Austin Hollins hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 46.1 seconds left and Minnesota won the NIT championship Thursday night, beating SMU 65-63 to give the Pitino family its latest postseason tournament title.
Richard Pitino leads Minnesota into the title game Thursday night against 73-year-old Larry Brown and SMU at Madison Square Garden, a building both basketball junkies revere.
Clemson (23-13) meets SMU (26-9) in Tuesday’s first game, with Florida State (22-13) facing Minnesota (23-13) in the second. All the semifinalists won third-round games at home, with Minnesota’s eight-point win over Southern Mississippi the widest margin.
Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown is headed back to Madison Square Garden, this time taking his SMU Mustangs to the NIT semifinals after beating California 67-65.
In a ruling that could revolutionize a college sports industry worth billions of dollars & a federal agency said football players at Northwestern University can create the nation’s first union of college athletes.
Former SMU and NBA basketball player Quinton Ross had to ease the fears of friends and family members after he was erroneously reported dead.
SMU relied on one of the nation’s stingiest defenses to have the program’s best season since 1987-88. That defense got a boost from the Mustangs’ hot-shooting offense in the second half of an 80-67 victory against LSU.
Blue-chip recruit Myles Turner is closing in on a decision to sign with the SMU basketball program, a source close to the process tells 105.3 The Fan.
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.
SMU coach Larry Brown is seeing too much evidence that his 18th-ranked Mustangs don’t respond well when things start going poorly.
Former first lady Laura Bush is set to speak as a group of women from Tunisia are introduced as the latest participants in the George W. Bush Institute’s fellowship program.
There was excitement on the hilltop Wednesday night at Southern Methodist University’s Mustangs basketball game.