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Second half run propels North Texas past Bethune-Cookman, 90-78

Ryan Woolridge recorded 18 points on Thursday night, and was one of four Mean Green players to score in double-figures against Bethune-Cookman. (Photo by Rick Yeatts)

DENTON, Tex. — In the second game of a two-game Texas swing, the visiting Bethune-Cookman Wildcats were looking for a better result this time out.

Against the UTRGV Vaqueros on Monday night, a strong first half for the home side put the Wildcats behind the eight-ball, and they weren’t able to recover. The Vaqueros knocked off Bethune-Cookman, 92-74.

Thursday night, the Wildcats were looking to earn a split in the state of Texas, as they squared off against the North Texas Mean Green in Denton. The Mean Green were coming off a road loss to the Nebraska Cornhuskers, and were looking forward to playing at home once again.

North Texas held a nine-point lead after the first half, at 42-33, but pulled away early in the second frame.

The home side opened the second half on a 19-3 run, and the Wildcats were unable to recover. North Texas bounced back from their loss, holding down their home court and notching a 90-78 victory over Bethune-Cookman. Continue reading Second half run propels North Texas past Bethune-Cookman, 90-78

North Texas opens Grant McCasland era with 122-65 win over Eureka College

Ryan Woolridge paced North Texas with a solid all-round performance in their season opener against Eureka. (Photo by Rick Yeatts)

DENTON, Tex. — Last season, Grant McCasland helped turn the Arkansas State Red Wolves into a legitimate threat in the Sun Belt Conference.

This season, he will look to work his magic with the North Texas Mean Green, who hired McCasland in the off-season.

North Texas has a pair of sophomore guards to build around for the future, in Ryan Woolridge and A.J. Lawson. Both were key pieces a season ago, and will be the focal points of the offense for the Mean Green in 2017-18.

On Friday, the McCasland era in Denton, Texas officially began, as North Texas welcomed the Eureka Red Devils to town in non-conference action. The Red Devils stayed close in the early parts of the first half, but North Texas proved to be too much in the end.

In the second half alone, the Mean Green put up 67 points to put considerable distance between themselves and the Red Devils. North Texas opened up the 2017-18 season with a 122-65 win over Eureka. Continue reading North Texas opens Grant McCasland era with 122-65 win over Eureka College