Mean Green One Step Away From NCAA Tournament With Win Over MTSU
LAFAYETTE, La. (3/5/07) ? Two down, one more to go. The North Texas men's basketball team knocked off Middle Tennessee 59-52 to advance to its first Sun Belt Conference Championship game in its seventh year in the league. The win is the 22nd of the s
The win is the 22nd of the season and ties the school record and sends the Mean Green (22-10) into a conference championship game for the first time since the 1995-96 season. North Texas will face Arkansas State in the championship tomorrow night at 8 p.m.
“I thought our guys did a phenomenal job tonight not only defending and on the boards,”
The first came four minutes into the second half as Middle Tennessee closed the gap to one point at 32-31 with a 9-3 run. North Texas answered with seven straight points thanks to
The Blue Raiders had one more run to cut the
Senior Calvin Watson had 11 points and moved into the top 10 in scoring all-time at
“We have as good a chance as anybody,” said Jones. “We you get to this level you are going to get everyone’s best shot”.
North Texas is playing for its first berth into the NCAA Tournament since the 1987-88 season.