Category: Basketball Recaps

Mean Green Tough But Fall Short Twice

North Texas played a weekend combination of games that summated the team’s status in the league: good enough to run with the best but struggling enough to fall short. The Grant McGasland era has begun and has been endlessly praised by any and all who encounter the Mean Green basketball team. The future looks bright… Read more »

Tough Losses and Encouraging Signs

We all hoped that Grant McGasland would bring some of the magic that saw Arkansas State get to 20 wins last year. At the very least we hoped for a team that would be competitive and exciting. Halfway through the game on Saturday against Middle Tennessee, the league’s number one team and likely Tournament entrant… Read more »

North Texas Basketball Is Fun

Basketball had a hell of a night. Both the Men’s and Women’s programs put on a show on the road. Grant McGasland’s crew of scrappy Mean Greeners went to Birmingham and out-hustled, out-played, and out-basketball-ed the preseason conference favorite Blazers. UAB has not been the team everyone predicted but they still remain good and most… Read more »

Mean Green Outlast Rice Again 74-70

The men’s team cannont play anything but a nail-biter, apparently. The last time NT played Rice Roosevelt Smart went off for 42 and DJ Draper lit it up from three on the way to a career high for himself also. In this one, Draper hit a couple of huge shots during a comeback from 9… Read more »

NT Women’s Basketball Drops Road Game to UTSA

Two of the worst teams in the league took the court to essentially determine the final slot in the conference tournament on Friday. UTSA used a 22-8 third quarter spurred by a 11-0 run to start the half to pull away from North Texas. Jalie Mitchell’s crew were an awful 15.8% from the field in… Read more »

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 »