SMU RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
17 days ago  |  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

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

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

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 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

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

SMU scoreboard shows fireplace (photo)

It’s unusual weather in Dallas and thus fans have stayed away from Saturday’s game between the SMU Mustangs and the UCF Knights. UCF is looking to win over SMU to a BCS bowl but fans are simply not in attendance even with a decision to let them in for free. So what did the stadium staff at SMU do? They displayed vide of a fireplace on their scoreboard. RT @osmattmurschel: SMU...
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December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: SMU Unveils New Basketball Court Design For Moody Coliseum

Moody Coliseum’s $47 million makeover is almost complete, and the SMU Mustangs will be ballin’ in style this fall. Per the school’s athletics site: The $47 million renovation and expansion of Moody Coliseum will be completed in December, so the Mustangs can host all conference games on campus. The facility will provide many new and improved features, including a renovated...
Via College Spun
September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Deion Sanders Jr. is standing out for the SMU Mustangs

SMU Mustangs slot receiver Deion Sanders Jr stood out during the spring practice period. Sanders Jr. said that with the help of a good attitude and familiar coaching faces, he has found a way to excel. Please click here to read this story. The post Deion Sanders Jr. is standing out for the SMU Mustangs appeared first on Players View.
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May 08, 2013  |  Discuss
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