Basketball Playing Nassau Championship
DENTON — The North Texas men’s basketball team, back-to-back United States Conference champions, will play in the eight-team Baha Mar Hoops Nassau Championship in Nassau, Bahamas, Nov. 25-27.
UNT, which won a program-record 25 games last year, will face San Jose State in the first round (Nov. 25) of the Nassau Championship scheduled to begin at 4:30 a.m. CT. All games will be broadcast on FloHoops and the Mean Green Sports Network presented by Learfield,
Along with North Texas and SJSU, Nassau’s 2022 championship field includes Vermont, Ball State, Long Beach State, Missouri State, UNC Wilmington and Oakland.
All matches will be played at the Baha Mar Convention Center.
Mean Green fans can book rooms now at the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar at tournament rates by visiting www.bahamarhoops.com. Tickets will be available to the public later this summer. Stay tuned for more ticket information.
Along with winning a program-record 25 games last season, the Mean Greens won a program-record 16 championship games en route to their third straight C-USA title. North Texas won its first-ever trip to the National Invitational Tournament and advanced to the second round. UNT featured the nation’s No.1 goalscoring defense last year, limiting their opponents to just 55.7 points per game. They come back rubin jones and Abu Ousmane as well as top scorer Tylor Perry who was named All-Conference First Team and Sixth C-USA Player of the Year. North Texas has added four newcomers to the mix for this upcoming season.
Grand Hyatt Baha Mar
Just a 55-minute flight from Florida, Baha Mar opened in 2017 and is home to three iconic brands: Grand Hyatt, SLS and Rosewood. Situated on 1,000 acres overlooking Nassau’s famous turquoise ocean waters, the resort destination offers more than 2,300 guest rooms and an abundance of dynamic programs, activities and amenities, including the Caribbean’s largest casino, a state-of-the-art convention center, an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, the first and only flagship ESPA spa in the Caribbean, a collection of over 45 restaurants and lounges, and more. The $200 million luxury water park, Baha Bay, debuted in July 2021 as the latest addition to Baha Mar’s portfolio of spectacular offerings. Set on 15 beachfront acres, Baha Bay introduced a exciting array of water activities and experiences, al fresco dining, a game pavilion, beach club, and more.