Have A High-Flying Lunch With The Mean Green Wednesday
North Texas vs. Langston Univ. - Wed., Nov. 17 - 11:30 a.m.
North Texas (4-4 - C-USA) vs. Langston (5-2 - RRAC)
DENTON - Join thousands of area elementary school students on Wednesday when North Texas hosts Langston University for its annual Denton-ISD Day at the Super Pit.
North Texas is returning home from a three-game road swing, and will be putting on a high-flying show for the area school children. Tipoff is slated for 11:30 a.m. and can be heard on the Mean Green Radio Network.
North Texas is off to a 4-4 start, although its four losses have come to top flight competition - including three games on the road. The four teams to beat NT have a combined record of 28-9 (75.7 percent), and an average RPI of 65.
While NT has dropped four games it has been within striking distance in nearly every contest. NT was within two scores of SFA inside the final four minutes, and led Arkansas with 11:57 remaining. Over the last two years NT has lost 20 games, and in those losses NT had a lead or was tied in the second half of eight of those games. Nine times over the last two seasons NT has been within two scores of its opponent inside the final five minutes but came up short.
Langston is among "Others Receiving Votes" in the latest NAIA Division I Basketball Coaches Poll. In fact, with 20 votes the Lions were only 23 votes shy of No. 25 Culver-Stockton (Mo.). At 10-1, Cal State San Marcos remains at the top spot in the monthly poll.
The Lions own one of the NAIA's top defenses. Led by Daniel Mulamba and Curtis Jones, Langston leads the NAIA in 3-point field goal defense (22.1%), and 7th in overall field goal defense (38.1%). Mulamba is 2nd in the country in blocks per game (3.33), and has the Lions ranked 6th as a team in that category at 4.6 per game. Jones is currently 26th in the NAIA in steals per game (2.0).