Category: Basketball Recaps

Bozeman Rips Out Our Collective Heart

I told those around me, whomever was listening, that we needed to defend the three at all costs. I even tweeted it. Unfortunately, that didn’t help the situation. Surely Johnny Jones, he of the five straight 20-win seasons knew the situation and had a plan. No doubt that plan was to not allow Bozeman or… Read more »

WKU Vanquished

Another game, another win, another Tristan Thompson scoring display. The dude is going to win the tournament’s most outstanding player award without question. He has 80 points through three games and is going to best the tournament record 82. Yeah. We got our shit together again. Through the grainy feed that was espn3, I was… Read more »

Thirty Six Points

Let me start by apologizing for my absence. Life has been bothering me and asking me to do things. I have complied, however unhappily, with the demands and have managed to carve out some time for important things like writing about North Texas basketball this morning. I hope it will suffice for now. Tristan Thompson… Read more »

Arkansas State Exacts Revenge 63 – 47

I was playing the semifinal game of our little indoor soccer league when North Texas was succumbing to fatigue (I suppose) and the defense of Arkansas State at the Convocation Center. We won by the way. Browsing through Vito’s running blog (dude needs a twitter account) I relived the game in all of the glory that one… Read more »

ULM 82 UNT 75 February 19, 2011

The Loss Proper Oh hell. Oh hell. The shame of losing to the team with the worst record in the conference is nigh unbearable. North Texas was the second conference victim and the seventh overall on the year for the Warhawks of Louisiana-Monroe. Disappointing as it was, it was not surprising in the least. I… Read more »

A Win Is A Win: USA vs UNT

Full disclosure: I left at halftime. Not because I was anti-basketball nor because it wasn’t entertaining. No, I had my own sporting adventure to partake in. So, I missed the mini-comeback that was the win vs USA. After typing that abbreviation I finally understand the Team USA inspired threads they were rocking out there.

Drubbing at the Diddle. WKU in a blowout

Not much changed from the first half. That zone killed our offense enough for WKU to turn the lead into 20 points and keep it there for most of the balance of the game. The full-court press we put on served only to speed up the game. From there, the two teams were just trading… Read more »

WKU — Dribbles at the Diddle at the half

After fighting back to within five points the good guys scored only two more points for the last 3:51 and allowed 12 to WKU. What the hell happened?  Well, that zone they put on us was working. It wasn’t particularly stifling nor was it very aggressive. Perhaps it’s passiveness influenced our own passiveness? Save for one… Read more »

Defense?

On Vito’s blog, he talks a little about why we are sucking so much. So Johnny Jones wants defense and is benching Tristan for not being Bruce Bowen? UNT does need to play better defensively, but I wonder if benching the only pure scorer on the team is the answer. Someone has to handle the… Read more »