North Texas announced its 2017-2018 Women's Basketball schedule today. It features 14 home and away games along with a two-game stretch in San Juan, Puerto Rico. North Texas will be looking improve upon their 2016-2017 record of 12-19 / 9-11 under now third year head coach Jalie Mitchell (23-38 0.377). North Texas is returning 10 players, two of whom were regular starters - Tyara Warren and Terriell Bradley (leading scorer for 2016-17). Newcomers to the squad are Callie Owens, Brittany Smith, Deja Terrell, Trena Mims, and Lauren Holmes. Justis Szczepanski had to sit out the 2016-17 season and will be a welcome addition to the regular
As part of the Mean Green Mania event, KGAF was down from Gainesville to interview several players and coaches. Below are links to podcasts of the interviews. New UNT men's basketball coach Grant McCasland stops by the SportsTalk table. Link Mean Green women's basketball coach Jalie Mitchell and point guard Brittany Smith talk about the upcoming season. Link North Texas Athletics Associate Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Jared Mosley and Ryan Beck, Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs talk about various topics. Link Former Muenster Hornets standout Andy Flusche was a guest to talk some football at Mean Green Mania. Link North Texas Mean Green volleyball coach Andrew
North Texas has release its out of conference schedule for the Women's Basketball program. In the coming weeks it is expected the Conference USA slate will be released. Notable home opponents in include DFW rival SMU and Big 12 opponent Oklahoma. Jalie Mitchell notched her first ranked win against Oklahoma two years ago in Norman as a head coach. Former CUSA Conference foe Tulsa will also be traveling to the Super Pit in early December. Date Team
Last week, Conference USA released the Men's Basketball schedule for all member institutions. Below is the 2017-2018 Men's Basketball Conference USA Schedule for North Texas. Date Opponent Location -------- -------------------- ---------------- 12/28/17 at UTEP El Paso, TX 12/30/17 at UTSA San Antonio, TX 01/04/18 vs. Charlotte The Super Pit 01/06/18 vs. Old Dominion
Apologies for not getting this out sooner. I had completely forgotten about this post as life priorities shift a little once basketball season is over. Men's Basketball North Texas Adds Seven to its Roster for 2017-2018 Forwards - Tope Arikawe, Zach Simmons, Mark Tikhonenko Guards - Jorden Duffey, Michael Miller, Roosevelt Smart, Umoja Gibson Articles from MeanGreenSports.com Mean Green Add Two Recruits For 2017-18 (Zach Simmons - Signed in Early Period) McCasland Signs Arikawe, Smart On First Day Of Signing Period McCasland Adds Gibson, Miller To Signing Class McCasland Picks Up Mark Tikhonenko For 2017-18 Season Grant McCasland Signs Jorden Duffy To Recruiting Class North Texas Loses Jeremy Combs, Ja'Michael Brown, and Rickey Brice Jr. Jeremy
After only having been on the job for about a week and a half, Grant McCasland has completed his staff. He brought all of his assistants from Arkansas State. Head Coach - Grant McCasland (Baylor - 1999) Associate Head Coach - Ross Hodge (Texas A&M Commerce - 2003) Assistant Coach - James Miller (Colorado State) Assistant Coach - Jareem Dowling (Maryland Eastern Shore - 2005) In other news, Amaad Wainright was released from his NLI earlier this week. https://twitter.com/AmaadW/status/844567338745769984 National Signing Day for (men's and women's) basketball recruits is April 12th. It will be interesting to see whether McCasland can move the needle on increasing the recruiting profile of the Men's program in his
Women's Basketball WBI University of North Carolina at Greensboro 62 Rice 74 Final Final Round for the Women's Basketball Invitational https://twitter.com/RiceWBasketball/status/846132905919303680
Women's Basketball NIT Middle Tennessee 57 Georgia Tech 70 Final https://twitter.com/WomensNIT/status/845077474732101632 WBI Idaho 80 Rice 86 Final https://twitter.com/RiceWBasketball/status/845086563478503427 Rice will face against the University of North Carolina at Greensboro on Sunday, March 26th at 4:00 PM.
Check back for more updates as Round 2 games become final and future matches are set! Men's Basketball NCAA Tournament (12) MTSU 65 (4) Butler 74 Final https://twitter.com/marchmadness/status/843269685743443968 CIT Utah Valley 85 Rice 79 Final https://twitter.com/RiceBasketball/status/844046823002198023 Women's Basketball NIT Wake Forest 66 Middle Tennessee 73 Final https://twitter.com/WomensNIT/status/843568562186977281 Middle Tennessee will face Georgia Tech at 7:00 PM ET on Thursday, March 23rd. WBI UT Rio Grande Valley 63 Rice 73 Final https://twitter.com/RiceWBasketball/status/843572096450072578 Rice advances to the Final Four of the Women's Basketball Invitational to face off against Idaho Thursday, March 23rd at 7:00 PM.
Check back for more updates as games become final! Men's Basketball NCAA Tournament Milwaukee, WI 5 Minnesota 72 12 Middle Tennessee 81 Final https://twitter.com/Conference_USA/status/842501182874664960 https://twitter.com/marchmadness/status/842501180265783296 Next up for (12)Middle Tennessee will be (4)Butler on Saturday, March 18th. Check back for the start time and channel. CBI San Francisco 76 Rice 85 Final https://twitter.com/RiceBasketball/status/842191985972772864 Up next for Rice is Utah Valley on Monday, March 20th at 7:00 PM. Women's Basketball NCAA Tournament (12) Western Kentucky 63 (5) Ohio State 70 Final https://twitter.com/ncaawbb/status/842835659706568710 NIT Arkansas Little Rock 72 Southern Miss 62 Final https://twitter.com/WomensNIT/status/842193168686751744 Louisiana Tech 70 SMU 75 Final/OT https://twitter.com/WomensNIT/status/842927341387046912 Morehead State 58 Middle Tennessee 67 Final https://twitter.com/WomensNIT/status/842578438930292737 Up next for Middle Tennessee is Wake Forest on Sunday, March 19 at 3 pm ET WBI Rice 73 Lamar 72 Final https://twitter.com/RiceWBasketball/status/842555080670875649 Up next for Rice is the winner between UT Rio Grande Valley on