BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Madison Townley produced a career day for North Texas women’s basketball in a 74-70 Mean Green win to open Conference USA play Friday at Bartow Arena. Townley totaled career-highs of 18 rebounds and four blocks and tied a career-best with 17 points. Quincy Noble scored a team-high 19 points, while N’Yah Boyd recorded 15 for North Texas.

The Mean Green (4-2, 1-0 C-USA) compiled 11 blocks on the afternoon for a program best. Previously, the record stood at 10 and was achieved during the 1986 and 1988 seasons.

UNT trailed UAB (5-2, 0-1 C-USA) 57-56 three minutes into the final quarter when Noble dropped in a 3-pointer to give North Texas the lead. Two more 3s from Noble increased the margin to 66-61 with under four minutes to play. Tommisha Lampkin earned a trip to the line, grabbed her own miss and scored a layup for a 71-63 edge with 2:34 remaining. UNT did not allow a field goal from the Blazers the rest of the way to seal the victory.