Forgive this blog if in this surreal moment in NT basketball history, it is unable to plan a sufficiently good amount of blog posts and podcast producing in the face of an odd work-life schedule.
Yes, North Texas basketball is in a semifinal tonight, on a strange run in something like the back alleyways of college basketball’s postseason. The NCAA Tournament is brighter than the sun, and the NIT gets ESPN coverage but these smaller two tournaments have been streamed.
NT’s first round game was on Yotes Vision while the last two will have been on ESPN3. Having grown up when streaming was a dream, I am thankful for the ability to see my favorite team however I can. Still, the regulation to streaming when the other tournaments are on linear television is a step down. The shakiness of an internet connection can ruin the communal viewing experience that never happens on cable television.
There is hope, however small. If North Texas wins tonight the finals are on ESPNU.
Speaking of chances to win, North Texas is playing at an extremely high level that renders the regular season something like useless as a prediction tool. Regardless, in lieu of the proper preview you deserve, know that Jackson St is ranked 130 in Kenpom while NT is 161. Louisiana Tech is ranked 149 in case you want a frame of reference.