UNT doubleheader running blog

Final — UNT 69, Cameron 41. I will be back later.

11:59 — UNT is up 49-29 in the second half of its game against Cameron here at the Super Pit. Ash’Lynne Evans is having a nice game with 11 points. Janis Peterson has 10.

3:58 — UNT is up 27-15 late in the first half of its game against Cameron. Breisha Wynn has nine points for the Mean Green. Hannah Christian is seeing extra time with Laura McCoy out.

6:59 — UNT is rolling in its game against Cameron and is up 24-11. Janis Peterson has seven points for UNT. Everyone but the hardcore fans bailed after the men’s game.

11:17 — UNT is up 13-8 at the second media timeout of the first half. Janis Peterson hit a 3 for UNT. Breisha Wynn has six points for the Mean Green.

15:36 women’s game — We are all tied up at 2-2 in what has been a sluggish game so far for the UNT women. UNT is without Laura McCoy today. The Blonde Bomber has the flu. Better now than when UNT heads to Middle Tennessee next week.

Final — UNT 76-72.

6.0 — Huge break for UNT. Maurice Aniefiok missed the second of two free throws, but Riverside couldn’t grab the ball. 74-74 UNT. UNT’s ball.

23.3 — Well, wait just a minute here. Riverside just hit a 3. UNT is up 72-70 and has the ball out of a timeout.

37.3 — This is over. UNT is up 71-65 and has the ball out of a timeout.

2:01 — UNT held on Riverside’s last possession, but couldn’t get the rebound. Riverside will have the ball here out of a timeout down six.

2:23 — Maurice Aniefiok hit a free throw to put the Mean Green up 66-60. Riverside took a timeout and will look to score quickly here. UNT should be able to close this from here.

3:20 — UNT may have save itself with a 5-0 run after Riverside came back and tied the game up. it’s 63-60 UNT with the Mean Green headed to the line for free throws. UNT has been pretty balanced as far as scoring goes. Brandan Walton has 11.

5:16 — Riverside came all the way back to tie this one up, but UNT is back up 61-58

7:56 — Things have gotten interesting here as we head down the stretch in the second half. Riverside has pulled to within 58-53. UNT will have the ball back with seven seconds left on the shot clock out of the timeout. Brandan Walton has 11 points for UNT, which has gone cold here the last few minutes.

8:20 — Here’s comes Riverside. A 10-2 run has cut UNT’s lead to 58-53

11:33 — UNT has a 53-40 lead as we approach the midway point of the second half. UNT gave up a 3 on its last possession. Brandan Walton still leads UNT with 11 points.

12:37 — UNT is pulling away and has a 51-37 lead nearing the halfway point of the second half. Brandan Walton has 11 points for UNT.

15:43 — Riverside will have the ball coming out of the timeout after a loose ball went off UNT and out of bounds. TJ Taylor hit a 3 from the corner for UNT’s last points. He and Brandan Walton have eight points for UNT.

16:03 — UNT has pushed its lead to 44-35. Riverside took a timeout. We will get a media timeout at the next dead ball.

Halftime — UNT is up 33-27 at halftime. Chris Jones hit a runner on the baseline off a set play out of the timeout. Jordan Williams banked one in from just inside halfcourt at the buzzer. It was just a touch late. Brandan Walton has eight points off the bench to lead UNT. Maurice Aniefiok has seven points. UNT has been pretty balanced.

41.2 — UNT is up 31-27 and just took a timeout.

3:52 — UNT is up 24-21 at the final media timeout of the first half. Maurice Aniefiok has seven points for UNT. UNT is shooting 39 percent from the field. Riverside has missed all five of its 3-point attempts.

5:04 — UNT is up 23-19 after Maurice Aniefiok hit a 3. He is really shooting the ball well lately.

7:09 — UNT is hanging on to a narrow 16-15 lead past the halfway point of the first half. TJ Taylor has come off the bench to score five points for UNT. Riverside has outscored UNT 7-0 from the line.

11:44 — UNT is up 9-5 at the second media timeout of the first half. Riverside is headed to the line, where it is 1-for-4 so far. That has helped UNT early. Brandan Walton hit a big 3 for UNT in the early going,

15:33 — We are all tied up at 4-4 at the first media timeout. Neither team is shooting the ball particularly well early. The teams have combined to miss all five of their 3-point attempts. Jordan Williams had one go halfway down and come back out for UNT.

The NFL playoffs kick off today, but more importantly — at least when it comes to what we do here — UNT plays a doubleheader at the Super Pit.

With UNT moving to C-USA this year, this is the second to last doubleheader of the year.

Things start off with the UNT men facing UC Riverside in their first game since hammering Texas A&M. UNT has won three straight and seems to have some momentum on its side.

UNT will look to carry it into conference play.

The UNT women have struggled a bit and are riding a two-game losing streak heading into their showdown against Cameron in the second game. UNT has really struggled to close out close games and will be shorthanded today.

Acheil Tac is out with a knee injury. UNT could also be without Alexis Hyder as well. She got hit in the head in practice this week.

Keith Coleman will be back from a one-game suspension for the UNT men.

In a side note, this game counts as an exhibition for the Cameron women.

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