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Cunningham, SMU Down Georgia Southern 55-49

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DALLAS (AP) – Cannen Cunningham hit two key free throws down the stretch and scored a career-high 18 points to help SMU defeat Georgia Southern 55-49 on Sunday.

Cunningham’s free throws came with 30 seconds left to build the lead to 53-49 and Robert Nyakundi hit two more free throws with 15 seconds left for the Mustangs (4-3). Nyakundi’s second free throw gave him 1,000 career points. He finished with 11 points.

London Giles scored 14 for SMU, and Jalen Jones grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds, helping the Mustangs to a 36-25 advantage on the glass.

Georgia Southern (1-4) scored 22 points off turnovers, but SMU made up for miscues with 24 points off the bench.

Eric Ferguson and Jelani Hewitt each scored 14 points for Georgia Southern.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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