DALLAS (SMU) - The SMU women's basketball team held North Texas to 16 second-half points to defeat the Mean Green Sunday afternoon by the score of 60-46 at Moody Coliseum on the campus of SMU. With the win, SMU improves to 5-1 on the year while North Texas falls to 2-3 overall.
In a game filled with 40 turnovers, 38 fouls, and poor shooting by both teams, the Mustangs found themselves down early and fast, down by 12 points (18-6) at the 11:01 mark, but stepped up their pressure defense and chipped away at the Mean Green lead, capturing the lead at 29-26 with 1:31 left in the first half. But North Texas' Erika Bobo hit a jumper from the right wing with five seconds left to give the Mean Green a 30-29 lead going into intermission.
In the second half, it was more of the same by each team, with the Mustang lead no more than five points for the first 16 minutes of the second half. SMU continued its defensive pressure and created offense off its defense, outscoring North Texas, 12-7 in the waning minutes of the game.
SMU's Sarah Davis tallied 13 points and 12 rebounds for her second double-double of the season and SMU's third of the year. Freshman Katy Cobb added 11 points for the Mustangs. The game's leading scorer was North Texas' Mia Ajekwu with 20 points and 12 rebounds.
SMU's next game is set for this Saturday, Dec. 11, when UTA (4-2) visits Moody Coliseum for a 7:00 p.m. tip-off.