Parham Scores 20 in Loss to UNT

January 19, 2002 · MT Media Relations
PARHAM RECORDS CAREER HIGH: Nashville's Eric Parham recorded his best scoring night as a Blue Raiders with a 20-point effort against North Texas. Parham, who came off the bench in the game, was 8-of-11 from the field and 2-of-4 from behind the 3-point arc. Parham's previous high of 14 points came against Tennessee State.

NOSSE CONTINUES STRONG PLAY: Lee Nosse's 16 points against the Mean Green gives him 11 straight contests scoring 10 or more points. He went 7-of-10 from the floor, including 2-of-3 from behind the 3-point line. Nosse's treys will be enough to keep him atop the SBC standings in 3-point percentage. Nosse also continues to close on the 1,000-point mark for his career. His career tally now stands at 923, only 77 points shy of the millennium mark.

BLUE RAIDERS ON THE BOARDS: The Blue Raiders won the battle of the boards in the game tonight. MT grabbed 32 rebounds while the Mean Green snared 31. Tommy Gunn led all Middle Tennessee rebounders with six.

NO LUCK IN TEXAS: The Blue Raiders have had no success in the Lone Star state this season. The team fell by two points at Texas Pan-American earlier in the season before dropping tonight's contest to North Texas. The Blue Raiders do have one win over a Texas-based squad this year, though. That came at home against Rice on Dec. 4. One more game against a Texas team remains on the schedule when UTPA visits the Murphy Center on Feb. 4.

THIS AND THAT: UNT got the best of MT in scoring off of turnovers. The Mean Green scored 13 off of Blue Raider miscues while the Blue Raiders could only capitalize for three - the Blue Raiders will arrive at the Nashville airport on Sunday afternoon and board a bus bound directly for Knoxville for Monday's tilt against the Vols - Only two conference road trips remain for the Blue Raiders: a two-game swing against Arkansas State and Arkansas-Little Rock and a one-game trip against Western Kentucky - UNT fans brought signs to the game to rib the Middle Tennessee team and fans about the Blue Raiders' football loss in Denton.

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