UNT-Cameron thoughts

That was what a game against a Division II opponent is supposed to look like for UNT.

The Mean Green had five players finish in double figures and rolled to a 78-49 win over Cameron tonight in its home opener.

Chris Jones had a terrific night, hitting eight of his nine shots from the field on his way to 16 points. Jacob Holmen also had a good night with 14 points. Tony Mitchell took just five shots, but had 11 points and seven rebounds.

UNT got pretty much every shot it wanted in the flow of its offense.

Tony Benford was pleased with the way UNT played defensively and rebounded. UNT still isn’t using Keith Coleman and Mitchell on the floor at the same time much, which is something it hopes to do once Sun Belt play starts.

Holmen hit all but one of his 3-point attempts.

Benford believes he can put a team of good shooters on the floor who can hit from deep and stretch a defense. This team still scares me a little in terms of shooting without Brandan Walton.

Clarke Overlander has a great stroke and everything he tosses up there from 3 goes about halfway down, but never all the way down.

He’s 1-for-16 from 3 on the year. He just seems like UNT’s best option for a 3-point shooter who can make teams pay for packing it in.

Holmen can shoot it as well, but I’m not buying that UNT doesn’t need someone else out there to fill that role who isn’t Tony Mitchell or a primary ball-handler (Chris Jones, P.J. Hardwick).

Just one guy’s opinion.

I was pleasantly surprised with the soft touch Coleman showed from the line. He has improved a lot offensively.

And speaking of offense, Benford has emphasized that he wants to get out and run. UNT did that tonight, which helped get its guards on track.