The Sun Belt Conference will release its preseason All-Sun Belt team and poll in men’s basketball tomorrow.
I will drop dead of shock if Tony Mitchell isn’t the Preseason Player of the Year. What will be interesting to see is if any other UNT players make it. UNT has a ton of talented players, but two of them — Chris Jones, Jordan Williams — were not playing at the end of last year.
Alzee Williams might make it.
On the football front, Arkansas State was really impressive tonight in hammering Louisiana-Lafayette, a team UNT beat by the skin of its teeth. ULL had the ball late in the fourth quarter with a chance to drive for the game-winning score only to come up short, kick it away and see UNT come up with a play on Antoinne Jimmerson’s catch and run.
ASU is going to have a ton of momentum coming into its game with UNT, not to mention some time to rest. The Red Wolves’ lone loss in league play so far came against Western Kentucky, another team still on UNT’s schedule.
UNT has some big challenges coming up.