North Texas has raised the bar

Now that Mean Green know how to reach NCAAs, they have to learn to win there

Updated: March 18, 2010, 10:50 PM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

OKLAHOMA CITY -- After taking a job not many coaches wanted, Johnny Jones vowed to win championships at North Texas.

Nine years later, he has delivered on his bold promise, claiming a pair of Sun Belt championship trophies in the current streak of four consecutive 20-win seasons.

That's a remarkable accomplishment for a program that had won a grand total of 20 games in the four seasons before Jones' arrival in Denton. In the process, he has raised the bar.

UNT proved that punching ...

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