Weekend Recruiting Trail Notebook

SMU will miss out on Mudiay It was announced this week that our No. 2 prospect in the 2014 class nationally, Emmanuel Mudiay of Prime Prep (TX), will be forgoing playing for the SMU Mustangs and instead jump directly into professional basketball, presumably in Europe, to financially support his family. The loss of Mudiay from what was expected ...
Via Hoopniks
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Emmanuel Mudiay Spurns SMU to go pro; Crisis Averted for Kentucky

Talk about a blessing in disguise. What looked like a disastrous situation for the Kentucky Wildcats has turned out to be perhaps the best possible scenario for them heading into the 2014-15 college basketball season. Last fall, five-star Dallas point guard Emmanuel Mudiay committed to the SMU Mustangs after it seemed UK was the runaway favorite to land his services. Mudiay was,...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: 10 Teams In Attendance For Supplemental Prospect Traylon Shead’s Workout

  Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that 10 NFL teams were in attendance for SMU RB Traylon Shead’s Pro Day workout on July 2. According to Shead’s agent, Louis Bing, the Bears, Colts, Cowboys, Dolphins, Giants, Lions, Packers, Seahawks, and Texans were all on hand. Shead hasn’t been all that productive at SMU, even though he was highly regarded coming out of...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
24 days ago  |  Discuss

SMU RB Traylon Shead & New Mexico WR Chase Clayton Expected To Enter Supplemental Draft

  According to Dane Brugler of CBS Sports, it “sounds” like SMU RB Traylon Shead will make himself eligible for the 2014 Supplemental Draft. Burgler adds that New Mexico WR Chase Clayton is another player who could be available as well. It’s worth mentioning that this news basically reiterates a report from Dan Pompei of the Bleacher Report. Pompei reported last week...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Michigan, SMU to begin home-and-home series

According to a report by CBS Sports, Michigan will host SMU this season at the Crisler Center. According to Jon Rothstein, Michigan and SMU will face off on December 20th, 2014 and a return date will be scheduled in Dallas in 2015. SMU went 27-10 last season, just missing the NCAA tournament and losing to Minnesota in the NIT. The Mustangs are projected as a top-15 team next season...
Via UM Hoops
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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
April 03, 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 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

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

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 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

Scouting Report – 2014 PG Emmanuel Mudiay

Emmauel Mudiay is a 6′-4″, 190 pound point guard from Prime Prep (TX) in Dallas. He has a 6′-7″+ wingspan and signed with the SMU Mustangs during the early signing period. Mudiay is in the conversation to be among the top players nationally in the 2014 class. Mudiay was born in the Republic of Congo, and ...
Via Hoopniks
February 18, 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 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

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

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

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

Report: SMU star basketball freshman Keith Frazier had grade changed to graduate high school

Keith Frazier, a freshman guard for the SMU Mustangs, is in the hot seat after a report from WFAA TV in Fort Worth alleges that the former McDonald's All-American had a failing grade changed to a passing one in order to graduate from high school.On May 29, Frazier reportedly had a failing grade in physics changed to a passing a week after Frazier had already completed his classes...
Via Bush League Chronicle
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Larry Brown's SMU Mustangs are now 'must-see' basketball

They have climbed into the “Receiving Votes” category in the AP poll. They beat UConn when the Huskies were ranked No. 17, and they received praise for a close loss at Louisville in this strange, new conference they inhabit. There is so much to like about the SMU Mustangs’ men’s basketball team, and yet the man working nonstop to make this recovery happen seems slightly...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

SMU wins 2nd game in 2 days, 73-49 over Hofstra

Cannen Cunningham had 14 points with several highlight dunks and SMU won for the second time in two days, beating Hofstra 73-49 in a makeup game Sunday night. SMU (14-4) led throughout after scoring the game's first six points. Cunningham had three powerful dunks in the first 6 1/2 minutes after halftime, the last in that span for a 46-24 SMU lead. Markus Kennedy had 12 points...
Via AP on Fox
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Kennedy leads SMU to 71-54 rout of South Florida

Markus Kennedy scored a game-high 18 points to lead SMU to a 71-54 victory over South Florida on Wednesday night. Shawn Williams added 16 points for SMU (12-4, 2-2 American Athletic Conference). Zach LeDay led South Florida (10-7, 1-3), with 12 points off the bench. The Mustangs never trailed, scoring the first 13 points and owned a double-digit lead from four minutes after tipoff...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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