UNT-Marshall running blog

Final — UNT 80-65. I will be back.

3:54 — Marshall is making this mildly interesting. UNT is still up 67-59, but Marshall has made a bit of a push. Jordan Williams made a good play after nearly turning it over to grab a wild shot he threw off the rim and get fouled.

7:01 — UNT is up 60-47, but didn’t look good against the press. Tony Benford took a timeout to get some additional ball-handlers in the game.

7:53 — UNT leads 60-44 as we head down the stretch in Huntington. The Mean Green is putting together one of its best overall performances in a while. Jordan Williams is in double figures now with 10 points.

9:07 — UNT is up 58-42 and cruising to the finish here at Marshall. Colin Voss has 12 points for UNT.

11:42 — UNT is up 55-42 and looks like it will coast to its first C-USA win. Every time Marshall looks like it will make a run, UNT has an answer. Chris Jones has six assists. Colin Voss has 12 points.

15:47 — UNT is up 45-34 at the first media timeout of the second half with Alzee Williams headed to the line for a couple of free throws. UNT is trading baskets with Marshall, which will do the trick after a really good first half for the Mean Green. Colin Voss has three fouls], which forced him from the game. Voss has 10 for UNT.

Halftime — UNT is up 39-27 at halftime here at Marshall. That was one of UNT’s better halves of the season. Colin Voss has 10 points for UNT and has hit all but one of his six shots from the field. Brandan Walton has seven points for the Mean Green, which shot 53.3 percent from the field. UNT’s zone has been really effective and has limited Marshall to 23.7 percent shooting.

2:18 — And there you go. UNT has scored the last four points to push its lead to 35-19.

3:44 — UNT keeps holding Marshall off. The Herd is doing UNT a few favors by missing some chippies. Brandan Walton has seven points for UNT. The Mean Green would do itself a big favor if it can push this lead out a little before halftime.

6:10 — UNT is up 29-15 after the quick turnaround from that UNT timeout and the media timeout. Brandan Walton has seven points and Colin Voss six for the Mean Green. Marshall is shooting 20.7 percent from the field.

6:36 — UNT was up 18 there for a little while and is still ahead 29-15 with the ball. UNT just took a timeout.

10:07 — UNT is up 23-9. Marshall’s fans are actually booing. Brandan Walton has seven.

11:44 — UNT is running away with this early and is up 15-7. UNT is sitting in a 2-3 zone. Marshall is doing pretty much nothing to bring UNT out of it and is shooting 2-for-12 from the field. Alzee Williams has four points for UNT.

15:02 — UNT is up 8-4 and is playing well early. Alzee Williams has four points for the Mean Green. Marshall is 2-for-12 from the field and looks pretty bad.

16:18 — UNT is up 4-2. Vertrail Vaughns took a hard foul and had a hard time getting back up. Official calls it intentional. Vaughns is leaving the floor.

It was a short night, but I have made it out to Huntington for Round Two of the C-USA Green-Off between UNT and Marshall.

For the record, UNT won the first round last night when the UNT women trampled the Herd.

the UNT men will look to break out of a two-game C-USA slide and avoid solidifying their spot in the league basement with a win over Marshall in a matchup of teams that are 0-2 in league play.

Quite frankly, this is a game UNT really needs.

Lose this one and it’s hard to see where UNT snaps out of its funk.

I would be surprised if TJ Taylor isn’t in the starting lineup tonight after he went off for 18 in the Mean Green’s loss to Tulane in its last game.

Marshall is not very good and is missing its best player in Elijah Pittman, who is gone over some legal problems.

Kareem Canty is averaging 16.4 points a game for Marshall, while Alzee Williams is averaging 13.0 points a game for UNT.

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