Category: Basketball

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…

North Texas Women Advance, Beat Southern Miss 49-46

UNT celebrates

North Texas women’s basketball is on to face Rice in the next round after beating USM 49-46 in the first game of the first round of the women’s tournament in Frisco. This year’s basketball tournament began on a cold and blustery day, and perhaps as cliche as that can sound, it is nonetheless true. The…

NT Loses in LA Tech 66 – 53 in Pod 2 Opener

First of all, let us apologize for the paucity of updates on this here site. There has been much in the way of life stuff and so MGN has suffered. Count me among those that though the break since the last game was good. NT was and is banged up and any days to recover…

Basketball Is A Zero Sum Game, But Analysis Is Not

A blowout win over Marshall, the defending champ. A three-point loss to the most talented team in the league, WKU. This was not a bad weekend even if North Texas dropped from 2nd to a tie for 3rd (really fourth given the tie-breaker against WKU). NT is still in a great spot for a top-five…

North Texas Is Not The Best Basketball Team In CUSA

Was that headline controversial? It should not be. NT has a good basketball team, but no one who follows this league closely thought that NT had the best squad. WKU is ├╝ber-talented, ODU is well-coached and physically imposing, and Marshall are the reigning tourney champs. NT dropped a big road game in Norfolk tonight, and…

North Texas wins 76-75, Come Back From Down 16

Sometime during the initial five minutes of the game, I tweeted that North Texas could blow this thing open if they continued their way of playing. That did not happen. I also wrote that any lead in this league is unsafe. This proved true. North Texas could not shoot at all through most of the…