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 Associated Press
December 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Ponies and Pitt

(Treat this as the open thread, as well. I am short on time and on DVR delay the next two nights due to my daughter’s school musical.) It’s hard to believe that in all the years Kevin Stallings coached at Vandy, the Commodores never made it to Madison Square Garden. Just by virtue of the years and number of events had at MSG, you would think there would have been one game. Pitt...
Via Pitt Blather
November 17, 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 Associated Press
August 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Matchups set for 2K Classic

NEW YORK (AP) Pittsburgh will face SMU and new coach Tim Jankovich, and Michigan meets Marquette in the semifinals of the 22nd annual 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project, which returns to Madison Square Garden this year. The semifinals are Nov. 17 with the championship game the next night. The tournament moves back to Madison Square Garden after being held at Barclays...
Via Associated Press
July 13, 2016  |  Discuss

SMU officially names Tim Jankovich as Larry Brown's successor

SMU officially named Tim Jankovich as the men's head basketball coach on Monday, three days after Larry Brown suddenly stepped down from the position.Jankovich has been considered Brown's successor ever since he came to SMU with Brown in 2012 after a five-year tenure as Illinois State's head coach. He coached the Redbirds from 2007-12 and had an overall record of 104-64.Jankovich...
Via FOX Sports
July 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Larry Brown Resigning at SMU

Larry Brown says he is resigning as SMU's basketball coach, ending a four-year run during which the Mustangs made the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1993 and then were banned from postseason play last season.
Via Sports On Earth
July 08, 2016

National writer: No one has made a bigger impact on a program's image than SMU's Larry Brown

Larry Brown has done wonders at SMU.Before Brown arrived at SMU, it had won more than 21 games in a season just once since 1984-85, and it had not been to the NCAA tournament since 1993. Not since 1957 had the Mustangs been ranked in the final Associated Press poll, and they had only one winning season in the nine seasons immediately before Brown's hiring.All that changed when the...
Via SportsDay
May 10, 2016

'Oi Oi Oi!': SMU signs 2nd Australian for men's basketball

DALLAS (AP) SMU has signed a second player from Australia to a national letter of intent for the upcoming men's basketball season. Coach Larry Brown announced Monday the signing of 6-foot-11 forward Harry Froling from Townsnville, Australia. After playing with the Townsville Crocodiles in Australia's National Basketball League during the 2015-16 season, Froling was then invited...
Via Associated Press
May 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Larry Brown: I could fix the 76ers in five minutes

If former Philadelphia 76ers head coach Larry Brown had his way, he and franchise legend Allen Iverson would help turn around the organization — and Brown thinks he could do it today. Jon Marks of Sheridan Hoops notes Brown said he’d only need five minutes to turn around Philadelphia, who should reach out to its best player of the recent generation. “I’m sick of what’s...
Via Sportsnaut
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Larry Brown: Sixers should hire Iverson as assistant GM

Allen Iverson has had some financial trouble since he last played in the NBA more than five years ago. His former coach, the legendary Larry Brown, would like to see the Philadelphia 76ers help Iverson out by giving him a job. And not just any job. As Mike Sielski of the Philadelphia Inquirer notes, Brown...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

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