Tag: basketball

North Texas vs Jacksonville St Tonight in CBI Semifinal

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… Read more »

North Texas Dominates Mercer in CBI Quarterfinal 96 – 67, Advance To Semifinal on Wednesday Night

Who knew North Texas was destined to dominiate in the College Basketbal Invitational? I gather that no one thought this nor knew that this particular tournament existed. Here we are now and the Mean Green are giving little glimpses into what Grant McCasland had cooking up in his head. At Baylor Scott Drew was known… 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 »

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 »

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 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 »

Basketball Breakdown

Almost halfway through the CUSA slate its time to analyze what’s happened so far for North Texas. Roosevelt Smart Lights It Up I thought at the beginning of the season that Smart would be the leading scorer for this Mean Green team. I had no idea that he would be the shooter that he is…. Read more »