Basketball: Mean Green cagers look to bounce back today

Opportunities to build momentum and stack up wins before the Conference USA tournaments are dwindling quickly for the North Texas men’s and women’s basketball teams. Both teams let their latest opportunities...

Monarchs rally past UNT

NORFOLK, Va. — North Texas held Old Dominion to its second-lowest first-half point total, but a tough shooting night for the Mean Green led to a 67-47 loss Thursday night at the Ted Constant Convocation Center.

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Too little, too late

Kelsey Criner and Terra Ellison started to heat up during North Texas’ game against Old Dominion on Thursday when they hit back-to-back 3-pointers.

Softball: New faces mark UNT softball roster after massive turnover

Kelli Schkade didn’t need to be told just how big a role she and a few other core veterans would play for the North Texas softball team this season.

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Men’s basketball: North Texas aims to change its ways on the road

The feeling of entering a hostile environment was one Tony Benford enjoyed during his playing days at Texas Tech.

UNT notebook: New found defense set to lead UNT

Tony Benford didn’t see a good reason North Texas gave up points like it was handing out candy on Halloween heading into a two-game homestand last week.

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Basketball: Johnson rallies UNT to win

North Texas coach Tony Benford delivered the same message to sharpshooting guard Deckie Johnson over and over again the past few weeks.

Basketball: Tech tops UNT women

RUSTON, La. — North Texas, coming off one of its worst offensive performances Thursday, put up 71 points and nearly picked up its first win over Louisiana Tech on Saturday, but foul trouble hurt UNT in a 77-71 loss.

Basketball: Potent Tech to test Mean Green defense

North Texas used some tenacious defense to snap a five-game losing streak Thursday.

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Basketball: Getting defensive

Rickey Brice Jr. was forced to sit and watch as North Texas stumbled through the last three outings of a five-game losing streak while recovering from a concussion the past two weeks.

Football: C-USA’s best to welcome Littrell to UNT

Seth Littrell won’t have to wait long to find out just how competitive the best teams in Conference USA are in his first season as North Texas’ head coach.

Southern Miss stifles Mean Green women

HATTIESBURG, Miss. — North Texas entered its battle with Southern Mississippi hoping to play heartbreaker to a team that had yet to lose on its home court this season. But the Mean Green didn’t bring much offense with them.

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Football: UNT class spurs confidence

Seth Littrell made a big impression on one of his newest players a few days ago with a simple statement posted on his brand-new Twitter account. Littrell wrote about how much he enjoyed bowl season and vowed that this would be the last year North Texas wouldn’t participate.

Basketball: Shillow capitalizes on chance to shine for Mean Green

Orianna Shillow didn’t hesitate a bit Saturday when she received a big opportunity to make an impact for North Texas. The freshman walk-on had played just two minutes all season for the Mean Green.

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Littrell introduces two quarterbacks

The last time Alec Morris was on a football field for an official game, he ended up celebrating a second national title with Alabama.

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Football: UNT to introduce fruits of Littrell’s quick work

The clock on putting together a 2016 recruiting class was already running down toward zero when Seth Littrell took over as North Texas’ coach.

Notebook: UNT to face star center Jenkins

The North Texas women’s basketball team will face one of the more dominant post players in Conference USA this week in the opener of a two-game road trip.

UNT gains 3 more pledges in football

Jameel Moore thought his recruiting process had come to a close in August when he committed to Rice.

Football: UNT’s nabs key recruits in lead-up to signing day

Heading into the weekend, North Texas had one player committed from Arizona Western College in defensive back Dontavious Baulkman.

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Unwanted extra Rice

The stage was set for North Texas to make its latest game one heck of a feel-good story.The Mean Green honored their 1986 NCAA tournament team during their game against Rice and rode a breakout performance...

Basketball: Host Owls overpower UNT men

HOUSTON — North Texas scored 87 points but couldn’t get enough stops down the stretch and lost 95-87 at Rice on Saturday.

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Basketball: UNT to honor 1985-86 tournament team today

Regina Woods characterizes the early stages of her basketball career at North Texas in simple terms.

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Men’s basketball: UNT starters carrying load as bench struggles to produce

Since he arrived at North Texas, Jeremy Combs has impressed his coaches, the Mean Green’s fans and anyone else paying attention with his all-out effort. Combs starts fast and never seems to quit. Lately, he hasn’t had much of a choice.

UNT notebook: Oklahoma QB commits to UNT

There haven’t been many players in Oklahoma high school history who have been as productive as Mason Fine. The Locust Grove quarterback threw for 13,081 yards and 166 touchdowns in his high school career.

San Antonio running back will not sign with Mean Green on Feb. 3

Tyrone Middleton, a running back from San Antonio Southwest who committed to North Texas this summer, will not sign with the Mean Green on national signing day.

Football: JUCO defensive back commits to UNT

North Texas is hoping to turn the fortunes of its football program under new head coach Seth Littrell and spent the weekend trying to convince a host of junior college and high school players to be a part of the process.

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Basketball: Coast-to-coast Criner

Kelsey Criner didn’t look at her coach, only the clock, as the final seconds ticked away in North Texas’ game against UAB on Saturday.

Basketball: Red-hot Blazers burn UNT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — North Texas held a two-point halftime lead Saturday, but UAB scored 45 second-half points to secure the nation’s second-longest winning streak at 14 games with a 78-57 win at Bartow Arena.

Football: UNT moves boost Texas flavor of Littrell’s staff

Seth Littrell vowed to construct a staff with a host of Texas ties shortly after taking over North Texas’ football program.

Basketball: UNT officially adds Frazier; UAB up next

The North Texas men’s basketball team officially welcomed a key piece of its future Friday as it prepared for another big challenge in what has been a tough season.

Basketball: MTSU wins 13th straight vs. Mean Green

A new era in North Texas’ long rivalry with Middle Tennessee didn’t look any different than the past on Thursday.

Basketball: Second half dooms UNT men on road

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — North Texas trailed by two points at halftime, but a second-half cold streak by the Mean Green gave Middle Tennessee a 86-64 victory Thursday at the Murphy Center.

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Men’s basketball: Sources say ex-Mustang Frazier transferring to UNT

A move that has long been expected is coming to fruition. Former SMU guard Keith Frazier is transferring to North Texas. Erven Davis, Frazier’s former AAU coach and a key mentor, confirmed the news Wednesday morning.

Basketball: Brown finds niche doing whatever UNT needs

Back when Ja’Michael Brown was in high school in San Antonio, he excelled at just about everything. Brown was an all-state basketball player, not to mention an all-state wide receiver in football before he dropped the latter and narrowed his focus.

Football: Versatile Muhammad commits to Mean Green

Khairi Muhammad knew a lot about North Texas long before new coach Seth Littrell and his staff jumped into the race to sign him a few days ago. The cornerback/wide receiver is the cousin of UNT linebacker Calvin Minor and a close friend of fellow DeSoto product Bryce English, a defensive tackle who joined the Mean Green this week after starting his career at Kansas State.

Notebook: UNT welcomes transfers, including Tide QB

North Texas made it official Tuesday, welcoming five midterm transfers, including quarterback Alec Morris and defensive tackle Bryce English.

Football: Oklahoma wideout commits to UNT

Rico Bussey left North Texas following a weekend visit to the school planning to take some time — and a couple of more recruiting visits — before deciding where to continue his career.A few hours later,...

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Basketball: WKU holds off Mean Green

The history of North Texas’ series with Western Kentucky is littered with great games, several of which have gone down to the wire.

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Basketball: Noble leads Toppers to victory against UNT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — North Texas rolled into the Bluegrass State with hopes of knocking off one of Conference USA’s hottest teams. But 40 minutes wasn’t enough for the Mean Green to spoil a Western Kentucky winning streak that reached 11 games with a 65-53 decision Saturday.

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Basketball: UNT seeks momentum vs. WKU

Life is going to get a lot tougher for the North Texas men’s basketball team next week.

Men’s basketball: Marshall raids Super Pit in 97-78 beatdown of UNT

One of the intriguing questions in the early stages of the Conference USA season involves Marshall, perhaps the biggest surprise thus far. Everyone wants to know whether the Thundering Herd are really as good as their record indicates.

Women's basketball: UNT hands Herd first home loss

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Marshall entered Thursday’s game against North Texas with an 8-0 record at the Henderson Center, but by the end of the evening that perfect mark was no more.

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Women’s basketball: Criner motivated to build on big game for Mean Green

The feel Kelsey Criner has for the game of basketball has always impressed North Texas coach Jalie Mitchell.The junior guard doesn’t need to force the action to score or rack up assists. Criner is at her...

Notebook: UNT-Marshall game suddenly looms large

A few days ago, no one expected Marshall to be where it’s at now heading into this week’s Conference USA men’s basketball slate.

Criner makes history, but UNT women lose to Rice in triple-OT

HOUSTON — Kelsey Criner made history on Sunday afternoon, becoming the first North Texas player to record a triple-double.

Men’s basketball: Katenda shines as UNT cruises past Rice

The hope when Eric Katenda transferred to North Texas for his senior season was that a change of scenery would help the former Notre Dame forward find the form that made him an elite national recruit a few years ago.

Women’s basketball: Hard work has Jones boosting Mean Green

The time she spent sitting on the bench was the worst part of what began as a bitter stay at North Texas for Teadra Jones last year. The Florida native picked up and moved after two seasons at Pensacola State College with the hope of being an impact player while winding up her college career.

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Basketball: UNT’s last question at center

Of all the tasks Tony Benford faced heading into his fourth season at North Texas, reconstructing the Mean Green’s lineup practically from scratch might have been the biggest.

Basketball: Benford address UTEP fouls with league

North Texas coach Tony Benford spoke with Conference USA’s coordinator of officials, Curtis Shaw, this week about a series of what he says were flagrant fouls that were not properly called at the end of UTEP’s 84-75 win over the Mean Green on Sunday.