It’s not like we can’t usually see this coming from a mile away, but UNT’s trip to WKU didn’t go so well.
Fun factoid — the UNT women have never win at E.A. Diddle Arena.
We’ll get to that in a minute, but first, the UNT men.
Chris Jones went down with a sprained foot tonight. UNT will know more tomorrow about his status for a game at Middle Tennessee on New Year’s Eve.
As far as the game, WKU hit just about everything it threw up from 3 in the early going, jumped out to a 15-point lead and held off UNT, which put together a furious rally in the second half and actually led at one point after a 3 from Clarke Overlander.
The former Argyle standout looked like he was never going to hit from deep again. He finally broke through. It just wasn’t enough in a 70-64 loss.
UNT looked a lot better offensively, but Tony Mitchell passed up too many open shots and finished with just seven points. Jordan Williams had 18 to lead UNT.
The Mean Green is an unsightly 5-8 and is 0-2 in Sun Belt play.
I wonder if this isn’t going to start going downhill quick for UNT.
The season isn’t going well either for the UNT women, who are now 2-10 and 1-2 in league play after falling to WKU 82-80.
Mike Petersen is never going to say this, but UNT pretty much got hosed on a call late while trailing 78-76 with 20 seconds left. UNT was running a simple in-bounds play and was called for an illegal screen.
UNT fought back, but couldn’t get over the hump.
Alexis Govan killed UNT by scoring 40. It didn’t help that Alexis Hyder fouled out either.
The good news is that UNT is not totally toast at 1-2 in Sun Belt play, especially now that it has the Sun Belt “Road Trip of Death” out of the way. UNT lost to WKU and Middle Tennessee on the road. Life will get a whole lot easier the rest of the way, especially if BreAnna Dawkins (22 points), Hyder (18 points) and Sara Stanley (16 points) continue to play as well as they did against WKU.