Richard Pitino leads Minnesota into the title game Thursday night against 73-year-old Larry Brown and SMU at Madison Square Garden, a building both basketball junkies revere.
Clemson (23-13) meets SMU (26-9) in Tuesday’s first game, with Florida State (22-13) facing Minnesota (23-13) in the second. All the semifinalists won third-round games at home, with Minnesota’s eight-point win over Southern Mississippi the widest margin.
Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown is headed back to Madison Square Garden, this time taking his SMU Mustangs to the NIT semifinals after beating California 67-65.
SMU relied on one of the nation’s stingiest defenses to have the program’s best season since 1987-88. That defense got a boost from the Mustangs’ hot-shooting offense in the second half of an 80-67 victory against LSU.
One of the first things SMU coach Larry Brown told his players after being left out of the NCAA tournament was that he didn’t want to hear any crying or complaining.
SMU and Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown are a top seed in the NIT, after being snubbed by the NCAA tournament selection committee. But will they even win the NIT championship?
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban isn’t a fan of the current state of college basketball. Current SMU and Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown is.
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.
Long before SMU was pulling off upset victories at home before sellout crowds, Moody Madness had a much different meaning.
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.
Less than two years after Brown returned to college, a quarter-century after he won a national title at Kansas and with a record nine NBA head jobs to his credit, the No. 23 Mustangs (19-5) are in The Associated Press poll for the first time since March 1985.
SMU basketball and Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown experienced a first on Saturday, despite having been around the game since 1960.