Mean Green Draws Memphis In NCAA Tournament

DENTON (3/11/07) - The North Texas men's basketball team will play the No. 2 seed Memphis in New Orleans on Friday, March 16 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Mean Green was awarded a No. 15 seed in the South Region.

This will be North Texas’ second trip to the NCAA Tournament. The Mean Green made the Big Dance in 1988 after knocking off Northeast Louisiana (now Louisiana-Monroe) 87-70 in the Southland Conference title game. NT, the 15-seed, drew second-seeded North Carolina in the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Mean Green fell to the Tarheels 83-65, but NT’s Ronnie Morgan recorded 19 rebounds and the sixth leading scorer in program history, Tony Worrell, closed his career with a 15-point performance.

North Texas earned the program’s second NCAA Tournament berth and first Sun Belt Tournament title with an 83-75 win over Arkansas State. The Mean Green last advanced to the Big Dance in 1988, where it fell to North Carolina in the opening round, 83-65.

The Mean Green will play in New Orleans Arena and the ticket price is $50 per session. Tickets can be purcased on-line or by calling the ticket office.

All ticket orders will be processed based on Mean Green Priority, and seated accordingly.  The acceptance of your ticket order does not assure you of a ticket.  If ticket demand exceeds our allotment, priority will be given to our Mean Green Club Donors, Season Ticket Holders, and Students.

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