Thursday night tidbits

There were a couple of items of note to come out late today. To review:

– From our university reporter Jenna Duncan: Two key bond rating agencies have downgraded the University of North Texas System’s ratings outlook from stable to negative. The news comes in the wake of the ongoing review of some of the university’s financial practices. I doubt the issues end up hindering UNT long-term, but it is something to watch.

– A few sharp UNT fans have pointed this out, but it is worth mentioning here that Tony Mitchell pulled down six rebounds in the Pistons’ loss to the Cavaliers this week. I have said this ever since Mitchell left UNT and landed in the NBA: He is the kind of player who could improve in a hurry. Mitchell has missed a lot playing of time since he left high school for a variety of reasons. He hadn’t come close to reaching his ceiling when he left UNT. There were people who thought he wouldn’t stick in the league. It’s getting to the end of the season now. He’s stuck. Hopefully, he will get a lot of playing time in the last couple of games of the season.

– And don’t forget, UNT will have a key basketball recruiting target in beginning tomorrow. It’s something we covered in the last day or so:

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