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Tough loss is Mean Green's gain

Collapse in Sun Belt final keeps Johnny Jones' success at UNT hidden from spotlight

Updated: March 9, 2011, 8:52 AM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- It isn't hyperbole to call this the most heartbreaking loss in North Texas basketball history.

The Mean Green managed to blow a seven-point lead in the final 1:42 of the Sun Belt tournament final and a golden opportunity to go to the Big Dance for the third time in five seasons. The 3-pointer by Arkansas-Little Rock's Solomon Bozeman that decided the 64-63 thriller will be a "SportsCenter" staple for a 24-hour cycle.

However, the Mean Green's many mistakes down ...

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