Pioneers Drop North Texas Basketball In Sun Belt Opener
DENVER (12/22/07) ? The Mean Green basketball team staged another second half comeback, but this time it fell short. North Texas dropped its Sun Belt opener to the Denver Pioneers 63-59 at Magness Arena on Saturday night.
Ben Bell and Collin Dennis combined for nine late Mean Green (8-3, 0-1 Sun Belt West) points, but
Dennis led the NT effort with 14 points off the bench. Josh White made his return from a hamstring injury, and added 11 points. The duo combined to spark an 11-2 run in the middle of the second half to make it interesting for
The Mean Green has been no stranger to large second half comebacks this year. North Texas came back from a school record 21-point deficit to knock off
The Mean Green needed another comeback after starting the game on a cold streak. NT missed six of its first eight shots but DU picked up the slack by opening up a 13-6 lead. Adam Tanner gave NT fits early with a 3-pointer and a quick layup.
David Kummer led five
White made his return to the court and energized an early Mean Green run. The freshman hit a runner half way through the first for his first points since Dec. 8 against
Despite shooting only 27.3 percent (6-of-22) in the first half the worst first half shooting performance since NT hit only 26.7 percent at a loss at
The Mean Green returns to action after the Christmas break against Texas A&M-International on Dec. 28 at the Super Pit.