Category: Basketball Recaps

Smart Shooting: Roosevelt Smart Shoots NT Past Rice

Rice sat back in a matchup zone, daring North Texas to shoot over it. Roosevelt Smart and DJ Draper did just that. The duo combined for 16/29 from three and 65-points on Saturday. G Roosevelt Smart hit 10 of those which set a school record. Oh, and he also had 42 points. From the official…

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…

North Texas Drops Conference Home Opener to Charlotte

The Charlotte player lofted a hopeful ball from just inside half court with seemingly no time left. The ball ricocheted off the top of the backboard and right into the waiting hands of Milos Supica who then laid the ball in with essentially no time left. Various fans are rightly upset. Grant McCasland is rightly…

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…

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…

Dropping Dimes – 10 Thoughts Recapping NT vs. Bethune Cookman

North Texas captured its second win 90-78 at home last night over Bethune Cookman. North Texas had a couple of runs that led to the difference in this game. The 19-3 run in the second half set the tone for the rest of the game. What led to those runs? Well it was good defense…

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…

Road Trip Stories: North Texas Basketball Beats Rice 66-63

North Texas beat Rice on a rainy Sunday in Houston. I left my home in San Antonio at 1030am, arrived at surprisingly nice Tudor Fieldhouse at about 2:20 and took in a leisurely weekend game between two bottom half teams in C-USA. The great thing about road trips is that they provide all the time…

Basketball Recap – Mean Green Defeat Colonels 71-57

Box Score: NT 71 Nicholls 57 Good – Rebounding. UNT defeated the Colonels on the board 56-34. That is exactly what I wanted to see. Also take note that it can be difficult to rebound out of the zone. I thought UNT did a fairly good job at going and getting the ball. Bad –…