Mean Green's dancing again

March, 9, 2010
3/09/10
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HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- North Texas waited more than two decades between its last appearances to the Big Dance. They're returning only three years later.

The Mean Green punched its ticket with a 66-63 win over Troy in Tuesday's Sun Belt final.

UNT big men George Odufuwa (11 points, 17 rebounds, big block in final minute) and Eric Tramiel (20 points, 10 rebounds) were the stars. But the littlest guy on the court hit the biggest shot.

Josh White, who is about 5-6, penetrated into the paint and hit a 12-footer in the final minute to give the Mean Green (24-8) the lead for good. Never mind that he'd knocked down only two of his previous 10 shots.

The confetti is pouring at Summit Arena, with a celebratory Mean Green mosh pit at midcourt.

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