On Tuesday, the Texas State Bobcats visit the North Texas Mean Green to play in the first round of the NIT at UNT Coliseum in Denton, Texas. Texas State finished the regular season 21-7 and was defeated by the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns 79-72 in the quarterfinals of the Sun Belt Conference tournament a week ago this past Saturday. Texas State had its nine-game winning streak snapped in the loss to Louisiana.
Caleb Asberry is the leading scorer for Texas State with an average of 13.8 points per game, while Mason Harrell is the second leading scorer and the leader in assists with averages of 11.8 points and 3.1 assists per game. Isiah Small is the leading rebounder with an average of 7.2 rebounds per game. Texas State has three players averaging double-figures in scoring and as a team in scoring an average of 70.7 points per game.
North Texas was defeated by Louisiana Tech 42-36 in the championship game of the Conference-USA tournament last Friday. North Texas scored just 13 points in the first half. Thomas Bell was the leading scorer for North Texas with 10 points, Abou Ousmane grabbed 11 rebounds for the Mean Green. North Texas lost two out of its final three games after winning 15 straight.
Tyler Perry is leading North Texas in scoring and assists with averages of 13.6 points and 2.5 assists per game, while Thomas Bell is the second leading scorer and the leading rebounder with averages of 12.6 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. North Texas has four players averaging double figures in scoring and as a team is scoring an average of 64.9 points per game.