Category: Basketball

MGN Basketball Breakdown: Analyzing the Roster Needs

Right now North Texas is in the midst of a late season collapse, so lets take our minds off of that. Instead lets look to the future.  Lets analyze the roster. Scholarships Right now North Texas only has one open:  Shane Temara’s spot. There are probably going to be other departures that we can’t forsee… Read more »

2017-18 BBall Season: FAU Preview

Overview North Texas ends its Florida trip with a battle against FAU. Saturday, Feb 24 2018 6:00 p.m. CT FAU Arena , Boca Raton FL TV:  CUSA TV Radio: MGRN – 88.1 KNTU-FM Line: North Texas -1.5 What You Need to Know About FAU Record: 11-16 (5-10) Last Game vs UNT: L 59-53 Last Game: Rice L… Read more »

Dropping Dimes – 10 Thoughts Recapping NT vs. FIU

Woolridge couldn’t get his last second floater to drop, and North Texas dropped another heart breaker. North Texas let one of the worst offensive teams in the conference get pretty much whatever they wanted last night. It was hard to watch. North Texas has been a team all year that relied on their defense to… Read more »

2017-18 BBall Season: FIU Preview

Overview North Texas travels to Florida to face FIU, in a must win game. Thursday, Feb 22 2018 6:00 p.m. CT Ocean Bank Convocation Center , Miami FL TV:  CUSA TV Radio: MGRN – 88.1 KNTU-FM Line: FIU -1 What You Need to Know About FIU Record: 11-16 (5-9) Last Game vs UNT: L 67-69 Last… Read more »

CUSA Basketball Power Rankings & Thoughts

Old Dominion Middle Tennessee Western Kentucky Marshall UAB Louisiana Tech North Texas UTSA Southern Miss FAU FIU Rice Charlotte UTEP Yeah I put ODU over Middle. Middle is the better team, their is no doubt in my mind, but no one is playing better than ODU. In their last 3 games the average margin of… Read more »

Mean Green Tough But Fall Short Twice

North Texas played a weekend combination of games that summated the team’s status in the league: good enough to run with the best but struggling enough to fall short. The Grant McGasland era has begun and has been endlessly praised by any and all who encounter the Mean Green basketball team. The future looks bright… Read more »

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 »