North Texas sits just off I-35 in Denton, Texas, a location thousands of commuters pass on a daily basis on their way in and out of the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Yet, the Mean Green are not well known. There are seven teams from the state of Texas headed to this year’s NCAA Tournament, and North Texas ranks ahead of only Sam Houston St. in terms or notoriety. And even it received a higher seed than the No. 15 Mean Green.
But that doesn’t mean they don’t play good basketball down in Denton. Quite the contrary. North Texas, which won the Sun Belt’s west division regular-season championship and the Sun Belt Conference Tournament, is currently on an 11-game winning streak.
Only a handful of teams are hotter heading into the NCAA Tournament. For a closer look at how it has found such success, we brought in Brett Vito, who covers North Texas for the Denton Record-Chronicle and Dallas Morning News, and asked him a few questions.