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.
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.
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.
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.
North Texas is headed back to the site of one of the more memorable moments in program history.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One has to give Seth Littrell and North Texas credit. They sure did make the regular season awfully interesting the last few months.
Filling the void in North Texas’ starting lineup following the departure of Jeremy Combs isn’t going to be easy for the Mean Green.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.