SMU Men's Basketball Postgame Notes - November 19, 2012 - SMU 81, Malone 47

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Nov. 19, 2012

Recap

SMU 81, Malone 47
SMU (4-0), Malone (2-1)
Moody Coliseum
Dallas, Texas

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TEAM NOTES
- First meeting with Malone
- SMU is 4-0 under Head Coach Larry Brown
- First 4-0 start since 2000-01 season (started 4-0)
- 1st 30+ point win since 12/22/11 vs. Dallas Christian (W, 77-41)
- Season high 20 assists (previous high = 12 at TCU 11/15)
- 1st time since 1/29/11 vs. Rice (22)
- Took 20 point lead at 9:41 of 1st half (28-8)
- Shot 63.3% (19-30) in the 1st half
- Shot 57.7% (30-52) for the game

INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Brian Bernardi (#22 - G - 6-2 - Fr.)
- Career high 17 minutes
- 6 points

Cannen Cunningham (#15 - C - 6-9 - So.)
- 12 points, 2nd 10-plus point game of season, 4th of career
- 4-4 FGs
- 5 rebounds
- Hit first three-pointer of the season at the 16:47 mark of the 1st half to give SMU a 13-3 lead
- Last game at Texas State:
   - Career-high 4 blocked shots (was 3 - McMurry 11/11/11)

Jordan Dickerson (#32 - C - 7-0 - Fr.)
- Career highs in points (4), minutes (9) and rebounds (4)

Kevin Dunleavy, Jr. (#4 - G - 6-2 - So.)
- Appeared in 1st game of season, playing in 3 minutes


 

 

Jalen Jones (#21 - G - 6-7 - So.)
- 20 points, has scored 10+ points in all 4 games this season, 17 times in his career
- 5 straight games with 10+ points dating back to last season
- 1st player with 3 straight 20+ games since Papa Dia (1/8-1/15/2011)
- 8-14 FGs
- 5 rebounds
- 3 steals
- Last game at Texas State:
   - 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

Ryan Manuel (#1 - G - 6-4 - So.)
- 13 points (4-6 FGs, 5-5 FTs)
- 4 assists
- 5 rebounds

Nick Russell (#12 - G - 6-4 - Jr.)
- Career high 8 assists
- 2nd time in career with 5+ assists
- 1st time at SMU (other was 12/31/10 with Kansas State)
- Narrowly missed double-double with 9 points
- Opened SMU's scoring with a three-pointer as the shot clock expired.
- Last game at Texas State:
   - Career-high 25 points (was 19 - 2 times - last: Loyola Marymount 11/11/12)

Shawn Williams (#2 - F - 6-7 - Jr.)
- Career high 13 points (previous was 12 vs. Loyola Marymount 11/11)
- 2nd 10+ point game of season and 6th of career
- 3 steals

Garrett Wilson (#25 - G - 6-0 - Fr.)
- Appeared in a career high 4 minutes