Category: Basketball

NT Men’s Basketball Is Off To A Slightly Rough Start

It is almost turkey time and you will be busy travelling or hosting family, or making food or fighting people at the store on black friday. You might have forgotten the basketball season has started already. Let us recap the season thus far and mixing in a look ahead at the schedule. The season thus…

NT Basketball: NT Nearly Upsets VCU 56-59

North Texas barely stole a game against 25th ranked VCU on the road. NT jumped out to an 8-point lead early before getting bullied by the harassing press. VCU went on a big run and led by ten at the half. The good news was that the Mean Green stuck with it and scraped and…

Expect Anything In Grant McCasland’s Third Year

North Texas beat up on overmatched Oklahoma Christian 79-40 in the traditional glorified scrimmage that kicks off the season. The basketball prognosticators have NT anywhere from 2nd to 8th or so, depending on your flavor of preview. Last year NT absolutely needed Ryan Woolridge to play every minute and when he was hurt, the team…

Roosevelt Smart

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Ryan Woolridge to Transfer

2019 CUSA Tournament Ryan Woolridge

Ladies and gentleman, he is gone. Ryan Woolridge was pretty much the heart of this team throughout his career. That was none more evident than in his final postseason tournament. He limped his way to competitiveness, but he was nowhere near the engine that he was during the season. You can make the argument that…

Exit Interview: 2019 Basketball Team

No one wanted to go out and say “Injuries are why we struggled late, and ultimately why this team underperformed” as no one wanted to “make excuses” but still, the injuries were mentioned and well, that was the real reason. After the tournament was over for NT, Zach Simmons and Ryan Woolridge could be seen…

North Texas Loses Big to WKU, 67-51

2019 NT vs WKU CUSA Tournament

All seasons that do not end with a trophy presentation end badly. For North Texas, who this time last year was feeling much better about itself and its program, this was a doubly bad game. In some ways, however, it was a relief. “We had some guys playing with some things that you wouldn’t believe.…

North Texas Women Lose To Rice 61-43

Terriell Bradley Tries to Score vs Rice 2019 CUSA Tournament

North Texas lost in the quarterfinal round to Rice 61-43 and it was the slow, inevitable kind of game against a superior opponent that happens. Though the venue is a ‘home’ one, the crowd was light on green and had a good sprinkling of Rice fans. The early start didn’t help, and the grinding game…

2019 CUSA Tournament Day 2: More Mean Green

2019 CUSA Tournament Ryan Woolridge

Both basketball squads were in action yesterday and both produced quality wins. The men are always going to get a little more praise than the women, but Jalie Mitchell has the more recent tournament success. Last year NT rode a pair of upsets into the semi-final round before losing to eventual winners WKU. This year…