Monday.
Bradley dominated for the Mean Green as the redshirt senior guard produced 30 and 36-point outings last week to up her streak of scoring 30 or more to three consecutive games, a feat she shares alongside top-ranked Notre Dame's Arike Ogunbowale as the only two players to do so this season.
Coming off of a career-high 40 points versus North Dakota State Nov. 24, Bradley scored 30 at SMU Nov. 28 to account for nearly half of UNT's points and pulled down a season-high eight rebounds.
In addition to her 33.0 points per game average last week, Bradley added 13 rebounds, five steals, three assists, and a block.
In the overtime win over Missouri State Dec. 1, Bradley went for 36 points by connecting of 12 of her 21 attempts, including a trio of 3-pointers, and sank nine from the free throw line. The 36 points is the ninth-highest output in Division I this season, ranking three spots behind the 40 she scored versus NDSU.
With her 66 points scored in the two contests, Bradley now has 1,133 for her career and jumped from ninth to seventh all-time at UNT. She leads C-USA in scoring this season with an average of 22.4 points to place her 12th
in the nation.
This is Bradley's third C-USA Player of the Week award and the first this season.
Bring on the OT
The Mean Green have compiled a lowly 12-26 record throughout program history in overtime games, but following the 83-76 win over Missouri State Dec. 1, UNT has now strung together six straight victories involving extra periods. The win over the Bears was just the third time in program history UNT has found success inside The Super Pit in OT, as the team is now at 3-10 at home. Two seasons ago, North Texas pulled out wins in each of their four overtime contests, and went one-for-one in 2017-18.
Scoring early and often
In the past three contests, the Mean Green offense has taken off from the opening tip throughout the first period. North Texas has put up an average of 26 points throughout the first 10 minutes in the games against North Dakota State, SMU, and Missouri State. In the win over MSU Dec. 1, UNT hit half of their shot attempts, including 4-of-8 on threes, on their way to 26 points. At SMU Nov. 18, UNT racked up 25 points on 10-of-16 shooting, including 4-of-6 from the 3-point line. To close out the Tiger Turkey Tipoff Nov. 24, the Mean Green tallied 33 points versus NDSU in the first period for the highest total ever recorded by the Mean Green in a quarter as the team shot an impressive 13-of-19 from the floor.
George from the start
Junior post Anisha George
earned her first career starts at the Tiger Turkey Tipoff Nov. 23-24 and has solidified her spot ever since. Heading into the Tipoff, the St. Croix, Virgin Islands, native had collected season totals of eight points, eight rebounds, and three blocks throughout three games. In her four starts since, George has posted 51 points, 34 rebounds, and six blocks while shooting 22-of-33 from the field. Her averages now stand at team-leading seven rebounds as well as 8.4 points.
Bradley enters top 10 in scoring
Since her breakout career-high 40-point performance against NDSU Nov. 24, Terriell Bradley
has continued to show her offensive prowess with 30 points at SMU Nov. 28 and 36 versus Missouri State Dec. 1. Following those three games, she has elevated from 14th
to seventh in the UNT career scoring charts with 1,133 points. Head Coach Jalie Mitchell
's (1998-2002) record of sits at 1,764.
With 21 regular season games remaining, Bradley would need to average just over 30 points per game to reach Mitchell. If the Mean Green were to win three games in the postseason, the average slims down to 26.3 points. If Bradley continues her current 22.4 average throughout the regular season, she would move into third all-time with over 1,600 points.
Bradley moving up the charts
With 321 free throws made, Bradley sits in fourth place all-time in program history. She needs 43 more to tie Isalene Jones (1980-84) for third. Not out of sight is the No. 1 spot, held by Head Coach Jalie Mitchell
who sank 411 throughout her career. Bradley made 164 from the line last season and now needs 90 to dethrone Mitchell.
Bradley is currently sixth all-time in 3-pointers made with 106. She is six away from the fifth spot, and Ashley Norris (1995-2000) occupies the top spot with 197.
All-around play by Mims
Sophomore point guard Trena Mims
has been contributing to the Mean Green in several ways on the stat sheet. The Muskogee, Oklahoma, native is leading the team in assists with 3.1 per game, is second in scoring at 9.7 ppg, and registers 4.1 boards per game. Standing 5-5, Mims set a career-high in rebounds with eight in the season opener against Mid-America Christian and has twice made a career-high seven field goals in 2018-19.
Townley taking charge
Redshirt sophomore forward Madi Townley is not afraid of contact on the court, and it has been evident this season. Throughout six games, the Duncanville High School graduate has baited the opponents into 10 offensive fouls with four coming in the season opener against Mid-America Christian and three versus Wyoming. Townley has taken at least one charge in all but one contest in 2018-19.
Last outing for the Mean Green
DENTON (Dec. 1, 2018) – Terriell Bradley
continued her offensive dominance for North Texas with 36 points, and Anisha George
recorded a double-double of 12 points and a game-high 12 rebounds as the Mean Green outlasted Missouri State in overtime with an 83-76 win Saturday inside The Super Pit.
Bradley now has three consecutive games of scoring at least 30 points as she recorded a career-high 40 versus North Dakota State Nov. 24 and dropped 30 on SMU Wednesday. Bradley connected of 12 of her 21 attempts against Missouri State, including a trio of 3-pointers, and sank nine from the free throw line.
scored a season-high 12 points, and Callie Owens
added 10. The Mean Green (3-4, 0-0 C-USA) sealed the victory from the free throw line by shooting over 86-percent (19-of-22) overall, including 11-of-12 in the extra period. Coming into the contest, UNT was averaging 57.8-percent.