MBB: North Texas Grinds Out Win Against the Portland Pilots

North Texas (3-0) played its first Div. I opponent, the Portland Pilots (1-2), and grinded out a win 78-73. This was the most difficult opponent the Mean Green have faced in this young season and the team responded well despite some foul trouble hitting Umoja Gibson and Zach Simmons. Despite foul trouble through much of the game, sophomore Zach Simmons posted a career best 23 points. He was 10 of 12 (83.3%!) from the floor and made all three of his free throws on 27 minutes of action giving him .85 points per minute. He also picked up six rebounds, an assist,

MBB: North Texas Routs the Lumberjacks in First Game of the Rainbow Classic

North Texas continued its hot three point shooting draining 15 3-pointers against the Div. II Humboldt State Lumberjacks lead by redshirt freshman Umoja Gibson who shot a perfect six of six from behind the arc. Overall, the Mean Green shot 53.1% from the floor. North Texas had three players outscore the top Lumberjack scorer -- Umoja Gibson (27), Michael Miller (17), and Jorden Duffy (14) Perhaps the one blemish on the stat sheet is the free throw shooting where North Texas went 10-17 (58.8%). The Player of the Game is once again Umoja Gibson, who was 10 of 13 (76.9%!) from the floor, made

MBB: North Texas Starts 2018-19 Campaign Off With A Big Win Over Angelo State

North Texas kicked off its 2018-19 campaign with a coming out party for many of its new pieces that had to sit out last year for various reasons. Umoja Gibson and Jahmiah Simmons both got a start for the game while Mark Tikhonenko got some decent minutes late into the game. Gibson is going to provide another deep threat shooter for North Texas to go alongside with Roosevelt Smart and DJ Draper. Jahmiah Simmons should work well as another inside banger but has the ability to be good at driving to the rim from the perimeter. Roosevelt Smart sat out for the game due to a minor

FB: Mean Green 2018 Football Schedule is Set

Kick-off times along with television coverage has been set for almost all of Conference USA member school contests. North Texas will have all but one game "televised," the either through traditional television broadcasts or some sort of streaming service. North Texas will have games broadcast by CBS Sports Network, SEC Network Alternate, beIN Sports, ESPN+, ESPN3 and Stadium. Three games, including the season finale against division rival UTSA in San Antonio, TX, will be streamed through the new ESPN+ service. A common complaint among North Texas fans is a "scheduling conflict" between the Red River Rivalry that is played early October down at the

MBB North Texas Advances to CBI Finals With Blowout Win Over Jacksonville State

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Hot Shooting in the first half produced an eye popping 57 points which propelled the Mean Green into the College Basketball Invitational Tournament Finals against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks Wednesday evening. North Texas shot an amazing 70% at 21 of 30 from the floor and 71.4% at 10 of 14 from the behind the arc in the first 20 minutes. Scores by Period 1st Half 2nd Half Total Jacksonville State 29 39 68 North Texas 57 33 90 In this game, it felt like the Mean Green could do no wrong against the Gamecocks as North Texas shot from just about anywhere they wanted from the field and have their shots fall through

MBB North Texas Blows Past Mercer to Advance to CBI Semi-Finals

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North Texas advances to the College Basketball Invitational Tournament on the backs of Roosevelt Smart and Jorden Duffy each scoring 31 points in perhaps the most complete game the Mean Green have played in this 2017-2018 season. North Texas will face off against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks on Wednesday, March 21st at 7:00 PM in the Super Pit in Denton, TX. Scores by Period 1st Half 2nd Half Total Mercer 31 36 67 North Texas 47 49 96 New Starting Lineup Appears to be Big Hit The starting combo of Woolridge, Duffy, Smart, Miller, and Simmons has produced 186 points in two games at a pace opposing teams have not been able to keep

MBB North Texas Outlasts Rice to Sweep the Owls and Three Game Homestand

North Texas finds yet itself battling it out in an ugly slugfest, this time with Rice Owls in the final game of a three game homestand. In the first half, neither team was able to find much of a groove, with both teams scoring a mere 51 combined. The second half is where the fireworks really started with shots finally falling, numerous lead changes and ties, and the outcome of the game not being decided until the final seconds when Ryan Woolridge hitting one of his two free throws to put the Mean Green up by 4 with 8 seconds

North Texas Rebrands the Mean Green Club into Scholarship Fund

North Texas Athletics announced that they are changing the Mean Green Club into the Mean Green Scholarship Fund in conjunction with 2018 Football Season Tickets going on sale. Also coming with the name change is a fairly dramatic change to how football and basketball priority seats are handled depending on your donorship level. A new site was developed and does a good job of explaining the new benefits package. Here is the story from the Denton Record Chronicle. The article highlights that North Texas sits near the bottom of Conference USA when it comes to donor participation and total dollars contributed.

MBB DJ Draper Clutch 3-Pointer Seals Mean Green Win Over Florida International

The Cardiac Kids pull out yet another close game, this time against the Florida International Panthers. The final 15 seconds of overtime may have provided a great thrill but may have also taken a few minutes off of many Mean Green fan lives. FIU's Beard was closely guarding Woolridge and Ryan lost the dribble where the ball squirted across the court. Ryan collected the ball and passed it off the an open D.J. Draper who drilled what would be the game winning 3-pointer with about 6 seconds left in overtime. Scores by Period 1st Half 2nd Half OT(1) Total FIU 35 26 6 67 North Texas 29 32 8 69 Draper Playing a Larger Role Off

MBB North Texas Overcomes Slow Start to Win First CUSA Game at Home

North Texas started off slow once again and finished strong with some solid defense and above average free throw shooting. To up the degree of difficulty, Roosevelt Smart didn't make a single field goal in the game due to foul trouble that started early in the first half of the game. Scores by Period 1st Half 2nd Half Total FAU 24 29 53 North Texas 26 33 59 Lawson Breaks Slump With 18 Points to Lead the Team A.J. Lawson has been struggling as of late, averaging just 7 points per game in conference play. Against FAU, we got to see some of the slashing to the basket we frequently saw him do as

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