Final — UNT 87, Troy 71. I’ll be back.
Update 3:16 — We have hit the final media timeout with UNT up 82-61. Sara Stanley has 23 for UNT, while Alexis Hyder has 18. Stanley also has 11 rebounds. Those two are a terrible matchup for Troy, which doesn’t have much size.
Update 7:24 — UNT is cruising to its first win in what seems like forever. The Mean Green is up 74-51 and has its backups in across the board. Sara Stanley has 19 for UNT. The Mean Green has gone 9-for-11 from the line in the second half.
Update 11:29 — UNT is up 71-44 and is cruising here in the second half. Sara Stanley has 18 and Alexis Hyder 16. UNT has handled the ball pretty well in an up-and-down game with 11 assists and 13 turnovers.
Update 14:02 — UNT is up 65-41 as we head toward the midway point of the second half. UNT has four players in double figures now. Laura McCoy has 12 now. She’s the fourth, along with Sara Stanley, Alexis Hyder and Loryn Goodwin. UNT is playing pretty well.
Update 15:28 — UNT is up 61-39 early in the second half. Sara Stanley has 18 points for UNT. Alexis Hyder has 14 and Loryn Goodwin 13. UNT has 24 points in the paint to 12 for Troy.
Halftime — UNT is up 50-30 after closing the half on a 13-5 run. Alexis Hyder and Loryn Goodwin both have 13 points for UNT. Sara Stanley has 11 points. The Mean Green has a 25-14 edge on the glass. This is pretty much a total beat down. There is pretty much no one here, maybe 150. You could here a pin drop.
Update 3:52 — UNT is up 38-25 late in the first half. Troy was within 10 before the Blonde Bomber (Laura McCoy) dropped in her first 3 of the night. UNT seemed like it was losing interest there for awhile. Loryn Goodwin and Sara Stanley both have 11 points for UNT.
Update 7:43 — UNT is up 33-16 as we had toward halftime. Sara Stanley has 11 points for UNT. Loryn Goodwin has nine. UNT is shooting is really well at 12-for-22. Stanley is 5-for-5. UNT has a 15-6 edge on the boards.
Update 11:15 — UNT is still up 25-8. That was a quick turnaround from UNT’s timeout to the media timeout. UNT has 11 points off turnovers and is 9-for-17 from the field.
Update 12:10 — UNT is up 25-8 and just took a timeout. Alexis Hyder, Sara Stanley and Loryn Goodwin both have seven points for UNT.
Update 15:59 — UNT is up 10-1 at the first media timeout. Remember, this is a Troy team that is averaging 78.2 points a game. Loryn Goodwin has five points for UNT. Troy has only taken three shots and has four turnovers.
Update 17:08 — UNT is up 7-1. Troy just took a timeout. Troy has only taken one shot.
UNT is about to tip off its game against Troy, and once again we are to the scene.
The Mean Green is finding out the hard way in Mike Petersen’s first season that it isn’t always easy being green, especially when you have to play SMU, Oklahoma, Alabama, New Mexico, Western Kentucky and Middle Tennessee.
UNT is 2-10 on the year and has lost five straight. This should be the night UNT breaks out of its funk against Troy, which is 3-9 and is also playing for a first-year head coach in Chandra Rigby.
Check back. I’ll update the blog as we go along.