Category: Basketball

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 über-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…

North Texas Falls to 16-2, Loses to UTSA in SA

Sometime after the game the players leave their locker room and don athleisure wear and meander out of the locker room. The crowd of an announced 2600+ that was just loudly cheering for or against the comeback was now quiet, talking about free Whataburger. It was a bit of a strange scene. North Texas had…

Zachary Simmons Is Good

  Previously, I linked to some of the good stuff Zach did against Tech. I wanted to discuss something else he did against UTEP last night. This play is not particular special in that it does not have some outstanding display of other-worldly athleticism like any Zion Williamson highlight. This is instead just good post play.…

North Texas Basketball Is Back

The greatest North Texas basketball game I have been to was the win over Texas Tech in the Super Pit on Tuesday November 16th, 2011. The place was packed and North Texas won 92-83 in OT. Josh White had 32 points including a clutch basket down the stretch. NT went 20-11 that season, averaged 4006…

North Texas Men’s Basketball Falls to Oklahoma 73-57

Mean Green basketball was 8-0 coming into this game and had a big regionally televised game against Oklahoma on the road tonight. NT had every reason to figure it could compete reasonably well in this one. Last year, NT went to Norman and only lost by ten to a Trae Young-led Sooner squad. It could…

New Basketball Facilities Require Renovation While Being Built

From the DRC: UNT’s new basketball offices, as they were originally constructed, pale in comparison to the area the programs vacated inside the Coliseum. Those offices more closely mirror the standard in college basketball. That is … not good. Chalk this up to the previous regime, which apparently did not consult at least one end…