MBB: North Texas Still Perfect in Overtime Thriller

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North Texas (7-0) is off to its best start in 50 years where in 1968-69 the Mean Green started their season undefeated in seven wins. The matchup against the Maine Black Bears (0-5) took an overtime period to get it done but a win is a win. Still, it is quite alarming to see the Mean Green go cold in their shooting for more than nine minutes to finish out regulation. This team plays some solid defense though that will bail this team out of tough situations. The Mean Green also shot 83.3% from the charity stripe to keep extending their lead as the game clock wound down in the game.

Zachary Simmons set a new career best 24 points on 36 minutes of action. He was 10 of 14 (71.4%!) from the floor and four of five (80%) from the floor. He also collected eight total rebounds and two blocks despite fouling out of the game.

Also in double digits for North Texas was Ryan Woolridge (12) and off the bench DJ. Draper (11) and Michael Miller (10).

Scores by Period 1st Half 2nd Half OT(1) Total
Maine 23 37 3 63
North Texas 35 25 14 74

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Up next for the Mean Green is the Saint Peter’s Peacocks (1-3) in the final game of the Wolfpack Classic. Tipoff is set for 3:00 PM. At this point I don’t expect Roosevelt Smart to make an appearance as the next game on the schedule is the Oklahoma Sooners on Tuesday, November 27th. It’s difficult to say exactly when he will make his season debut but I expect him to be back before conference play begins.

Conference USA Action

Sunday Nov. 18th

Youngstown State 93
Florida Intl 102

Florida Atlantic 71
Incarnate Word 68

West Alabama 47
UAB 77

UCF 78
Western Kentucky 62

Monday Nov. 19th

UC Irvine 65

Old Dominion 53
Northern Iowa 54

Longwood 39
Charlotte 42

North Carolina A&T 71
Marshall 95

Eastern New Mexico 59

Tuesday Nov. 20th

Southern Miss 48
North Florida 64

Tougaloo 68
Louisiana Tech 87

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