Mean Green basketball

Tweaks help Mean Green get upper hand against Delaware St.
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Thu, Dec 8, 2016 - 11:41pm

By Brett Vito

North Texas coach Tony Benford vowed to shake things up after the Mean Green struggled offensively in a loss to UTA over the weekend.

That is just what Benford did heading into UNT’s game against Delaware State on Thursday.

Allante Holston moved into the starting lineup, while A.J. Lawson came off the bench. That switch and some crisp ball movement helped UNT come out of its funk in a 73-40 win over the Hornets at the Super Pit.

“We played together and shared the ball,” Benford said. “We didn’t want to settle, mixed it up and got paint touches. We got the ball inside almost every...

Basketball: League’s best to play UNT early on
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Wed, Jul 13, 2016 - 11:49pm

By Brett Vito

The North Texas men’s basketball team won’t have to wait long to find out how it stacks up against the elite teams in Conference USA this season.

UNT will face all four C-USA teams that finished with at least 23 wins a year ago in its first seven conference games this fall. The Mean Green will play five of their first seven conference games on the road after finishing 1-12 away from the Super Pit last season.

That tough early slate for the UNT men was among the highlights of the C-USA men’s and women’s basketball conference schedules that were released Wednesday. The slates mirror each other,...

UNT beats Rice
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Sat, Jan 9, 2016 - 2:46pm

Jeremy Combs had his fifth double-double of the season with 22 points and 12 rebounds to help North Texas beat Rice 85-74 on Saturday.

North Texas trailed only once, 5-4, but went on a 9-0 run for a 13-5 lead and used an 18-3 spurt to go up 31-13. Rice went on a 9-0 run late in the half to help cut its deficit to 33-22 at halftime...

Mean Green Basketball Madness kickoff
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Fri, Oct 23, 2015 - 12:09pm

By Lonny Watson

The North Texas Mean Green Basketball teams are gearing up for the start of the 2015-2016 Conference USA Season. Both the men’s and women’s teams were introduced during the “Basketball Madness” event held October 22 recently on the campus of North Texas at the “Super Pit.” The event included team scrimmages, a brief talk about the upcoming season by both coaches and related activities.

The women’s first home game will be November 7 against Texas Women’s University at the “Super Pit”. The men’s team will kick off the season November 13 with a home game against Jarvis Christian.