SMU Postgame Notes - Nov. 29, 2013 - Virginia 76, SMU 73

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Nov. 29, 2013

Recap

Virginia 76, SMU 73
Virginia (6-1), SMU (5-2)
Corpus Christi Challenge
American Bank Center
Corpus Christi, Texas

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NEXT GAME:
SMU plays the loser of the RV/- Texas A&M and Missouri State game (Corpus Christi Challenge Third Place Game) - Saturday, Nov. 30 - 5:30 p.m. CT- American Bank Center (Corpus Christi, Texas)
Audio: KAAM 770 AM
TV: CBS Sports Network

TEAM NOTES
Larry Brown is:
- 1673-1211 career record (includes NBA, ABA, USA Basketball and NCAA)
- 197-80 in NCAA
- 106-18 in NCAA home games
- 20-19 at SMU

- This was the first meeting between the two programs
- Same starting lineup as the first six games (Nic Moore, Russell, Manuel, Williams and Moreira)
- Held a 28-16 edge in the paint, winning the points in the paint battle in all seven games
- Held 33-29 rebounding advantage. SMU has out-rebounded its opponents in all seven games
- Entered the game first in The American with a +11.8 rebounding margin
- Shot 49.0% from the field - entered the game first in The American at 50.8%
- 13 assists on 24 field goals (54.2%) entered the game second in The American with 17.0 assists/game
- SMU held Virginia to 33.3% shooting from the field in the first half
- SMU's only other loss was at Arkansas (11/18/13)
- The Mustangs had double-digit offensive rebounds for the fifth time this year (11 tonight)

INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Cannen Cunningham (#15 - C - 6-10 - Jr.)
- 5 pts on 2-2 shooting, 1 rb 2 blks
- Season-high two blocks
- Tied for 8th at SMU with 81 career blocked shots

 

 

Keith Frazier (#4 - G - 6-5 - Fr.)
- 7 pts, 1 rb, 3 asts and a team-high 3 stls
- 3 steals also a season-high
- 2-3 shooting, including 1-2 from 3PT. 2-2 from the FT-line

Markus Kennedy (#5 - F - 6-9 - So.)
- 14 pts, 5 rbs, 5 asts, 1 stl, 2 blks
- 14 points ties a career-high
- Has either set or tied his career-high in each of the last three games
- Career-high 5 asts
- Recorded or tied team-highs in rebounds, assists and blocks
- Third-straight game in double figures

Nic Moore (#11 - G - 5-9 - So.)
- 17 pts, 4 rbs, 1 ast
- 6-12 shooting, including 3-6 from beyond the arc
- Entered the game third in The American with 5.3 assists per game
- Entered the game third in 3PT% (53.6) and second in 3PTs made at 2.5 per game
- Has scored in double figures in six of SMU's seven games
- 23rd career game in double figures
- Led SMU with seven points in the first half

Yanick Moreira (#35 - C - 6-11 - Jr.)
- American Athletic Conference Honor Roll (Nov. 25)
- 11 pts, 5 rbs, 1 ast
- Fifth-straight game in double figures
- Entered the game 10th in The American in rebounding at 7.0 per game
- Entered the game 12th in The American, shooting 55.6%

Nick Russell (#12 - G - 6-4 - Sr.)
- 9 pts, 3 rbs, 2 asts, 1 stl
- Multiple assists in all seven of SMU's games this year
- 3-4 from the FT line
- Entered the game eighth in The American in FT% at 84.2%