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Mustangs’ big man not overwhelmed by big stage, and his game shows it

As the only one to have played at Madison Square Garden, SMU’s Markus Kennedy had plenty of advice for his teammates on the renowned building. But Kennedy had a more efficient plan. He simply showed the Mustangs. The big man dominated with 21 points, nine rebounds and three steals in Tuesday’s win over Clemson. His one-on-one play against whoever was under the basket was probably...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 National Invitation Tournament (Match-ups and Predictions)

These 32 teams were left out of the party aka March Madness but the N.I.T is always a good thrill in itself. The NIT Final Four will be played at New York’s Madison Square Garden on April 1 and April 3. The 77th National Invitation Tournament favorite for me will be; Larry Brown’s SMU Mustangs, Cal-Berkeley, the mid-west warriors UW-Green Bay, St. Johns, St. Mary’s, Minnesota...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

SMU Devastated by NCAA Tournament Snub

The SMU Mustangs and head coach Larry Brown were dealt a tough blow on Selection Sunday when the 25th ranked Mustangs were snubbed by the NCAA Tournament Committee. SMU was 23-9 with a 12-6 record in the American Athletic Conference but the bad losses proved to be too much. SMU coach Larry Brown shares his disappointment of not making the NCAA tournament. Said he feels bad for team...
Via Diehardsport
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

SMU Mustangs Heart Broken Over Missing 2014 NCAA Tournament

The SMU Mustangs were heart broken when the team and fans learned that they would miss out on the 2014 NCAA Tournament.
Via Gamedayr
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

SMU Mustangs Heart Broken Over 2014 NCAA Tournament Snub

The SMU Mustangs were heart broken when the team and fans learned that they were snubbed by the 2014 NCAA Tournament selection committee.
Via Gamedayr
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Was the Nevin Shapiro scandal even worth the death penalty?

I am a completest. No matter how long it takes, I always try to complete a series of articles no matter how long it takes. In this case, I’m completing my run through the scandal involving Nevin Shapiro, the Miami (FL) Hurricanes football team, and the university itself. After going over other elements of the scandal, only one thing remains: would the NCAA‘s death penalty have...
Via thepigskinreport.com
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Moore, Kennedy lead No. 25 SMU over UCF

- Markus Kennedy scored 18 points, Nic Moore had 11 of his 13 in the second half and No. 23 SMU took another step toward its first NCAA tournament berth in 21 years with a 70-55 victory against Central Florida on Saturday.
Via Philly Sports Live
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

SMU's big win has Mustangs looking good; Baylor, OSU on the bubble

It's the part of the year where ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi is updating his projections almost nightly, so you can bet tensions are high in gyms across the nation. While some teams, like Baylor, have played their way back into the NCAA Tournament picture, others, like Oklahoma State, have seriously misfired. Here's a look at the local teams eyeing an NCAA at-large berth...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

SMU beats No. 21 UConn 64-55

SMU added a quality road win to its already solid NCAA tournament resume. Nick Russell and Nic Moore each scored 15 points to lead the Mustangs (22-6, 11-4 American Athletic Conference) to a 64-55 win Sunday over No. 21 UConn and a sweep of their season series with the Huskies. Markus Kennedy had 13 points and seven rebounds for SMU, which has won 11 of its past 13 games. '...
Via AP on Fox
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

No real dissatisfaction with June Jones' performance at SMU yet

Question: What does SMU need to do in order to knock off Connecticut in Storrs this weekend? Cowlishaw: Find some offense. This team struggles for long stretches at time to score points. They can defend anyone. Big game in the middle from Markus Kennedy would help as UConn fans, who saw him play about 50 pounds heavier at Villanova, say, "That's Markus Kennedy?" Question...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

SMU could be a dangerous team in March

Despite losing Sunday to a below average Temple squad on Sunday and dropping out of the top 25, the SMU Mustangs should be heading to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1993 barring a late season collapse.The Mustangs currently sit at 20-6 and are 9-4 in the American Athletic Conference behind Louisville and Cincinnati. Head coach Larry Brown has made the Mustangs into...
Via Just Sports And Just Us
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

COMMIT: 2015 PG Sedrick Barefield to SMU

The SMU Mustangs landed their first recruit for the 2015 class on Monday night, garnering a verbal commitment from 6′-2″ point guard Sedrick Barefield of Corona Centennial (CA). Barefield was on an official visit when he committed. Barefield is ranked the No. 50 prospect nationally in the 2015 class, on Hoopniks.com. Barefield has drawn attention on the ...
Via Hoopniks
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Moore leads No. 23 SMU to 77-65 win over Rutgers

Nic Moore scored 16 of his 21 points in the second half and No. 23 SMU won as a ranked team for the first time in 29 years, beating Rutgers 77-65 Friday night. Nick Russell had 16 points and Cannen Cunningham scored 10 off the bench as the Mustangs (20-5, 9-3 American Athletic Conference) reached the 20-win plateau for just the second time in 13 years. Myles Mack had 17 points...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Rutgers Unable to Stop Surging SMU

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Rutgers showed more fight in its rematch with No. 23 SMU, but not nearly enough to overtake one of the hottest teams in the conference. SMU, fresh off an upset of No. 7 Cincinnati, took care of business at the RAC with a 77-65 victory behind 21 points from Nic Moore.
Via rutgers.scout.com
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

After 29-year wait, SMU basketball returns to Top 25 rankings

After a 29-year wait, SMU returned to the Associated Press Top 25 basketball rankings on Monday. SMU (19-5) debuted at No. 23, but after knocking off three ranked teams this season, the Mustangs expect to climb even higher. "I'm sure nobody expected us to be here, but we knew what we had," guard Nick Russell said after SMU knocked off then-No. 7 Cincinnati, 76-55...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

After 29-year wait, SMU basketball returns to Top 25 rankings

After a 29-year wait, SMU returned to the Associated Press Top 25 basketball rankings on Monday. SMU (19-5) debuted at No. 23, but after knocking off three ranked teams this season, the Mustangs expect to climb even higher. "I'm sure nobody expected us to be here, but we knew what we had," guard Nick Russell said after SMU knocked off then-No. 7 Cincinnati, 76-55, on...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 7 Cincy's win streak over after rout at SMU

Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin doesn't believe his players had any thoughts of going through the rest of the season without another loss. Still, the No. 7 Bearcats surely couldn't have expected their 15-game winning streak to end with such a thud. Nick Russell had 15 points to go with a couple of big steals and SMU beat Cincinnati 76-55 on Saturday night for its third victory...
Via AP on Fox
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

SMU stops No. 7 Cincy’s 15-game run in rout

Nick Russell had 15 points to go with several big steals, and coach Larry Brown's SMU Mustangs stayed undefeated at home with a 76-55 victory Saturday night over No. 7 Cincinnati, ending the Bearcats' 15-game winning streak.
Via Philly Sports Live
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

SMU ends No. 7 Cincinnati's 15-game streak, 76-55

Nick Russell had 15 points to go with several big steals, and coach Larry Brown's SMU Mustangs stayed undefeated at home with a 76-55 victory Saturday night over No. 7 Cincinnati, ending the Bearcats' 15-game winning streak. SMU (19-5, 8-3 American Athletic Conference) has already beaten three Top 25 opponents in seven games since moving into the renovated Moody Coliseum...
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Mustangs Gallop Over Bearcats

There are some games where it's just not your night. The team comes out slow, the other team is playing with an urgency that is unmatched. You miss shots, the other team lights you up. It happens. It happened to Cincinnati tonight. SMU beat the hell of out them 76-55. UC had never trailed by as much as they did tonight. When the Cats made a push to cut the lead to 7, an 11-0...
Via Bearcats Blog
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Why quality depth on SMU roster often sends coach Larry Brown home feeling bad

In the new era of SMU basketball, tickets are hard to get. Saturday’s game against No. 7 Cincinnati has been sold out for a couple of weeks. Seating is a problem for coach Larry Brown, too. Determining who sits may be the most difficult part of his job. So much so that he talked to the team about playing time before Friday’s practice. “There have been a lot of games where...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

SMU rides past Temple 75-52

Markus Kennedy had 14 points and 9 rebounds while Shawn Williams added 14 as SMU defeated Temple 75-52 on Thursday. The victory pushed the Mustangs (18-5, 7-3 American Athletic Conference) into a third-place tie with Memphis as they attempt to gain their first NCAA Tournament berth since 1993. The Owls (6-15, 1-8) lost for the 10th time in their last 11 games. Temple's Dalton...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

NCAA Helps SMU Player See His Mom Before Her Deployment (Photo)

The NCAA decided to give SMU sophomore center Markus Kennedy a wonderful surprise, a ticket to see his mother before her deployment. Kennedy’s mother, a Sergeant in the Air Force, was preparing for deployment to Kuwait for the third time. Luckily, SMU head coach Larry Brown and the school made sure that Kennedy would be able to see his mom off. School spokesman Herman Hudson told...
Via BlackSportsOnline
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

SMU player surprises mother before her military deployment

UNIVERSITY PARK, Texas - SMU forward Markus Kennedy was in no mood to celebrate after his team upset Memphis, 87-72, last Saturday. Not because he had a bad game. The 6-9 sophomore set career highs with 21 points and 15 pounds. It was because he had a plane to catch. Kennedy was informed after the game that the NCAA had approved his waiver for SMU to fly him home to Philadelphia...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

SMU uses huge second half to run No. 22 Memphis out of Moody Coliseum

Before SMU returned to its campus home in the newly renovated Moody Coliseum, it had been 10 years since the Mustangs defeated a Top 25 opponent. Now Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown's team has beaten two ranked teams in less than a month. Markus Kennedy had 21 points and 15 rebounds and Nic Moore had 14 points with 10 assists, while also keying a game-turning run to start the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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