Video — Benford, Walton discuss C-USA opener, hoops notes

UNT will open Conference USA play today at home against Southern Miss. I swung by practice yesterday and talked with coach Tony Benford and senior guard Brandan Walton about the game and league play in general. The video at the top contains the best of what they had to say.

UNT is pinning its hopes on the fact the team is healthy and ready to go.

Southern Miss will present quite a challenge right off the bat. The Golden Eagles might be the best team in C-USA play.

Here’s the story in today’s paper.

And while we are on the topic of hoops, the McDonald’s All-America nominees came out yesterday and UNT was well represented.

Carter forward Jeremy Combs was among the players nominated. He was a terrific get for UNT from the beginning.

All three of the players UNT signed in the early period — Jaileen Thomas, Bria Frierson and Megan Womack — also made the list.

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