SMU Postgame Notes - Jan. 1, 2014 - Cincinnati 65, SMU 57

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Jan. 1, 2014

Recap

SMU Postgame Notes – Jan. 1, 2014

Cincinnati 65, SMU 57

Cincinnati (12-2, 1-0 American), SMU (10-3, 0-1 American)

Fifth Third Arena (Attendance: 7,239)

Cincinnati, Ohio

 

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NEXT GAME:

SMU will open the renovated Moody Coliseum on Saturday against No. 17/15 Connecticut at 1 p.m. CT (Dallas, Texas – 7,000)

Audio: KAAM 770 AM

TV: ESPNU (Jason Benetti, Brooke Weisbrod)

TEAM NOTES:

Series: Cincinnati leads the series 3-1, and is 3-0 in Cincinnati

 

Starting Lineup: Shawn Williams, Sterling Brown, Nic Moore, Nick Russell, Yanick Moreira

- Third different starting lineup this season

 

Held a 28-26 edge in the paint, winning the points in the paint battle in all 13 games

- SMU is averaging 35.4 points in the paint per game


 

 

 

Outrebounded Cincinnati 32-30, winning the rebounding margin for the 12th time in 13 games

- Entered the game first in The American in rebounding margin at +9.6

- Entered the week 13th in the nation in rebounding margin

- SMU has outrebounded its opponents 70-36 in the second half of the last three games

 

SMU has held 17 of its last 22 opponents under 40%, including 11-of-13 this year

 

The Mustangs held Cincinnati to 36.5% from the field (19-52)

- Entered the game first in The American in FG% defense at 35.7%

- Entered the week second in the nation in FG% defense

 

The Mustangs allowed 65 points tonight

- Entered the game second in The American in scoring defense at 61.1 per game (Cincinnati entered the game first in the conference at 56.5)

- Entered the week 17th in the nation in scoring defense

 

SMU shot 45.1% from the field (23-51)

- Entered the game first in The American shooting 50.9%

- Entered the week seventh in the nation in field goal percentage

 

SMU had 12 assists on 23 field goals (52.2%)

- Entered the game second in The American with 16.2 assists per game

- Entered the week 29th in the nation in assists per game

 

The Mustangs shot 3-7 from beyond the arc (42.9%)

- Entered the game second in The American and 21st in the nation at 41.2%

 

SMU outscored Cincinnati bench 33-17, the 10th time in 13 games the Mustangs have outscored their opponent’s bench this season

- Averaging 32.5 bench points this season

 

Cincinnati held a 31-9 advantage in FTAs, and a 23-8 advantage in FTM

 

The Mustangs went on a 12-0 run between 13:54 and 8:07 of the first half.

- Cincinnati went 7:10 without a FG, from 13:54 to 6:44

- UC responded with a 12-0 run of its own later in the first half

 

Larry Brown is:

- 1678-1212 career record (includes NBA, ABA, USA Basketball and NCAA)

- 202-81 in NCAA

- 108-18 in NCAA home games

- 25-20 at SMU (2nd season)

 

INDIVIDUAL NOTES

 

Sterling Brown (#3 – G – 6-6 – Fr.)

- 4 pts, 3 rbs, 1 ast in 18 min.

- Second start this season

 

Cannen Cunningham (#15 – C – 6-10 – Jr.)

- 4 pts, 2 rbs, 1 blk in 9 min.

- Eighth at SMU in blocks with 86 (1 tonight)

 

Keith Frazier (#4 – G – 6-5 – Fr.)

- 8 pts, 1 rb, 1 stl in 21 min.

- Made his first 3 FGAs

 

Markus Kennedy (#5 – F – 6-9 – So.)

- 12 pts, 9 rbs, 3 blks, 2 stls, 1 ast in 27 min.

- Season-high 9 rbs

- Seventh game in double figures this season

- Fourth-straight game in double figures

- Led the team in points for the fourth time this year

- Led the team in rebounds for the sixth time this season

- Had first half team highs of 10 pts, 4 rbs and 2 stls

- Named to American Athletic Conference Honor Roll last Monday (12/23)

 

Ben Moore (#34 – F – 6-8 – Fr.)

- 9 pts, 5 rbs in 21 min.

- 3-4 shooting from the field

 

Nic Moore (#11 – G – 5-9 – So.)

- 9 pts, 5 asts in 35 min.

- Entered the game 5th in The American in assists per game with 4.5 

- Entered the game 15th in The American in scoring with 13.8 points per game

- Named to American Athletic Conference Honor Roll three times (11/18, 12/2, 12/9)