North Texas Mean Green (14-4, 7-1 C-USA) at Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (16-4, 7-1 C-USA)
Ruston, Louisiana; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Louisiana Tech -2.5; over/under is 127
BOTTOM LINE: North Texas visits the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs after Mardrez McBride scored 21 points in North Texas’ 63-54 win over the Southern Miss Golden Eagles.
The Bulldogs have gone 11-1 in home games. Louisiana Tech ranks ninth in C-USA shooting 33.7% from downtown, led by Amorie Archibald shooting 39.5% from 3-point range.
The Mean Green are 7-1 in conference play. North Texas is fourth in college basketball allowing 56.2 points while holding opponents to 42.4% shooting.
The Bulldogs and Mean Green square off Saturday for the first time in conference play this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Cobe Williams is averaging 10.1 points and 3.6 assists for the Bulldogs. Kenneth Lofton Jr. is averaging 11.2 points over the last 10 games for Louisiana Tech.
Tylor Perry is scoring 14.3 points per game with 2.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists for the Mean Green. McBride is averaging 9.1 points and 2.0 rebounds while shooting 47.4% over the last 10 games for North Texas.
LAST 10 GAMES: Bulldogs: 8-2, averaging 74.3 points, 35.1 rebounds, 13.7 assists, 6.9 steals and 2.1 blocks per game while shooting 45.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 64.4 points per game.
Mean Green: 9-1, averaging 66.6 points, 31.6 rebounds, 12.3 assists, 7.1 steals and 3.6 blocks per game while shooting 45.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 56.8 points.
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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