DALLAS (AP) – Semi Ojeleye had a career-high 28 points and SMU outscored Albany by 15 points in the final 10:29 for a 71-53 win on Tuesday night.
The Mustangs (10-3) took a 63-48 lead with 5:34 left when Shake Milton’s 3-pointer capped a 14-2 run. The Great Danes (7-6) replied with a 5-2 burst to get within 12, but SMU closed out its sixth straight win by scoring all six points in the final two minutes, including 4 of 5 free throws.
Sterling Brown added 12 points for SMU and Milton and Jarrey Foster added 10 points each. Ojeleye was 4 of 6 from 3-point range and the Mustangs went 8 for 17 from the arc.
Joe Cremo led Albany with 15 points. The Great Danes had their first lead at 16-15 and led once more at 32-31 just before Ojeleye hit a 3 to give the Mustangs a two-point lead at halftime.
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