NORFOLK, Va. -- The Old Dominion women's basketball team suffered a 55-52 defeat to North Texas on Senior Night at the Ted Constant Center on Thursday evening.
The win snapped a five-game home winning streak for Old Dominion (8-20, 6-8 C-USA).
"I was really disappointed in our offensive execution in the second half," said head coach Nikki McCray-Penson. "We just completely fell apart."
The Monarchs led 30-16 at the half, as the ODU defense held North Texas (15-10, 6-7 C-USA) to just 25 percent shooting in the opening half of play.
Old Dominion pushed its lead to as much as 18 in the third quarter, but the Mean Green mounted a late rally, outscoring ODU 34-13 in the final 15 minutes. The Monarchs committed 25 turnovers, which tied their season high, that led to 23 UNT points.
"They are a very good defensive team, but we had some unforced turnovers," said McCray. "Our guards just did not take care of the ball."