Mean Green fall short in first bonus play game

Armando Barry



If you weren’t at the Super Pit on Saturday, you missed out on a game that hung in the balance down the final stretch. While there were 11 ties and 11 lead changes, the game started out looking like UNT’s game to lose as they captured a respectable lead late into the first half, 36-25. After that, LA Tech found a way to get back in the game within the last two minutes, which turned into a back and forth, blow for blow battle, as James Reese matched LA Tech’s three by drilling one of his own to tie the game. Then the bulldogs scored again, right before Javion Hamlet came down and pulled off the and-1 of the century, putting the mean green up by 1 with only 20 seconds left to go. The game was seemingly over until LA Tech came out on top behind the crunch time heroics of their senior guard DaQuan Bracey, who dribbled down the lane and tossed a shot off the glass in the waning seconds of the game to give LA Tech the win, 73-71. One thing that was missing from UNT’s heartbreaking loss was shooting as they shot 18.2 percent from 3, making only 4 out of 22 attempts. The Mean green will have to shake this one off before they travel to Miami for their second game of bonus play against FIU on Thursday.

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