Jordan Swing scored 17 points, including a layup with 9 seconds to play, and UAB beat SMU 53-52 in the opener of the Conference USA tournament on Wednesday.
Brown says he doesn’t know where realignment is going. But he’s hopeful the Big East can stay together for Dallas-based SMU to become relevant as a basketball and football school.
Tulsa’s Danny Manning seemed to enjoy facing mentor Larry Brown of SMU in just the second sideline matchup of an NCAA-winning coach and the Final Four’s most outstanding player. The ending was even better for him.
Now that he’s back in the college game, Larry Brown is looking for the next Danny Manning. Meantime, he’s not very excited about coaching against the real thing.
SMU is off to a 9-4 start under Brown, who says he took the job because he still loves to coach and teach.
Jalen Jones scored 20 points, grabbed 16 rebounds and SMU beat Utah 62-55 Wednesday night to improve the Mustangs to 7-1 under new coach Larry Brown for their best start in six years.
SMU is 2-0 under coach Larry Brown after a 64-61 win at TCU on Thursday night, a game overshadowed by a likely season-ending injury to Amric Fields, one of the TCU’s best players.
Nick Russell scored 19 points and Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown won his SMU coaching debut as the Mustangs defeated Loyola Marymount 73-58 Sunday.
SMU has announced athletic director Steve Orsini has been fired, effective immediately.
Illinois State’s Tim Jankovich has been hired as the presumed head coach-in-waiting under new SMU coach Larry Brown.
The 71-year-old Hall of Famer was formally introduced Monday as the new coach at SMU, returning to college for the first time in a quarter-century.
A person familiar with the deal says SMU and Larry Brown have an agreement in place for the Hall of Famer to become the next men’s basketball coach of the Mustangs.
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