2017 men's basketball

Chalk talk: Bethune-Cookman at UNT

Thu, Nov 16, 2017 - 12:23pm

Bethune-Cookman at North Texas

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Super Pit

Records: UNT 1-1, Bethune-Cookman 1-1

Radio: KNTU-FM 88.1, KHYI-FM 95.3

Last game: Nebraska 86, UNT 67; Texas-Rio Grande Valley 92, Bethune-Cookman 74

UNT projected starting lineup:

PG: Ryan Woolridge (6-3, Soph.) -- Wooldridge is averaging 17.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. The sophomore is coming off a 14-point outing in UNT's loss to Nebraska, but also turned the ball over five...

UNT coaches, players feel enthusiasm at tipoff event

Grant McCasland vowed to build a program North Texas fans would be proud of just a few months ago when he took over as the school's men's basketball coach.  

He reiterated that stance Thursday when he had one of his first opportunities to address UNT's students at Mean Green Madness, the school's annual basketball tipoff event at the Super Pit.

"We are tough and we are going to win games so that you can brag that you go to the University of North Texas," McCasland said to a crowd of several hundred made up mostly of students.

That position is one UNT hasn't been in for quite some time. The...