CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Bennett Koch scored 18 points, including going 8 of 10 at the free throw line, to help lead Northern Iowa to a 93-70 home win against North Texas on Monday night.Matt Bohannon...
The scene at Apogee Stadium on Saturday afternoon drove home one obvious point when it comes to the North Texas football program.
The journey to its first win against a Division I team this season is about to get a whole lot tougher for North Texas.
North Texas entered its fifth season under Dan McCarney a couple of months ago hoping to show that it was on the way back up. Only a year had passed since one of the greatest seasons in UNT history — a 9-4 campaign capped by a win over UNLV in the Heart of Dallas Bowl. The Mean Green fell back to 4-8 a year ago, but an influx of junior college players and a renewed sense of urgency had UNT believing 2015 could be its bounce-back season.
What started out as a tough run through its home tournament this week, got worse – a whole lot worse – for North Texas on Wednesday night. The Mean Green lost their third straight in the Mean Green Challenge, a tournament UNT set up largely to help facilitate a good start to the season. Troy hammered UNT 86-74 in the Mean Green’s final game of the event, and that might not have been the worst part of what transpired for UNT.