The final week of the regular season was going to be a challenging — not to mention important — one for both the North Texas men’s and women’s basketball teams.
NORFOLK, Va. — Against Old Dominion on Jan. 17 at the Super Pit, North Texas played primarily zone defense. That was to negate the Lady Monarchs’ size and force them to make outside shots. The strategy worked, as Old Dominion shot 3-for-17 from beyond the arc and the Mean Green hung around in a close game before falling 54-44.
George Dunham was in the early stages of his tenure as the voice of North Texas athletics in 1997 when he uttered a phrase that has been attached to him ever since.
The North Texas men’s basketball team firmly believes the rigors of its season have helped develop the Mean Green into a far different unit than they were just a few weeks ago.
WACO — After winning two on day one and losing two on day two, North Texas looked to end the Baylor Invitational on a high note with a win against Abilene Christian. Unfortunately, the weather in Waco just wouldn’t hold up long enough Sunday to allow the tournament finale to finish.
MIAMI — North Texas was all but locked into a spot in the Conference USA men’s basketball tournament when it headed out to Florida for a two-game trip.
BOCA RATON, Fla. — Over the course of his two seasons at North Texas, Colin Voss has shown he’s capable of getting into grooves where it appears any shot he takes is going to drop.
North Texas came out victorious Thursday, posting its best offensive performance of the season against Florida Atlantic in a 74-55 win. Senior guard BreAnna Dawkins led the way with a career performance of 24 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and three steals.
The North Texas men’s basketball team put one of its bigger issues in the past last week in pretty spectacular fashion when it beat UAB and Middle Tennessee in back-to-back games.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Conference USA leader Middle Tennessee used a first-half 3-point barrage to ease past North Texas 85-59 on Saturday..
TEMPE, Ariz. — North Texas beat Boston University 14-4 on the run rule after losing 5-2 to No. 15 Washington at the Littlewood Classic.
Knocking off the best teams in Conference USA hasn’t been too big of a challenge for the North Texas men’s basketball team.
Deon Hunter flashed back to one of the memorable moments in his North Texas career this week.
North Texas will visit a pair of Southeastern Conference powers in the next four seasons, and it will continue to play an annual game against a team competing on the Football Championship Subdivision level.
The sun was shining just about everywhere but the North Texas dugout as the Mean Green fell to Boise State 10-3 at Lovelace Stadium on Sunday. With the loss, the 2015 edition of the North Texas Invitational comes to a close with the Broncos edging out North Texas for second place.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Maurice Aniefiok’s journey in basketball has taken more than its share of twists and turns since he left Nigeria for the United States more than five years ago.
February is a time in college basketball when teams inevitably begin to peek at the conference standings in an effort to discern what their future might hold.
It was a tale of two halves for North Texas on Thursday. The Mean Green led for more than 17 minutes in the first half and held Western Kentucky to 32 percent shooting before the Hilltopper offense came to life in the second half. WKU used 50 second-half points to take at 77-49 victory at the Super Pit.
A trip to Western Kentucky seemed like an annual right of passage just a few years ago for North Texas. The Mean Green would pack up nearly every year they were in the Sun Belt Conference and make the trek to Diddle Arena, one of the league’s storied venues, to take on the Hilltoppers.
There was never any question that North Texas would have a crowded and interesting quarterback race entering the 2015 season.
Jeremy Combs continued to build his standout debut season with the North Texas men’s basketball team this week, when he was named Conference USA’s co-freshman of the week..
North Texas will face a tough road to return to a bowl game in 2015. The Mean Green will play just five home games, face two Power 5 conference opponents on the road and take on teams that finished first and second in Conference USA’s East Division in their cross-over games in league play.
HOUSTON — In what appears to be the making of a legitimate in-state rivalry, Rice and the North Texas women’s basketball team faced off Sunday afternoon at Tudor Fieldhouse.
When the end of their career is in sight, athletes often let their thoughts drift back to the beginning and all the twists and turns along the way. North Texas guard T.J. Taylor is no different, even though there is some question as to whether this will be his final season with the Mean Green.