Cannen Cunningham scored 17 points to lead SMU to a 68-54 victory Wednesday night over UC-Irvine in the first round of the NIT. They will next face LSU in the second round.
One of the first things SMU coach Larry Brown told his players after being left out of the NCAA tournament was that he didn’t want to hear any crying or complaining.
SMU and Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown are a top seed in the NIT, after being snubbed by the NCAA tournament selection committee. But will they even win the NIT championship?
Snubbed by the NCAA tournament selection committee after a three-game losing streak, the Mustangs are a No. 1 seed in the NIT along with Minnesota, Florida State and St. John’s.
SMU men’s basketball has achieved a lot this season as a team. Now they’re receiving accolades for their individual performances as well.
“We weren’t prepared the way they were, didn’t handle the press, didn’t handle their intensity at all,” coach Larry Brown said after SMU’s 84-71 loss to Louisville on Wednesday night.
The Cardinals, who beat the Mustangs earlier this season, are tied with No. 15 Cincinnati atop the league standings, while SMU is a game back in third place.
Former NFL veteran and UCLA running backs coach Steve Broussard has been hired for the same position at SMU.
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban isn’t a fan of the current state of college basketball. Current SMU and Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown is.
Breanna Stewart keyed a late first-half run and finished with 23 points, Bria Hartley scored 25 points, and Connecticut grabbed an 81-48 victory against SMU on Tuesday night.
Nick Russell and Nic Moore each scored 15 points to lead the Mustangs to a 64-55 win Sunday over No. 21 UConn and a sweep of their season series with the Huskies.
The seeds of SMU’s 68-64 victory over Houston on Wednesday night were sown hours after the Mustangs suffered an upset loss at Temple on Sunday afternoon.