Category: Basketball

Dropping Dimes – 10 Thoughts Recapping NT vs. WKU

North Texas got “out-flexed” at home by a superior Western Kentucky team. If you would’ve told me that Smart, Woolridge, Lawson, Simmons, and Draper were all going to score double figures I would’ve guaranteed a North Texas win.  For a half of basketball North Texas could do no wrong on offense. Lawson ,and Woolridge were… 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 »

2017-18 BBall Season: UAB Preview

Overview North Texas travels to Birmingham to face UAB in a monster CUSA match-up. Thursday, Feb 8 2018 7:00 p.m. CT Bartow Arena , Birmingham, Ala TV:  CUSA TV Radio: MGRN – 88.1 KNTU-FM What You Need to Know About UAB Record: 15-9 Coach: Rob Ehsan (2nd season at UAB. Record 32-25  ) Last Game: ODU L 65-60… Read more »

MGN Basketball Breakdown: Analyzing The Gauntlet

North Texas took care of business Saturday night vs. Rice with a thrilling 74-70 victory. It wasn’t pretty, but after last season a W is a W, and the goal of this team is to keep racking up as many W’s as possible. Now North Texas moves into the toughest part of its conference schedule…. 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 »

Basketball Breakdown: Offensive Efficiency is Key

North Texas has 9 games left on its conference schedule, and everyone of them is important. Right now if you look at the standings in CUSA you see that a mammoth battle is about to ensue for that 4th seed, and a 1st round bye. For the longest time I thought that the top 5… Read more »

NT Daily: Draper Game Winner

DJ DRAPER (@draperd55) WITH THE THREE FOR THE LEAD. UNT is up 69-67 with 3.4 remaining. pic.twitter.com/fgUIeOeSZB — Matthew Brune (@mattbrune25) January 28, 2018 Matthew Brune of the Daily “DJ Draper — he’s more than just a shooter,” North Texas head coach Grant McCasland said on his way out of the team’s postgame press conference… Read more »