UNT Mean Green
Nicole Griffin turned it on in the second half for Oklahoma, and it turned out the 13th ranked Sooners needed every bit of her 15 points and nine rebounds to survive a spirited North Texas squad, defeating the Mean Green 71-68 on Thursday night.
Tony Mitchell had 21 points and nine rebounds and Roger Franklin turned in a double-double as North Texas defeated Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis 80-66 Monday in the consolation round of the NIT Season Tip-Off.
Chris Jones scored 16 points, helping North Texas dominate Division II opponent Cameron and roll to a 78-49 victory Friday night in the Mean Green’s home opener.
UNT is known as the Mean Green, and there is a lot more to that moniker than you might realize. The school’s new football stadium is really green, and not just on the field’s turf.
Antoinne Jimmerson caught two touchdown passes, including a tiebreaking 78-yarder in the fourth quarter, to lead North Texas to a 30-23 win over Louisiana Lafayette on Tuesday night.
Charles Sims set a career high with 210 yards rushing and scored two touchdowns, leading Houston to a 44-21 victory over North Texas on Saturday night.
Derek Thompson threw for 251 yards and two touchdowns in North Texas’ 20-14 win over Florida Atlantic on Saturday.
If not for another gutsy performance by Collin Klein, and a 96-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Tyler Locket, the Wildcats might have been saddled with a defeat before heading into next week’s showdown against Oklahoma.
There are two games against North Texas, played more than two decades apart, which stand out vividly in the mind of Kansas State coach Bill Snyder.
Former Arizona State and Mississippi men’s basketball coach Rob Evans will be an assistant on Tony Benford’s new staff at North Texas.
New LSU men’s basketball coach Johnny Jones has added Shawn Forrest and Charlie Leonard to his coaching staff. Both worked with Jones at UNT.
UNT’s Dan McCarney is recovering well after suffering a stroke while working out. Now not being as active as he once was is driving him for next season.