UNT could be without one of its top players for its game against Middle Tennessee tomorrow.
Chris Jones, who is averaging 10.2 points and leads the Sun Belt in assists at 5.0 per game, sprained his right foot in UNT’s loss to Western Kentucky. He didn’t practice Sunday night and will be a game-time decision.
If Jones does not play, it seems pretty likely that shooting guard Alzee Williams would slide over and start at the point. Williams played the point last year when Jones was out and moved over to handle the job when Jones went down against WKU.
The question then becomes what does UNT do to fill Williams’ spot?
The likely scenario would be to move Jordan Williams into the starting lineup. The sophomore had a great game with 18 points against the Hilltoppers.
UNT also has freshman P.J. Hardwick on the bench, although he has not played much this season.
If Jones does not play, it will make it even tougher for UNT to pull out a win against a solid MTSU team that has wins over Ole Miss and Vanderbilt already this season. MTSU is 10-3 overall and 2-0 in Sun Belt play.
UNT is stuck in a pretty tight spot at 5-8 and 0-2 in Sun Belt play.
The Mean Green has not started 0-3 in league play since the 1989-90 season, when UNT was a member of the Southland and lost its first four conference games.
UNT was expected to have one of its best teams ever this year, but nothing seems to be going right for the Mean Green at this point.