SMU Postgame Notes - November 17, 2012 - SMU 78,Texas State 75

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Nov. 17, 2012

Recap

SMU 78,Texas State 75
SMU (3-0), Texas State (2-1)
Strahan Coliseum
San Marcos, Texas


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TEAM NOTES
- SMU wins 78-75
- Led 39-32 at halftime
- Largest lead 13 (27-14) at 6:53 1st half after a Brian Bernardi 3-pointer
- Texas State's only lead - 3-2 at 19:41 1st half
- First 3-0 start since 2000-01 season (started 4-0)
- SMU is 3-0 under Head Coach Larry Brown
- SMU had 11 blocked shots
   - 5th most all-time
   - most since 12 - UT-Tyler 11/19/04
- First game with two 20+ scorers since 12/19/11
- At Southeast Missouri State (Robert Nyakundi 29, London Giles 24)
- SMU is 7-1against Texas State all-time

INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Brian Bernardi (#22 - G - 6-2 - Fr.)
- Career-high 6 points in 7 minutes
- 2-3 3FGs

Cannen Cunningham (#15 - C - 6-9 - So.)
- Career-high 4 blocked shots (was 3 - McMurry 11/11/11)

Jalen Jones (#21 - G - 6-7 - So.)
- Career-high 24points (was 21 - at TCU 11/15/12)
- Set a new career high in points for 2nd straight game
- 8-13 FGs, 8-10 FTs
- 20+points for the 2nd straight game (21 vs. TCU 11/15)
- First time SMU player has had 20+ points in consecutive games since Robert Nyakundi in 2010-11
   - 22 vs. Tulsa - 1/19/11
   - 26 vs. Rice - 1/23/11
- 10+ points in all 3 games this season, 16 times in his career
- Tied a career high with 3 blocked shots
- Grabbed 8 rebounds, including 4 offensive boards
- Has had at least 8 rebounds in all 3 games this season


 

 

Ryan Manuel (#1 - G - 6-4 - So.)
- 14 points (6-6 FTs), 3rd straight 10+ point game
- 7 rebounds

Uche Ofoegbu (#5 - F - 6-4 - Fr.)
- Career high 14 minutes played

Nick Russell (#12 - G - 6-4 - Jr.)
- Career-high 25 points (was 19 - 2 times - last: Loyola Marymount 11/11/12)
- 10+ points in all 3 games this season, 6th time in his career
- 2 steals
- 6 rebounds