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.
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.
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.
Saint Louis University men’s basketball head coach Rick Majerus has reportedly become the next interest to become the next head coach at Southern Methodist University.