10-Year Reunion Set For 2007 Men’s Basketball Champs

Feb. 8, 2017

DENTON – The Mean Green will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the 2007 men’s basketball team, which captured the Sun Belt Conference Tournament championship and earned an NCAA Tournament automatic bid, on Saturday, Feb. 18, when North Texas plays Texas San Antonio at the Super Pit. Game time is set for 3 p.m.

The 2006-07 Mean Green championship squad set a then-school record with 23 victories, winning the 2007 Sun Belt Tournament to punch its ticket to the NCAA Tournament. Calvin Watson was named the Sun Belt Tournament MVP and Ben Bell was named to the all-tournament team. This year, Watson was named to the North Texas Athletics Hall of Fame.

In the NCAA Tournament, North Texas faced the No. 5 team in the nation, Memphis. The Mean Green stayed close through the first half before falling to the Tigers, who advanced to the Elite Eight.

The 2007 team will be recognized at halftime. Discount ticket pricing is available for all basketball letterwinners to come out and support one of the three teams in school history to earn a trip to the men’s NCAA Tournament.

2006-07 Men's Basketball Roster

NO

NAME

POS

HT

WT

YEAR

HOMETOWN

LAST SCHOOL

1

Ben Bell

G

6-3

170

JR

Irving, TX

San Jacinto CC

2

Keith Wooden

F

6-9

245

JR

Lawrence, KS

Arizona State

3

Collin Dennis

G

6-2

185

JR

North Richland Hills, TX

South Florida

10

Jared Ruffin

G

6-0

175

SR

Omaha, NE

Creighton Prep

11

Michael Sturns

G

6-4

190

JR

Fort Worth, TX

North Crowley HS

12

Kendrick Davis

G

6-4

195

SR

Houston

Arkansas

13

Rich Young

G/F

6-5

205

SR

Farrell, PA

Eastern Oklahoma State College

14

Chris Higgs

G

6-1

180

SO

Sanger, TX

Sanger HS

15

Harold Edwards

F

6-6

215

SO

Mobile, AL

LeFlore HS

20

Collin Mangrum

G

6-4

185

FR

Howe, TX

Howe HS

21

Harold Stewart

F

6-8

195

SO

Ft. Worth, TX

Crowley HS

23

Jonathan Jackson

F/C

6-8

240

JR

Portland, OR

Mineral Area College (MO)

25

Andrew Reinking

G

6-4

205

FR

Austin, TX

Austin HS

32

Quincy Williams

F

6-8

230

JR

Forest Park, OK

Carl Albert HS

33

Calvin Watson

G

6-5

215

SR

Houston

Madison HS

34

Justin Howerton

C

6-10

240

SO

Howe, TX

Howe HS

 

Coaches

Johnny Jones - Head Coach

Charlie Leonard - Assistant Coach

Chuck Taylor - Assistant Coach

Bill Foy - Assistant Coach


 

 

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