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UNT To Take Part In Nassau Championship

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DENTON — The back-to-back-to-back Conference USA champion North Texas men's basketball team will play in the eight-team Baha Mar Hoops Nassau Championship in Nassau, Bahamas, beginning on Nov. 25 and running through Nov. 27, the tournament announced Thursday,

UNT, who 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 start at 4:30 CT. All games will be broadcast on FloHoops and the Mean Green Sports Network presented by Learfield.

Along with North Texas and SJSU, the 2022 Nassau Championship field includes Vermont, Ball State, Long Beach State, Missouri State, UNC Wilmington and Oakland. 

All games will be played at the Baha Mar Convention Center.

Mean Green fans can book rooms now at Grand Hyatt Baha Mar at the tournament rate by visiting www.bahamarhoops.com. Tickets will be available to the public later this summer. Stay tuned for more information on tickets. 

In addition to winning a program-record 25 games last season, the Mean Green won a program-record 16 league games in route to their third straight C-USA title. North Texas earned its first ever trip to the National Invitation Tournament and advanced to the second round. UNT featured the nation's No. 1 scoring defense last year, holding opponents to just 55.7 points per game. They return starters Rubin Jones and Abou Ousmane as well as leading scorer Tylor Perry who was named first team all-conference and C-USA Sixth Player of the Year. North Texas has added four newcomers to the mix for this upcoming season. 

Grand Hyatt Baha Mar
A mere 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 features more than 2,300 rooms and an abundance of dynamic programming, activities, and amenities including the largest casino in the Caribbean, a state-of-the-art convention center, an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, the Caribbean's first and only flagship ESPA spa, a collection of more than 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 guest offerings. Set on 15 beachfront acres, Baha Bay has introduced an exciting array of aquatic activities and experiences, alfresco dining, a gaming pavilion, beach club, and more.

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