DALLAS (AP) -- Robert Nyakundi scored 17 points, London Giles added 14 and SMU rode a late run to a 68-62 victory Wednesday night over crosstown rival TCU.
Nyakundi was 6 of 13 from the field, including three 3-pointers. Jeremiah Samarrippas and Aliaksei Patsevich added 10 points apiece for the Mustangs (11-13), who shot 52 percent from the field.
J.R. Cadot led the Horned Frogs (13-10) with 14 points, and Amric Fields and Garlon Green scored 10 each.
TCU led 59-58 after two Fields free throws with 2:06 to play, but a Giles 3-pointer gave SMU the lead for good. Patsevich added a layup, and he, Nyakundi and Samarrippas each hit two free throws in the final minute to seal the victory.
This is the 10th straight year the Metroplex rivals have met as nonconference opponents; the teams played together in the Southwest and Western Athletic conferences from 1923 to 2001.
SMU is back on the road this upcoming Saturday when they travel down I-45 to Houston, Texas to face C-USA foe Rice. Tipoff is set for 7:00 p.m. with live stats, live audio and live video available at smumustangs.com.
at SMU 68, TCU 62
SMU Mustangs (11-13), TCU Horned Frogs (13-10)
February 8, 2012
at Rice Owls
Sat., Feb. 11 at 7 p.m.
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- SMU is 7-3 at Moody Coliseum and 21-8 in the last 29 games on campus
- SMU is 15-2 in the last 17 non-conference games in Moody Coliseum
- SMU made 11 3FG; 5th game with 10+ this season
- Teams combined for 19 3FG
- SMU had 10 steals
INDIVIDUAL NOTES Robert Nyakundi
- Scored 17 points
- Has 1250 career points (now 19th at SMU)
- Scored 10+ points for 20th time this season
- Was made 3 3FG
- Has 244 career 3FG (3rd at SMU)
- Has 61 this season (11th at SMU)
- Had 5 rebounds
- Added one assist, one steal and one block
- Scored 14 points
- Scored 10+ points for 14th time this season
- Grabbed a career-high 6 rebounds
- Added 3 assists and 3 steals
- Scored 10 points
- Grabbed 2 rebounds
- Added one assist and two steals