Tuesday early afternoon hoops notes

It’s a big day for the UNT men’s basketball team — at least in terms of doctors visits and what those doctors have to say.

That ought to tell anyone paying attention a whole lot about how UNT’s season is going.

UNT is supposed to know a little more about Chris Jones’ chances to return by the Sun Belt Conference tournament in the next couple of days. I expect to hear a little bit more at practice this afternoon about how he is recovering from a broken foot.

I posted on the blog late last week that today is the day Jacob Holmen is supposed to have an MRI. He has had three concussions in a little more than a year, putting his playing future in doubt.

Justin Patton is still struggling with a knee injury that UNT can’t really do anything about. He’s just going to have to play through some lingering effects of having knee surgery.

Clarke Overlander is back from his sprained ACL and is now facing a long road to getting into playing shape. He didn’t do much of anything over the last few weeks, which makes sense. The guy could hardly walk.

On the women’s front, Hannah Christian and Braylah Blakely will both miss UNT’s game at Louisiana-Lafayette tomorrow. UNT had eight players available for practice yesterday. Eight.

Mike Petersen said that was the first time in his career he didn’t go full out because he didn’t have enough players to do so. UNT has four players taking a redshirt year for one reason or another and now has two players out due to injury and another who left the program in Jasmine Godbolt, who was expected to be the best players on the team.

It looks like mash unit at practice at the Super Pit these days.

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