UNT looking to end three-game losing streak as it hosts Incarnate Word

Time is quickly running out for North Texas to find its form before the beginning of Conference USA play. The Mean Green have three games left before they dive into what looks like a tough league in women’s basketball with a game at Charlotte on Dec. 30. UNT will take on Incarnate Word in the first of those three tuneup games at 3 p.m. today at the Super Pit.

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Shaken up, stirred to win

North Texas coach Tony Benford vowed to shake things up after the Mean Green struggled offensively in a loss to UTA over the weekend. That is just what Benford did heading into UNT’s game against Delaware State on Thursday.

Pioneers get past Lady Buffs

DENTON — Kenesha Saygo scored a season and game-high 28 points to lead Texas Woman’s University to a 62-59 win over No. 17 West Texas A&M Thursday night inside Kitty Magee Arena to give the Pioneers their first win over the Lady Buffs since the 2010-11 season.

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Former UNT wideout Terian Goree to enroll at Stephen F. Austin

Former North Texas wide receiver Terian Goree has left the school and plans to enroll at Stephen F. Austin.Goree was one of UNT’s top offensive weapons.

Freshman guard Lawson a key player as UNT tries to get on track

The offensive scheme was about as simple as it could be at times during A.J. Lawson’s career at Bryan High, and even during summer basketball.

Indiana sends UNT to third straight loss, 95-64

North Texas came into its game against Indiana on Tuesday desperate to snap a two-game losing streak as its Conference USA opener creeps ever closer. Unfortunately for the Mean Green, Indiana was in a similar position.

TWU notebook: TWU in search of 1st conference win

After getting off to one of its best starts in several years, the TWU basketball team was unable to carry that momentum into the the hot start it was hoping for in Lone Star Conference play.

Keena makes 1st team All-C-USA

Eric Keena was named to the All-Conference USA first team on Tuesday, capping a standout regular season for North Texas’ punter.

Mabodu familiar with IU star

Tosin Mabodu has a pretty good idea of just how big a challenge North Texas will face today when the Mean Green take on Indiana. The Hoosiers play halfway across the country, close to where Mabodu and Tyra Buss used to face off periodically.

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UNT earns return trip to Heart of Dallas Bowl, will play Army for second time this season

North Texas is headed back to the site of one of the more memorable moments in program history.

Lake Dallas’ Ijiyera commits to play at Texas St.

Segun Ijiyera’s commitment to Texas State on Sunday couldn’t have worked out better for both parties.

Men’s basketball: UTA rips UNT despite Combs’ return

Jeremy Combs provided exactly what North Texas hoped for in his return to the lineup Saturday, when the Mean Green took on rival Texas-Arlington. The stark reality for UNT was it just didn’t matter.

Women’s basketball roundup: UNT rally falls short at Tulsa

SAN ANGELO — TWU opened the contest against sixth-ranked Angelo State on a 9-0 run, but ASU controlled the boards in a 74-53 win at Stephens Arena to give the Pioneers an 0-2 start in Lone Star Conference play.


UTA brings buzz to Super Pit

North Texas did exactly what it needed to over the last few days, when its schedule offered an opportunity to stack together some much-needed wins. The Mean Green beat Niagara and Hartford before knocking off Texas College, an NAIA gimme, in UNT’s annual Denton ISD game.

TWU 0-1 in LSC

KINGSVILLE — A 30-25 halftime lead for TWU was erased when the Pioneers were outscored 25-9 in the third quarter en route to a 67-55 Texas A&M-Kingsville win Thursday at the Gil E. Steinke Physical Education Center.

Men’s basketball: Area youngsters see Mean Green crush Texas College

North Texas isn’t that far off from where it had hoped to be following the first month of the season. The Mean Green capitalized on winnable games and survived a few tough road trips without suffering any overly demoralizing losses.

Women’s basketball: Mays, Mustangs master Mitchell’s Mean Green

DALLAS — Jalie Mitchell picked up a big win early in her career as a head coach a year ago when North Texas knocked off longtime rival SMU. One of her old friends returned the favor Wednesday when the Mustangs beat the Mean Green 65-51 in the latest game in the series at Moody Coliseum.

UNT notebook: Mitchell to battle former colleague today

Jalie Mitchell and Travis Mays spent three years together helping build a program at Texas. Tonight, they will face off for the first time as head coaches when North Texas takes on SMU in Dallas.

TWU notebook: Pioneers set to begin LSC play at Javelinas

The TWU basketball team is off to its best start since 2011-12, and is set to begin Lone Star Conference play Thursday against Texas A&M-Kingsville.


Destination unknown

North Texas is playing the waiting game this week, when it is expected to reach one of Seth Littrell’s biggest goals heading into his first season with the Mean Green.

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Brett Vito: Despite the dud against UTEP, UNT’s season has been a success

One has to give Seth Littrell and North Texas credit. They sure did make the regular season awfully interesting the last few months.

Green’s key 3 helps UNT hold off Hartford in Scarlet Knight Showcase

Filling the void in North Texas’ starting lineup following the departure of Jeremy Combs isn’t going to be easy for the Mean Green.

Football: UNT has no answer for UTEP’s Jones in 52-24 loss

EL PASO — North Texas opened the Seth Littrell era with lofty goals for a team that won just one game a year ago, including playing in a bowl game for just the second time in the last dozen years. UTEP running back Aaron Jones made sure the Mean Green will have a long, bitter wait to see if they get there this season.

Men’s basketball: Hartford visits UNT today

The Scarlet Knight Showcase didn’t start the way North Texas had hoped. The finish could be an entirely different story, if the Mean Green can come through with a win today.

Inconsistency burns UNT offense

EL PASO — North Texas would have needed a whole lot from its offense to keep pace with UTEP on Saturday at the Sun Bowl with the way the Miners and Aaron Jones were running up and down the field. UNT didn’t come anywhere close in a 52-24 loss.

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UNT notebook: Wilson’s return not enough

EL PASO — North Texas brought Jeffery Wilson back for its game against UTEP on Saturday at the Sun Bowl.UNT coach Seth Littrell felt like he didn’t have a lot of options other than giving his star running back at least a few reps after he recovered from arthroscopic knee surgery.

Roundup: UNT women take home opener

Kara Mitchell hit a game-winning bucket in the paint with six seconds remaining to give TWU a win over Oklahoma Christian in which the Pioneers erased a 13-point deficit late in the third quarter and outscored the Lady Eagles 31-16 in the final 11 minutes at the Eagles’ Nest.

Football: UTEP’s Jones could wrinkle UNT plans

North Texas is right where it hoped it would be at the beginning of Seth Littrell’s first season as coach heading into its regular-season finale today at UTEP. UNT needs one more win to become bowl-eligible for just the second time in the last dozen years. All that stands in the Mean Green’s way is UTEP and star running back Aaron Jones.

Men’s basketball: Big half lifts UNT past Niagara

The North Texas men’s basketball team entered Friday averaging just 60 points per game but used a big second half to finally show an ability to score consistently. After scoring just 27 first-half points, North Texas had 53 in the second to spark an 80-71 victory over Niagara at the Super Pit.

Women’s basketball: UNT returns home fresh off big win

The North Texas women’s basketball team finally is coming home, and it is bringing a key win with it. UNT played its first four games on the road and wrapped up that stretch with a win against Arizona for its first victory Tuesday.

Football: UNT didn’t hesitate to throw freshman his first passes

North Texas quarterback Alec Morris didn’t give it a second thought when he fired a pass or two Elijah McIntyre’s way last week during a win against Southern Mississippi. McIntyre had snared passes all season. The freshman just hadn’t caught any in an actual game, or even played in one.

Football: UNT controls own bowl destiny entering UTEP game

North Texas coach Seth Littrell set the tone for a breakthrough season a few months ago in the Mean Green’s first meeting before fall practice. The projector in the team meeting room at the Mean Green Athletic Center flipped on and cast the key question of how UNT’s 2016 team will be remembered onto the screen in the front of the room.


UNT rules out receivers

North Texas will be without two of its key wide receivers for the rest of the season. Terian Goree and Willie Robinson were suspended for the Mean Green’s win over Southern Mississippi last week.

UNT takes win quest to Rutgers

A challenging early slate of games is about to get a lot tougher for the North Texas men’s basketball team. The Mean Green already have ventured out on the road for a game at Texas Tech and faced Drexel at home.

TWU notebook: TWU off to best start in five years

The TWU basketball team is off to its best five-game start since the 2011-12 season, but coach Beth Jillson and the 4-1 Pioneers have identified some areas for improvement heading into the team’s final...

Mean Green beat Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. — Redshirt sophomore Terriell Bradley scored 17 points off the bench to lead North Texas to a 62-58 win over Arizona on Tuesday afternoon.

Mean Green’s next obstacle is Arizona

The North Texas women’s basketball team has endured a tough start in Jalie Mitchell’s second season as head coach. UNT lost to old Sun Belt Conference rival Arkansas-Little Rock in its opener, then dropped back-to-back games in Abilene to Texas Rio Grande Valley and Omaha in the consolation round of the preseason WNIT.

Spector heats up as TWU holds off late Mountain Lion rally

After losing to Newman for their first loss of the season on Saturday, the TWU Pioneers knew Sunday’s matchup against University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was crucial if they wanted to lay the groundwork for a berth in the regional tournament. The Pioneers corrected their errors against the Mountain Lions after they let Newman shoot 48 percent from the floor the previous night. Coupled with an offensively sound second half, TWU’s defense held UCCS to 38 percent shooting and held off a furious late-game charge for a 70-66 victory at Kitty Magee Arena.


North Texas upsets Southern Miss for fifth win

North Texas didn’t have its usual starting quarterback or its star running back for a vital late-season game against Southern Miss on Saturday.

Bounce back chance for UNT starts vs. Drexel

North Texas is planning to do the simple things today when it hosts Drexel in its first game since a brutal offensive outing against Texas Tech earlier this week.


UNT notebook: Ivery fills running back void in big way

North Texas coach Seth Littrell talked about using a committee approach when it came to replacing Jeffery Wilson on Saturday, when the Mean Green took on Southern Miss at Apogee Stadium.

Brooks leads UNT’s strong defensive effort

Nate Brooks endured a tough couple of nights not too long ago when North Texas took on two of the top offenses in Conference USA. The sophomore bounced back in a big way on Saturday in the Mean Green’s 29-23 win against Southern Miss at Apogee Stadium.

Pioneers endure first loss

Texas Woman’s University suffered its first loss of the season with a 69-58 setback against Newman in the Best Western Premier Pioneer Classic on Saturday.

Path to bowl open as UNT hosts USM

The last three weeks have been awfully tough on North Texas. The Mean Green lost to key in-state rival Texas-San Antonio, fell to Louisiana Tech and were blown out a week ago by Western Kentucky. UNT coach Seth Littrell has told his players to leave all that misery in the past and focus on the opportunity in front of them, beginning today when the Mean Green host Southern Mississippi at Apogee Stadium.

UNT still confident in quest for bowl

A bowl berth that once looked as if it might be a sure bet has become anything but for North Texas. The Mean Green have lost three straight games and will need to make a late push to qualify for the postseason, beginning Saturday with a home game against Southern Mississippi.

UNT resumes WNIT play today

North Texas will continue its run in the preseason WNIT today when the Mean Green take on Texas Rio Grande Valley in the consolation round. The Mean Green are one of four teams that will play at Abilene Christian’s Moody Coliseum. UNT will take on Rio Grande Valley at 8 p.m. after ACU faces Omaha.


Football: UNT’s Dilonga wrapping career with parents along for ride at every turn

Rewarding journeyJacques Dilonga didn’t know the first thing about football when he arrived in the United States more than 20 years ago after growing up in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.Dilonga...

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UNT notebook: Do-or-die stretch lies ahead for UNT

North Texas appears as if it will be right back where it started the season when it begins a do-or-die closing stretch of two games on Saturday at home against Southern Mississippi.

TWU set to keep momentum high

After double-digit wins against Texas A&M-International and Adams State at the Archbrook Classic, the TWU basketball team is one of just two Lone Star Conference teams to start the year unbeaten.

Pioneers get home opening win

Texas Woman’s University opened up their home slate with a 75-65 win against in-region opponent Arkansas-Fort Smith Tuesday night inside Kitty Magee Arena, paced by a game-high 25 points from Kenesha Saygo.