Mean Green Lose Another Pair of Games

North Texas G Deckie Johnson trying to make the most of his free throw opportunities. Photo Courtesy: Bruce Chandler
North Texas G Deckie Johnson trying to make the most of his free throw opportunities.
Photo Courtesy: Bruce Chandler

By Alex Al-Kazzaz

The North Texas Men’s Basketball team lost another pair of games last week. The Mean Green now stand with an 11-18 overall record and a 6-10 record in Conference USA play. Now it looks as if they will not be making an appearance in the playoffs this season unless they run the tables in their conference tournament and come out on top.

My thoughts on their last two games
Vs Louisiana Tech: The first half saw the Mean Green prove that they came ready to play. The first half ended with the Mean Green leading 24-23. The second half was the same, as the Mean Green never trailed more than six points, and the game wasn’t even over after the second half. However, when it came to OT, the Mean Green fell completely apart after missing several shots, committing fouls, and turning the ball over. The Mean Green lost the game 73-62 in OT, and they were only able to score three points. Deckie Johnson led the Mean Green with 20 points, with Jeremy Combs scoring an additional 15 points with 18 rebounds.

Vs Southern Mississippi: This game didn’t go well for the Mean Green from the beginning. Three minutes into the game, the Mean Green found themselves down by ten points. The Mean Green did climb back into the game, but trailed 35-30 after the first half. The second half was a downward spiral as the Mean Green could not find a way to stay in the game and ultimately lost the game 81-70. What hurt the Mean Green was missing most of their three-point shots. Ja’Michael Brown and Jeremy Combs both led the Mean Green with 15 points each, with J’Mychal Reese and Carrington Ward both scored an additional 13 points.

In these two losses the Mean Green struggled with three-point shots as they made on only 33 percent of them. But overall, there’s many holes to fill for the Mean Green. Now that there are only two games remaining, the Mean Green will just have to play hard and win just to finish the season in style.

The Mean Green will play their final two games at home against Old Dominion and the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Even though their season looks over, they still need to play their hearts out.

Upcoming Schedule – All Times Central
3/3   vs Old Dominion   7:00 pm
3/5   vs Charlotte          7:00 pm