North Texas Capsule

Nickname: Mean Green                     Coach: Johnny Jones
Location: Denton, Texas                  Record at North Texas: 86-88
Conference: Sun Belt                     Career record: 101-104
Overall Record: 23-10
Conference Record and Finish: 10-8, 3rd

Seed, Region and Bid: 15, South, Automatic
Total NCAA Tournament Bids: 2
NCAA Tournament Record: 0-1
Final Four Appearances: 0
NCAA Tournament Championships: 0
Best NCAA Tournament Finish: First Round (1988)

Final ESPN/USA Today ranking: NR
Final Associated Press ranking: NR
Final Ratings Percentage Index: 137

Record vs. teams in the field: 0-0

Starters:
F -- Rich Young (6-5, 205, Sr. -- 5.9 ppg, 4.5 rpg)
F -- Quincy Williams (6-8, 230, Jr. -- 10.5 ppg, 7.0 rpg)
C -- Keith Wooden (6-9, 245, Jr. -- 9.0 ppg, 5.5 rpg)
G -- Ben Bell (6-3, 170, Jr. -- 7.4 ppg, 3.4 rpg)
G -- Calvin Watson (6-5, 215, Sr. -- 15.8 ppg, 4.1 rpg)

Key Reserves:
G -- Kendrick Davis (6-4, 195, Sr. -- 13.2 ppg, 2.5 rpg)
G -- Michael Sturns (6-4, 190, Jr. -- 12.4 ppg, 3.8 rpg)

(statistics before NCAA Tournament)

OUTLOOK: The Mean Green, who are making their first NCAA
appearance in 19 years, are built around the senior backcourt of
Watson and Davis, who missed 10 games this season due to
injury.  North Texas favors a pressing, run-and-gun style, which
could pose troublesome to most teams but will play right into
the hands of first-round opponent Memphis, which does the same,
only a little better.  Watson was in a slump, going just 4-of-23
from 3-point range before rebounding to hit 6-of-7 in the Sun
Belt championship game.  Williams and Wooden have been steady
contributors, helping North Texas outrebound its opponents by
six per game.

NEXT GAME: Friday vs. (2) Memphis at New Orleans