SMU Postgame Notes - Nov. 24, 2013 - SMU 87, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 61

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Nov. 24, 2013

Recap

SMU 87, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 61
SMU (4-1), Arkansas-Pine Bluff (2-3)
Corpus Christi Challenge - Host Round
Curtis Culwell Center (Attendance: 3,308)
Garland, Texas

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NEXT GAME:
SMU hosts Sam Houston State (Corpus Christi Challenge Host Round) - Tuesday, Nov. 26 - 7 p.m. CT - Curtis Culwell Center (Garland, Texas)
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TEAM NOTES
Larry Brown is:
- 1672-1210 career record (includes NBA, ABA, USA Basketball and NCAA)
- 196-79 in NCAA
- 105-18 in NCAA home games
- 19-18 at SMU

- SMU is now 5-1 against Arkansas-Pine Bluff all-time
- 4-1 at home
- Same starting lineup as the first four games (Nic Moore, Russell, Manuel, Williams and Moreira)
- SMU has held 10 of its last 14 opponents under 40%
- Held a 52-24 edge in the paint, winning the points in the paint battle in all five games
- Held 38-16 rebounding edge. SMU has out-rebounded its opponents in all five games
- SMU held its opponent to 16 rebounds or less for the first time since its game against Savannah State on Dec. 19, 2005 (W, 89-46)
- Outscored UAPB's bench 45-4. SMU has outscored its opponents bench in four of its first five games
- 20 assists on 32 field goals, third time this season with 20+ assists
- SMU ended the first half on a 17-7 run to take a 10-point first half lead
- The Mustang centers, Moreira and Cunningham, combined for 34 points, shooting 11-12 from the field
- SMU has averaged 82 points per game at home this season
- SMU has a +86 point margin at home this season (28.7/game)
- The Mustangs shot 65% from the field for the first time since they did so against Southern Miss on Jan. 22, 2011(69.8 percent)
- Four double figure scorers for the second time this season

 

 

INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Cannen Cunningham (#15 - C - 6-10 - Jr.)
- 15 pts on 5-6 shooting (and 5-5 from line), 6 rbs, 1 ast
- 19th career game in double figures

Markus Kennedy (#5 - F - 6-9 - So.)
- 12 pts, 4-5 shooting (and 4-5 from the line), 4 rbs, 2 ast, 1 blk
- Career-high 12 points
- Career-high 4 FTM, snapping his previous high of 1

Nic Moore (#11 - G - 5-9 - So.)
- 10 pts on 4-6 shooting (2-4 from three) 6 asts, 2 rbs, 3 stls
- Has scored in double figures in all five of SMU's games
- 22nd -career game in double figures

Yanick Moreira (#35 - C - 6-11 - Jr.)
- 19 pts on 6-6 shooting (7-9 from the line) 6 rbs, 2 blks
- First player to shoot perfect from the field (min. 5 FGM) since Papa Dia went 10-for-10 against Southern Miss on Jan. 22, 2011
- Third-straight game in double figures, scoring 10 points in the first half
- Scored eight of the Mustangs' first 10 points
- Third multi-block game this season

Nick Russell (#12 - G - 6-4 - Sr.)
- 2 pts, 4 rbs, 3 asts, 1 blk and 2 stls
- Multiple assists in all five of SMU's games this year
- Second multi-steal game