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Shooting Barrage Sends Mean Green To CBI Championship Series

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  • Ryan Woolridge's nine assists gives him 205 dimes on the season. He is now just three assists shy of the tying Walter Johnson's single-season record of 208 in the 1976-77 season.
  • UNT hit 14 3-pointers on the night to extend its single-season program record to 290 made 3-pointers on the season. The 14-for-20 performance marks the fourth-best three-point percentage in a game (73 percent) in program history. The 14 makes ties for the fifth-most in program history and is the most since December 2007.
  • North Texas used some big runs to control the night, as a 14-2 run early on was capped by back-to-back 3-pointers from Jorden Duffy and Michael Miller. Toward the end of the first half, UNT went on a 14-0 run over four-and-a-half minutes to build 42-20 lead.
  • UNT opened game on 13-2 run, Jacksonville State didn't have first field goal until nearly six minutes into the game.
  • At one point in the first half, UNT made 14 of 15 field goal attempts to help spur a 57-point first half in which UNT shot 70 percent from the field and made 10 of 14 shots from beyond the arc.
  • The last time UNT scored 90 or more points against Division I opponents in three straight games was 1997-98. It marks first time since the 1990-91 season that UNT has beaten three straight Division I opponents by scoring 90 points or more.
  • The win marks the Mean Green's third three-game (or more) winning streak of the season, which is the most since 2010-11, when there were also three such streaks.
  • The Mean Green shot 71 percent from the charity stripe and are now 11-0 this season when shooting better than 70 percent from the foul line.

Read more:  http://www.meangreensports.com/sports/m-baskbl/recaps/032118aaa.html

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This was a national tournament with teams from all over the country.

 

So technically we can win a national title next week.  Not THE National title of course, but a national title nonetheless.  LOL

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1 hour ago, Harry said:

 

  • The Mean Green shot 71 percent from the charity stripe and are now 11-0 this season when shooting better than 70 percent from the foul line.

Read more:  http://www.meangreensports.com/sports/m-baskbl/recaps/032118aaa.html

11-0 when shooting 70% or better from the foul line is pretty telling. We lost so many one or two possession games this season where we were awful from the foul line, turned the ball over too many times, and were not good enough at hitting jump shots. This tournament has shown how good we can be if we are taking care of those facets of the game.

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