ARLINGTON — North Texas snapped a two-game losing streak with a 70-55 road win Wednesday night against regional rival Texas-Arlington.
The win was the first for the Mean Green on the road this season.
“In the first half, we got outside of our rules too much,” UNT head coach Mike Petersen said. “In the second half, we still wanted to play hard and utilize the press. We just needed to stay in front of them better, which we did.”
Despite its slow start, the Mean Green finished the first half with a narrow three-point lead that it gained late.
UNT sophomore Acheil Tac was the catalyst early with nine first-half points and six rebounds, while senior guard Hannah Christian knocked down a buzzer beater to close out the half.
Freshman point guard Candice Adams found her range early for UNT, knocking down two 3-pointers and scoring all of her eight points in the first half.
The Mean Green extended its lead slowly throughout the second half.
Behind four double-digit scoring performances, UNT pieced together a team win against a winless UTA squad.
UNT sophomore Alexis Hyder scored 12 points and added eight rebounds.
UNT junior forward Briesha Wynn scored a career-high 18 points to go along with eight rebounds. She went 6-for-6 at the charity stripe.
Senior guard Laura McCoy was the fourth double-digit scorer for North Texas. She knocked down a season-high three 3-pointers.
North Texas gets a lengthy break for final exams before hitting the Greeley, Colo., court at Northern Colorado at 3 p.m. Dec. 15.