Men's Basketball Postgame Notes - Nov. 18, 2013

Go smu!
Go smu!

Go smu!

Nov. 18, 2013

Recap

SMU 78, Arkansas 89
SMU (2-1), Arkansas (3-0)
Bud Walton Arena (11,455)
Fayetteville, Ark.

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SMU hosts Texas State - Wednesday, Nov. 20 - 7 p.m. CT - Curtis Culwell Center (Garland, Texas)
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TEAM NOTES
Larry Brown is:
- 1670-1210 career record (includes NBA, ABA, USA Basketball and NCAA)
- 194-79 in NCAA
- 103-18 in NCAA home games
- 17-18 at SMU

SMU is now 59-95 against Arkansas all-time
- 18-53 in Arkansas
- First meeting since December 21, 1995
- Former conference foes in the Southwest Conference
- Arkansas is one of seven teams that SMU has played more than 100 times

- Same starting lineup as the first two games (Nic Moore, Russell, Manuel, Williams and Moreira)
- Went on a 24-8 run to cut the Arkansas lead to six with under 2 minutes to play
- Trailed by as many as 24, and cut the second half deficit to as low as six.
- Both teams shot 80 percent from the line in the second half . SMU:12-of-15 Arkansas: 20-of-25
- 4 players in double figures (Moreira (15), Russell (10), Nic Moore (12) and Ben Moore (19))
- Held a 42-16 edge in the paint, winning the points in the paint battle for the third game in three.
- 18 second-chance points, and have been above 17 in that stat in all three games
- Held Arkansas to 37% shooting in the second half

INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Crandall Head (#13 - G - 6-4 - Jr.)
- 4 pts, 5 rbs and 1 stls
- 2-for-2 FT

 

 

Markus Kennedy (#5 - F - 6-9 - So.)
- 7 pts, 6 rbs and a stl

Ryan Manuel (#1 - G - 6-4 - Jr.)
- 3 pts, 2 rbs and 2 asts

Ben Moore (#34 - F - 6-8 - Fr.)
- Led SMU with 19 pts on 8-of-10 shooting in 19 min, adding 5 rbs, 1 stl and 2 blks
- 13 of his 19 points came in the second half
- 4 offensive rebounds
- In double figures in scoring for the second-consecutive game
- 75% shooting this season (15-of-20)

Nic Moore (#11 - G - 5-9 - So.)
- 12 pts, including 2 3PT FGs, 2 rbs, 3 asts
- 9 of his 12 points came in the second half
- Played game-high 32 minutes
- Has scored in double figures in all three of SMU's games
- 20th-career game in double figures

Yanick Moreira (#35 - C - 6-11 - Jr.)
- 15 pts on 4-of-7 shooting , 4 rbs, 1 stl, 1 blk
- Led the Mustangs with seven points in the first half
- Perfect 7-for-7 from free-throw line

Nick Russell (#12 - G - 6-4 - Sr.)
- 10 pts, including 6 from beyond the arc
- Added 5 rbs, 4 asts in 25 minutes
- 31st career game in double figures in points

Shawn Williams (#2 - F - 6-7 - Sr.)
- 6 pts, 3 rbs, 1 ast, 1 stl