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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 Associated Press
5 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 Associated Press
5 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 Associated Press
11 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 Associated Press
12 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 Associated Press
14 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
20 days ago  |  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

Larry Brown set to return from 9-game suspension

SMU Mustangs coach Larry Brown is set to return from a nine-game suspension he served to start the season, per an AP report. Brown was suspended back in September after the NCAA uncovered that a former team administrative assistant did a player’s homework to help said player keep his eligibility. On top of Brown being suspended, SMU was also banned from postseason play for 2015...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

SMU plays for personal satisfaction, in the shadows of disappointment

With the carnage that Larry Brown has left at another program, the best that one of the top teams in the nation can do this season is play the role of spoiler. SMU, off a 24-point beatdown of a solid Michigan team Tuesday night, is basically playing for pride this season — well, pride and a future payday. After a second-place finish in the 2014 NIT, everything was bright for...
Via The Student Section
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston taped SMU jerseys to ground as motivational tactic

Houston is 4-0 under first-year head coach Tom Herman, and the Cougars face in-state rivals SMU this weekend. The Mustangs are just 1-4, and the Cougars aren’t offering them much respect it seems, at least based off of some decorating they did to the team’s athletic facility.  Houston taped SMU jerseys to the floor of the facility so Cougar players could walk on them all week...
Via College Spun
October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Larry Brown's ultimate punishment

In the end, Larry Brown just couldn't help himself. As has been the pattern his entire career, the Hall of Fame coach and legendary vagabond has once again gotten his program on the wrong side of the law. An academic assistant did the coursework for a player's online class, an assistant coach covered it up and Brown wasn't forthcoming to NCAA investigators about it. On Tuesday, the...
Via RealGM - NBA
October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

NCAA bans SMU from postseason, Brown suspended

The NCAA announced Tuesday that Southern Methodist University committed multiple rules violations that will impact the school’s basketball program. SMU will be banned from postseason play for the 2015-16 season and receive a three-year reduction of scholarships by nine from 2016-17 through 2018-19. Mustangs head coach Larry Brown also will be suspended for 30 percent of SMU’s...
Via NESN.com
September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

SMU banned from postseason in 2015-16, Brown suspended

SMU’s men’s basketball program has been hit with a postseason ban for 2015-16 and its coach, Larry Brown, has been suspended for 10 percent of the season’s games, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.  The NCAA has finished its investigation into the Mustangs’ program and is set to reveal its decision to SMU at 11 a.m. E.T. SMU met with the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions...
Via College Spun
September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

SMU football has designated Twitter-monitors for recruits

The stories of a recruit being removed from a school’s list due to inappropriate behavior on social media unfortunately are not rare, but the SMU football program has taken Twitter-monitoring to a whole new level under first-year coach Chad Morris. Van Malone, the team’s defensive coordinator, shared a picture that displayed a relatively comprehensive report about an unnamed...
Via Sportsnaut
September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Yanick Moreira on goaltending call in loss: ‘It’s all my fault’

The SMU Mustangs were upset in its opening round game against the UCLA Bruins by a score of 60-59 in one of the most shocking ways imaginable. SMU’s Yanick Moreira was whistled for a rare goaltending call on a three-point attempt by Bryce Alford with 13 seconds remaining in the game. Alford’s shot appeared to just...Read More The post SMU’s Yanick Moreira on goaltending call...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: UCLA beats SMU on controversial goaltending call

UCLA beat SMU in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Thursday after getting some help thanks to a controversial goaltending call in the final 20 seconds. UCLA blew a big second half lead and was trailing the Mustangs 59-55 with about 30 seconds left. Norman Powell made a pair of free throws to make...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Larry Brown becomes a more compelling figure as he ages

Over the past week, as you know, two of college basketball’s greatest coaches died. Dean Smith was 83, Jerry Tarkanian 84. Smith retired in his late 60s, and Tark made one last NCAA tournament appearance at age 70. Coaching 19-year-olds is generally not a senior citizen’s profession. Bill Snyder is the exception that proves the rule in college football. In hoops, Lute Olson...
Via The Student Section
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

New SMU football coach wants empty trophy case installed

Chad Morris spent four years as offensive coordinator at Clemson before taking the head coaching job at SMU this off-season, and it looks like he plans to borrow a strategy from one of his former ACC opponents. Virginia Tech famously put up an empty trophy case in its football office, which is to be filled when the Hokies win their first national championship. According to USA Today’s...
Via College Spun
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Mack Brown the best option for SMU?

It’s no secret that the SMU Mustangs are interested in convincing former Texas coach Mack Brown to come out of retirement and take over the reigns of the program, but Dallas Morning News columnist Bill Nichols dropped a bombshell this morning when he stated in his column that SMU officials are willing to offer Brown an eight-year, $32 million contract. Nichols claimed that...
Via AAC Football Fever
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: SMU offering Mack Brown around $4 million per year

Former Texas head coach Mack Brown turned 63 over the summer, but SMU seems to believe he can be an effective coach well into his late 60s and even 70s. At least, that’s what their reported offer to the coaching legend indicates. According to Bill Nichols of The Dallas Morning News, Brown is SMU’s top target to replace June Jones. Nichols reports that SMU officials and Brown...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Is hiring Mack Brown a real possibility for SMU Mustangs?

With the June Jones era now over at SMU, speculation has begun about who will replace him as the Mustangs new permanent coach. One interesting name that has been thrown around in recent days: former Texas head coach Mack Brown. Photo used courtesy of chron.com. FoxSports.com’s Bruce Feldman reported Monday that “well-connected SMU brass” are very interested in pursuing Brown...
Via AAC Football Fever
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cadet saves mascot from collision with SMU WR

Texas A&M's mascot, Reveille, was trying to take a nap during the TAMU-SMU game. But in a matter of seconds, after a bang-bang play, he was moments away from being involved in a big collision. In the second quarter of the game, with 1:35 remaining in the half, SMU aired it out down the field looking for WR Der'rick Thompson. The ball was overthrown, and Thompson was...
Via The Sports Daily
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Eric Dickerson blasts SMU, says they should cancel program

Eric Dickerson blasts SMU's football program and believes all big schools cheat, including Texas, Texas A&M and Alabama.
Via Gamedayr
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

June Jones jumps from SMU’s sinking ship

The first head coaching move of the 2014 coaching season occurred on Monday with the announcement that SMU Mustangs head coach June Jones had resigned from his position, effective immediately. Defensive coordinator Tom Mason will take on the role of interim head coach for the remainder of the season. Jones, who had previous head coaching stints with the Atlanta Falcons and the Hawaii...
Via isportsweb.com
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 90 SMU Mustangs season preview

Head coach June Jones, entering his seventh year at SMU, had only his second losing record with the program. Jones hopes to get the Mustangs back to their winning ways after their inaugural season in the American Athletic Conference. With the departure of starting quarterback Garrett Gilbert to the NFL, the Southern Methodist University Mustangs will go to an untested replacement...
Via College Football Universe
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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