Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest
By KEITH WHITMIRE  |  Last updated 11/8/13
DALLAS SMU and TCU both entered Friday's college basketball openers as works in progress. SMU showed it's made a little more progress by pulling away for a 69-61 win at the American Airlines Center. Both teams were dealing with incorporating young, talented players. In SMU's case, the middle game of the Buckets and Boots Showcase was also chance to initiate several high-profile transfers who had been sitting out a year. One of those was point guard Nic Moore, a transfer from Illinois State, who finally got a chance to play for legendary coach Larry Brown. Moore led SMU with 14 points, eight rebounds and four assists. He also led the Mustangs in teachable moments, which is what this first game was chock-full of for both teams. "Coach walked by me just a second ago and said I'm going to have to watch the tape with him, just by ourselves," Moore said. "So I'll probably have to watch it twice." It won't be an enjoyable film session. SMU broke out to a 9-0 lead, then led 21-8 with ...
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