UNT-ASU running blog (women’s edition)

Final — UNT wins it 53-51. Laura McCoy picked up the key steal at the end.

12.9 — Alexix Hyder missed a free throw and ASU got the rebound. The Red Wolves have the ball out of a timeout with a chance to tie this game up or win it with a 3.

39.0 — UNT is up 53-51. ASU has the ball out of a timeout.

2:27 — It looks like UNT is going to win this one. The Mean Green is up 53-48.,

3:27 — We were all tied up at 48-48 before Alexis Hyder hit a layup and drew a foul. Hyder is headed to the line with a chance to put UNT up three late in the second half. Hyder has 17 points and 15 rebounds.

5:38 — We are all tied up at 45-45 late in the second half. Sara Stanley hit a big 3 for UNT and Alexis Hyder hit a shot to tie the game up. Hyder has 13 points and 15 rebounds. Stanley and Desiree Nelson both have nine for UNT.

11:31 — UNT has come all the way back to take a 40-39 lead in the second half of its game against ASU. Alexis Hyder has 11 points for UNT. Laura McCoy and Desiree Nelson hit another to put UNT up three.

15:30 — UNT has answered ASU’s 7-0 run with a 5-0 push and is headed to the line with a chance to tie this game up. Alexis Hyder still has 10 points for UNT. UNT has forced 14 turnovers.

18:10 — The second half has not started well for UNT. ASU has opened on a 7-0 run and is up 34-26. Hanna Qedan hit a big 3 for ASU. She has four 3s and 14 points for ASU. She is the Red Wolves version of Laura McCoy. Interestingly enough Loryn Goodwin has not scored for UNT.

Halftime — UNT was down by as many as five late in the first half, but has pulled to within 27-26 at halftime. Sara Stanley hit a couple of big shots late in the half. Alexis Hyder hit a layup on UNT’s final possession to pull UNT to within one. Hyder has 10 points at halftime. Loryn Goodwin has not scored.

3:18 — UNT has not scored in approximately forever since taking a 15-7 lead. Actually, Alexis Hyder scored, but ASU is on a 15-2 run. Hyder has eight points for UNT.

4:20 — UNT is down 20-17 after Hanna Qedan hit a 3 from the corner to put ASU up three. Alexis Hyder has eight points for UNT.

6:25 — ASU is on a 9-0 run and is headed to the line to try to complete a three-point play. The Red Wolves are up 16-15. This is ASU’s first lead of the game.

7:30 — UNT is up 15-12 at the third media timeout of the first half. Alexis Hyder has six points for UNT. ASU seems to be figuring out how to attack UNT’s zone the last few minutes. ASU has hit a couple of 3s that have helped its cause.

10:39 — We had a quick turnaround between the timeout ASU called and the second media timeout of the half. UNT is still up 15-7.

10:49 — UNT is on a 6-0 run and is up 15-7. ASU just called a timeout. UNT is shooting 50 percent from the field. Alexis Hyder has six.

15:31 — UNT is up 7-3 at the first media timeout. Alexis Hyder has four points and Laura McCoy hit a 3. ASU is struggling against UNT’s zone in the early going.

UNT will look to end a five-game home losing streak tonight at the Super Pit in a game against a suddenly hot Arkansas State team that has won three of four.

Tonight is Senior Night for UNT’s one senior — forward Sara Stanley.

UNT has been wildly inconsistent this year. UNT was great early and late in its last game against South Alabama, but was terrible in the middle.

Head coach Mike Petersen has said UNT has to find a way to maintain consistent effort, something that has been a struggle for a young team.

UNT will be without Hannah Christian tonight. She is in a walking boot.

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