UNT-Southeastern Oklahoma wrap (key eligibility tidbit)

UNT looked like a different team tonight in its second exhibition game tonight, blowing out Southeastern Oklahoma 97-65.

The Mean Green ran the floor, played better defensively and got a big game from Vertrail Vaughns, who scored 23 points.

We’ll get to that, but first the real humdinger of the night.

Greg Wesley didn’t play tonight and neither did T.J. Taylor, who has a bit of a groin pull and should be fine.

The real issue is Wesley, who head coach Tony Benford said is still working through some NCAA eligibility issues. Wesley has been practicing, but has not played in either of UNT’s exhibition games. UNT opens the season on Friday.

It’s already early November. One has to wonder at this point if UNT will have Wesley this year.

UNT is a lot deeper than it has been in the last couple of years, but it would be nice to see Wesley, the only freshman UNT has this year get some experience.

And now back to the game …

UNT had a ton of players contribute. Vaughns had a great night, hitting all but three of his 12 shots.

Keith Coleman also continues to be a surprise. He had 14 points and 13 rebounds.

Jordan Williams (16 points) and Chris Jones (15 points) were as steady as ever. Alzee Williams had 12 in a very solid Alzee-like performance.

One odd tidbit is that UNT was out-rebounded 44-34.

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