* The Red Raiders own a slight 8-6 edge despite last year's 92-83 OT win by the Mean Green.
*North Texas is 1-4 all-time in Lubbock
*Toddrick Gotcher will face off against high school teammate Chris Jones, who is a freshman starter for North Texas
*The game against UNT will mark Tech's second straight game against a member of the Sun Belt Conference. Texas Tech is 22-13 all- me against schools currently in the Sun Belt Conference.
*Mean Green senior Kedrick Hogans is someone to watch. He's 4th on UNT's career list with 79 blocks.
*Jaye Crockett played in all 32 games last season, but missed the opener against Troy with an injury
* The Red Raiders shot 61.1 percent from the field (33 of 54) against Troy in the opener, is a better shooting percentage than in any game last season.
* Fox Sports Southwest will broadcast the game; Brian Jensen and Andy Ellis will have the call. Tipoff is 7 PM.