Justin Jackson scored 17 points as Cincinnati pulled away for a 65-57 win over SMU on Wednesday in the first game for both teams in the new American Athletic Conference.
Markus Kennedy came off the bench to score a team-high 17 points, 14 in the second half, as SMU defeated Texas-Pan American 82-56 on Wednesday night.
Nic Moore hit five 3-point attempts in the first half as SMU combined a long-distance barrage with inside domination to pull away early in its 88-59 rout of McNeese State on Monday.
Markus Kennedy scored 14 points off the bench as SMU’s front court continued its early-season dominance in a 72-53 victory over Sam Houston State on Tuesday night.
Nic Moore scored 16 points and Nick Russell added 14 more to lead a balanced attack as SMU dominated visiting Texas State at both ends of the court in a 70-49 victory on Wednesday night.
The Razorbacks once again showed their new-found prowess from behind the arc in an 89-78 win over former Southwest Conference rival SMU on Monday night.
Nic Moore scored 20 points, hitting four 3-point attempts, and SMU limited visiting Rhode Island to 30.8-percent shooting as the Mustangs dominated the Rams 89-58 on Monday night at the Curtis Cullwell Center.
Jalen Jones, who led SMU in scoring and rebounding last season as a sophomore, has received his release and won’t play for the Mustangs this season.
The Mustangs and Owls now are trying to win consecutive regular-season games for the first time since the middle of the 2012 season.
Either SMU or Memphis will finally be able to celebrate its first AAC victory on Saturday night, after the two former Conference USA members face off at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.
Rutgers freshman Justin Goodwin scored the game-winning 17-yard touchdown as the Scarlet Knights won 55-52 in three overtimes.
When the Mustangs make their AAC debut at home Saturday against Rutgers, they will be wearing blue throwback jerseys reminiscent of what they wore in the 1980s.