Preview: North Texas

The Mean Green lose top scorer, but gain formerly injured rotation members

Updated: October 11, 2013, 11:30 AM ET
By Joey Berlin | ESPN Insider

Brandan Walton AP Photo/Danny JohnstonNorth Texas guard Brandan Walton is finally back from a broken foot injury last season.

North Texas Mean Green

2012-13: 12-20 (7-13 Sun Belt)
In-conference offense: .97 points per possession (10th in Sun Belt)
In-conference defense: 1.03 points per possession (8th in Sun Belt)

A relentless slew of injuries made a highly touted season for the Mean Green a disaster under first-year coach Tony Benford. He'll try to bounce back without last season's top talent, forward Tony Mitchell, who was selected by Detroit in the second round of the NBA draft despite a sophomore season drop-off.