Jorden Duffy

Mean Green Sweep Foreign Tour

North Texas Wins 102-47

VENICE, Italy — The North Texas men's basketball team played its third and final foreign tour game in Italy on Sunday and came away with its largest victory.

Behind 18 points from senior Jorden Duffy, the Mean Green beat the Italian Gold Team 102-47 and finished a perfect 3-0 on the tour.

After a closely contested first quarter that saw UNT struggle to shoot, especially from deep, and a head coach Grant McCasland pep talk, the game was blown open in the third quarter as the more athletic Mean Green continued to get out in transition and play sound defense on a lengthy Italian team. 

Leading the offensive charge was Duffy.

In just 20 minutes of action, Duffy scored 12 of his 18 in the second half and finished with the game-high as he finished at the rim and hit a couple second-half three-pointers. Duffy completes the Italian foreign tour averaging 12.7 points per game and shooting at a 42 percent clip.

The Mean Green also received a strong performance from a couple of its newcomers. 

Freshman Larry Wise had 11 points and was a perfect 5-of-5 from the field. He had a couple transition dunks and hit his only three-point attempt.

UNT dominated the glass, out rebounding the Italian team 52-27. The team's top rebounder was junior college transfer Abdul Mohamed who had nine boards to go along with his 11 points  in 21 minutes. 

Senior Michael Miller got in the offensive mix late, as he sunk three consecutive three-pointers in the fourth quarter that got the bench excited. 

The Mean Green broke the 100-point mark on a DJ Draper three-pointer from the top of the key. 

Over the three games, North Texas outscored its opponents by a combined score of 280-157, shot 47 percent from the field and had 55 steals. The only statistical category they didn't beat the opponent in was three-point field goal percentage and fouls.

The team will remain in Italy until Tuesday morning. They will then head back to Denton to conclude a successful nine-day foreign tour to Italy.

FOREIGN TOUR TOTALS

TOP 5 SCORING AVERAGE
1) Smart: 15 ppg
2) Duffy: 12.7 ppg
3) Gibson: 11: ppg
4) Mohamed: 8.7 ppg
J. Simmons: 8.7 ppg
Woolridge: 8.7 ppg

TOP 5 REBOUNDING AVERAGE
1) Mohamed: 7.7 rpg
2) Z. Simmons 6.3 rpg
3) J. Simmons 5.7 rpg
4) Miller 4.5 rpg
5) Woolridge: 4.3 rpg

TOP 5 ASSISTS AVERAGE 
1) Woolridge: 5.7 apg
2) Gibson: 4 apg
3) Duffy: 2.7 apg
4) Miller: 2 apg
5) J. Simmons: 1.7 apg

TOP 5 STEALS PER GAME
1) Gibson: 3 spg
Woolridge: 3 spg
3) Duffy: 2.7 spg
4) Smart: 2.3 spg
5) J. Simmons: 2 spg

TOP 5 3FGs PER GAME
1) Smart: 2.3 3FGs 
2) Duffy: 2 3FGs
3) Draper: 1.7 3FGs​​​​​​​
4) Miller: 1.5 3FGs​​​​​​​
5) Mohamed: 1 3FG
Gibson: 1 3FG

TOP 5 FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE
1) Z. Simmons: 69 percent
2) Wise: 63 percent
3) Woolridge: 55 percent
4) Draper: 50 percent
Miller: 50 percent

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