Tag: WKU

North Texas Loses Big to WKU, 67-51

2019 NT vs WKU CUSA Tournament

All seasons that do not end with a trophy presentation end badly. For North Texas, who this time last year was feeling much better about itself and its program, this was a doubly bad game. In some ways, however, it was a relief. “We had some guys playing with some things that you wouldn’t believe.…

CUSA Basketball Power Rankings & Thoughts

Middle Tennessee Western Kentucky Old Dominion Marshall UTSA UAB Louisiana Tech North Texas FIU FAU Southern Miss UTEP Rice Charlotte Middle and WKU flexed their muscles last week.  WKU probably had the best week. The Hilltoppers absolutely demolished ODU, who was ranked number one in these rankings last week. WKU put up 88 points on…

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…

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.…

2017 #CUSAKickoff

Well it happened. We did not expect much excitement from a conference desperate for media partners, attention, and recognition. The biggest stories were Lane Kiffin, Butch Davis, and who deserves the most respect. The league has its share of personalities — ODU head coach Bobby Wilder is fun, WKU’s Mike Sanford is young and also…

CUSA Bowl Season: WKU

After Saturday’s split performance WKU put CUSA ahead 2-1 this bowl season after destroying Memphis in the Boca Raton Bowl. ESPN Highlights Anthony Wales ran 35 times for 240 yards and three scores. WKU continued their run of offensive dominance in 2016, racking up their seventh game with 50+ points, 11th with 40+ including 10(…

CUSA Bowl Season: UTSA and Southern Miss

Earlier this month we looked at the CUSA bowl game schedule and made the point that if we want good things for NT, we should want good things for the Conference. To that end, we are rooting for all CUSA teams this bowl season. If for some reason you have lots of sports hate for…

2016 CUSA Bowl Schedule

CUSA is sending seven teams to the bowl season. Advanced numbers suggest CUSA is only above the Sun Belt among the FBS conferences, which sent six teams to the post-season. Given there are 80 bowl slots, a post season berth does not mean what it did back in 1980. That is OK. Updated conference averages…

No Chance: NT 7 WKU 45

I cannot make you feel better about that beat down. That was a worse showing than last week, when NT’s offense at least showed some life and the defense looked like it could occasionally stop the Bulldog offense. This afternoon the offense looked as bad as it has all season, and the defense did very…

North Texas 28.5 Underdogs at WKU

  Louisiana Tech were 20 point favorites in Apogee, and this on is on the road in Bowling Green. I think it is just a little high, for what that is worth. WKU is as explosive as La Tech with a good quarterback throwing to a pair of good receivers, and a capable running back. The…