SMU Postgame Notes - Nov. 26, 2013 - SMU 72, Sam Houston State 53

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Nov. 26, 2013

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SMU 72, Sam Houston State 53
SMU (5-1), Sam Houston State (4-2)
Corpus Christi Challenge - Host Round
Curtis Culwell Center (Attendance: 3,549)
Garland, Texas

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SMU plays RV/RV Virginia(Corpus Christi Challenge Semifinals) - Friday, Nov. 29 - 6:30 p.m. CT - American Bank Center (Corpus Christi, Texas)
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TEAM NOTES
Larry Brown is:
- 1673-1210 career record (includes NBA, ABA, USA Basketball and NCAA)
- 197-79 in NCAA
- 106-18 in NCAA home games
- 20-18 at SMU

- SMU is now 2-0 against Sam Houston State all-time
- 2-0 at home
- Same starting lineup as the first five games (Nic Moore, Russell, Manuel, Williams and Moreira)
- SMU has held 11 of its last 15 opponents under 40%, including 5-of-6 this year
- Held a 32-16 edge in the paint, winning the points in the paint battle in all six games
- Held 46-20 rebounding advantage. SMU has out-rebounded its opponents in all six games
- Largest rebounding margin since Nov. 27, 2007 when the Mustangs were +32 against Paul Quinn
- Second-straight game holding opponent to 20 rebounds or less
- Outscored SHSU's bench 31-17. SMU has outscored its opponents bench in five of its first six games
- 16 assists on 23 field goals (70%)
- The Mustangs opened the game on a 9-1 run in the first 4:51
- SMU has averaged 79.5 points per game at home this season
- SMU has a +97 point margin at home this season (24.3/game)
- The Mustangs held SHSU to 20 points in the first half, the second time they have kept an opponent to 20 points in the first half this year (Texas State, 41-20)
- SMU held SHSU to 24.0% shooting in the first half, the lowest first-half opponent shooting percentage since at Rice on Feb. 9, 2013 (20.0%)
- Shot 25-30 from the FT line (83.3%) second-straight game at 80% or better.

INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Markus Kennedy (#5 - F - 6-9 - So.)
- 14 pts, 6 rbs, 4 blks, 1 ast, 1 stl in 19 min
- 3-6 shooting and a career-best 8-8 from the line
- Career-high 14 pts
- Second-straight game in double figures
- Tied his career-high in blocks with 4
- Game-high 8 first-half points

Nic Moore (#11 - G - 5-9 - So.)
- 6 pts, 4 asts. 1 stl in 29 min
- Entered the game third in the conference in assists/game (5.5)

Yanick Moreira (#35 - C - 6-11 - Jr.)
- American Athletic Conference Honor Roll (Nov. 25)
- 13 pts and 12 rbs, including 4 offensive in 26 min
- 5-9 from the field and 3-4 from the FT line
- First double-double for an SMU player this season
- Fourth-straight game in double figures
- Season-high 12 rebounds, including 4 offensive
- First SMU player with double-digit rebounds this season

Nick Russell (#12 - G - 6-4 - Sr.)
- 13 pts, 8 rbs, 6 asts, 1 stl in 35 min
- 7-8 from the FT line
- Multiple assists in all six of SMU's games this year
- Season-high 6 asts
- Career-high 8 rebounds
- Third-game in double figures in points this season
- 33rd career games in double figures