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Gonzaga-SMU Preview

SMU can't do anything about its NCAA Tournament ineligibility and may soon relinquish control of the American Athletic Conference. Gonzaga is in a similar battle in the West Coast Conference and less of a lock for March Madness than in years past. The 16th-ranked Mustangs and unranked Bulldogs take a break from their respective conference races Saturday night in Dallas, and a win...
Via AP on Fox
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tulsa rallies to hand No. 16 SMU 1st home loss 82-77

DALLAS (AP) Shaquille Harrison had 21 points, Pat Birt hit a crucial 3-pointer and scored 12 of his 17 points after halftime and Tulsa rallied from eight points down in the second half to beat No. 16 SMU 82-77 on Wednesday night. Nic Moore scored 27 to lead the Mustangs (20-3, 9-3 American Athletic). They lost for the first time in 13 home games and dropped to 2-3 since their 18...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tulsa-SMU Preview

SMU's quest for an undefeated season ended a little more than two weeks ago, but coach Larry Brown finally believes his squad is simply playing for itself. The No. 16 Mustangs can build on their most decisive American Athletic Conference victory by remaining undefeated at home Wednesday night against Tulsa. After losing two of three and shooting 40.4 percent in the previous two...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Milton, Moore help No. 12 SMU rout South Florida 92-58

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Shake Milton scored 22 points and Nic Moore added 17 as No. 12 SMU rebounded from its second loss of the season with a 92-58 rout of struggling South Florida on Sunday. The Mustangs (20-2, 9-2 American Athletic Conference) shrugged off a three-point road loss to Houston by matching their season high with 14 3-pointers and shooting 60 percent overall. They never...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

SMU-South Florida Preview

SMU sounds like it saw this coming. Following its second loss in three games since an extended unbeaten start, the Mustangs look to get back on track defensively as they visit South Florida on Sunday. The No. 12 Mustangs (19-2, 8-2 AAC) have given up 76.0 points per game in their 1-2 stretch after allowing 61.9 during the first 18 contests. SMU allowed Houston to shoot 46.4 percent...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

SMU-Houston Preview

SMU coach Larry Brown was hopeful but not optimistic that the game film would contradict his point of view that the Mustangs still have plenty to work on. It's certainly not how he wanted to be feeling heading into a rematch with a Houston team that gave SMU everything it could handle minus its leading scorer two weeks ago. In a matchup between the American Athletic Conference...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 13 SMU rebounds from 1st loss by beating Memphis 80-68

DALLAS (AP) Nic Moore scored 22 points and No. 13 SMU rebounded from its first loss of the season with an 80-68 victory over Memphis on Saturday night. Freshman guard Shake Milton added 15 points for the Mustangs (19-1, 8-1 AAC), who led for all but 38 seconds back home in Moody Coliseum. They had their first double-digit lead only 8 minutes into the game. SMU, banned from the...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis-SMU Preview

DALLAS (AP) - With no postseason possibility because of NCAA penalties, No. 13 SMU was looking for a perfect season. Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown never got caught up in talk about going undefeated, but some of his players had openly discussed the goal of winning every game they played. Well, now the best the Mustangs can do is win 29 of their 30 regular-season games before being...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

No longer perfect, NCAA-banned No. 13 SMU still AAC leader

DALLAS (AP) With no postseason possibility because of NCAA penalties, No. 13 SMU was looking for a perfect season. Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown never got caught up in talk about going undefeated, but some of his players had openly discussed the goal of winning every game they played. Well, now the best the Mustangs can do is win 29 of their 30 regular-season games before being...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

SMU had to push their bus out of the snow

The SMU Mustangs are the only undefeated team in the country this year and are looking to keep that streak going on Sunday when they face off against Temple. They had some pretty big odds to overcome on Saturday when they arrived to Philadelphia as their bus got stuck in the snow on the way to practice. Luckily, the Mustangs were able to get themselves out of the snow, but not without...
Via Campus Sports Net
21 days ago  |  Discuss

SMU-Temple Preview

With blizzard conditions socking the East Coast, SMU must wait one more day for the chance to continue its perfect season. Though it might not be easy, the eighth-ranked Mustangs can do so by starting 6-0 on the road for the first time in school history with a victory Sunday at Temple. Originally scheduled for Saturday night, the severe storm that's dropped more than a foot of...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: SMU has to push bus out of snow to get to practice

Duquesne isn’t the only college basketball program to run into some serious blizzard-related bus problems in Pennsylvania. Undefeated SMU is in Philadelphia for tomorrow’s game against Temple, and the team had to push its bus out of the snow in order to make it to practice this afternoon. #PhliiyChronicles A video posted by SB (@sterlingbrown3) on Jan 23, 2016...
Via College Spun
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Lift SMU Basketball's Postseason Ban

On Tuesday night, the SMU Mustangs beat the Houston Cougars in basketball. That in and of itself doesn't seem all that interesting, but it is, for three very distinct reasons: 1. SMU actually won a damn game! In a college hoops season where nobody can string together two wins in a row (seriously, I think we've had like nine teams ranked No. 1 in the last two weeks) that feels like...
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 8 SMU still only undefeated after 77-73 win over Houston

DALLAS (AP) Nic Moore scored 23 points and had some part in five consecutive SMU baskets down the stretch as the eighth-ranked Mustangs remained Division I's only undefeated team with a 77-73 victory over feisty Houston on Tuesday night. Markus Kennedy had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and his two free throws with 5:35 left broke the game's 12th and final tie to put the Mustangs ...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 8 SMU still only unbeaten after 77-73 win over Houston

DALLAS (AP) Nic Moore had 23 points and had some part in five consecutive SMU baskets down the stretch as the eighth-ranked Mustangs remained Division I's only undefeated team with a 77-73 victory over feisty Houston on Tuesday night. Markus Kennedy had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and his two free throws with 5:35 left broke the game's 12th and final tie to put the Mustangs (18...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 10 SMU survives poor shooting, downs Tulane 60-45

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Markus Kennedy scored 13 points and No. 10 SMU overcame uncharacteristically poor shooting, pulling away late to remain the nation's only unbeaten Division I team with a 60-45 victory over Tulane on Sunday. Jordan Tolbert and Nic Moore scored 12 points each for the Mustangs (17-0, 6-0 American Athletic Conference), who shot a season-worst 40.4 percent (21 of 52...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 10 SMU stays unbeaten by routing East Carolina 79-55

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) Ben Moore scored 17 points and No. 10 SMU remained unbeaten by routing East Carolina 79-55 on Wednesday night. Markus Kennedy had 11 points and 10 rebounds, Jordan Tolbert finished with 15 points and Nic Moore had a career-high 12 assists for the Mustangs (16-0, 5-0 American Athletic Conference), who had five double-figure scorers for the fourth time this...
Via AP on Fox
January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 10 SMU seeks 'crazy special' year without NCAA return

DALLAS (AP) SMU is halfway to potential perfection in Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown's fourth season and in the top 10 for the first time in 30 years. Yet, the No. 10 Mustangs know there will be no return to the NCAA Tournament, even if they keep it up and do something ''crazy special'' like win all their games. ''This is it. We've got 15 games left and our season's over,'' said...
Via AP on Fox
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

SMU-East Carolina Preview

Larry Brown is feeling better and ready to help SMU remain undefeated. The veteran coach will be back on the sideline as the visiting No. 10 Mustangs look to continue the best start in school history and open 4-0 on the road for the first time in over 80 years with a win against East Carolina on Wednesday night. Brown was back running practice Monday, one day after he missed the...
Via AP on Fox
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Worn-down Larry Brown goes missing from SMU bench in second half

The SMU Mustangs were already playing without one of their top scorers heading into Sunday’s game. Then their Hall of Fame coach failed to come out to the bench in the second half.And now, the only thing certain for the No. 15 team in the nation? It’s still one of just two unbeaten Division I teams left.The 75-year-old Brown, who missed the season’s first nine games because...
Via Fox Sports
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Short-handed No. 15 SMU still undefeated, beats UCF 88-73

DALLAS (AP) Ben Moore had a career-high 23 points, Nic Moore added 20 and short-handed No. 15 SMU is still undefeated midway through its season after an 88-73 victory over UCF on Sunday. SMU (15-0, 4-0 American Athletic Conference) took control with an early 15-0 run that included a 57-second span with three 3-pointers. The first of those 3s was an alley-oop that actually went...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

UCF-SMU Preview

Although the team has been banned from the postseason and is now down to seven players, No. 15 SMU keeps finding ways to win during the best start in school history. Looking to remain one of the nation's two unbeatens, the Mustangs also seek their first 4-0 league start in 14 years on Sunday with a fifth straight win over visiting Central Florida. The Mustangs are ineligible for...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 15 SMU rallies to stay undefeated, 59-57 over Cincinnati

DALLAS (AP) Jordan Tolbert tipped in Nic Moore's missed shot for the go-ahead score with 28 seconds left and then had a big block as No. 15 SMU rallied to remain undefeated with a 59-57 victory over Cincinnati on Thursday night. The short-handed Mustangs (14-0, 3-0 American Athletic Conference), off to the best start in school history, overcame a seven-point deficit in the final...
Via AP on Fox
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

SMU's Sterling Brown ejected for leaving the bench during scuffle

With 7:11 remaining in the first half, SMU junior guard Sterling Brown was ejected from the game against Cincinnati for stepping on to the floor during a scuffle between players from both teams.Brown was at the scorer's table ready to check in to the game. He was clearly seen walking on the floor in the direction of the scrum.Rule 4, Sect. 10, Art. 2 states, "Leaving the bench area...
Via Fox Sports
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Cincinnati-SMU Preview

Having already overcome its share of adversity, SMU is having to deal with more after the player at the center of its NCAA infractions left the program. Without fourth-leading scorer Keith Frazier, the 15th-ranked Mustangs hope to stay focused as they try to continue the best start in school history Thursday night against a Cincinnati team that was the last visitor to win at Moody...
Via AP on Fox
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss
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