Noah Joseph update, late-night hoops thoughts

North Texas forward Briesha Wynn (3) takes off on a breakaway in a win over UTEP on Wednesday at the Super Pit. (Denton Record-Chronicle/David Minton)

Update — I still don’t have direct confirmation, but it looks like Duke could be the school that is set to grab UNT safeties coach/recruiting coordinator Noah Joseph, based on Twitter chatter.

This is usually a time we reserve for late-night hoops thoughts. We will get to that.

But before we do, I checked in on the rumor the Noah Joseph, a key assistant coach/recruiter for the Mean Green, is leaving the staff for a new job.

Let’s just say I didn’t get a denial.

To be clear, I’m not saying that Joseph is leaving, but it would be a big loss for UNT if he is. UNT already lost Ryan Walters, its cornerbacks coach, to Memphis.

If UNT loses Joseph, that would be its entire lineup of secondary coaches, not to mention two of the key pieces of its recruiting efforts.

Joseph did a great job this last year of putting together a pretty good class. Guys like him are in demand.

Stay tuned, we should find out more tomorrow.

While that is going to be the talk of the night, UNT posted a huge win tonight in women’s basketball.

The UNT women recently lost starters Acheil Tac and Candice Adams to injury, but pulled together and beat a 20-win UTEP team 73-64. Eboniey Jeter had been buried on the bench for pretty much the entire season before getting her opportunity tonight. She finished with 19 points and 13 rebounds.

The usual suspects also played well, including Alexis Hyder (15 points), Briesha Wynn (14 points) and Desiree Nelson (14 points). Hannah Christian finished with six assists and handled the ball pretty well in pressure situations.

UNT moved to 5-7 in conference play and is squarely in the hunt for a bye in the conference tournament at this point.

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