SMU and Minnesota square off in MSG tonight for NIT Title
N. Moore Leads Mustangs With 16 Points, Kennedy and Russell Both Tally 13 On The Day
Mustangs improve to 13-0 at home and 3-1 against ranked teams
Season Tickets Start At Just $125
SMU Men's Basketball: New Era For SMU Basketball Begins In January; First Game In Moody Coliseum Is Jan. 4
All 18 American Athletic Conference Games Are Nationally Televised
Mustangs win big 72-53
2013-14 (Sophomore) - Played in all 37 games, starting 22, averaging 12.4 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.2 blocks, 1.5 steals and 1.6 assists in 25.0 minutes. In conference play, averaged 13.2 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.8 steals, 1.8 assists and 1.4 blocks... CONFERENCE RANKINGS: 5th in FG% (53.4), 13th in blocked shots (1.2), 6th in rebounding (7.1) 5th in defensive rebounds (5.1) ...NATIONAL RANKINGS: 93rd in total rebounds (261) and 79th in total steals (57) ...AWARDS: NIT All-Tournament Team NABC District 25 Second Team. American Athletic Conference Second Team - American Athletic Conference Honor Roll four times (12/23, 1/20, 1/27, 3/3)...STREAKS: Led (or tied the lead) SMU in scoring and rebounding in the same game 12 times this season. Scored in double figures in 14-straight games (Dec. 4-Feb. 1) and recorded 5 double-doubles in that stretch... GAME HIGHLIGHTS: Scored a career-high 21 points to go along with 9 rebounds in SMU's NIT Semifinal win over Clemson. Tallied his sixth double-double of the season in SMU's NIT Quarterfinal win over California, netting 19 points to go along with 10 rebounds. Scored a career-high 21 points to go along with a career-high 15 rebounds in SMU's home win over No 22/22 Memphis . Went 10-10 from the field in the win over Memphis, the first to do so sincePapa Diaagainst Southern Miss in Jan., 2011. Recorded his first career double-double, scoring a career-high 18 points to go along with a career-high 10 rebounds, a career-high four steals and three assists in 28 minutes against USF. Led the Mustangs in points, rebounds, blocks and steals at Cincinnati, scoring 12, hauling in 9 rebounds, while adding 3 blocks and 2 steals. Went 8-8 from the free-throw line against Sam Houston State. Tallied four points, four rebounds, one block and a steal in his SMU debut against TCU... CAREER RANKINGS: 7th in blocked shots average (1.1) and 8th in steals average (1.5) ...SEASON RANKINGS: 16th in blocked shots (44), 11th in steals (57) and 19th in rebounds (261).
2012-13 (Transfer): Sat out due to NCAA transfer rules.
2011-12 (Freshman at Villanova): Averaged 3.0 points and 4.4 rebounds per contest in 31 games ... Averaged 14.8 minutes per outing ... Drew three starting assignments...BIG EAST Regular Season: Averaged 3.1 points and 4.4 rebounds per contest in 18 games ... Contributed two points and five rebounds in a 77-71 win at Rutgers on March 1 ... Added four points and three rebounds in 21 minutes at Georgetown on Feb. 25 ... Chipped in with seven rebounds and two points in 17 minutes against Notre Dame on Feb. 18 ... Came off the bench to add a season-high nine points in nine minutes at USF on Feb. 15, including his first career 3-point field goal ... Chipped in with four points and three rebounds on Jan. 25 at Louisville ... Made the first start of his college career on Jan. 5 against USF, contributing four points, three rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots ... Collected a season-high 12 rebounds to go with eight points in 25 minutes at Marquette on Jan. 1 ... Also added four blocked shots in a season-high 25 minutes ... Produced six points and seven rebounds in an 83-69 loss at West Virginia on Dec. 28...Postseason: Appeared in both BIG EAST Tournament games, scoring one basket in the 70-49 win over Rutgers in the opening round...Non-Conference Highlights: Contributed six points and seven rebounds in a 73-52 win over American on Dec. 22 ... Established a season high with eight points to go with seven rebounds in a 74-58 loss at Saint Joseph's on Dec. 17 ... Picked up six points and six rebounds along with two assists in a 68-43 win over Boston University on Dec. 13 ... Supplied four points, six rebounds and a pair of steals in 14 minutes of activity at Temple on Dec. 10 ... Returned to action against Missouri after missing the Penn game on Dec. 3 with a shoulder injury ... Suffered a right shoulder contusion in practice on Dec. 2 and did not play against Penn the following night ... Contributed four points and six rebounds in 18 minutes of a 65-64 loss to Santa Clara on Nov. 27 at the 76 Classic in Anaheim ... Added six rebounds in 12 minutes of a 71-46 win over UC Riverside on Nov. 24 in Anaheim ... Collected eight rebounds to go with six points in a 106-70 win over Monmouth on opening night at the Pavilion.
Brewster Academy: Originally signed with Villanova in the fall of 2009 before electing to spend the 2010-11 academic year at Brewster (N.H.) ... Helped Brewster to a 31-3 record ... Tallied 19 points in a 74-72 win over Main Central Institute in December ... Was especially strong at the National Prep School Invitational in February ... Posted a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds in a win over the Robinson School ... Kennedy was enrolled at The Winchendon School for the 2009-10 year.
Personal: Parents are Roysall Kennedy and Barbara Kennedy ... Has a brother Mikeal and sister Morgan ... Coached by Jason Smith at Brewster Academy ... Played AAU basketball for the New England Playaz.