Author: Greg Goedecker

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Greg used to write the Breakdown and now focuses on basketball. Stay grumpy, my friends.

2017-18 BBall Season: FIU Preview

Overview North Texas travels to Florida to face FIU, in a must win game. Thursday, Feb 22 2018 6:00 p.m. CT Ocean Bank Convocation Center , Miami FL TV:  CUSA TV Radio: MGRN – 88.1 KNTU-FM Line: FIU -1 What You Need to Know About FIU Record: 11-16 (5-9) Last Game vs UNT: L 67-69 Last…

CUSA Basketball Power Rankings & Thoughts

Old Dominion Middle Tennessee Western Kentucky Marshall UAB Louisiana Tech North Texas UTSA Southern Miss FAU FIU Rice Charlotte UTEP Yeah I put ODU over Middle. Middle is the better team, their is no doubt in my mind, but no one is playing better than ODU. In their last 3 games the average margin of…

Dropping Dimes – 10 Thoughts Recapping NT vs. WKU

North Texas got “out-flexed” at home by a superior Western Kentucky team. If you would’ve told me that Smart, Woolridge, Lawson, Simmons, and Draper were all going to score double figures I would’ve guaranteed a North Texas win.  For a half of basketball North Texas could do no wrong on offense. Lawson ,and Woolridge were…

2017-18 BBall Season: UAB Preview

Overview North Texas travels to Birmingham to face UAB in a monster CUSA match-up. Thursday, Feb 8 2018 7:00 p.m. CT Bartow Arena , Birmingham, Ala TV:  CUSA TV Radio: MGRN – 88.1 KNTU-FM What You Need to Know About UAB Record: 15-9 Coach: Rob Ehsan (2nd season at UAB. Record 32-25  ) Last Game: ODU L 65-60…

MGN Basketball Breakdown: Analyzing The Gauntlet

North Texas took care of business Saturday night vs. Rice with a thrilling 74-70 victory. It wasn’t pretty, but after last season a W is a W, and the goal of this team is to keep racking up as many W’s as possible. Now North Texas moves into the toughest part of its conference schedule.…

Basketball Breakdown: Offensive Efficiency is Key

North Texas has 9 games left on its conference schedule, and everyone of them is important. Right now if you look at the standings in CUSA you see that a mammoth battle is about to ensue for that 4th seed, and a 1st round bye. For the longest time I thought that the top 5…

Dropping Dimes – 10 Thoughts Recapping NT vs. FAU

North Texas got a much needed win. The Mean Green took down FAU 59-53. It was never pretty in this game. It was down right ugly basketball for most of the night, by both teams. Credit North Texas for finding a way to win without a serious contribution from Roosevelt Smart. Smart was saddled with…

Basketball Breakdown

Almost halfway through the CUSA slate its time to analyze what’s happened so far for North Texas. Roosevelt Smart Lights It Up I thought at the beginning of the season that Smart would be the leading scorer for this Mean Green team. I had no idea that he would be the shooter that he is.…

2017-18 BBall Season: UTEP Preview

Overview North Texas travels to El Paso for their first conference game of the Grant McCasland era. Its a huge opportunity for the Mean Green to set the tone for a solid showing in CUSA play. Thursday, Dec 28 2017 8:00 p.m. CT Don Haskins Center , EL Paso TX TV:  CUSA TV Radio: MGRN…

2017-18 BBall Season: Georgetown Preview

Overview North Texas picked up a huge win against San Diego on Saturday. Now the Mean Green travel to the Nations Capital for a showdown with the Georgetown Hoyas. Wednesday, Dec 20 2017 6:00 p.m. CT Capital One Arena, Washington DC TV:  FS 2 Radio: MGRN – 88.1 KNTU-FM What You Need to Know About…