SMU Postgame Notes - Nov. 30, 2013 - SMU 55, Texas A&M 52

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Go smu!

Nov. 30, 2013

Recap

SMU 55, [RV/-] Texas A&M 52
SMU (6-2), Texas A&M (6-2)
Corpus Christi Challenge - Third-place Game
American Bank Center
Corpus Christi, Texas

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NEXT GAME:
SMU will host McNeese State on Mon., Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. CT at the Curtis Culwell Center (Garland, Texas - 6,800)
Audio: KAAM 770 AM
TV/Internet: ESPN3

TEAM NOTES
- The Mustangs defeated an opponent receiving votes for the first time since beating [RV/RV] Memphis 64-58 on 1/12/11
- Nick Russell was fouled after a defensive rebound and hit 2 FTs with 3 seconds left to give SMU the 55-52 lead
- SMU trailed 15-5 at 12:05 first half, its largest deficit in a win this season
- SMU trailed 30-26 at half, but scored the first 7 points of the 2nd half for a 33-30 lead
- SMU vs. Texas A&M: 91-87
- Same starting lineup in all 8 games (Nic Moore, Nick Russell, Ryan Manuel, Shawn Williams and Yanick Moreira)
- SMU had 8 blocked shots by 6 different Mustangs, second-highest total of the season (9 vs. Rhode Island 11/11)
- Held a 26-22 edge in the paint, winning the points in the paint battle in all eight games
- The Mustangs had double-digit offensive rebounds for the sixth time this year (11 tonight)
- SMU FG% defense (Texas A&M was 11-26 42.3% in 1st half, 6-23 26.1%in 2nd half)
- SMU has held 12 of its last 17 opponents under 40%, including 6-of-8 this year

 

 

Larry Brown is:
- 1674-1211 career record (includes NBA, ABA, USA Basketball and NCAA)
- 198-80 in NCAA
- 106-18 in NCAA home games
- 21-19 at SMU (2nd season)

INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Cannen Cunningham (#15 - C - 6-10 - Jr.)
- 2 pts, 2 blks, 1 rb, 1 ast
- 8th at SMU with 83 career blocked shots (2 tonight, multiple blocks in 2 straight games)

Keith Frazier (#4 - G - 6-5 - Fr.)
- 2 pts, 2rbs, 3 asts, 1 blk
- 3+ assists in each of the last four games

Markus Kennedy (#5 - F - 6-9 - So.)
- 5 pts, 6 rbs, 2 blks, 2 stls, 1 ast
- Multiple blocks in each of the last three games
- Led or shared the team lead in rebounding for the third game this season

Nic Moore (#11 - G - 5-9 - So.)
- 16 pts, 2 rbs, 2 stls, 2 asts
- 5-9 shooting, including 4-6 from 3PT range
- 4 3PT made for the third time this season
- Has scored in double figures in 7 of 8 games
- 24th career game in double figures
- Has made at least two 3-pointers in 7 of 8 games this season (4 tonight)
- All-Tournament team selection

Yanick Moreira (#35 - C - 6-11 - Jr.)
- American Athletic Conference Honor Roll (Nov. 25)
- 14 pts, 6 rbs, 1 blk
- 7-10 shooting from the field
- Sixth-straight game in double figures
- 7 FGM is a season high

Nick Russell (#12 - G - 6-4 - Sr.)
- 8 pts, 3 rbs. 3 asts, 2 stls
- Multiple assists in all 8 games this year (3 tonight)




All-Tournament Team for the Corpus Christi Challenge
Justin Anderson - Virginia
Anthony Gill - Virginia
James Thomas - Sam Houston State
Nic Moore - SMU
Jordan Green - Texas A&M
Antwon Burrus - Liberty
Du'Vaughn Maxwell - Hampton
Ghiavonni Robinson - Arkansas Pine Bluff
Jamar Gulley - Missouri State
Emmanuel Addo - Missouri State

Joe Harris - Virginia - MVP