HOD tickets notes, hoops thoughts

There has been a lot of talk about UNT’s situation with Heart of Dallas Bowl tickets.

Here’s the bottom line, one that I haven’t mentioned yet. The way the ticket deal works with the bowl is each team is on the hook for 10,000 tickets. They sell them or buy up what they don’t sell.

UNT is sitting a few thousand short, but is confident it will sell out its allotment.

If you’re wondering why UNT has pretty much thrown down the gauntlet with its fans? Well, that would be a good place to start. UNT can cover the shortfall if there is one. No doubt about it, but the better alternative would be to sell all 10,000.

On the hoops front, the UNT women picked up a good win tonight, hammering Denver on the road 93-74. This isn’t the Denver team of a few years ago. The Pioneers are 1-9 and pretty bad.

One has to wonder if UNT is going to be pretty good — or at least better than expected — after winning tonight.

Alexis Hyder had 16 points, Ash’Lynne Evans had a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds, Janis Peterson 15 points and Briesha Wynn 10.

UNT is 5-5 on the year. Remember, UNT hasn’t finished .500 or better in a long, long time.

The UNT men also won, sneaking past Central Arkansas 64-55. UNT trailed in the second half and is clearly trying to recover after back-to-back beatings set the Mean Green back a bit.

Colin Voss had a good day with a double-double that included 13 points and 11 rebounds.

UNT isn’t in the position to style-point wins at the moment. A win’s a win.

And UNT “Hit Six” at 6-5!

Oh, wait. Wrong sport.

In a side note, Chris Jones could be back for the big showdown with Wayland Baptist on Saturday. He is still dealing with a bad back.

In a bit of sad news, BreAnna Dawkins will have surgery tomorrow to repair her torn ACL. I was chasing bowl officials and Dan McCarney’s contract situation and didn’t got to the UTA game, but the fall Dawkins took in that game cost her the year. She tore her ACL, meniscus and broke a bone as well. You just have to wish Dawkins the best and hope she can recover.

She seems like a nice kid and is a good player as well.

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