North Texas Mean Green Basketball: No. 9 in Mid-Major Top 25

Doug BrodessCorrespondent IJanuary 3, 2011

George Odufuwa
George OdufuwaRonald Martinez/Getty Images

With a New Year's Day win against Louisiana-Lafayette, the University of North Texas Mean Green Men's Basketball team (13-2, 2-0 Sun Belt) is now ranked No. 9 in's Mid-Major Top 25.

  1. Cleveland State  15-1
  2. St. Mary's  12-2
  3. Wichita State  11-2
  4. Gonzaga  10-5
  5. Butler  10-4
  6. Old Dominion  9-3
  7. Missouri State  10-3
  8. Drexel  9-2
  9. North Texas  13-2
  10. George Mason  9-3

The victory against the Ragin' Cajuns was UNT's 15th straight home victory, as well as their 13th consecutive win over a Sun Belt Conference opponent.

North Texas has not lost a home non-conference game in nearly two years, as the Mean Green's last loss at home came on December 29, 2008 to UT Arlington.

Johnny Jones' veteran squad has four players who are averaging double-figures in scoring:

  • Tristan Thompson - 17.5 ppg
  • Josh White - 14.6 ppg
  • George Odufuwa - 11.4 ppg
  • Dominique Johnson - 10.5 ppg

The Mean Green have already posted signature wins this season against Texas Tech (92-83 in OT) at home and LSU (75-55) in Baton Rouge

North Texas takes on Middle Tennessee this Wednesday, Jan. 5th.

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