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Ojeleye, No. 19 SMU rally for 76-66 win over Houston

HOUSTON (AP) Semi Ojeleye had 18 of his 22 points in the second half and No. 19 SMU rallied to beat Houston 76-66 on Saturday. Ojeleye also had nine rebounds, and the Mustangs have won ninth straight and 20 out of 21. Ben Moore had 18 points and 13 rebounds, Sterling Brown had 16 points and Jarrey Foster added 10 points for SMU (24-4, 14-1 American), which shot 46 percent, including...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

No. 19 SMU looks to stay hot versus Tulane

Teams heading in opposite directions collide when Tulane visits No. 19 SMU on Wednesday night. SMU (22-4, 12-1 American Athletic Conference) is coming off a momentous 60-51 victory over No. 18 Cincinnati on Sunday. The win put the Mustangs in first place in the AAC by a half-game. SMU's win also avenged a 66-64 loss at Cincinnati last month, the Mustangs' only stumble since November...
Via FOX Sports
5 days ago

SMU Releases 2017 Football Schedule

Can the Mustangs improve in year three under Coach Morris? With SMU releasing the 2017 schedule we can look forward to a Mustangs New Year’s Six Bowl bid right? Let’s take a look at the schedule for the upcoming season. 9/2 vs Stephen F. Austin 9/9 vs North Texas 9/16 @ TCU - “Battle for the Iron Skillet” 9/23 vs Arkansas St 9/30 vs UConn 10/7 @ Houston 10/21 @ Cincinnati...
Via Underdog Dynasty
9 days ago

Pony Express Part II: Reliving SMU’s Glory Days

How the SMU Mustangs will run wild on the AAC with a new Pony Express. When you think of SMU football the first words that came to mind are “death penalty”. We all know what sanctions the school was given in the 80’s. But that doesn’t mean there can’t be some great moments in a dark time in the school’s history! At its height, SMU’s Pony Express was one of the best...
Via Underdog Dynasty
10 days ago

The Owls Can’t Stop the Streaking Mustangs

Two streaking teams met on Thursday night as the SMU Mustangs came to the Liacouras center to visit the Temple Owls. The SMU Mustangs [21-4, 11-1 AAC] emerged victoriously to run their winning streak to seven over the Temple Owls [13-12, 4-8 AAC] with a 66-50 win. Behind 30 points from Semi Ojeleye, the Mustangs […] The Owls Can’t Stop the Streaking Mustangs - Section 215 - Section...
Via Section215
10 days ago

Ojeleye drops in 30 to power No. 25 SMU past Temple, 66-50

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Semi Ojeleye scored a career-high 30 points and added 10 rebounds to lead No. 25 SMU past Temple 66-50 on Thursday night for its seventh straight win. Sterling Brown added 10 points and nine rebounds for the Mustangs (21-4, 11-1 American Athletic Conference), who earlier in the week vaulted into the national rankings for the first time this season. One of the...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

SMU Mustangs Sign 19 Athletes on 2017 National Signing Day

Chad Morris continues to lock down the state of Texas in recruiting. While SMU didn’t produce the fireworks that fellow American Athletic Conference foes UCF and Memphis did in this recruiting cycle the Mustangs hauled in a very solid class full of high-ceiling athletes. The Mustangs signed 16 high school prospects, two junior college transfers, and one graduate transfer to build...
Via Underdog Dynasty
17 days ago

SMU downs UCF 65-60 behind Milton's 19 points

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Shake Milton scored 19 points, Semi Ojeleye added 14, and SMU beat UCF 65-60 on Wednesday night to win its fourth straight. Ben Moore scored 14 and Sterling Brown made three 3-pointers for his 100th career trey for the Mustangs (18-4, 8-1 American). Trailing 35-26 at halftime, UCF closed to 60-56 with 49 seconds left to play after B.J. Taylor's back-to-back...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: At least seven SMU football players quit after surprise drug test

Coming off break, the decision by SMU football head coach Chad Morris to implement a surprise team-wide drug test was an interesting one.While most college kids like to drink or partake in some weed and even harder drugs while on break, most coaches won’t implement a team-wide drug test mostly to save the players.If multiple players are popped, especially key ones, it could be...
Via Sportsnaut
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Milton leads SMU to 85-64 win over Houston

DALLAS (AP) Shake Milton had a career-high 27 points on 10-of-15 shooting, Semi Ojeleye scored 20 and SMU never trailed in its 85-64 win over Houston on Saturday night. Milton made 6 of 8 from 3-point range and finished with five rebounds and five assists. Ben Emelogu II scored a season-high 13, Sterling Brown added 10 points with eight rebounds and Ben Moore had 10 points, six...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

SMU pulls away from Tulane in second half, 80-64

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Semi Ojeleye scored 21 points and Jarrey Foster added 19 more to lead SMU to an 80-64 win over Tulane on Sunday night. Ben Moore contributed 15 points and Shake Milton got 11 to go with nine rebounds for SMU (15-4, 5-1 American Athletic Conference), which hit 31 of 61 from the field. Ojeleye and Foster each had three 3-pointers. The Mustangs broke away in the...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2017  |  Discuss

SMU holds off Memphis 58-54 behind Ojeleye's double-double

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Semi Ojeleye scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and SMU held off Memphis 58-54 in the American Athletic Conference opener for both teams on Tuesday night. Trailing by three at halftime, Memphis rallied to a 41-40 lead on Markel Crawford's 3-pointer, trailed, then led 45-44 after K.J. Lawson made two free throws. Shake Milton's 3-pointer put SMU up 49...
Via AP on Fox
December 27, 2016  |  Discuss

SMU runs out to 32-point lead, blows out Stanford 72-49

DALLAS (AP) Sterling Brown scored 16 points and SMU ran out to a 32-point lead in the first half of a 72-49 victory against Stanford on Monday night. Duke transfer Semi Ojeleye had 13 points and seven rebounds in the 22nd consecutive non-conference home win for the Mustangs (9-3), who have won five straight since dropping a pair on the road at Southern California and Boise State...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Australian Harry Froling leaving SMU, disappointed in role

DALLAS (AP) SMU freshman Harry Froling of Australia is leaving the program and expressing disappointment over his role under new coach Tim Jankovich. Froling said Monday it was a ''big sacrifice'' to leave his home country to play for the Mustangs and the change has been difficult. The 6-foot-11 forward said he was ''going to look at all of my options collegiately and professionally...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Semi Ojeleye scores 23 points to lead SMU over TCU 74-59

DALLAS (AP) Semi Ojeleye scored 23 points and Shake Milton added 17 points to lead SMU over TCU 74-59 on Wednesday night. The Horned Frogs (8-1), who lost for the first time this season, led 3-1 a minute into the game before SMU (7-3) went on an eight-point run in the next two minutes and led the rest of the way. The Mustangs are 6-0 at home. SMU shot 44 percent from the field...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Moore, Ojeleye lead SMU over Delaware State 74-60

DALLAS (AP) Ben Moore scored 16 points with 11 rebounds, Semi Ojeleye added 15 points and SMU topped Delaware State 70-64 on Sunday. Moore went 6 of 7 from the field and made 4 of 6 free throw attempts. Sterling Brown had 11 points, 13 rebounds and five assists and Harry Froling had 11 as the Mustangs shot over 47 percent overall and outrebounded the Hornets 42-21. Devin Morgan...
Via AP on Fox
December 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Negotiations between Baylor, Chad Morris hit a snag

Negotiations between SMU head coach Chad Morris and Baylor have reportedly hit a snag. Morris was said to be one of Baylor’s top head coaching targets along with Tom Herman, who is now out of the picture after accepting the Texas job over the weekend. Morris reportedly has met with Baylor twice. He and his reps reportedly countered a five-year, $24.5 million offer from Baylor...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Current SMU Head Coach Chad Morris Appears to be the Leading Candidate for Baylor’s Head Coaching Position

The Mustangs will likely be searching for a new head coach over the next two months. Few names carry as much respect in Texas football circles as Chad Morris. Before the current SMU head coach was turning heads as offensive coordinator at Tulsa and Clemson he was the most revered head coach in Texas high school football. Boasting an all-time 169-38 record as a high school coach,...
Via Underdog Dynasty
November 23, 2016

SMU Will Make Waves In The American This Year

The SMU basketball program is in flux.First came the punishments imposed on the program by the NCAA for multiple violations including academic fraud and "a lack of head coach control."Head coach Larry Brown was suspended for the first nine games of the 2015-16 season, the program was placed on three years probation, SMU lost nine scholarships over the course of three years, and...
Via The Sports Quotient
November 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Tom Herman, Chad Morris top targets for Baylor job

The Baylor Bears are reportedly stepping up their coaching search and have two top candidates in mind. Houston coach Tom Herman and SMU coach Chad Morris are at or near the top of Baylor’s list of potential hires, according to Travis Haney of 247 Sports. Baylor athletic director Mack Rhoades hired Herman at Houston, so there is a connection there. However, the Cougars coach will...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Richardson's 2 pick-6s spark SMU 55-31

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) Horace Richardson returned a pair of interceptions for touchdowns and SMU beat East Carolina 54-31 on Saturday. Richardson's 70-yard return put the Mustangs in front 31-17 in the second quarter and his 80-yarder in the third made it 45-24. The picks were the fifth and sixth for Richardson, and with Darrion Millines making his fifth, the Mustangs have 17 this...
Via AP on Fox
November 12, 2016  |  Discuss

SMU to wear special helmet decal to honor fallen officers

The SMU football team will honor Dallas area police officers and first responders on Friday by wearing a custom decal on their helmets during their game against TCU. The decal features the Dallas city skyline inside the SMU logo. Here’s what it will look like: SMU Football To Honor Dallas-Area First-Responders https://t.co/cnNAw9uTjs pic.twitter.com/ggYgbQB7vi — #PonyUpTempo...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Why SMU's Misfortune Isn't So Unfortunate After All

Jordan Tolbert? Gone. Nic Moore? Gone. Markus Kennedy? Gone. Larry Brown? Gone. Coach Tim Jankovich is now left with a 12-player Southern Methodist University basketball team depleted of scholarships due to past NCAA violations of academic fraud and unethical conduct. The Mustangs are coming off a 25-5 season in which they started with 18 straight wins and were considered one of...
Via The Sports Quotient
August 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Shawn Forrest named assistant coach for Jankovich at SMU

DALLAS (AP) Shawn Forrest has been named an assistant basketball coach at SMU, his third school since the end of last season. Mustangs coach Tim Jankovich announced Forrest's hiring Tuesday. Forrest spent the past three seasons as an assistant at Western Kentucky before head coach Ray Harper resigned. Forrest was named a UTSA assistant in May, but two weeks later left for Louisiana...
Via AP on Fox
August 23, 2016  |  Discuss

SMU to the Big 12? Dallas mayor makes the case

Who will be joining the Big 12? There has been plenty of conversation surrounding the potential suitors for the conference as it discusses expansion, but Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings has one specific school in mind. Rawlings took to social media on Monday morning to make his case for the SMU Mustangs joining the Big 12. He made his case in a lengthy Facebook post that cited the university’s...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 01, 2016  |  Discuss
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