Team preview: North Texas
Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2003-04 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.
After turning North Texas around with a respectable 15-14 record in his debut season, coach Johnny Jones' saw his team go through a sophomore jinx last years. Injuries, illness and futility led to 13 different lineups, and, ultimately, a 7-21 record.
When 6-3 junior guard Leonard Hopkins (12.7 ppg, 3.0 rpg) broke his foot eight games into the season, the groundwork was laid for a 2-13 Sun Belt record.