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North Texas Mean Green
North Texas Mean Green
School Name: University of North Texas
Location: Denton, Texas
Arena: The Super Pit
Capacity: 10,040
Conference: Conference USA
Head coach: Johnny Jones

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 the Sun Belt Conference.

Despite in the past not having a significant or powerful men's basketball program, North Texas has recently experienced success under 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.

Since 1973, the team has played its home games in the Super Pit. The 9,797 seat arena is the second toughest venue to win at in the Sun Belt Conference, only behind Western Kentucky


Conference tournament[]

Southland Conference
  • 1988
Sun Belt Conference
  • 2007, 2010

Conference regular season[]

Sun Belt Conference
  • 2009-10

Conference division[]

Sun Belt Conference (West Division)
  • 2009-10


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-Present Johnny Jones

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