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.
This is a very memorable week for seniors, both players and fans, at Southern Methodist University.
Markus Kennedy scored 15 points and the regular-season American Athletic Conference champions held off UConn 62-54 on Sunday to also win the tournament title.
Larry Brown is back in the NCAA tournament. The head coach who led Kansas to the 1988 national title has now guided the Mustangs to the No. 6 seed in the South Region.
SMU guard Nic Moore, who led the Mustangs to the American Athletic Conference regular-season title, has now been named as the conference’s player of the year.
SMU had its first league title in 22 years after rallying past Tulsa by a score of 67-62 on Sunday in a game that decided who would be the AAC’s regular season champion.
A loss to UConn was not the statement No. 21 SMU was hoping to make on Sunday in front of a national TV audience.
Nic Moore scored 18 points, Ryan Manuel hit two critical 3-pointers and SMU rallied from 10 points down in the second half to beat Temple 67-58 Thursday night.
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.
Markus Kennedy scored 17 points, Nic Moore had 15 and the 25th-ranked Mustangs held off Houston 75-69 Thursday night.
Courtney Williams had 21 points and nine rebounds, and the Bulls beat SMU by a score of 72-51 on Tuesday night, in South Florida’s first game in program history as a ranked team.
Jermaine Sanders scored 15 points, including one of two huge 3-pointers for Cincinnati as it started to pull away late in a 62-54 win Thursday night over a Mustangs team playing its first game since getting back into the Top 25.