SMU Men's Basketball Postgame Notes - November 24, 2012 - UALR 69, SMU 56

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Nov. 24, 2012

Recap

UALR 69, SMU 56
UALR (4-2), SMU (5-1)
Puerto Vallarta ICC
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico


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NEXT GAME:
- SMU plays Missouri State in the Hoops for Hope Classic - Sunday, Nov. 25 - 6 p.m. - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
- Radio: KAAM 770 AM
- The Mustangs have played in two other international tournaments: The San Juan Shootout (San Juan, P.R.) during the 2000-01 season and the Suntory Ball Classic (Tokyo, Japan) in the 1986-87 campaign. SMU has also participated in two offseason international tours: Canada in 2003 and the Tour d' Africa in 2008.

SMU in international events:
Nov. 24-25 - Hoops For Hope Classic - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - 0-1
- N24 vs. UALR - L, 56-69
- N25 vs. Missouri State - 6 p.m.

Dec. 20-22, 2000 - San Juan Shootout - San Juan, P.R., went 2-1
- D20 vs. Puerto Rico-Mayaguez - W, 101-72
- D21 vs. VCU - W, 94-88
- D22 vs. Nebraska - L, 70-72

Dec. 19-21, 1986 - Suntory Ball Classic - Tokyo, Japan, went 1-1
- D19 vs. Boston College - W, 62-49
- D21 vs. #16 Georgia Tech - L, 54-63

May 27-June 4, 2008 - Tour d' Africa - went 1-2
- M27 at Senegal National Team (Dakar, Senegal) - L, 54-62
- J2 vs. South African National Team (Johannesburg, S.A.) - L
- J4 vs. South African Club (Johannesburg, S.A.) - W, 107-87

Oct. 11-13, 2003 - SMU Preseason Canadian Tour - went 4-0
- O11 vs. EA Sports All-Stars - W, 81-69
- O11 vs. Simon Fraser - W, 79-77
- O12 vs. EA Sports All-Stars - W, 91-77
- O13 vs. University of British Columbia - W, 88-76

TEAM NOTES
- Series with UALR -- 1-2
- SMU is 5-1 under Head Coach Larry Brown
- Outrebounded UALR 31-27 -- Have outrebounded every opponent this season
   - 21-11 edge in the 1st half
- SMU led 33-32 at halftime
- Mustangs had 4 players score in double-digits - Shawn Williams (15), London Giles (12), Cannen Cunningham (11), Nick Russell (10)
- 4th time this season Mustangs have had at least 4 10+ point scorers
- SMU has had players go 4-4 from 3PT range in consecutive games
   - N24 vs. UALR - London Giles
   - N21 vs. Rider - Nick Russell


 

 

INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Brian Bernardi (#22 - G - 6-2 - Fr.)
- 1-2 3FG
- Has hit a three-pointer in each of the last 5 games

Cannen Cunningham (#15 - C - 6-9 - So.)
- 11 points
- 10+ points for 4th time this season, 6th of career
- Season high 7 boards
- Last game vs. Rider (11/21)
- Career high 20 points
- Previous career high = 18 vs. Georgia Southern (11/27/11)
- 8-10 FGs, 3-4 FTs, 1-1 3FG
- 2 blocks

London Giles (#11 - G - 6-3 - Sr.)
- Season high 12 points
- 1st time scoring in double-digits this season
- 4-4 3FGs

Nick Russell (#12 - G - 6-4 - Jr.)
- 10 points
- 10+ points for the 5th time this season, 8th of career
- 6 rebounds (previous: 6 - 3 times, twice at SMU)
- Played 39 minutes

Shawn Williams (#2 - F - 6-7 - Jr.)
- First career double-double - 15 points, 10 rebounds
- Career high and team-leading 15 points (previous: 13 vs. Malone 11/19 and vs. Dallas Christian 12/22/11)
- 10 rebounds - ties a career high (previous: 2/18/12 vs. Marshall)
- Tied a season high with 3 assists
- 13 points in the 1st half