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.
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.