DALLAS (AP) -- London Giles scored 17 points Wednesday night to help SMU break a three-game losing streak with a 64-50 victory over Tulane.
Giles scored at least 10 for the 18th straight game for the Mustangs (12-16, 3-10 Conference USA). Leslee Smith grabbed 11 rebounds, and Jeremiah Samarrippas had seven assists.
Robert Nyakundi, leading the conference with 41.7 percent 3-point-shooting accuracy, improved on that by going 3 of 6 from long range for nine points.
Five-time Conference USA Freshman of the Week Ricky Tarrant's 21 points paced the Green Wave (15-12, 3-10), who dropped their fourth consecutive game. Josh Davis had 11 rebounds.
The Mustangs shot 53.5 percent (23 of 43) to the Green Wave's 28.9 percent (13 of 45). It was the 21st tim this season SMU held its opponent to 65 or fewer points.
SMU, which never trailed, split the season series after Tulane won 80-74 on Jan. 25.
The Mustangs hit the road for their next game this Saturday, Feb. 25, when they travel down I-45 to face Houston. Tipoff is set for 7:00 p.m. Live video, live stats and live audio will be available at smumustangs.com.
at SMU 64, Tulane 50
SMU Mustangs (12-16, 3-10 C-USA), Tulane Green Wave (15-12, 3-10 C-USA)
February 22, 2012
at Houston Cougars
Sat., Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.
Radio: KAAM 770 AM
Audio & Video: SMUMustangs.com
- Snaps 8-game Conference USA losing streak
- SMU held its opponent to 65 or fewer points for 21st time this season
(SMU entered game 2nd C-USA, 24th NCAA in scoring defense (60.0))
- SMU made 7 3FG, now has 207 for the season (3rd at SMU)
- SMU outscored Tulane 21-6 on points off of turnovers
- SMU outscored Tulane 26-16 on points in the paint
- SMU shot 53.5% from the field
INDIVIDUAL NOTES London Giles
- Scored 17 points
- Scored 10+ points for 16th time this season
- Was 6-11 on FG
- Added a rebound, 2 assists and 2 steals
- Scored 9 points
- Has 1287 career points (18th at SMU)
- Made 3 3FG
- Has 250 career 3FG (3rd at SMU)
- Has 68 this season (9th at SMU)
- Added 3 rebounds, one assist and 2 steals
- Scored 9 points
- Was 7-8 on FT
- Had 7 assists (3 turnovers)
- 12th game with 5+ assists
- Grabbed a rebound
- Grabbed 11 rebounds
- Career high in a C-USA game
- Scored 6 points
- Added a steal and a block