Hoops Home Opener Slated For Friday At 7 p.m.
NT Hoops Looking For 10th Straight Home Opener Win
North Texas Mean Green (1-2) vs. Cameron Aggies (1-0)
Nov. 16, 2012 • 7 p.m.
Denton, Texas • The Super Pit (10,500)
Radio: MGRN - 88.1 KNTU-FM, 95.3 KHYI-FM
TV: NTTV • Webcast: MeanGreenSports.com (subscription)
Series: NT leads 6-0 (All meetings in Denton)
Last Meeting: NT 80 vs. CU 62 on Nov. 13, 2009
DENTON, Texas – North Texas has won a school-record nine straight home openers, and will look to make it 10 when the Cameron Aggies come to town on Friday. Tip off is slated for 7 p.m. and can be seen via MeanGreenSports.com webcast or heard on the Mean Green Radio Network.
Tony Benford led NT to a 74-59 win over Lamar on Tuesday, which was the first victory of his head coaching career. With a win over Cameron, Benford could start his career with a 2-2 mark. Only five of NT’s previous 16 head coaches started their careers better than 2-2, and none since Bill Blakeley in 1975-76.
This will be the seventh all-time matchup between NT and Cameron, but the fifth time since 2006-07 that NT has played its home opener against the Aggies. The Mean Green has won the four most recent outings by an average of 90-57 (33 points).
Alzee Williams and Jacob Holmen were freshmen the last time Cameron came into the Super Pit on Nov. 13, 2009. NT pulled away for an 80-62 victory. Williams was 1-of-2 from the floor for two points, while Holmen hit a pair of jumpers for four points. The night was memorable for the performance of George Odufuwa, who racked up 24 rebounds - the fourth most in school history.
Benford just laid the foundation on the nation’s No. 28 ranked recruiting class according to HoopScoopOnline.com, which includes Seguin’s Greg Wesley, Kingwood’s Josh Friar and Oldsmar Christian big-man Tony Nunn. NT’s class is ranked higher than that of any Sun Belt school or future CUSA foe.