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The Sunday leftovers — Path to C-USA West Division males’s basketball title harder now for UNT | Sports activities

It is Sunday night time and time for the leftovers, that time the place we choose again by the occasions of the weekend, reheat the good things — and among the unhealthy — whereas placing all of it in perspective.

Whereas that is our weekly assessment of all issues UNT, the massive information is what’s developing tomorrow. The Imply Inexperienced will open spring soccer apply Monday and can work out main as much as their spring recreation on March 27.

UNT is rapidly closing in on the top of the basketball common season simply as spring soccer is about to get going.

The weekend was a blended bag in that regard as each the UNT males’s and ladies’s groups cut up their collection with Marshall. The Imply Inexperienced gained Friday’s video games earlier than falling on Saturday.

Saturday’s video games have been an actual intestine punch, as UNT misplaced each within the closing seconds.

Each groups are within the hunt for the Convention USA West Division title heading into the week. The UNT males will host UAB for a two-game set, whereas the UNT ladies will play a home-and-home collection with Rice.

The UNT males (13-7) are 9-3 and have the identical .750 convention successful share as Louisiana Tech, which is 12-4. The Imply Inexperienced can leap previous the Bulldogs by sweeping UAB. 

A cut up would depart UNT in second place. UAB is 11-5 in convention play and is a stable group. The Imply Inexperienced are able to pulling it off, however will probably be a problem.

The UNT ladies (12-5) are in a troublesome spot at 9-3 in league play. They should sweep Rice (11-1) to catch the Owls within the standings. Something lower than that sends UNT tumbling to 3rd place.

UTEP is 13-5 for a .722 successful share. 

And in different information from the weekend …

— The UNT ladies’s soccer group beat Texas State 1-0 behind a objective from Olivia Klein to maneuver to 2-0 and arrange a monster showdown with Oklahoma at house on Thursday. UNT is hard to beat on its house subject and can get a chance to submit a headline-grabbing win.

— The UNT softball group swept a house event, beating Stephen F. Austin and Incarnate Phrase twice every. Pitcher Hope Trautwein picked up her five hundredth profession strikeout. Ashley Kirk, who performed for UNT from 2011-14, is the one different participant in program historical past to succeed in that mark.

— The UNT volleyball group picked up its second win in C-USA play on Sunday, taking down UTEP In 5 units behind 25 kills from Rhett Robinson. The Imply Inexperienced (5-6) are 2-3 in convention play heading right into a 1 p.m. match towards the Miners on Monday.

— And eventually, the UNT ladies’s swimming and diving group completed third within the C-USA championship meet, tying the very best end in program historical past.

BRETT VITO will be reached at 940-566-6870 and by way of Twitter at @brettvito.

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