North Texas squares off against Alcorn State in NIT matchup

Alcorn State Braves (18-13, 15-3 SWAC) at North Texas Mean Green (26-7, 16-4 C-USA)

Denton, Texas; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: The North Texas Mean Green and the Alcorn State Braves play in the National Invitation Tournament.

The Mean Green are 16-4 against C-USA opponents and 10-3 in non-conference play. North Texas ranks ninth in C-USA in rebounding with 30.5 rebounds. Abou Ousmane leads the Mean Green with 6.1 boards.

The Braves’ record in SWAC action is 15-3. Alcorn State is fifth in the SWAC scoring 68.1 points per game and is shooting 41.1%.

TOP PERFORMERS: Tylor Perry is scoring 16.8 points per game and averaging 3.2 rebounds for the Mean Green. Kai Huntsberry is averaging 1.1 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for North Texas.

Byron Joshua is averaging 11.3 points, 4.1 assists and 1.6 steals for the Braves. Jeremiah Kendall is averaging 13.6 points over the last 10 games for Alcorn State.

LAST 10 GAMES: Mean Green: 8-2, averaging 69.8 points, 31.4 rebounds, 11.5 assists, 5.5 steals and 3.2 blocks per game while shooting 48.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 58.0 points per game.

Braves: 8-2, averaging 72.4 points, 31.3 rebounds, 11.4 assists, 8.5 steals and 3.2 blocks per game while shooting 45.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 67.5 points.


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