Basketball Teams To Host Mean Green Madness Oct. 20

Oct. 14, 2016

DENTON – The North Texas men’s and women’s basketball programs will hold their fifth annual Mean Green madness event, the official on-campus tip-off party of the 2016-17 basketball season, on Thursday, Oct. 20 in The Super Pit.

Mean Green Madness is a free event open to all fans and North Texas students. Doors are scheduled to open at 6:30 p.m., with the festivities beginning at 7 p.m. and running until approximately 9 p.m.

The concession stand will be open with $2 menu items and $3 beer during the event. Food vendors will also be providing free food items near Gate B starting at 6:30.

The event will feature performances by student dance groups, the University of North Texas drumline, North Texas cheerleaders and dancers. The teams will be introduced to fans and both head coaches will address the crowd.

Both teams will take part in a three-point contest with the winners to face off in an ultimate showdown. For the first time, one lucky student will have the chance to win $10,000 by hitting a half-court shot.

The night will end with the Mean Green dunk contest between four members of the men’s basketball team. Be sure to stick around afterwards for autographs from both squads at 9 p.m.

Tickets are currently on sale for the 2016-17 North Texas men's and women's basketball seasons. For more information and to purchase men's basketball season tickets and mini-plans, please visit For more information and to purchase women's basketball season and single game tickets, please visit For questions or assistance, please contact the North Texas Athletic Ticket Office at 940-565-2527 or 800-868-2366.



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