Category: Basketball Recaps

Unlucky in Ruston: NT 65 La Tech 66

A scan of the box score will tell you that North Texas lost this game because they missed free throws — a season-long curse — and that the Bulldogs made theirs when it counted. That is only part of the game. In close games, it is common for everyone to look at 50/50 plays and… Read more »

Another Moral Victory: North Texas 60 – ODU 63

A week after feeling good about two straight road wins North Texas finds itself having just lost two straight home games. Tonight’s matchup with Old Dominion was always going to be tough considering the quality of the opponent. The effort was there. Both teams missed shots and it went mostly according to expectation. The Monarchs… Read more »

Shane Story: North Texas 72 – UTSA 71

The UTSA pep band helped North Texas win this game. Hear me out: To begin with, the band picked on Shane Temara in the first half, with their “Shane sucks” chant. It is an old college basketball fan game where the band/student section picks on a player all game for no particular reason. It was… Read more »

Big Win In El Paso

Winning is the thing. Given the nature of the thing — seemingly the product of fortune and chance — the search for controllable elements not solely controlled by the whims of fate goes on. This is why you hear coaches spout clichés on “controlling what we can control”. Like all clichés, there is truth in… Read more »

NT 61 UTA 77 – 12.3.16

Jeremy Combs was back and he played like the he is the best player North Texas has. This is good because it is true. Unfortunately, it was not enough to overcome two runs by UT-Arlington in each half. For the game, North Texas shot only 31%. Arlington did not play particularly great defense, but North Texas… Read more »