American Athletic Conference
Markus Kennedy had 21 points, including the clinching three-point play, and SMU rallied from 13 down in the second half to beat Clemson 65-59 Tuesday night.
The Mustangs struggled after halftime, connecting on only 5 of 20 shots, allowing the Cougars to erase a double-digit lead early in the second half.
SMU men’s basketball has achieved a lot this season as a team. Now they’re receiving accolades for their individual performances as well.
Nick Russell and Nic Moore each scored 15 points to lead the Mustangs to a 64-55 win Sunday over No. 21 UConn and a sweep of their season series with the Huskies.
Moore, a 5’9” point guard from Winona Lake, Ind., is playing as well as anyone in the American Athletic Conference right now. He leads his team with 14.1 points and 4.7 assists per game.
Just a week after entering the AP Top 25 for the first time since 1985, SMU men’s basketball is back where it began — on the outside looking in.
Nic Moore scored 16 of his 21 points in the second half and No. 23 SMU won as a ranked team for the first time in 29 years, beating Rutgers 77-65 Friday night.
Due to hazardous weather conditions, a pair of men’s basketball games Thursday night featuring Top 25 teams were postponed, including No. 23 SMU at Rutgers.
The SMU men’s basketball team knocked off a top-10 opponent on Saturday for the first time since 1987. Now, they’ve accomplished something that has happened in nearly 30 years.
SMU defeated Temple 75-52 on Thursday behind Markus Kennedy’s 14 points and 9 rebounds and Shawn Williams’ 14 points. Saturday is a date with No. 7 Cincinnati.
Markus Kennedy scored a game-high 18 points to lead SMU to a 71-54 victory over South Florida on Wednesday night.
The Mustangs and Owls now are trying to win consecutive regular-season games for the first time since the middle of the 2012 season.