The North Texas men’s basketball team will take on Louisiana Tech here at the Super Pit tonight, and once again we are along for the ride here on the blog.
UNT won its last game to rival Texas-San Antonio and is sitting at 8-18 overall. The Mean Green are in a tie for last place in the Conference USA standings with Florida International at 2-12 and need to make a move quickly to avoid missing the conference tournament.
Picking up a win tonight will be tough. Louisiana Tech (20-8) is 12-3 in C-USA play.
The good news for UNT is that it typically plays well against Louisiana Tech at home.
The challenge will be slowing down the Dunkin’ Dogs, who are one of the best offensive teams in C-USA. Louisiana Tech averages 76.9 points per game.
UNT is big on trying to win games on the defensive end and will need to play well to slow down Louisiana Tech.
Starters for UNT — A.J. Lawson, Shane Temara, J-Mychal Reese, Derail Green and Ryan Woolridge.
15:53 — UNT and Louisiana Tech are all tied up at 10-10 at the first media timeout of the first half. A.J. Lawson has six points for UNT. The Mean Green have managed to keep this a halfcourt game so far.
11:05 — Louisiana Tech is up 18-17 on UNT at the second media timeout of the first half. A.J. Lawson has six points to lead the Mean Green. UNT was down 18-14 before Derail hit a big 3 for UNT.
7:40 — UNT is up 23-20 and will be headed to the line coming out of this timeout. A.J. Lawson has eight points to lead UNT. Louisiana Tech is just 2-for-11 from 3-point range, which has helped the Mean Green out significantly.
3:34 — UNT is on a 15-4 run and is up 29-22 at the final media timeout of the first half. J-Mychal Reese hit a big 3 for UNT’s last possession. A.J. Lawson has nine points for the Mean Green.
2:54 — Louisiana Tech has scored four quick points off UNT turnovers and has closed within 29-26. TO UNT.
1.2 — UNT and Louisiana Tech are all tied up at 32-32. The Bulldogs took a timeout after coming up with a stop, but are on their own baseline.
Halftime — UNT and Louisiana Tech are tied up at 32 at halftime.
15:38 — UNT is down 46-41 at the first media timeout of the second half. The Mean Green caught a break when a Louisiana Tech dunk on a fastbreak was waived off for a travel. Derail Green has a four-point play this half.
11:18 — UNT is down 59-49. Derail Green was just called for a foul and a technical foul. He’s fouled out. Louisiana Tech is headed to the line out of this timeout. Green has 13 points for UNT.
10:09 — UNT just took a timeout after Omar Sherman hit a put-back for Louisiana Tech to put the Dogs up 63-49. J-Mychal Reese has 10 points for UNT.
8:05 — UNT is getting run off the floor at this point. Louisiana Tech is on another 6-2 burst and is up 72-54 as we head down the stretch. UNT is shooting 63 percent from the floor this half.
3:01 — UNT is down 85-60 at the final media timeout as Louisiana Tech coasts to the finish. Louisiana Tech has scored 53 points in the second half. It’s been pretty ugly for UNT. A.J. Lawson is now in double figures with 11 points.
Final — UNT falls 85-67.