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Rick Yeatts

Basketball Completes 2018-19 Schedule

COMPLETE SCHEDULE 
DENTON – North Texas men's basketball head coach Grant McCasland has revealed the team's 2018-19 non-conference schedule.

Seven home non-conference games, a trip to Hawaii and road games at Oklahoma, New Mexico and Indiana State highlight the Mean Green's schedule.

"Our staff and players are excited for the upcoming season and look forward to building off of last year's CBI Championship run," McCasland said. "Our team will have some road test early as we prepare ourselves for C-USA play. With this schedule we hope to take that next step competitively to establish a level of success that will position our program to attract quality opponents to Denton in the future and generate excitement among our fan base.

"While I'm excited about the progress we've made in a year, we still have a lot of work to do," he added.

North Texas will begin the regular season on Nov. 6 at home versus Angelo State, then head to Honolulu, Hawaii, to play Humboldt State, Portland and Hawaii in the Outrigger Hotels Rainbow Classic at the Stan Sheriff Center. The Mean Green will return home for a four-game home stand from Nov. 14 through the Nov. 24, the last three of which will be part of the Wolfpack Classic.

On Nov. 27, UNT will drive up highway 35 to Norman, Oklahoma, to take on the Sooners in a rematch from last season.

Following that, the Mean Green will head to Indiana State on Dec. 5 for another rematch game. North Texas beat the Sycamores in overtime last season at the Super Pit.

On Dec. 8, UNT welcomes a new look UT Arlington Mavericks to the Super Pit for what will be UNT and UTA's ' 57th all-time meeting. North Texas leads in the series 30-26. UTA is under the direction of first-year head coach Chris Ogden.

Following the UTA game, North Texas has 10 days off before traveling to New Mexico to face the Lobos in UNM's own historic Pit on Dec. 18. New Mexico is coming off a 19-win season and reached the Mountain West Conference championship game.

North Texas concludes the non-conference slate at home on Dec. 20 versus Arkansas Pine Bluff. The Golden Lions went 12-6 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference last year and reached the championship game of the conference tournament as the No. 1 seed.

The Mean Green begin conference play on Dec. 29 at Rice.

Non-Conference Opponents
Angelo State
Date: Nov. 6
Location: The Super Pit
Series Record: 2-0
Last meeting: Dec. 19, 2005 – UNT 111, ASU 65 (The Super Pit)
2017-18 Record: 18-11, 9-9 LSC
Notes: Since scoring 111 points versus ASU in 2005, UNT has only scored over 111 or more points twice, including 122 last season versus Eureka College
 
Humboldt State
Date: Nov. 9
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Series Record: First meeting
Last meeting: N/A
2017-18 Record: 9-19, 6-16 CCAA
Notes: This is the first time North Texas has played a team from the California Collegiate Athletic Association.

Portland
Date: Nov. 11 (Nov. 10 in Hawaii)
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Series Record: 1-0
Last meeting: Nov. 23, 2013 – UNT 77, UP 72 (2OT) (Portland, OR)
2017-18 Record: 10-22, 4-14 WCC
Notes: The last time North Texas went into double overtime was against Portland.
 
Hawaii
Date: Nov. 11
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Series Record: 3-1
Last meeting: Dec. 21, 1990 – UH 108, UNT 101 (Honolulu, HI)
2017-18 Record: 17-13, 8-8 Big West
Notes: This will be the third consecutive time these two schools have played in Hawaii. The last time North Texas hosted Hawaii was in 1967 when they beat Hawaii 89-64.
 
Texas A&M-Commerce
Date: Nov. 14
Location: The Super Pit
Series Record: 25-28
Last meeting: Dec. 28, 2002 – UNT 82, A&M-Commerce 74 (The Super Pit)
2017-18 Record: 22-9, 12-6 LSC
Notes: Texas A&M-Commerce reached the 2018 NCAA Division II South Central Regional Semifinal round.
 
Maryland Eastern Shore
Date: Nov. 17
Location: The Super Pit
Series Record: First meeting
Last meeting: N/A
2017-18 Record: 8-25, 3-13 MEAC
Notes: Assistant coach Jareem Dowling played at UMES from 2002-05.
 
Maine
Date: Nov. 20
Location: The Super Pit
Series Record: First meeting
Last meeting: N/A
2017-18 Record: 6-26, 3-13 America East
Notes: Maine plays in the American East Conference with UMBC, the No. 16-seed team that beat No. 1 Virginia in the 2018 NCAA Tournament. Maine was 0-2 last year versus the Retrievers with a narrow loss at home.
 
Saint Peter's
Date: Nov. 24
Location: The Super Pit
Series Record: First meeting
Last meeting: N/A
2017-18 Record: 14-18, 6-12 MAAC
Notes: St. Peter's reached the semifinals of the MAAC Championship.
 
Oklahoma
Date: Nov. 27
Location: Norman, OK
Series Record: 1-5
Last meeting: Nov. 30, 2017 -- OU 82, UNT 72 (Norman, OK)
2017-18 Record: 18-14, 8-10 Big 12
Notes: Oklahoma reached the NCAA Tournament First Round last season.
 
Indiana State
Date: Dec. 5
Location: Terre Haute, IN
Series Record: 6-1
Last meeting: Dec. 6, 2017, UNT 79, ISU 76 (OT) (The Super Pit)
2017-18 Record: 13-18, 8-10 Missouri Valley
Notes: Indiana State head coach Greg Lansing is starting his 17th season with the Sycamores. It will be his ninth as the program's head coach. Lansing is 0-3 all-time versus the Mean Green in his 17 years.
 
UT Arlington
Date: Dec. 8
Location: The Super Pit
Series Record: 30-26
Last meeting: Dec. 2, 2017 – UTA 65, UNT 60 (Arlington, TX)
2017-18 Record: 14-18, 6-12 MAAC
Notes: St. Peter's reached the semifinals of the MAAC Championship.
 
New Mexico
Date: Dec. 18
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Series Record: 0-2
Last meeting: Dec. 17, 1900 – UNM 98, UNT 84 (Albuquerque, NM)
2017-18 Record: 19-15, 12-6 Mountain West
Notes: The Lobos head coach Paul Weir is in his second season at New Mexico and led UNM to the championship round of the Mountain West Conference Tournament last season.
 
Arkansas Pine Bluff
Date: Dec. 20
Location: The Super Pit
Series Record: First Meeting
Last meeting: N/A
2017-18 Record: 14-12, 13-6 SWAC
Notes: While North Texas has never played Arkansas Pine Bluff, in 1983 they played the University of Arkansas in Pine Bluff.
 
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