SMU’s locker room was eerily quiet, with team managers folding jerseys and clothes in the middle as players sat at their stalls trying to digest the ending of a heartbreaking 60-59 loss to UCLA.
While the Mustangs are back in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1993, Brown returns to the Big Dance for the first time since leading Kansas to a national title 27 years ago.
Former President George W. Bush visited SMU on Monday, congratulating the Mustangs on their first NCAA Tournament berth since 1993.
Fresh off beating the defending champions at Moody Coliseum on Saturday night, the SMU Mustangs have jumped to No. 21 in the latest AP Poll.
SMU Guard helps promoting literacy through the non-profit organization “Coaching For Literacy”
Larry Brown walked off a winner like he did so many times before in Philadelphia, the SMU faithful that packed the rows behind the bench roaring in appreciation.
The Mustangs go into the 74-year-old Brown’s third season on the Hilltop ranked No. 22 in the preseason AP poll. They were picked by American Athletic Conference coaches to finish second in the league behind UConn.
SMU basketball commit Emmanuel Mudiay has chosen to begin his professional career overseas rather than join the Mustangs this fall.
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.