North Texas Mean Green men's basketball

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North Texas Mean Green
2014–15 North Texas Mean Green men's basketball team
North Texas Mean Green athletic logo
Conference Conference USA
West Division
Location Denton, TX
Head coach Tony Benford (3rd year)
Arena The Super Pit
(Capacity: 10,040)
Nickname Mean Green

Green, White, and Black

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Home jersey
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Team colours
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Away jersey
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Team colours
NCAA Tournament appearances
1988, 2007, 2010
Conference tournament champions
1988, 2007, 2010
Conference regular season champions
Conference division season champions
Sun Belt West: 2010[1]

The North Texas Mean Green men's basketball team represents the University of North Texas (UNT) in NCAA Division I college basketball, competing as a member of Conference USA.

Despite in the past not having a significant or powerful men's basketball program, North Texas experienced success under former head coach Johnny Jones. During the 2006-2007 season, North Texas won its first ever Sun Belt Conference title and advanced for the first time since 1988 to the NCAA Tournament. Only three of the state's 20 Division I teams posted more wins than North Texas’ 23 in 2006-07 - Texas, Texas A&M and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. North Texas won the Sun Belt Conference title a second time during the 2009-10 season to advance to the NCAA Tournament for the second time in four years. On April 16, 2012 Jones was formally introduced as the next head coach at Louisiana State.

Since 1973, the team has played its home games in the Super Pit.


Conference tournament[edit]

Southland Conference
  • 1988
Sun Belt Conference
  • 2007, 2010

Conference regular season[edit]

Sun Belt Conference
  • 2009-10

Conference division[edit]

Sun Belt Conference (West Division)
  • 2009-10


The University of Texas at Arlington Mavericks


Years Coach
1916-20 J.W. St. Clair
1920-21 Theron Fouts
1921-24 J.W. St. Clair
1924-29 John Reid
1929-33 Terrance Myracle
1933-35 Jack Sisco
1935-59 Henry "Pete" Shands (1899-1983)
1959-65 Charles Johnson
1965-70 Dan Spika
1970-71 Harry Miller
1971-75 Gene Robbins
1975-83 Bill Blakeley
1983-86 Tommy Newman
1986-93 Jimmy Gales
1993-97 Tim Jankovich
1997-2001 Vic Trilli
2001-12 Johnny Jones
2012-Present Tony Benford

Postseason results[edit]

NCAA Tournament results[edit]

The Mean Green have appeared in the NCAA Tournament three times. Their combined record is 0–3.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1988 First Round North Carolina L 65–83
2007 First Round Memphis L 58–73
2010 First Round Kansas State L 62–82

NAIA Tournament results[edit]

The Mean Green have appeared in the NAIA Tournament two times. Their record is 3–2.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1938 First Round
Second Round
Delta State
W 31–29
L 39–48
1942 First Round
Second Round
York (NE)
W 60–37
W 51–49
L 41–45


  1. ^ "Sun Belt All-Time Standings". 2011-12 Sun Belt Conference Men's Basketball Media Guide. Sun Belt Conference. pp. 93–95. Retrieved 2012-03-06.