MBB: North Texas Defeats Texas A&M Commerce to Remain Perfect on the Season

North Texas (5-0) tied a program record in draining 19 3-pointers against the Texas A&M Commerce Lions (3-0). The last time the Mean Green drained this many 3-pointers was against Mary Hardin Baylor on Nov. 25th, 1996. North Texas got a solid performance for many of its players in this game to maintain its perfect record of 5-0 and 2-0 at home. Umoja Gibson came up big again scoring 22 points to lead all scorers. He was eight of 13 (61.5%) from the floor and was six of 11 (54.5%) from 3-point range. He also added four total rebounds, four assists, and

WBB: #11 Texas’s Height Too Much to Overcome for the Mean Green

In a match-up of "Teacher versus Student" where Jalie Mitchell's Mean Green faced off against former Mean Green coach Karen Aston's (2011 15-16) University of Texas squad. Mitchell was coached by Aston when she was a player (1998 - 2002) and also served as an assistant coach (2011) for the one season Aston was the head coach for North Texas in addition to the University of Texas (2012-2015). Player of the game goes to senior Terriell Bradley who was six of 16 (37.5%) from the floor, three of seven (42.9%) from 3-point land, and made all three of her shots from the

MBB: North Texas Defeats Hawaii to Win Rainbow Classic Tournament

North Texas (4-0) defeated the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (2-1) 68-51 to sweep the tournament and bring home another piece of hardware to add to their collection. https://twitter.com/MeanGreenMBB/status/1062022522579767296 It's a bit tough to give a single player PotG recognition when there were two players scored 13 points and it was a total team effort to putting the Warriors away. Jorden Duffy scored 13 points on four of 10 (40%) shooting from the floor, two of six (33.3%) from behind the arc, and made all three of his shots from the free throw line. He also added seven total rebounds, and an assist on 32

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

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

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