Hamilton Reaches Milestone in Gents Loss to UNT
Friday, December 21, 2007

DENTON, Texas—The University of North Texas continued its hot play of late, improving to 6-0 at home by discarding the Centenary Gents, 76-54, in The Super Pit on Thursday night. The Gents did have one bright spot in the loss as junior Tyrone Hamilton dropped in 10 points to become the 27th player in Centenary history to score 1,000 points in a career.

 

The jumper that gave Hamilton the milestone came with 12:56 remaining in the second half. It would be his final points of the evening as he now sits idle until Saturday’s game at Georgia Tech with 1,001 total points.

 

Hamilton’s basket would be too little too late as the Gents already trailed by 23 points at that stage in the contest. Centenary (7-5) struggled out of the gate and shot just 37.9% for the game, including a mere 23.1% from long distance and a season-low 53.8% from the free throw line.

 

North Texas (8-2) seemed unstoppable on its home court as it built a sizeable lead in the first half powered by a 63.3% shooting effort. Although the Mean Green would struggle in the second half, shooting just 30.8%, the lead would be too much for the Gents to overcome.

 

Justin Glenn was the only other Centenary player to reach double figures for Centenary, finishing with 11 points.

 

Dez Willingham led North Texas with 14 points. Keith Wooden added 12 points and Tritan Thompson and Collin Dennis each pitched in 10 points in the victory.

 

The Gents have a quick turnaround as they travel to Atlanta on Friday to play Georgia Tech on Saturday at 2 p.m.