June Jones resigned as SMU’s coach Monday after the Mustangs scored only one touchdown in losing their first games.
Forward Jordan Tolbert is transferring from Texas Tech to SMU, with the Mustangs hoping he will be eligible to play next season.
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.
There was excitement on the hilltop Wednesday night at Southern Methodist University’s Mustangs basketball game.
The SMU Mustangs won their first home game as a ranked team in almost 30 years, and they are gearing up for a return to the NCAA tournament after a 21-year absence.
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.
SMU (5-6, 4-3) is playing to become bowl eligible, but is coming off a 34-0 loss to Houston and its defense is giving up a league-worst 34.8 points per game.
SMU has won three of its past four and can become bowl eligible by winning two of its remaining three games, however that won’t be easy.
While the offense ranks third in the nation in total yards, the defense has struggled and is allowing more yards than all but 10 teams in the nation (489 yards per game).
K.T. Turner spent last season as an assistant on Gregg Marshall’s staff at Wichita State, which advanced to the NCAA Final Four.
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.