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DENTON — The North Texas men's basketball team aims for a ninth straight victory when they host UTEP Monday at the Super Pit. UNT (16-4, 9-1 C-USA) will welcome a hot Miners (14-8, 7-3 C-USA) squad to Denton that has won six straight overall. Monday's tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. CT. The game will be broadcast on ESPN+ and on the Mean Green Sports Network, which is available through the Varsity Network App. The Mean Green are coming off of a 69-45 victory over UTSA Saturday in Denton. The win kept UNT atop alone the league standings and marked its best conference start in program history at 9-1. North Texas outscored the Roadrunners in the paint on Saturday by 20 points and held them to just 29 percent shooting overall. The win was not only the Mean Green's eighth in a row but their 14th in the last 15 games. The last time North Texas won nine games in a row was at the end of the 2009-10 season when they won 11 games in a row before having the streak ended in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. North Texas has won four in a row over the Miners. Head coach Grant McCasland is 5-1 all-time versus UTEP as the Mean Green's leader. Last season UNT beat the Miners twice including a 63-33 win in Denton on Jan. 15, 2021. The 33 points North Texas held UTEP to in that game is the fewest points the Mean Green have allowed in a game since moving to the DI ranks in 1957. NO RADIO SHOWDue to the North Texas men's basketball team hosting UTEP Monday at 7 p.m. and the Mean Green women's basketball team playing at UAB on Monday at 2 p.m. there will be no weekly Mean Green Basketball Coaches Lunch Hour radio show at Rudy's BBQ in Denton this week.NO. 2 SCORING DEFENSEThe Mean Green are holding opponents to an average of 56.0 points per game. That's the nation's second-best scoring defense as of Sunday.
GUARDING THE ARC Headed into Monday, North Texas leads the nation in fewest 3-pointers given up per game. Opponents are only making 4.3 3-pointers per game vs. UNT who have given up just 87 3-pointers this season. That's the second-fewest total in the nation. The next fewest 3-pointers given up by a C-USA team is UTEP (130).
BETTER FROM DEEPDuring North Texas' current eight-game winning streak, the Mean Green are shooting 73-152 (.480) from deep. Five players are shooting above 40 percent from deep during this run: Bell (42%), McBride (49%), Murray (71%), Perry (49%), Scott (67%).
Before this current eight-game winning streak, the Mean Green were shooting just 32.1% from deep (97-302).
65 OR UNDERNorth Texas has won 20 straight games when holding opponents to 65 points or under dating back to last season.
POINTS OFF THE BENCH Since 2010, no North Texas reserve has scored more points off the bench in a single season than Tylor Perry has this season (269).Print Friendly Version