For its season finale, North Texas is headed away from the one place where everything seems to have gone well for the Mean Green more often than not this year.
Two weeks into the basketball season, the TWU Pioneers have shown themselves to be strong starters — a team that plays its best in the first half. It was inconsistent play in the second half of games that resulted in the team’s 2-2 record heading into Tuesday night’s contest against Texas Wesleyan.
TWU defeated visiting Texas Wesleyan 70-65 on Tuesday at Kitty Magee Arena.
The high hopes the North Texas women’s basketball team had of getting off to a good start during a season-opening homestand officially came to an end on Sunday.
Dan McCarney paused and his voice cracked Saturday night as the emotion welled up inside while he spoke about a relationship that has helped shape his career, and his life. John Skladany has been McCarney’s defensive coordinator and right-hand man for 13 years.
Holding a six-point lead at halftime Saturday, TWU looked to be replicating Friday’s hot start against St. Mary’s. After yielding a 15-2 Cental Oklahoma run to start the second half, the Pioneers found themselves in a completely different contest.
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HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Conference USA tournament host Southern Mississippi snapped the North Texas volleyball team’s 18-set win streak, but the Mean Green grinded out a 25-17, 25-19, 12-25, 25-21 quarterfinal victory over the Golden Eagles on Friday.
TWU built a 28-point lead and held off a late rally to knock off No. 25 St. Mary’s in the Marriott Champions Circle Pioneer Premiere.
The first two games of the North Texas women’s basketball season couldn’t have turned out worse when it comes to the bottom line. The Mean Green lost to Houston and Northern Colorado in home games that were tight in the late stages.
Jordan Murray grew tired of what became a routine occurrence when college coaches stopped by practice at Coppell over the last year.
George Dunham hasn’t found himself at a loss for words often during his tenure as the voice of the Mean Green. The North Texas graduate has called bowl wins, basketball buzzer-beaters and tough losses and always had something to say — right up until he looked down from the press box at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 2012 and saw one of the Mean Green’s players leveled by a vicious hit.
Seeing its hopes of playing in a second straight bowl game end last week caused North Texas in some ways to shift its focus and approach heading into its final two games of the season.
Opening the basketball season with a split of two weekend games might not be an obvious success, but the two games showed TWU coach Beth Jillson two important qualities about her team.
EL PASO — North Texas dreams of a repeat bowl appearance ended not long after the sun set on the Sun Bowl late Saturday night. The Mean Green came into their encore season, following a nine-win campaign highlighted by a Heart of Dallas Bowl win, talking of building on the momentum they established with just the third bowl win in program history.
The last time North Texas faced Nicholls State, it turned out to be a pretty good day for the Mean Green. Tonight, UNT will look for a similar result to the 77-3 blowout win it posted in football in the second game of UNT’s men’s basketball season at the Super Pit.
EL PASO — North Texas’ dreams of a repeat bowl appearance are over. The Mean Green came into their encore season following a nine-win campaign highlighted by a Heart of Dallas Bowl win talking of building on the momentum they established with just the third bowl win in program history.
Fred Scott wasn’t officially a newcomer when he made his debut as North Texas’ starting middle linebacker in the Mean Green’s season opener against Texas. Scott had been on the field before for UNT. He just wasn’t out there in many key spots while backing up Zach Orr, one of the Mean Green’s best players in recent years.
North Texas withstood some early hot shooting by Arkansas-Monticello and freshman Jeremy Combs nearly recorded a double-double in his first game as the Mean Green won their season opener 84-62 on Friday.
Missed opportunities and unlucky bounces all worked against the North Texas women’s basketball team in their season opener against Houston on Friday night, and despite all of it, the Mean Green had their chances to win the game. But they came up short, losing a turnover-filled game 46-42 at the Super Pit.
WICHITA FALLS — TWU hung tough with No. 7 Emporia State early but suffered a 76-61 loss in its season opener Friday at Midwestern State’s Archbrook Classic.
When Tony Benford arrived at North Texas in the spring of 2012, he was met with sky-high expectations of NCAA tournament bids and conference titles. That was part of the deal.
James Jones experienced stomach aches on a regular basis for more than a year by the time North Texas was preparing for spring practice back in February. At the time, the senior cornerback didn’t spend a whole lot of time worrying about what he thought was just a part of life for him, like having poor eyesight or bad circulation is for others.
Tony Benford vowed when he took over at North Texas to build the Mean Green’s program with home-grown Texas talent. Benford took another step toward that goal on Wednesday when he signed two top in-state prospects on the opening day of the early signing period.
Candice Adams couldn’t help but wonder at times as she sat on North Texas’ bench last season if her basketball career had some kind of lingering curse hanging over it.
There weren’t many teams last season in Conference USA that had much success when it came to slowing down UTEP’s Aaron Jones.
During volleyball coach Shelly Barberee’s 12 years at TWU, the Pioneers advancing to the Lone Star Conference Championship tournament has become a common occurrence. She’d like to see advancing to the NCAA regionals become an autumn habit as well.
North Texas was on the verge of hitting a low it hadn’t seen in well over a decade when Jordan Williams pulled the Mean Green together in the closing moments of its exhibition game against Oklahoma City on Monday night.
North Texas brought in a host of newcomers in the hopes that they could help the Mean Green take another step forward in coach Tony Benford’s third season guiding the program. UNT will have an opportunity to see how some of those players will mesh with the Mean Green’s veterans tonight in a 7 p.m. exhibition game against Oklahoma City at the Super Pit.